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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 Sandy Springs wall contractors
Denise B.
Felipe arrived on time and started working right away. He did an AMAZING job correcting some dry wall work done by another contractor. WOW it's perfect! and he cleaned up after he was done! He is so Awesome that I've hired him to do some more things around my house. Thank you Felipe!
CDJ Professional ServicesCDJ Professional Services
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Thumbtack on a Friday morning and Todd answered my request immediately. Offered a very fair quote based on my photo and job description. He was able to fit me in on Saturday if I was able to work around his schedule. He provided a time range and followed up when he had a specific time. Todd arrived at our home prepared to start working. He did an outstanding job of hanging a few sheets of drywall. He tapped and applied mud to the newly hung but also corrected some poor work left by another contractor. He is a skilled craftsman and left my walls nearly ready to paint. I only had light sanding to do. I would recommend him and will hire he again.
Residential Drywall & Construction ServicesResidential Drywall & Construction Services
Jennifer D.
So my review for Charles! Is wow wow wow 🤩!!! So I live in a 1950s condo in Buckhead. Really nice neighborhood but my condo is old and has a tiny bathroom that needed some attention! The ceiling was cracking and the walls bubbling due to humidity and poor air ventilation. I dont trust easily when it comes to hiring a contractor since I have encountered contractors (companies with nice website and all) that I have had bad experience. Poor attitude, poor work that charged me an arm and a leg. That’s why I decided to try Thumbtack. I post my add at ThumbTack and Charles responded promptly. It took time for me to respond back (like a couple of weeks!!!) because of my busy schedule. Charles is very prompt and really really good at following up. He is so patient with scheduling and also rescheduling. Gave me a very reasonable quote for my ceiling. He is always on time! He was prepared and well equipped with the appropriate tools to get the job done. He made sure that he did the job right from the beginning to the end. While he was working, he updated me and talked to me about what he was doing. He is very considerate with the aftercare/ cleaning at the end of the day. I was so so happy with His professionalism, work ethics, and craftsmanship that I decided to let him retile my tiny bathroom. I wished I took a picture of my old 90s bathroom with a light 🍑 peachy tile. I am so so so pleased with how my bathroom turned out! He will be my resident go to person whenever I will do upgrades in my condo. Charles work is quality! I have some photos I attached (Even my cat loves our new bathroom!!!)
Honey-Do handyman servicesHoney-Do handyman services
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