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Repair Costs and Estimates

 

 

 

A home Inspection can help identify these types of expenses prior to the  purchase of your new home. The following costs are intended as a ballpark figure for repairs and improvements to a typical three-bedroom home. Our construction knowledge has shown that the actual quotes may vary as much as 300%. We recommend obtaining estimates from more than one qualified contractor.

 

 

 

General Contractor Rates
Carpenter  $20 - $55 per hr.
Electrician  $25 - $75 per hr.
HVAC Technician $45 -$100 per hr.
Masonry contractor  $10 - $35 per hr. 
Painter $8- $40 per hr. 
Plumber  $45 - $100 per hr. 
Roofer  $8 - $25 per hr. 

Exterior
Painting $1.25 - $2.50 per sq. ft.
Replace siding $3 - $6 per sq. ft. 
Repair soffits and trim / fascia $8 - $12 per linear ft.
Build Wood deck $20 - $50 per sq. ft.
Replace / Build Wood Fence $20 - $35 per linear ft. 
Re-point brickwork $3.50 - $5 per sq. ft.
Replace broken windows $ 90 - $400 each
Install skylight $399 and up
Replace door  $749 - $1500 
Garage Door  $649 - $1100 
Garage door opener  $349 and up

Foundation
Repair concrete slab $150 - $350 per pier
Repair minor crack in concrete slab $400 - $850
Minor patchwork / parging on concrete slab $3.25 - $5 per sq. ft.
Replace beam on pier & beam foundation $49 - $100 per linear ft.
Install footing under pier $299 - $600 each

Roofing
Install asphalt  shingles (no stripping) $1.25 - $2.25 per sq. ft.
Remove and replace asphalt shingles $2 - $3.25 per sq. ft.
Remove and replace tile shingles  $8 - $20 per sq. ft.
Remove and replace built-up (flat) roof $3 - $6 per sq. ft.
Add / Replace 1/2" decking (plywood) $0.75 - $1.50 per sq. ft.
Remove and replace underlayment $3 - $6 per sq. ft.
Replace / Install flashing  $2 - $5 per linear ft.
Re-flash chimney or skylight $249 - $499
Add roof or soffit vent  $39 - $80 per vent 
Rebuild chimney above roof $99 - $200 per linear ft.
Re-point chimney $3.25 - $5 per sq. ft.
Install chimney rain cap $80 - $100
Install gutters and downspouts $4 - $10 per linear ft.

Interior
Painting $399 -$800 per room
Install / repair drywall $1.25-$4 per sq. ft.
Carpet cleaning $35 - $60 per room 
Install ceramic tile  $14 -$19 per sq. ft.
Install vinyl tile $1 - $3.25 per sq. ft.
Sand and refinish hardwood floors $1.50 - $3.25 per sq. ft.
Buff and apply finish only $1 - $1.75 per sq. ft.
Replace door $99 - $200 each
Add / repair stair railing  $15 - $55 per linear ft.
Add / replace kitchen cabinets $150 - $299 per linear ft.
Rebuild masonry fire box $500 - $999
Repair masonry firebox $75 -$299
Repair fireplace damper  $250 - $499
Clean chimney flue $80 - $159 
Install battery smoke detector $39 - $79 each
Install direct wired smoke detector $155 - $275 each 
Add / replace attic Insulation $1 - $1.55 per sq. ft.
Add minor attic support $255 - $500

HVAC (Heating & Cooling)
Replace furnace $1199 - $2499
Replace A\C compressor (outdoor unit) $799 - $1599
Replace evaporator coil $1205 - $1705  
Clean metal ductwork $249 and up
Replace ductwork $1201 - $2501
Replace thermostat $99 - $299
Service HVAC system $60 - $155

Plumbing
Replace Water Heater $399- $899
Replace TPR valve on water heater $75 -$125
Replace toilet $250 - $399
Replace toilet flush mechanism  $19 - $99 
Replace wax seal / secure toilet $99 -$199
Replace sink $139 and up
Repair / replace supply valve $25 - $70
Add whirlpool tub $1499 and up
Re-tile bathtub enclosure $800 - $1201
Replace shower stall pan $750 - $1601
Rebuild tile shower stall $800 - $2501
Snake drain / waste lines $75 - $201
High pressure clean drain / waste lines $149 - $349
Repair gas leak $75 - $150

Electrical 
Upgrade service to 100 amps  $1001 - $1801
Upgrade service to 200 amps $1501 - $2001
Install breaker panel $501 - $701
Replace receptacle with GFCI $39 - $79
Add AFCI protection $70 - $150
Improve reversed polarity $15 - $40 each
Add 120 volt circuit  $150 - $260 
Add 240 volt circuit $250 - $360 
Add conventional receptacle $75 - $160
Replace circuit breaker (20 amp or less) $60 - $100
Repair aluminum wiring $499 - $999
Add bathroom exhaust fan $125 - $201

Appliances
Replace range $350 - $1501
Replace oven $600 - $1401
Replace cook top $300 - $501 
Replace dishwasher $400 - $601
Replace disposal  $125 - $201
Garage door opener  $349 and up

 

Please remember these prices are ballpark, and getting three estimates from reliable contractors is strongly recommended. A Home Inspection can help identify these types of expenses prior to the purchase of your new home.

 

 

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