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Cost to Frame a Ceiling

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Frame a Ceilingzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Framed Structure Labor
Direct labor expenses to frame ceiling.
9.2 hours$274.12$312.70
Framed Structure Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to frame ceiling including: fasteners and connectors.
200 square feet$337.76$365.76
Framed Structure Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw and 3 1/4" electric planer.

Totals - Cost to Frame Ceiling
200 square feet$640.38$726.46
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Frame a Ceiling - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Frame a Ceiling averages $3.20 - $3.63 per square foot in 2014. This Ceiling Framing cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Ceiling Framing project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Ceiling Framing - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $3.20 - $3.63 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Ceiling Framing: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Frame a Ceiling - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Frame a Ceiling - References

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