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# Labor cost to hang and finish drywall ceiling

The labor cost to install drywall is \$1.00 to \$2.70 per square foot. Drywall contractors charge \$40 to \$100 per hour to hang and finish drywall and ceilings. Labor makes up 65% to 75% of the total installation cost.

Material cost includes dump fee. Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste, and associated debris. Balance of 4 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks. For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 500 square feet, the cost to Hang Drywall starts at \$1.86 – \$2.32 per square foot*.

## How do I estimate a drywall job?

Calculate how many drywall sheets you will need by dividing the total square footage of the area by 32 (if you’re using 4-by-8 sheets) or by 48 (if you’re using 4-by-12 sheets). If you want to get the cost, just multiply the total number of sheets by the price per sheet. Remember to add local taxes and delivery charges.

### How much should I charge to tape and mud drywall?

The average cost to finish drywall is \$1.50 to \$3.50 per square foot for labor and materials. The cost to tape and mud drywall is \$0.35 to \$1.10 per square foot and is typically included with finishing.

### How much does it cost to drywall 1000 square feet?

The national average cost to install drywall is between \$1,600 and \$3,500, with most homeowners spending around \$2,000 on 1,000 sq. ft. of standard ½” drywall, hung and finished in a remodel.

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

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 drywall a basement ceiling?

Drywall: It costs around \$1.50 per square foot to hang drywall in your basement. Ceiling: Basic ceiling installation can cost as little as \$1-2 per square foot. But, if the project is complex, it can cost around \$6 per square foot.

### How do you quote drywall installation?

Standard drywall prices range from about \$0.24 – \$0.70 per sq. ft. This is just the price of the drywall itself—this does not include your labor markup. The price contractors charge for drywall installation ranges from \$1.50-to \$3.00 per square foot.

### How much does it cost to drywall a 12×12 room?

The cost to install drywall is about \$2 per square foot. After material and labor are added in, the cost per panel ranges from \$60 to \$90. A typical 12 by 12-foot room, for example, will use 18 panels. This would put the cost somewhere between \$1,000 and \$1,600.

### Basement Insulation Labor Costs

The average national cost to insulate a basement ranges from \$1,400 to \$6,300, depending upon the size of the basement and the type of insulation used. Labor costs can run between \$0.25 to \$0.50 per square foot to insulate a basement.

### How much does it cost to insulate the basement ceiling?

The cost to install insulation on a basement ceiling can range anywhere from \$1.45 to \$3.50 per square footage. So, for example, if your basement is 2,000 square feet, your cost can range anywhere from \$2,900 to \$7,000. You’ll find that spray foam insulation will typically cost a bit less than fiberglass insulation.

### How many 4×8 sheets do I need?

Divide by the total square footage by the square footage of a sheet of plywood to find the number of sheets required to cover the space. A 4×8 sheet of plywood is 32 ft2. For example, if the area to be covered in plywood is 800 ft2 then 25 sheets of plywood will be needed to cover it.

How much insulation do I need for 1000 square feet?

For example, if the square footage of the room you’re planning on insulating is 1,000 square feet and you want to achieve an R-value of 60, you will need approximately 17 bags to fully insulate your room.