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Cost to Install Wallboard

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Install Wallboardzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Wallboard Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade wallboard. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
214 square feet$81.66$95.68
Wallboard Labor
Direct labor expenses to install wallboard.
3.0 hours$223.50$223.50
Wallboard Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install wallboard including: fasteners, seam tape and top compound.
200 square feet$31.84$34.48
Wallboard Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: manual drywall hoist for drywall up to 4' x 16'..

Totals - Cost to Install Wallboard
200 square feet$363.25$391.16
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Install Wallboard - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Install Wallboard averages $1.82 - $1.96 per square foot in 2014. This Wallboard Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Wallboard Installation 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.

Wallboard Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $1.82 - $1.96 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 Wallboard Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install Wallboard - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Install Wallboard - References

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