Harvey aftermath: Sheetrock prices are on the rise

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- If your home flooded, you are certainly going to need sheetrock to rebuild. Unfortunately, prices are all over the map.

The average price to install sheetrock nationally is $40 to $60 a panel.

For example, if you have a 12-by-12-foot room to drywall, that will put your cost anywhere from $480 to $720, depending on who you hire.

With so many homes in our area needing sheetrock, you will have to pay a premium. The material is in high demand and deliveries are made as soon as new materials are shipped in.

Expect to pay more than $80 a panel installed. In many cases, contractors are charging $100 on average.

If you plan to install the drywall yourself or even buy the materials to have someone else install, expect to pay $8 to $14 a panel for the half-inch drywall materials at retailers like Lowes or Home Depot.

To calculate the price of materials and installation, we found a helpful calculator at HOMEWYSE.COM. You plug in estimated square feet of space and it calculates it for you.

Keep in mind, it does not take into consideration supply and demand in the Houston area, so add another 20 to 35% markup.

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