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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.).

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.

Do drywall contractors do insulation?

A drywall contractor focuses on drywall. If you want to install insulation (or upgrade your existing installation), you should hire an insulation contractor. It's possible that your drywall contractor may be able to offer basic insulation services, but for more advanced insulation installation (such as spray foam), go with a professional who specializes in this. 

How do I find a good drywall contractor?

The best way to find a good drywall contractor is by searching for the top-rated contractors near you on Thumbtack. View their ratings, and read their reviews to see how they did on past drywall projects. Pay attention to the photos uploaded by the customers and contractors, so you can analyze their quality of work. 

After you found a few contractors you like, ask them for price quotes. For more tips on how to hire contractors, read our in-depth guide.

What's included in drywall installation?

Depending on what type of service you hire, your drywall contractor may only hang the drywall. In this case, they will measure, cut, and install the large pieces of drywall on your interior walls, cutting out doorways, outlets, light fixtures and more. Your drywall service may also mud, tape, and sanding the drywall to create a smooth surface.

Reviews for Austin drywall contractors
Bria J.
Marco responded almost immediately when I reached out for a quote. He was able to fit me into his schedule very fast and took care of my drywall repair the next day. Other contractors refused the job, but Marco was willing to be flexible and helpful and most of all very professional.
Galactic Construction & Painting Experts LLCGalactic Construction & Painting Experts LLC
Rolando B.
Manual is excellent at drywall. He has a vast network of other professionals that can do plumbing and electrical work. We are considering using him as a contractor for a floor and kitchen remodeling later this year. Honest and fair, no shortcuts taken. His motto is seek perfection and you will get excellence seek good and you will get fair. I would recommend him for any home remodeling.
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Thumbtack Customer
Angel was eager to help right away. He was able to set a price before even seeing the job and didn't need to change pricing. Everything was fair, clearly explained and he put everything in writing. The work he did looks amazing. Where another contractor wanted to rip out the entire drywall panel, Angel was able to salvage most of the wall and even gave me extra support beams to hang a tv later at no extra charge. I will definitely hire him again and you should too.
Building for Better ImprovementBuilding for Better Improvement
Illie A.
I had to have some drywall work done and was already feeling burned from the last contractor I hired. Well, thanks to Scott Development, I can now feel comfortable with the process again!!! He provided me daily updates, always checking in and would always explain why he was doing what he was doing. The work 100% QUALITY. If you don't want to be worried about the quality job you will be paying for, hire Scott Development. I will be for any future project on my house. Thank you for treating my home like yours.
Scott BuiltScott Built
Lyndsey M.
My husband stepped through our ceiling from the attic and we had a nice sized hole that needed repairing. Manuel was the only one to respond with a quote on Thumbtack and although I thought he was a bit pricey at the time, I agreed. Manuel arrived ON TIME and was very professional. I cannot stress enough how surprised I was given that contractors recently think the arrival time is a suggestion and not an agreement. I was immediately impressed. The second thing that impressed me was that Manuel and his assistant laid down thick butcher paper to protect my floors, and plastic to ensure that drywall dust didn't end up in other parts of the house. He also vacuumed and cleaned the floors when he left. The job took over 3 hours, so I no longer thought the original quote was expensive given the job and the impressive detail to quality. I would definitely hire him again.
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Thumbtack Customer
I have been renovating for what feels like 500 years (ok maybe more like one). We redid or replaced every single surface and fixed item in the house, no exaggeration, apart from the garage. People often say how expensive and stressful the reno process is, and I never really took it seriously until now. It's a very delicate balance of quality work, cost control and scheduling, and trying to find people you can trust to do it right can be a needle in a haystack proposition. At this point, I've interacted with a LOT of contractors of various trades. Austin's Own is a local family business, and I like to support those just on principle, but on top of it, they're just awesome. The prices are extremely reasonable, and what you get for your money is astonishing. They're very popular for a reason - Lewis, Roger, Mike and their crew are not just very skilled painters, they're also super professional, totally honorable and just really nice people. They do beautiful drywall repairs, the cabinetry and wall paint is gorgeous, and the house looks better than ever. Don't even bother getting other estimates - you can't do better than this.
Austin's Own PainterAustin's Own Painter
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