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Average Drywall Prices in the Northeast - Hung, Taped, Mudded, Ready to Go????

Average Drywall Prices in the Northeast - Hung, Taped, Mudded, Ready to Go????

Old 12-12-11, 05:40 AM
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Average Drywall Prices in the Northeast - Hung, Taped, Mudded, Ready to Go????

Hello everyone! Please pardon the rant but I'm a bit peee'd off. I just went up to the attic to get the X-mas decorations and noticed the north side of the roof sheathing has mold growing on it! Yay! We live in a 112 year old house with horsehair plaster. There is no vapor barrier on the ceilings and the wall do not have insulation.

The ceilings and roof rafters (kneewall) had insulation blown in many years ago but it had settled some. Last year I filled in the low spots and rolled R-19 over the insulation. I'm guessing that by "tightening things up" I reduced airflow which caused the mold to grow. This is a new problem that has happened this year, the sheathing is/was in perfect shape.

Long story short, I am going to gut the upstairs, remove the existing blown in insulation, Kill the Mold, install the proper soffit venting, install new insulation and a vapor barrier. I am then going to put up new drywall.

I'm fairly comfortable with drywall but due to the way the house was constructed (knee-walls, slanted ceilings, etc) I am thinking about having a drywall professional do the work for me. Overall it looks like I'll have about 2,300 square feet of wall and ceiling surface.

Whats the going rate for hung, taped, and mudded these days? I've read plenty of threads and I get anywhere from .85-$2 per square foot. Can anyone be a bit more specific?

Old 12-12-11, 07:00 AM
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Labor prices can vary greatly in different regions. The expected quality of finish can also vary. Some areas a good slick finish is the norm while in other areas texture is so common, they don't worry about doing a nice slick job.

Your best bet is to get multiple bids from local contractors. When you've narrowed it down, check references!
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Yep, have three or more contractors come out and submit bids so you can compare.

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