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Cost to Drywall a House

Cost to Drywall a House

How much does it cost to Sheetrock a 2000 square foot house?

This price estimate includes materials, professional labor for both hanging and finishing the drywall (joint compound of seams and screw holes) as well as sanding, so that a contractor can paint it. For 2,000 sq. ft. of wall space, your average total drywall cost is $4,200 – $7,800.

How much does it cost to Sheetrock a 2500 square foot house?

The cost to drywall a whole house ranges from $5,000 to $30,000. This depends on the size, total square footage of materials needed, and whether or not you include a garage.

Cost to Drywall a Whole House.

House SizeDrywall Square FeetPrice
2,500 sq ft House7,900 – 9,400$7,900 – $28,200
3,000 sq ft House8,000 – 10,000$8,000 – $30,000
Average Cost to Drywall a House by House Size
Cost to Drywall a 1000 sq ft HouseTotal Cost
Average x 4140$9,150
High x 4700$14,800

What’s the difference in sheetrock and drywall?

Drywall is a flat panel made of gypsum plaster sandwiched in between two sheets of thick paper. It adheres to metal or wood studs using nails or screws. Sheetrock is a specific brand of drywall sheet. These terms are often used interchangeably. Follow Us!

Drywall Installation Costs in Near Your Neighborhood

The cost of home renovation projects and repairs can vary depending on where you live. If you want a rough idea of how much it would cost to install drywall where you are, the averages outlined below illustrate how prices can differ across the U.S.:

StateCost
Alabama$1,600
Atlanta$2,000
California$1,800 
Mississippi$2,700
Florida$1,700
New York$2,300
North Carolina$1,600
Ohio$1,400
Pennsylvania$2,300 
Texas$1,600

Cost of Labor

The difference from one company to another in what they charge is usually more related to labor costs than material costs. There is a large range in costs in the market due to company structure, overhead, and abilities. Labor prices vary from state to state and city to city.

Labor prices for both hanging and taping drywall can range anywhere from 45 cents per square foot to 100 cents per square foot. Prices can vary a lot depending on the difficulty level of the job. You should expect to pay more in labor for rooms with high ceilings, lots of angles, decorative soffits, and other architectural features.

Don’t expect to get the same square footage rates for a one room job or small remodel. Most Contractors will not provide quotes based on their standard footage rates unless the job is more than seventy-five sheets. The example above of a 15′ x 15′ room, requiring only 16 or 17 sheets of drywall, would not receive the square footage quote unless it is part of a house with three or four rooms this size.

Cost To Hang Drywall In An Older Home

If you are remodeling an older house, you may have to budget for additional expenses when installing drywall. This is because many homes that were built before 1980 may have issues with mold, asbestos or lead paint.

Removing each one or all of these is necessary before you can install new drywall and finish the walls of the house.

Its best to hire a home inspector who will be able to tell you for sure whether any of these issues exist and need to be taken care of.

This is what you can expect to spend:

ItemCost For a 2000 sq.ft. house
Asbestos Removal$1,500 – 3,000
Lead Paint Removal$1,450 – 4,900
Mold Removal$2,800 – 6,000