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How Much Does it Cost to Service Drywall in Allentown?

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Drywall can increase the value of your home by $1,428

Drywall in Allentown is a building product used to construct wall structure and ceilings. It could be used to make a lot of style and design features, such as curves, attics, and other various architectural projects. It is really easy and quick to set up, remarkably durable, and only calls for very simple repairs whenever damaged. In house renovation and building, Allentown drywall is utilized to cover columns, to hide metal or wood supports and is a hassle-free and affordable approach to top off brickwork walls on top of the ceilings. Drywall in Allentown is also used to create fire resistant wall structures and ceilings, keeping the fire spread within the house so families can evacuate in safety in the course of an emergency.

Fair price breakdown

A basic Allentown drywall panel measures about 8 meters tall and 4 meters wide. It can cost around $10 up to $20 depending upon your chosen thickness and brand plus its resistance to mold or fire. An unmixed drywall compound or commonly known as mud is estimated to be around $5 up to $9 and will depend on the quantity that you will need for your project. A premixed dry compound, on the other hand, can cost $15 for every 5 gallons. Drywall joint tapes have varying prices based on what you want. They come in basic joint tape, fiber mesh, mold-resistant, laminate, and much more. A roll can cost you between $3 and $5, but it can go as low as $1 while some can go as high as $16.

Estimated final cost for drywall

Item Quantity Fair Price
Sheetrock Cost 1282 Square Feet $527.66
Sheetrock Labor 14.6 Hours $1,150.57
Sheetrock Job Materials and Supplies 1200 Square Feet $197.33
Sheetrock Equipment Allowance $31.61
Totals - Cost to Hang Sheetrock - 1282 Square Feet $1,907.17
Average Cost Per Square Foot $1.59

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Standard Allentown drywall with ¼” thickness cost around $.24 to $.32 per square feet. A drywall with 3/8” thickness is estimated to be around $.27 to $.34 per square foot. A ½” can cost $.30 to $.37 per square feet and a 5/8” goes around $.34 to $$.41 per square foot. So for a 500 square feet wall, expect to pay around $120 to $205. Drywall prices also vary depending on its functionality. A moisture resistant drywall costs $.40 to $.70 per square feet. A paperless drywall is tagged at $.45 to $.70 per square foot. Fire-resistant drywall will cost you $.34 up to $.42 per square foot, and a sound control drywall is approximately $.95 to $2.25 per square feet.

Lehigh County Drywall FAQ

Yes. When you are done installing your drywall, you can apply two coats of paint to give it its final finish. However, directly applying paint over drywall will make it more difficult to get an even finish. Some drywall materials absorb paint and that may cost you a lot. It is advisable that before applying paint on a fresh drywall, a primer should be implemented first. A primer does not function as a paint. It is basically used to seal the drywall and mud. It adheres to the drywall a lot better than paint. Because of that, it will be able to seal porous surfaces of the drywall compound making it more receptive to paint.

Technically, there is almost no difference between the two. Sheetrock is a company that provides drywall products to customers. However, drywall is a generic product and is basically what Sheetrock is producing.

Chinese drywall is often a phrase used to refer to a particular environmental health circumstance related to cheap drywall materials manufactured in China and brought into the country in 2001. Laboratory assessment uncovered that the flawed drywall released sulfurous gasses, such as carbonyl sulfide, carbon disulfide, and hydrogen sulfide.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019

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    J G Plastering Llc

    Rating: 73
    10 High Saddle Ln. 
    AllentownPA  18101
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    Brittlynn Construction

    Rating: 78
    7540 Windsor Dr. 
    AllentownPA  18101
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    Building Specialties

    Rating: 59
    1635 Airport Rd. 
    AllentownPA  18109
  • 4

    Billy And Bob The Painters Llc.

    Rating: 58
    1734 West Elm Street. 
    AllentownPA  18104
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    L Levy Painting

    Rating: 77
    1447 Liberty St. 
    AllentownPA  18101
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    Boyle Drywall

    Rating: 93
    2804 Lehigh St. 
    AllentownPA  18101