Cost to Install Sound-deadening Wallboard

Cost to Install Sound-deadening Wallboard

The contractor cost to install sound-deadening wallboard is $1,715 vs. doing it yourself for $1,350 and saving 21 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 10.2 Diy 17.5
Money Pro $1715 Diy $1350
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 Cost to Install Sound-deadening Wallboard

Cost to Install Sound-deadening Wallboard

The contractor cost to install sound-deadening wallboard is $1,715 vs. doing it yourself for $1,350 and saving 21 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 10.2 Diy 17.5
Money Pro $1715 Diy $1350
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
DIY Word of the Day
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

You can lower the noise level in a house with new, quiet appliances but in some homes, it's the thin walls that make it almost impossible to eliminate the sounds of daily living in a household. A rattling hum of a dishwasher or a noisy stereo system goes through the walls of many homes not designed with soundproofing in mind. If you're remodeling, consider using a soundproofing wallboard to deaden unwanted noise from inside the house, and enjoy the peace and quiet of not hearing street traffic or a neighbor's barking dog.

If you're creating a media room for a comfortable retreat to listen to music and watch high definition television and movies, soundproofing is definitely something to consider.

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A contractor will charge $1,715 to install a sound deadening wallboard in a 10-by-12-foot room. That includes labor and material. You can do the job for $1,350, the cost of the material, and save 21 percent. The material is installed like gypsum wallboard by screwing it to wall studs with drywall screws and applying a sealant between the panels. Then the seams are finished with mesh drywall tape and standard joint compound, and sanded like a traditional wallboard installation.

The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid to install sound-deadening wallboard with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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