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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 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.

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.).

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.

Do you need a license to repair drywall?

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.

Reviews for Douglasville drywall contractors
Mel G.
These guys are amazing, I hired them to replace drywall in my sons room they went above and beyond. just WOW.
Big and Tall ServicesBig and Tall Services
Lisa M.
Kenneth did a wonderful job replacing the drywall to our ceiling and painting it to help get our home back to normal.
McCown Family WorksMcCown Family Works
Shantina B.
He responded quickly, very professional, and knowledgeable. Really did a great job on patching my drywall ceiling. I highly recommend his services.
Jairo gutierrezJairo gutierrez
Tad F.
Jesus did an amazing job smoothing out our kitchen ceiling. He's very skilled and his rate was very reasonable. Next time I need any drywall work done, he'll be the first person I'll call.
Jesus AvilaJesus Avila
Thumbtack Customer
Jesus arrived on time, completed the job in the quoted timeframe, was on budget, and his craftsmanship was top notch. When I ever have more drywall projects, I will call on Jesus first. Yes, that was a pun. Seriously though, fantastic job - thank you for being so professional.
Jesus AvilaJesus Avila
April T.
We hired Francisco to replace drywall to the walls and ceiling of our garage that was damaged due to a pipe that burst. He responded promptly to my request and came out the next day. He completed the job in a timely manner and his price was reasonable. We are totally satisfied with his work and would use him again.
Jenelle L.
Jairo was very pleasant when he came to give me an estimate on replacing the drywall on the ceiling of my guest room, which had water damage. He gave an estimate, and although I mentioned I had someone else coming to check as well, he didn’t push. Turns out, he had the better price and could do all of the work in one day. The water damage had me freaked out, but he fixed it so easily, and made the process so smooth. I’m planning to use Jairo for other services around my house.
Jairo gutierrezJairo gutierrez
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