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`A = 2 * L * H + 2 * W * H + L * W `

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The **Room Surface Area** calculator computes the surface area of the interior of a rectangular room including the walls and ceiling based on the length, width and height of the room.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

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**L**) Length of Room - (
**W**) Width of Room - (
**H**) Height of Room

**Room Surface Area (A):** The calculator will return the total surface area (**A**) of the interior room including the walls and ceiling in square feet. However, this can be automatically converted to other area units (e.g. square meters) via the pull-down menu.

The surface area of the interior of a room including the walls and ceiling is the sum of the area of the walls and the area of the ceiling. These areas can be determined by the dimensions of the room. The total area is the sum of:

- The area of two walls, where Area = L*H
- The area of two walls, where Area = W*H
- The area of the ceiling, where Area = L*W

This totals to compute the area of the interior of the room in the following equation:

A = 2(L•H) + 2(W•H) + L•W

**where:**

- A = Total Surface Area of a Room including walls and ceiling
- L = Length of the room
- W = Width of the room
- H = Height of the room

**Note:** The above does not include the area of the floor.

Pricing for drywall is an estimate. The pricing per sheet used in this estimator is as follows:

- Drywall Pricing Survey Date: 3/28/23
- Drywall Pricing Survey Store: Menards
- Pricing for a 1/2 inch 4x8 sheet of drywall is $10.67 USD
- Pricing for a 5/8 inch 4x8 sheet of drywall is $17.78 USD
- Pricing for a 1/2 inch 4x12 sheet of drywall is $17.78 USD
- Pricing for a 5/8 inch 4x12 sheet of drywall is $21.16 USD

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