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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 1,200-1,800
Exterior Regrading................................................each 500-1,500
Install Invisible Fence............................................each 800-1500
Add/Replace Concrete Driveway.........................each 5,000-10,000
Raise Sunken Concrete  Slab  [Mud-jacking]...........each 250-500
Add/Replace Asphalt Driveway...........................each 2,500-5,000
Sealcoat Asphalt Driveway.....................................each 150-250
Install Seamless Aluminum Gutters/Downspouts................l.f. 3-4
Install Aluminum/Vinyl Siding................................ square100-150
Install Aluminum/Vinyl  Soffet/Facia Trim............. each 1,500-2,500
Wood Thermo Replacement Windows.................... each 450-600
Vinyl Thermo Replacement Windows .................... each 300-400
Interior/Exterior Storm Windows.............................. each 100-150
Steel Insulated Exterior Replacement Door............. each 350-600
Chimney Sweep........................................................each 150-250
Repair Masonry Chimney....[estimates will vary]...each 500-1,500
Replace Electrical Service Entrance Cable............. each 250-300
16 Steel Sectional Garage Door Replacement....... each 800-900
Replace Garage Door Opener..................................each 400-500
Install new wolmanized/cedar deck.............................. s.f. 12-18
 [16 x 16 deck app. $2500-$3500]
Install new asphalt shingles over shingles................square 100-120
 [1000-1500 s.f. house app. $1500-$2000]
Remove 2 layers & install new shingles.................square 160-200
Remove 3 layers  install new plywood & shingles................................................................square 250-300
Remove shingles & install new poly-membrane flat roof.......................................................................square 400-600
Repair/replace worn roof valleys..............................each 250-500
Add roof ventilation...................................................each 100-125
Add family room/bedroom addition.............................s.f. 150-200
Install new drilled & cased well..........................each 3,000-6,000
Install new septic field........... ...........................each 5,000-12,000
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s.f. = square feet             l.f. = lineal feet            square = 100 square feet
INTERIOR
Basement waterproofing............................... per wall 1,500-2,500
Basement waterproofing entire basement.......each  8,000-12,000
Repair basement rod hole leaks............................... each  75-100
Repair basement vertical cracks............................. each  300-500
Replace sump pump................................................each  250-350
Install sump pump back-up system..........................each  400-500
Install 40-50 gallon gas hot water heater................ each  500-700
Add/replace water softener................................... each  800-1500
Replace all galvanized water supply pipes......... each  1500-2500
Replace garbage disposal...................................... each  250-350
Replace dishwasher............................................... each  400-600
Replace toilet wax seal.................................................each  125
Replace toilet......................................................... each  250-500
Reglaze bathtub..................................................... each  350-500
Bathtub liner........................................................... each  700-1000
Replace bathtub...................................................each  2000-2500
Replace lav. sink/faucet...........................................each  250-500
Replace defective ceramic shower pan...................each 1500-3000
Upgrade electrical system from 60 amps to 100 amps.....1000-1500
Install G.F.I. outlets where needed............................each  75-100
Add 220 line or gas line for dryer hook-up...............each  250-350
Install new gas forced air furnace....................... each  1500-3000
Install new gas boiler.......................................... each  2500-4000
Install central air to forced air furnace................ each  2500-3500
Install central humidifier to furnace....................... each  400-500
Install electronic air filter on furnace...................... each  500-700
Install ceramic tile/hardwood floors................................. s.f. 8-10
Refinish hardwood floors......................................... s.f.  2.50-3.50
Add 6 attic insulation .............................................. s.f.  1-1.50
Install new carpet.................................................. Sq. yard 18-25
Finish basement........................................................... s.f.  15-25
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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