||07-05-2007 10:02 AM
Originally Posted by robaiello
The estimate was pretty detailed and the $4200 was just for labor/materials for sheetrocking the walls. We are having other things done, but they were separate numbers, and all seemed pretty reasonable. The square footage is stated on the estimate to be "88" high, 65 ft". The type of sheetrock is listed as "water-resistant". The framing already exists, there was paneling nailed to it that I removed. Insulation would be $1800 more, but we are fully attached so I probably don't need it. Paint is included. The front of the house does 'bay' out so there are some angles.
Drywall sounds high, if it is as you say it is. All I can say is to get other prices.
Insulation sounds high as well.
There are contractors out there that are not good at doing drywall, so they either:
a.) Price it high to deal with the aggravation of it.
b.) Hirer someone else to do it and double the price of "the other guy's price" and use that figure as a bid amount.
Based on the description you give, the costs should be HALF of what you are saying it is.
Again, get other price quotes.