Drywall installation is all about just getting the drywall onto the frame, but the prices to hire someone with skill and experience to do that vary greatly across the country. The total cost is influenced by the time the project takes and the materials used, especially if using specialty products like acoustic drywall or fireproof drywall. A good drywaller knows how to cut costs by reducing waste and efficiently using their time and materials. Hiring expert drywall contractors like Lubbock Drywall Contractors can save you money both in terms of efficiencies and durability. Drywall done right lasts much longer than hastily or ill-prepared drywall. Cutting corners might get the job done faster, but can end up costing the homeowner more in the long run when the drywall joints crack or nail heads back out over time and start protruding from the drywall surface, requiring drywall repairs. At Lubbock Drywall Contractors, we don't cut corners. Other contractors might rush a job, giving you an inferior finished product. We take the time to do the job right while moving as quickly as is safe and efficient.
The size of the drywall job is the first driver of the total cost of drywall installation. Some jobs are bid as a set price, and others are bid as a cost per square foot. If you calculate the total square footage of area requiring drywall, you can then divide the total cost by this footage to help you determine the average cost per square foot for drywall installation in your particular area. For example, if drywall is required in a two-story home, drywall installation could be in the range of three to four thousand dollars per floor. Included in this price is the total cost of worker labor as well as materials and supplies.
Next, how much experience the drywall installation company or contractor has will also affect total cost due to labor costs. Working with self-employed contractors can be risky since you don't really know if they have enough experience to successfully complete the task to an acceptable level. It is important to work with someone who has the experience and mindset that quality is more important than quantity, and won't be willing to take shortcuts to save a little time or money. Contractors who have been in business for many years will usually have a lot of experience and have good references. If you get estimates from several contractors , you can ask them questions to help you get a feel for their experience level and mindset.