Attempting to hang drywall yourself may seem like a simple task, but as we know from learning about what a drywall pro does, it’s best to hire a pro to get the job done. Before you hire a drywall pro, be sure to familiarize yourself with the costs below to eliminate any surprises when it’s time to begin your project.
Cost of Installation
The associated costs of drywall installation include the cost of installation, cost of material, and cost of labour.
The cost of installation for your drywall on average ranges from $1.50-$2.00 per square foot. The cost per square foot including materials and labour can range from $40-$60 on average.
A standard piece of drywall can range from $10-$20. The average cost of spackle is around $15 per 5 gallons and the cost of joint tape can range from $2-$15. With the range of costs of materials, depending on your budget, your project can vary.
Additional Cost Factors
As you can see, a majority of the costs are associated with the material and labour charges. As well, the overall cost of your project will vary depending on the size of the job, the location, and the complexity of the job. Let’s look at these additional costs a little closer.
The bigger the project, the more it is going to cost. The larger a room, more material and more labour is needed to finish the job. However, with drywalling, the cost per square foot might actually be more for a smaller project compared to a bigger one due to the fact that the company has to make the trip and labour worth their while. So they will off-set smaller jobs with a higher per square foot costs whereas a larger job will have a smaller cost per square foot.
If the company has to travel far to get to the job site you will end up paying extra due to fuel costs.
If you have rooms in your home that have any special features it will cost more to install. This can include arched ceilings and doorways, as well as rooms with irregular dimensions. These rooms will require more labour and ultimately more time to get the job done, therefore costing more.
Below are the average costs of Drywall Contractor services across different cities in Canada:
*Costs based on 2093 verified Canadian homeowner reviews as of March 2022
Spending the extra money to hire a pro to install your drywall will save you time, stress, and future costs. A pro will ensure that the installation is done properly, eliminating any potential damage or repairs (which cost money). Get connected with a drywall installer in your area to receive an estimate for your project today.
Article Updated June 2022