The Drywall Needed for a Room calculator computes the number of drywall sheets required to cover a walls and ceiling of a rectangular room based on the length and height of the walls..
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Number of Drywall Sheets (nS): The calculator returns the number of drywall sheets and square feet of area for the room including the ceiling and for the walls only.
This calculator computes the area of the room and then divides the area by either:
The number of drywall sheets is ROUNDED UP.
Walls are often drywalled with a thicker material than ceilings because the come into more contact with things and people. That's why it's not uncommon for walls to be 5/8" thick drywall and ceilings to be 1/2".
Drywall is an indoor paneling used to cover studs, plumbing and wiring, which also serves as the base for finishing such as paint or wallpaper. Drywall is also known as wall board, sheet rock and gypsum board. Drywall has a paper layer cover and an interior made of gypsum that is easily cut and somewhat pliable. Drywall typically comes in two sizes, 4x8 and 4x12 feet, and in several thicknesses including 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 5/8". Drywall can be common, mold/moisture resistant and with higher fire prevention ratings. Drywall is affixed to interior walls via drywall nails and/or drywall screws.
The Drywall Calculator functions include calculators and data that support the use of drywall including:
The Drywall Calculator utilities also include a pricing survey from nationally advertised retailers. The survey is done to help vCalc's users make rough cost estimations on drywall projects, but the user is always encouraged to use local pricing for the most accurate cost calculations.
Pricing for drywall is an estimate. Always use local pricing when available. The following price per sheet information is available as follows: