STARC Cost Comparison Vs. Drywall

STARC’s reusable modular temporary containment solutions are exceptionally durable providing significant cost savings over time versus building drywall containment. Payback on the investment occurs usually after 3-5 uses, virtually eliminating future containment costs. Reusable RealWall™ has unmatched durability and is backed by a 3-year warranty. LiteBarrier™ is the most durable lightweight solution and is backed by a 2-year warranty. These temporary construction walls can be used on hundreds of jobs year after year.

Drywall Installation

  • One time use only
  • Noisy and disruptive to build and dismantle
  • Creates lots of dangerous and harmful dust
  • Environmentally unfriendly

STARC Installation

  • Pays for itself after just 3-5 uses
  • No disruption to patients and staff
  • Exceeds ICRA Class IV requirements
  • Durable and reusable

Payback Achieved After Just One Job With 6 Phases

This chart compares the cost of using STARC RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™ temporary containment versus building drywall containment. You can see that the RealWall™ System achieves positive ROI after phase #4 and LiteBarrier™ after phase #3 with total cost savings of $22,500 and $33,000 respectively. These systems are now paid for and will generate savings on every project going forward.


  • Job is 6 phases/ 100′ each phase
  • Drywall cost @ $100/linear foot
  • STARC RealWall™ cost $375 / linear foot
  • STARC LiteBarrier™ $270 / linear foot
Cost Comparison Chart