Step 37 - Drywall Pricing

Tips

Sheetrock Prices

If you are building a new home or adding a new room to your house, you want nothing but the best for your home. Nowadays, everyone just wants to save money but doesn't want to compromise the quality of the materials used for their home. Sheetrock makes up most of your home since it comprises the walls and ceiling.

 

One of the best pieces of advice that can be given to those who are looking to improve their home is to make a budget plan before committing to a project. Budget everything from sheetrock prices, sheetrock mud, nails or screws, drywall tape, and labor. In that way, you know where your money is headed and you can figure out how to save an enormous amount of money using the simplest yet sturdy materials.

 

Sheetrock prices depend mainly on the size and thickness of a sheet. Most hardware stores sell sheetrock for about $6-$10 per board. Different variations for bathrooms are also available like a green mold tough sheetrock board that is 8 foot in length and costs about $8 to $9 per sheet, while a 12 foot board will cost approximately $13- $15 per board and they both come in inch thickness. The 5/8 inch thick board with the length of 8 foot is sold at about $10- $11, 10 foot boards are priced at $12- $14 and the 12 foot sheets are sold at approximately $15- $16.

 

There are some variations as to the price of every available type of sheetrock and it ranges from $6 to $16 per sheet. If you are planning to use 20 pieces of sheetrock for a single room it will cost you about $200 in total. The materials needed should also be included in the budget, for example the screws which should cost around $6 per pound. Buying a pound of screws can give you about 300 screws. A 5 pound bucket of drywall mud can be bought at around $13- $16 per pail. The drywall tape is also important for this project, one roll of drywall tape for every 250 feet is sold at $2- $3 per roll.

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It is important to talk to your contractor because they know what they want and they will give you the correct estimates not only on the materials needed, but also for the labor cost. They also know how to calculate the number of pieces of sheetrock that you need along with the correct amount of joint compound, number of screws and other materials. Always refer to your budget plan when talking to your contractor or you can try it yourself.

Installing sheetrock boards can be a tricky, although it can also be done by amateurs. Before starting your project, here are some tips and tricks to gain a perfect sheetrock installation. You might want to question some of the contractors you have asked to give you a free quote on your job. In order to get some useful lessons from the experts, it is essential that you listen to their advice.

The first and most important tip in sheetrock installation is to measure the room to get the correct length of your sheetrock. Another reason why you should measure the room before buying is to stick to your budget. The second tip is to prepare and get the materials from your local store. It is an advantage if you buy your sheetrock from a dealer that you trust so that you will not jeopardize the quality of what you have ordered. Once you're done with your ordering, see to it that the room is safe and secure for installation to avoid injuries and harm to you and to the people helping you.

Another tip is to be prepared with the correct equipment and materials that you will need for your sheetrock installation. One reason why some installations flop is because some installers do not cut the sheetrock boards to fit properly on the walls. Cutting the sheetrock correctly will save you time and money. Prepare yourself as well; buy a pair of gloves, a mask and goggles to ensure your safety while doing the installation.

Apply the nails and screws in a way that it will only create a small dimple and be careful enough not to puncture or damage the sheetrock. Nails and screws should be fastened 8-12 inches from one another. You can add a door stop to prevent holes and damages to your sheetrock boards in the future. Insulate your walls to add more protection to your home. Insulating your walls can prevent too much heat from entering your home during the warm months and keeping cold air out in the winter.

When beginning your project, always start hanging the drywall on the ceiling. Then install the walls, this will help secure the drywall on the ceiling. When installing the sheetrock on the walls, always start from the top down. Lastly, learn how to properly mix and use joint compound for top class drywall finishing of your walls and ceiling.

If you follow these tips, your sheetrock job will turn out to be successful. Sheetrock installation can be done by the average homeowner. All you need is a plan of action, the proper tools and materials, and patience.

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