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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.).

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.

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 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.

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. 

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 Lake Union drywall contractors
Thomas D.
PNW Drywall Finishing came into a partially completed drywall job abandoned by the previous contractor. A lot of poor mud application required rehabilitation with new mud, and an intricate ceiling drop down that need corner bead, mud and tape. PNW Drywall really know their craft and the work was flawless: bumps on the wall were smoothed out; no dust left behind when finished. They even came in to fix a problem with the ceiling that was unexpected. I can’t thank PNW Drywall enough for efficient, professional service at an excellent value!
PNW Drywall Finishing & PaintingsPNW Drywall Finishing & Paintings
Barbara C.
Jose and Hugo are amazing. I hired them to finish a drywall project started by another contractor that we had to let go. Jose contacted me right away and was on the job the next day. Their drywall work is flawless and I’m still amazed at how quickly and how well they finished the project. They cleaned up the site each day and showed up when they said they were going to show up. The drywall is still drying otherwise I would include a photo. We plan to hire No Way Jose again!
No Way Jose HandymanNo Way Jose Handyman
Babs L.
Jaime is meticulous and likes to do the project "right". In the day of contractors that claim they can do things, which they should really not do - Jaime knows his stuff in all things drywall, walls, wall texturing, wall finishing, wall repairs. I hired Jaime to retexturize my walls, finish new drywall (taping, mudding, the works), and patch drywall and retexturize. Because the project was in a condo, there were various restrictions on when work is conducted, keeping the place super tidy (building has dark carpets), getting water from the building bathrooms (water has been turned off for my unit)....Jaime was kind in working around these weird restrictions. And he took out the drywall garbage as well. Updated - so the retextured walls there are severe dimples through out. Be warned.
Rodney O.
I reached out to a handful of contractors for a drywall repair job on Yelp and Thumbtack and almost all of them flaked out on me, except for Emerald Coast Painting. They reached out, worked with my schedule and was able to complete the job before my housewarming. Kaleb was friendly and professional and set clear expectations of the job, and I ended up very satisfied with the end result. I would definitely reach out to Kaleb and Emerald Coast Painting for my next painting or drywall job.
Emerald Coast Painting Co LLCEmerald Coast Painting Co LLC
Garrett R.
DJ and his crew were amazing! DJ was the first contractor to respond to my quote inquiry and was able to work out the details + get me on his schedule all in the same day. Mario and Steve were right on time and did an incredible job patching some large drywall holes. Definitely recommend!
PNW Drywall Finishing & PaintingsPNW Drywall Finishing & Paintings
Bartholomew B.
These guys are the real deal! I have been a carpenter/general contractor for over 20 years and quality people are very hard to find. They do very high-quality work and have very fair prices, worked with me patiently on scheduling and were always happy and smiling. They will be my go-to drywall company from now on. I highly recommend.
Martinez’s Drywall & Taping LLCMartinez’s Drywall & Taping LLC
Mark R.
Lysander (Geno) and James were spot on. They gave me a good price and stuck to it. I hired them because it was obvious that they new their business. They said when they would arrive and were on time every time. They said when they would be back and were again spot on. I have hired and fired a lot of contractors in my time and these guys are a breath of fresh air. They did the drywall on the ceiling, and they also floated out my plaster walls to make them nice and smooth. So I would highly recommend them for any drywall job/plastering job.
Good Karma Builders LLCGood Karma Builders LLC
Kaia B.
Batista and team completed a drywall installation with sanding and painting in my basement space. He's highly skilled, responsive, and got the job done on time and below my budget. You can tell he really cares about the quality of his work. I found out they also do cleaning, so hired his crew to clean my rental house before listing for sale - thorough and well done. I'd highly recommend RBA Contractors.
RBA  Cleaning ServicesRBA Cleaning Services
Gidon G.
- 5 stars level quality of work but great pricing! (average 50%-40% lower than other drywall contractors). - Seattle Regional Top Manager/Owner of Patchboy's Goal is all about customer satisfaction. He would even stay over time and revisit his client with his workers until his client is 100% satisfied. - Donald, Seattle Regional Manager has world class work experience from London to Singapore to Seoul/Tokyo as an Executive VP/Director with Intercontinental hotel group. Thus his aim is to bring 5 stars luxury hotel level of quality in his drywall & Painting service! - With his various work experience from Amazon to GE and etc, he understands the value of customer satisfaction as top Prioirty. - Besides his high quality of workmanship, he was very humble, modest, kind and caring man. You will actually enjoy working with him. He is very much family man and he will respect your family value as well while he is working at your place.
The Patch Boys of North Seattle and RedmondThe Patch Boys of North Seattle and Redmond
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