This tool will help you calculate the total cost of installing drywall in your space.

## How to Use the Drywall Installation Cost Calculator

Fill in the required fields with the dimensions of your wall, the cost details, and the labor information. Click “Calculate” to get the total cost estimate for your drywall installation project.

### Description of Fields:

**Width of the wall (ft):**The width of the wall to be covered in feet.**Height of the wall (ft):**The height of the wall to be covered in feet.**Cost per sheet of drywall ($):**The cost for one sheet of drywall in dollars.**Coverage per sheet of drywall (sq ft):**The area that one sheet of drywall covers in square feet.**Labor cost per hour ($):**The hourly rate for labor in dollars.**Hours to install one sheet:**The amount of time it takes to install one sheet of drywall, in hours (can be a decimal).

### How It Calculates:

The calculator first determines the total area of the wall in square feet. Then, it calculates how many sheets of drywall are needed based on the coverage area of each sheet. The material cost is computed by multiplying the number of sheets by the cost per sheet. Labor costs are calculated by multiplying the number of sheets by the hours per sheet, and then by the labor cost per hour. The total cost is the sum of the material and labor costs.

### Limitations:

This calculator does not account for extra materials such as screws, joint compound, or tape. It also assumes a flat wall with no windows or doors, which can affect the total material needed.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Drywall Area

Enter the length and width of the wall to calculate the total area to be covered with drywall. This will help you estimate the amount of drywall sheets needed for the installation.

### Estimate Drywall Sheets

Based on your calculated area and the size of the standard drywall sheets, estimate the number of sheets required. You can input the dimensions of the sheets and let the calculator do the math for you.

### Calculate Drywall Tape

Input the length of the seams between the drywall sheets to determine the quantity of drywall tape needed for taping and finishing. This is essential for a smooth and seamless finish.

### Estimate Joint Compound

Specify the number of coats needed and the area to be covered to estimate the amount of joint compound required. This will help you budget and purchase the right quantity for the job.

### Include Drywall Screws

Based on the spacing between screws and the total area to be covered, calculate the number of drywall screws needed for secure installation. Ensuring proper attachment is crucial for the durability of your walls.

### Calculate Labor Cost

Enter the hourly rate of the laborers and the estimated time for installation to calculate the total labor cost. This will give you an idea of the expenses associated with hiring professionals for the job.

### Estimate Tool Rental Cost

If you plan to rent tools for the installation, input the rental cost per day and the duration needed. The calculator will provide you with an estimate of the tool rental expenses for your project.

### Add Delivery Fees

If you are purchasing materials online or having them delivered, input the delivery fees to include them in your total cost estimation. This helps in planning your budget effectively.

### Calculate Total Material Cost

Sum up the costs of drywall sheets, tape, joint compound, screws, and any other materials needed for installation to get the total material cost. This comprehensive calculation ensures you have all material expenses accounted for.

### Get Overall Installation Cost

Add up the total material cost, labor cost, tool rental cost, and delivery fees to determine the overall cost of your drywall installation project. This final figure gives you a clear picture of the expenses involved.