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COST  ESTIMATION  GUIDE

This cost estimation guide is intended to give you a general idea of the cost of repairing or replacing the most common items in a home.  This is based on an average size home with standard grade replacements. Upgrades may run considerably more.
 
 

WHEN CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR

 *    Get a minimal of 3 estimates
  *     Verify that contractor is licensed and insured
  *     Check references with previous clients


EXTERIOR
 

Install automatic irrigation system.........................................each 1,000-1,500
Exterior Regrading................................................................each 250-1,000
Add/Replace Concrete Driveway...........................................each 2,500-5,000
Raise sunken concrete  slab  ................................................each 200-500
Add/Replace Asphalt Driveway.............................................each 1,500-3,500
Install Seamless Aluminum Gutters/Downspouts...................l.f. 2-3
Install Aluminum/Vinyl Siding.............................................. square 80-100
Install Aluminum/Vinyl  Soffet/Facia Trim............................ each 600-1,500
Wood Thermo Replacement Windows................................. each 350-600
Vinyl Thermo Replacement Windows ................................. each 250-350
Interior/Exterior Storm Windows......................................... each  75-100
Steel Insulated Exterior Replacement Door......................... each 300-600
Repair Masonry Chimney....[estimates will vary]................. each 250-1,500
Replace Electrical Service Entrance Cable......................... each 125-250
16� Steel Sectional Garage Door Replacement................... each 700-900
Replace Garage Door Opener..............................................each 250-350
Install new wolmanized/cedar deck.................................... s.f. 10-15
 [16� x 16� deck app. $2500-$3500]
Install new asphalt/fiberglass shingles over shingles...........square 75-90
 [1000-1500 s.f. house app. $1000-$1800]
Remove 2 layers of shingles & install new shingles.............square 150-180
Remove 3 layers  install new plywood & shingles................square 225-275
Remove shingles & install new poly-membrane flat roof.....square 300-500
Repair/replace worn roof valleys..........................................each 150-300
Add roof ventilation...............................................................each 50-100
Add family room/bedroom addition.......................................s.f. 100-150
Install new drilled & cased well............................................each 3,000-6,000
Install new septic tank & field ..............................................each 3,000-10,000
.
s.f. = square feet             l.f. = lineal feet            square = 100 square feet
INTERIOR
Basement waterproofing.................................................... per wall 1,000-2,500
Basement waterproofing entire basement..........................each  6,000-10,000
Repair basement rod hole leaks........................................ each  50-75
Repair basement vertical cracks........................................ each  250-350
Replace sump pump...........................................................each  175-275
Install sump pump back-up system.....................................each  300-400
Install 40-50 gallon gas hot water heater........................... each  300-500
Add/replace water softener............................................... each  800-1200
Replace all galvanized water supply pipes....................... each  1000-2000
Replace garbage disposal................................................. each  150-250
Replace dishwasher........................................................... each  400-600
Replace toilet wax seal......................................................each  100
Replace toilet.................................................................... each  200-300
Reglaze bathtub................................................................ each  250-300
Bathtub liner...................................................................... each  600-800
Replace bathtub.................................................................each  1500-2000
Replace lav. sink/faucet.....................................................each  200-500
Replace defective ceramic shower pan.............................each  500-800
Upgrade electrical system from 60 amps to 100 amps.......each  700-1000
Install G.F.I. outlets where needed....................................each  75-100
Add 220 line or gas line for dryer hook-up.........................each  150-300
Install new gas forced air furnace..................................... each  1400-2500
Install new gas boiler........................................................ each  2000-4000
Install central air to forced air furnace.............................. each  1500-2500
Install central humidifier to furnace.................................. each  300-500
Install electronic air filter on furnace................................ each  300-600
Install ceramic tile/hardwood floors................................. s.f.  6-8
Refinish hardwood floors.................................................. s.f.  1.50-2.50
Add 6� attic insulation ..................................................... s.f.  .50-1.50
Install new carpet............................................................ Sq. yard 15-20
Finish basement.............................................................. s.f.  10-25
Total kitchen renovation................................................ each  4000-?$?$?$?$

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This table is designed to give you a general guideline, as to repairs/replacements/upgrade costs.
You will have to take the time to calculate the square footage in most cases, but this should give you a general idea of what costs you can expect for these most common items.

 
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