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How Much Does Ceiling Water Damage Repair Cost?


If you’re searching for ceiling water damage repair cost, you’ve likely had some recent damages at your home.  The average ceiling water damage repair cost is about $650 dollars.

How Much Does Ceiling Replacement Cost?

There are various types of ceilings and materials used in construction.  Some are more costly than others.  Water damage isn’t just about what you can see visually but the potential for mildew or dangerous molds.  Read about the average costs to replace a ceiling per square foot here.

Depending on the extent of the damage in your home it might be much less or more.  The average range of ceiling repairs for water damage starts at about $300 dollars and can go over $1,000 for extensive damage.

How Much Does Drywall Ceiling Repair Cost?

The cost of replacing drywall ceilings is about $50 per square foot. This includes removing damaged sheetrock, new materials, prep work, installing the drywall, and cleanup.  In some cases damages are minor enough where you can have it simply taped and spackled.

How Much Does Drop Tile Ceiling Repair Cost?

Drop tile ceiling replacement is much easier and costly than other types.  In some cases, property owners choose to replace them but run the risk of missing signs of water damage hidden in the ceiling.  Most ceiling tiles cost anywhere from $1 dollar to $20 dollars a tile.  Professional water damage repair for drop ceilings is light on materials and just boils down to labor costs.

How Much Does Plaster And Lath Ceiling Repair Cost?

Homes that feature plaster and lath ceilings cost a little more and average about $70 dollars per square foot.  This is due to the fact that the water damage restoration contractor fixing your ceiling must also repair the lath (thin sheets of wood) and the plaster.  It requires more training, experience, and time to repair plaster and lath ceilings, therefore it is more costly.

How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn ceiling replacement is more costly than other types of water damage repair.  The average cost to repair popcorn ceilings is $80 per square foot.  There is time intensive prep work, matching the existing popcorn ceiling in other rooms, and time to clean up.  Refinishing the new popcorn ceiling to resemble the other areas of the home takes a trained eye and hand.

How Much Does Sagging Ceiling Repair Cost?

According to homeadvisor.com it costs about 13 dollars per 4’x8′ sheet of 5/8ths drywall.  The cost of labor for these repairs also run around $75 dollars per hour.  The cost to repair your sagging ceiling will depend on the level of damage.  To get a quote for your sagging ceiling repair please give us a call.

Ceilings don’t usually get a lot of foot traffic, so water is the most common reason for sagging or damage.  Water damage on ceilings typically comes from upstairs kitchens or bathrooms, burst pipes, or rain leaking through the roof.

It’s important to call for professional repairs as soon as possible.  While replacing a ceiling isn’t too costly letting more water work its way into your walls, flooring, and basement can cause very expensive repairs.  If the water damage was hidden and there is mold it all should be removed before being replaced with new ceiling framing and ceiling material such as sheetrock.

Water Damaged Ceiling Repair Service

If you have had a leaking roof, burst pipe, or other problem that resulted in a water damaged ceiling Acuity Builders is your source for water damage restoration.  Working with both water damage and general contracting our company has the skills to restore your home the way it was, or offer you the opportunity to improve your property!

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