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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is the difference between sheetrock and drywall?

People sometimes use the terms “sheetrock” and “drywall” interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same. Drywall is the industry term for prefabricated sheets of wall, while Sheetrock is the brand name of a type of drywall. Depending on what room is being built, your drywall installation pro will select different thicknesses or grades of drywall. Standard residential drywall is ½-inch thick. Garage walls adjacent to a living space are typically ⅝-inch thick and serve as a firewall. For a garage ceiling, most contractors will use firewall-grade drywall materials to keep your home as safe as possible.

Different types of drywall can be color-coded to indicate their purpose. Purple or green drywall boards are often mold-resistant (MR) and are applied where moisture tends to accumulate, such as in bathrooms and basements or behind tile backsplashes at sinks. These mold-resistant sheets have a fiberglass instead of a paper facing finish to prevent water absorption. Regular drywall is gray or white. The drywall industry is constantly adapting with technology to provide safer and more targeted materials. You can even install soundproofing drywall to help prevent noise transfer through rooms.

How much does it cost to repair drywall?

The national average price range to repair drywall is $210-$300. Drywall prices can vary greatly depending on the size of the hole or crack that needs repair, the amount of materials required, and other factors. Cracks can appear at the seams in your drywall due to uncontrollable factors like your house settling or even minor earthquakes. Drywall, although sturdy, will break with enough impact, so if a dresser falls and crashes into a wall or your have a mishap hammering in nails for artwork, you could need drywall repair. Drywall repair professionals may have a minimum service fee of $100-$150 regardless of the size of the job. This ensures that their business expenses are met anytime they send their crew out to a job. Here are some additional examples of average drywall repair prices:

  • Sand and texture five wall patches: $200 (45 minutes of labor and $40 of materials).
  • Repair a 4x8 section of wall: $225 (labor $150 and materials $75).
  • Replace drywall in an entire bedroom: $1,500 (price varies depending on the number of windows, whether there’s metal trim, etc.).

How much does it cost to put up drywall?

The national average cost to hire a drywall installation professional ranges $375-$1,500, depending on the job at hand and where you are in the country. Your drywall installation cost will often be lower if the professional is installing the drywall in a new construction with open access as opposed to a remodel. The square footage of the job, the amount of materials, and the labor required also determine drywall prices. According to drywall pros, materials costs can range from 15 percent to 50 percent of your total project cost, depending on the work you’re having done. Request several quotes from drywall installation companies to find the right fit for your construction project. The quotes may be based on the company’s standard cost per square foot or a calculation of the time estimated to complete the job plus the size of the job plus materials and any travel fees. For example, drywall installation for one or two standard-size rooms could cost $900-$1,500. The cost to hang and tape an outbuilding with approximately 40 drywall sheets at 75 cents per square foot could total $1,450, including 3.75 days of labor for the drywall crew.

Do drywall contractors need a license?

Pros may need to obtain a license to fix and install drywall. It’s always worth checking with your local government about whether a drywall company or contractor has to be licensed before they work on your project.

Who do I hire to install or repair drywall?

A general contractor, handyman or a drywall contractor (or company) can usually install and repair drywall. It’s recommended that you call one of these types of pros when your drywall needs to be repaired, such as after a plumber or electrician has completed their work. 

Look up local pros online and compare their profiles, paying extra attention to their ratings, reviews, experience and list of services. Contact three to five pros to get cost estimates for your project.

Reviews for Western Addition drywall contractors
Jay D.
For all the hard work John does, and some of it fairly good, he is an emotionally volatile fellow who ought to be handled with kid gloves lest he blows up his Scottish temper. As long as you keep praising the good work he does, keep listening to his incessant whining about every other trade working in your house -- licensed electricians, carpenters, drywall people -- and keep boosting his ego that everyone else is all wrong and he is the only perfectionist, you will get ok results. Which is what I was forced into doing as he started complaining about all trades at start of a plastering job. He wanted to get his own carpenter hired for some trim work but unfortunately that carpenter didn't know how the Z-rails are installed on joists in order to isolate noise traveling through structural members from upstairs. When politely asked to do it right, they both kept railing at me "this is how I have done for years!" until I arranged for the manufacturer to call the carpenter to instruct the correct way of installing it. As part of massaging his ego, I also had to agree to pay him in cash so apparently he doesn't report it to the IRS. Among his mistakes I was not allowed to point out, he moved an electrician's towel-warmer wire in the bathroom and covered up a square bathroom exhaust with plaster all the way to the small round hole in the middle. First he refused to fix either. Then came over grudgingly and took off way too much plaster beyond the grille area. He didn't get the levels on the window bottom and top frames right. Got only one of the two correct and kept blaming the window itself for not being level. When I had to point out these mistake to him, after having praised him profusely for months and having paid fully, he took to calling me names, accused me of being drunk, instead of simply owning up to the mistakes and offering to fix at a time. I wish hardworking people get paid and get more work, but this man undoes his good work and skills with enormous immaturity and complete inability to own up to any mistakes.
Caledonia Plastering & StuccoCaledonia Plastering & Stucco
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