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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 Lake Union drywall contractors
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.
Thumbtack Customer
Erik and his guys completely drywalled, taped and primed my 3,000sqft new construction house in Seattle. Very high quality work, final coat of PVA surfacer primer made it like level 5 and was ready for my painter a couple of days early. Recommended him to a few other general contractors.
All Purpose DrywallAll Purpose Drywall
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
Elizabeth B.
Great quality work. I had extensive water damage in my kitchen, and the contractor I hired was an incompetent egomaniac. I fired him toward the end of the renovation, and I hired these guys to do the drywall and mud. They did a great job navigating the challenges of my 1970s condo. They worked efficiently and matched the existing wall texture perfectly. Friendly and professional too.
AMG FinishersAMG Finishers
Dustin G.
Having to repair the drywall after major plumbing work in my home sounded daunting, but CBP Contractor responded quickly and came out for an estimate the same day I contacted them. The estimate was detailed and at a fair price. The workmanship was very high quality and they kept me updated on the project every step of the way. I would definitely consider them for a future home project.
CBP Contractor, LLCCBP Contractor, 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.
Thumbtack Customer
What a crew! Excellent job. Tight joints, uniform screw placement, smooth taping, fast work including light texture and primed walls. They did nearly 100 sections of sheetrock for us including a high ceiling, and made it all look easy. Left a clean and tidy job site. Before the job, they gave us great communication and a fast bid with fair prices. We're general contractors, so we know what to look for and we're kinda picky. We couldn't be happier with All Purpose Drywall. This was our first opportunity to work with them, and we will absolutely hire them again. We're happy to recommend them to everyone else.
All Purpose DrywallAll Purpose Drywall
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