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Home Repair Costs 

  The following costs are intended as a ballpark estimates for repairs and improvements to a typical three-bedroom home. Our experience has shown that the actual contractor quotes may very as much as 300%. It is advisable to obtain estimates from more than one contractor. 

   A Home Inspection can help identify these types of expenses prior to the purchase of your new home.

 

Roofing/Flashings/Chimneys

 

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles

$1.25 to $2.00 per sq. ft.

 

Strip and re-shingle on medium sloped roof

$2.50 to $3.50 per sq. ft.

                                                                          

Strip and re-shingle on medium sloped roof                  

$4.00 to $6.00 per sq. ft.

 

Strip and re-shingle on steep, high or complex roof     

$4.00 to $6.00 per sq. ft.

 

Re-flash typical skylight or chimney                              

 $300.00 to $500.00

 

Re-build typical chimney above roofline                      

$100.00 to $200 per lin. ft. (min. $300)       

              

Repoint typical chimney above roofline                        

$6.00 to $8.00 per sq.ft. (min. $250)

 

Exterior

 

Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts

$4.00 to $5.00 per lin. ft.

 

Install aluminum soffits and facia 

$8.00 to $12.00 per lin. ft.

 

Install aluminum or vinyl siding

$3.50 to $5.00 per sq. ft.

 

Repoint exterior wall brick soft mortar 

$3.00 to $4.50 per sq. ft. (min. $250)

 

Repoint exterior wall brick hard mortar

$6.00 to $8.00 per sq. ft. (min. $250)

 

Concrete drives and walks

$10.00 to $15.00 per sq. ft.  (min. $750)

 

Garage one car detached

$9,000 and up

 

Garage double detached

$12,500 and up

 

Install a deck

$18.00 to $25.00 (min. $1,000)

 

Painting trim only

$1,500 to $2,500

 

Painting trim and wall surfaces

$3,000 and up

 

 

Electrical

 

Upgrade electrical service to 125 amps (includes panel)

$1,000 to $1,550                                                                                           

 

Upgrade electrical service to 125 amps (no panel required)

$550 to $850

 

Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps

$1,800 to $2,500

 

Replace circuit breaker (20 amp or less)

$50 to $100

 

Add one 120-volt circuit

$150 to $200

 

Add one 220-volt circuit

$250 to $350

 

Add conventional receptacle

$75 to $150

 

Replace conventional receptacle with ground fault interrupter

$60 to $90

 

Replace conventional receptacle with aluminum Compatible type (CO/ALR) based on more than several being required.

$12.50 to $15.00 ea. (min. $250)

 

Upgrade entire house with aluminum compatible receptacles

$600 to $800

 

 

Heating

 

Install mid efficiency forced air furnace

$1,700 to $2,500

 

Install high efficiency forced air furnace

$3,000 to $4,000

 

Install humidifier

$200 to $400

 

Install electronic air filter

$500 to $800

 

Install programmable thermostat

$200 to $300

 

Add electric baseboard heater

$250 to $350

 

Replace damaged ductwork

$250 to $1,000

 

 

Cooling/Heat Pumps

 

Replace heat pump or air conditioning condenser

$1,700 to $5,500

 

Install independent air conditioning system

$8,000 to $15,000

 

 

Plumbing

 

Replace water heater (gas)

$500 to $750, add $150 for attic installation

 

Replace water heater (electric)

$450 to $650, add $150 for attic installation

 

Replace food waste disposal

$175 to $350

 

   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.

          JJH Home Inspections.com
           Joe Hruza
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