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Question DetailsAsked on 3/9/2014

How much to drywall a 2 car garage ceiling?

Looking to keep the garage a little warmer in the winter. Need drywall installed in the ceiling of a 2 car garage with automatic door opener.

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This is Leah B. in Member Services, happy to help!

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I've also found an article on selecting the right type of drywall, which may be helpful given the potential for moisture in a garage:


Answered 6 years ago by Member Services


Ballpark number for Drywall Installer, assuming few ceiling light fixtures and not too many pipe penetrations to cut in around - about $1.50-2.00/SF, put up and taped and mudded. Another $1-1.50/SF for cheap priming and 1 coat painting by a Painter assuming fair access and you get most of the major junk out so there is not too much work to covering from overspray.

Be sure to check code on thickness required - depends on local code and whether there is considered to be "habitable space" above it - generally 5/8" inch but 1/2' allowed some places IF correct type, like Fire-X.

Be sure attic space, which you will be sealing off with the drywall, is now adequately ventilated so it does not get too hot in summer or frosty in winter, because if you have an open garage now that attic space will be in a wholly different environment - probably will now be unventilated, unheated space, so you have to provide eave ventilation and should put in ridge vents if peaked roof, or attic space ventilators if flat roof. Failure to ventilate and seal up warm air from garage space can cause serious moisture and mold issues. Problem will be worse if garage is fully heated and/or air conditioned.

Door opener should not be a problem - they usually just drywall around the mounting brackets without removing it at all.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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