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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 San Antonio drywall contractors
Karl H.
I recommend them for any kind of leak fixes and drywall repair. They are very honest, responsive and communicate in a timely manner. They coordinate with other contractors very efficiently and keep up with the schedule. Their pricing is very fair.
K&J Home ImprovementK&J Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Santos did an excellent job patching a hole in my ceiling. He was extremely professional in the prep work and clean up. I have hired many contractors through Craigslist and dealt with on-going problems from work not done correctly. Brother Drywall and Painting exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended.
Brothers Drywall and PaintingBrothers Drywall and Painting
Luis C.
I needed to create a drywall "box" (finished with matching texture) to cover exposed AC flex duct that had to be re-routed through a bedroom closet. This wasn't a big job and not many contractors are willing to take it on. Dizan took it on! His team was professional, did a great job and all at a reasonable price. Thank you!
Thumbtack Customer
If you want to hire professionals who do an expert job, treat you with respect, and give you a reasonable price look no further. Brothers Drywall and Painting is the company you are looking for. Recently I have had to deal with numerous contractors to do repairs on my home. Absolutely by far the best of them all has been Santos, his brother and their crew. They did what they said they would do and more! They are easy to work with and have given me something very few contractors have. RESPECT for me, my home, my time and my concerns. They did a spectacular job on my drywall repairs. You will never regret hiring this company, they do what they say they will do and are one of the few companies out there that remember customer satisfaction is why they continue to thrive in their business. Thank you so much guys for being the type of company I will happily hire again and recommend to anyone who ask if I know someone who does drywall and painting repairs. You guys are awesome!!!! You are keeping the legacy of your dad proud!
Brothers Drywall and PaintingBrothers Drywall and Painting
Rachel G.
I really can't say enough about Brother's Drywall. Their work is top notch. Having bad experiences with contractors, it takes me awhile to choose one. I decided to go with them, and I realize I made the best choice. Santos is very responsive and will do his best to accommodate last minute requests. Everyone who works for him is courteous. He beat every other contractor's bid and the quality of work could not have been better. I already have a to do list lined up for them. If you want things done right, exactly the way you want them, these are the people to call. I will be using them from now on.
Brothers Drywall and PaintingBrothers Drywall and Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Roger is the real deal! I am so hesitant with contractors these days. We have had so many problems in the past. I am so grateful to have found Roger. He communicates clearly, follows through, and takes pride in his work. It is rare to find this anymore and I'm so pleased with the job he did on our bathroom drywall and paint project. I will definitely have him do more for us and highly recommend him to others.
ramit constructionramit construction
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