If your home is older than four decades, there is a great possibility that your ceiling has asbestos, a cancer-causing material in it. So, you must have your ceiling tested for the presence of asbestos and take necessary steps if you find asbestos to be present in it. Even if your home has been built later than 1978, it will be safe for you and your loved ones to have your ceiling tested for the presence/absence of asbestos in it.
At, A1A Boca Raton Popcorn Removal and Interior Painting, we are well-aware of the homeowners’ difficulty. Yes, of course, popcorn removal process is not without any expenses. The following article will help you understand the average popcorn removal costs, thereby helping you make a better plan to get rid of the asbestos in your homes. So, continue reading…
Popcorn Removal Costs – An Overview:
The cost of popcorn removal will range from $1 to $2 per square foot. On an average, the homeowners can expect to put around $1600 for the process, which means the lower and upper limits will be around $810 and $2,400. However, the homeowners must remember that cost of removal will increase if there is asbestos in the ceiling. In that case, the average cost will be $3 to $7 per square foot. This will make the overall costs to come around $4,500 for your entire home.
Factors Affecting the Popcorn Removal Costs:
There are two major factors that affect the popcorn removal costs: (1) your location and (2) your popcorn removal contractor. Now, if your popcorn removal project includes the following jobs, then the hourly rate of the whole project will come around $15 to $40:
Considering a space of 500 square foot being subjected to the popcorn removal process, the whole project will take around twenty hours, which will cost around $300 to $750.
Popcorn Removal Cost Considerations:
Before planning for the popcorn removal, there are several other factors to consider. Following are some of the important factors that will greatly affect your overall expenditure.
Removal of Popcorn Ceiling with Asbestos:
You are advised to call a professional popcorn removal company to carry out the asbestos test to confirm the presence/absence of asbestos in your ceiling. The lab fee for testing will cost around $100.
Replacing the Ceiling with Paint:
If you are planning to replace the popcorn ceiling with paint, you can expect to spend around $1 to $3 per square foot for the labor and materials.
Replacing the Ceiling with Knockdown Texture:
The average costs of replacing a popcorn structure with a knockdown ceiling will come around $500 to $1000.
Skimming with a Drywall:
For the skimming project, you can expect to spend around $1.5 per square foot.
Replacing with Decorative Tiles:
For this, you can expect to spend anywhere between $5 and $7 per square foot, depending on the material you select.
Other Cost Considerations:
The other cost considerations include:
Furniture Removal: $75 to $125
High Ceilings: $50 to $150
Painted Ceilings: $150 to $250
Debris Disposal: $75
So, these are the average popcorn removal costs. Remember, these are just the average costs. To know the exact costs for removing a popcorn ceiling form your home, call us at 954-357-2800 for a free quote.