NYS. License Home Inspector
John Graham NYS. Lic. #16000005054
ASHI. Certified #206772
NAHI. Certified #10-9079
NYS. Termite #C1810801
Call 631-243-6642
516-942-0009

Cell Phone Call or Text @ 631-834-5448
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Home Improvement Costs for 2013
Homespec Home Inspections
631-243-6642 or 516 942-0009


The following costs are intended as general cost estimates for repairs and/or
improvements to a typical three bedroom home. The costs are based on information
obtained for the New York,  Long Island area. Our experience has shown that actual contractor
quotations can vary by as much as 300%. The scope and size of a project will
dramatically affect actual costs. Costs as listed below should be used for basic planning
and exploratory purposes.


Roofing/ Flashings /Chimneys

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles $1.25 - $2 per sq. ft.
Strip and re shingle with conventional shingles $2 - $3 per sq. ft.
Strip and re-roof with cedar shingles $5 - $7 per sq. ft.
Strip and replace built-up tar and gravel roof $4 - $6 per sq. ft.
Strip and replace single-ply membrane $4 - 6 per sq. ft.
Re flash typical chimney $300 - $500
Re flash typical skylight $300 - $500
Rebuild typical chimney above roof line $100-$200 per lin. ft. (min. $300)
Repoint typical chimney above roof line $20-$30 per row (min. $250)
Exterior Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts $3 - $5 per lin. ft.
(min. $300)

SOFFITS - FASCIAS - REPAINTING - WATER PROOFING

Install aluminum SOFFITS and fascia $8 - $12 per lin. ft.
Install aluminum or vinyl siding $3 - $4.50 per sq. ft.
Repoint exterior wall (soft mortar) $3 - 4.50 per sq. ft. (min. $200)
Repoint exterior wall (hard mortar) $6 - $8 per sq. ft. (min. $200)
Parge foundation walls $3 - $4 per sq. ft.
Damp proof foundation walls and install weeping tile 60-$120 per lin. ft. (min. $1000)

GARAGES - DECKS - RETAINING WALLS - FOUNDATION REPAIR

Install a deck $12- $20 per sq. ft. (min. $1000)
Rebuild exterior basement stairwell $3500 - $5000
Build detached garage (single) $8000 and up
Build detached garage (double) $12000 and up
Build retaining wall (wood) $20 - $25 per sq. ft. (min. $500)
Build retaining wall (concrete) $30 - $40 per sq. ft. (min $500)
Structure Underpin one corner of house $3500 and up
Underpin or add foundations $300 and up per lin. ft. (min. $3000)
Lower basement floor by underpinning and/or bench footings
$150 - $300 per lin. ft. (min. $300)
Replace deteriorating sill beam with concrete $60 and up per lin. ft. (min. $500)
Install basement support post with proper foundation $200 - $400
Perform chemical treatment for termites $500 and up
Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation $400 - $800


ELECTRIC REPAIRS - UPGRADES

Electrical Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps $800 - $1200
Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps (if suitably sized panel already exists) $500 - $700
Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps $1300 - $2000
Install new circuit breaker panel $500 - $700
Replace circuit breaker (20 amp or less $50 - $100
Add 120 volt circuit $150 - $250
Add 240 volt circuit $250 - $350Add conventional receptacle 75 - $150
Replace conventional receptacle with ground fault circuit receptacle $60 - $90
Rewire electrical outlet with reversed polarity
(assuming electrician already there) $5 - $10 ea.
Install conventional alarm system fire- burg $1000 and up

HEATING SYSTEMS - AIR CONDITIONING - RELATED COMPONENTS

Heating install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace $ 2000 - $2500
Install high-efficiency forced-air furnace $2500 - $4500
Install drum-type humidifier $200 - $300
Install electronic air filter $500 - $800
Install mid-efficiency boiler $2500 - $4000
Install high-efficiency boiler $5000 - $9000
Rebuild firepot (refractory) on boiler $500 - $800
Install circulating pump $400 - $600
Install chimney liner $300 - $700
Install set-back thermostat $100 - $300
Remove oil tank from basement $300 - $500
Remove abandoned underground oil tank $1500 and up
Replace radiator valve $75 - $150
Add electric baseboard heater $150 - $250
Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (cape) $8000 - $10000
Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (two story) $15000 - $20000
Clean ductwork $250 and up
Cooling/Heat Pumps Add central air conditioning on existing forced-air system
$2000-$3000 Add heat pump to forced-air system $3000-$4000
Replace heat pump or air conditioning compressor $800 - $1400
Install independent air conditioning system $8000 - $15000
Insulation Insulate open attic to modern standards $1 - $1.50 per sq. ft.
Blow insulation into flat roof, cathedral ceiling or wall cavity $2 - $3.50 per sq. ft.
Improve attic ventilation $40 - $50 per vent

PLUMBING

Plumbing Replace galvanized piping with copper
2 story with one bathroom) $2000 - $2500
Replace water line to house $1500 - $3500
Replace toilet $300 and up
Replace basin $200 and up
Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile $1500 and up
Install whirlpool bath $3000 and up
Retile bathtub enclosure $800 - $1200
Replace leaking shower stall pan $1000 - $1600
Rebuild tile shower stall $1500 - $2500
Replace laundry tubs $250 - $500
Remodel four-piece bathroom completely $6000 and up
Connect waste plumbing system to municipal sewers $3000 and up
Install submersible pump $800 and up
Install suction or jet pump $400 - $600
Install modest basement bathroom $4000 and up

CARPENTRY - FINISH WORK

Sand and refinish hardwood floors $1.50 - $3 per sq. ft.
Interior add drywall over plaster $1.50 - $2.50 per sq. ft
Install replacement windows $175 - $300 ea.
Install storm windows $75 - $200 ea.
Install skylight $500 and up
Remodel kitchen completely $8000 and up
Painting (trim only) $1500 - $2500
Painting (trim and wall surfaces) $3000 and up

FIREPLACES - STOVES

Repoint chimney (2 story) $700 and up
Convert coal-burning fireplace to wood-burning unit $800 and up
Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed - in ) $2000 and up
Install zero-clearance fireplace (including chimney) $2500 and up
Install glass doors on fireplace $300 and up


If you would like to arrange for any of our services please call us at:
Call 631-243-6642
516-942-0009

Cell Phone Call or Text @ 631-834-5448
Have me call you.
We
(call 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm)
NYS. license Home Inspector. John Graham #16000005054

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