REPAIR COST

Home Improvement Costs for 2016
Homespec Home Inspections

home repair cost

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631-243-6642 or 516 942-0009
www.homespecny.com
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.
Estimated Repair, Replacement, and Upgrade Costs

Description

Estimated cost

Electrical
Retrofit
attic ventilator-mechanical $250
baseboard heater (4′) $150-$400
ceiling fan $200
doorbell system $80-$100
dryer duct $100-$150
hardwired smoke detector $60-$120
exhaust fan-bathroom $135-$150
exhaust fan-oven $200-$250
exterior light fixture $100-$250
fluorescent light fixture $150-$250
ground – public system $75-$100
ground-private system(w/ ground rods) $200-$300
outlet – conventional $100-$150
outlet – split $150-$250
outlet – exterior with cover $150-$250
outlet-replace conventional w/GFCI $75-$125
outlet – CO/ALR (aluminum) $50-$75
outlet – stove/dryer $75-$100
outlet – rewire reverse polarity $40-$60
standard light fixture $100-$200
Upgrade
100 amp (new panel) $1,000-$1,500
100 amp (existing panel) $600-$900
200 amp (new panel) $1,800-$2,500
200 amp (existing panel) $1,000-$1,200
120/240 volt circuit $200-$500
breaker panel – main $600-$900
breaker panel – auxiliary $100-$300
circuit breaker (replace) $60-$100
knob & tube wiring (replace) $6,000-$12,000

Heating and Cooling
Forced-Air System
air duct (new) $3,500
air duct (retrofit) $5,500
annual service $75-$150
blower/motor $300-$500
clean duct $150-$300
convert oil to gas (1 story) $2,000-$3,000
convert hot water to forced air (1 story) $6,000-$10,000
electronic air filter $500-$900
gas furnace-mid efficiency $2,000-$2,800
gas furnace-high efficiency $3,000-$4,500
humidifier – drum type $75-$150
humidifier – flow through type $350-$400
metal lin.ft. (existing chimney flue) .$500-$1,000
Hot Water System
circulating pump $500-$750
cast iron radiator $550-$650
expansion tank $250-$300
gas boiler – standard $2,500-$4,500
gas boiler – high efficiency $5,500-$10,000
removal of oil tank from basement. $350-$500
radiator/boiler removal $1,500-$2,000
radiator $500-$900
radiator valve $100-$200
Air Conditioner / Heat Pump
air handler 3-ton (vertical) $1,200-$1,500
air handler 3-ton (horizontal) $1,500-$1,800
central a/c existing duct $1,500-$3,000
central a/c attic mounted; separate duct $9,000+
compressor (replace) $1,300-$1,500
condenser (replace) $1,500-$2,500
heat recovery ventilator (HRV) $1,500-$2,500
heat pump $4,500-$6,000

Plumbing
Bathroom
basin – pedestal type $300
basin – vanity $200
bathtub – replace – retile $2,200+
shower connection $200
shower stall – plastic $700-$1,900
shower stall – ceramic tile $2,200-$3,000
toilet – flush mechanism $100-$150
toilet – replace $350
toilet – replace seal $100-$250
toilet – unclog $100-$200
tub enclosure – ceramic tile $2,200-$3,000
tub enclosure – plastic $500-$1,200
whirlpool bath/faucet $3,500
Kitchen
dishwasher $550-$890
garbage disposer $175-$400
range hood $300-$500
sink – porcelain $650-$820
sink – stainless steel $550-$73
Private Plumbing System
laundry tub and waste pump $400-$800
septic tank (1000 gal.) $2,000-$5,000
septic tank cleaning $150
sewage waste pump $1,300-$1,700
well – shallow $25/lin.ft.
well – deep $35/lin.ft.
well – submersible pump $1,000
well – suction / jet pump $500-$900
Upgrade
hose bibb $100-$150
hot water tank (40 gal. Electric) $400-$500
hot water tank (40 gal. Gas) $500-$800
laundry tub/connection $300-$500
main water service $150-$200/lin.ft.
main shut-off valve $150-$300
sump pump $150-$250
supply lines-1 story; up to 2 baths $1,500-$2,500
temperature/relief valve (replace) $50-$90
water softener $800-$1,500
waste drain lines $2,000-$4,000

Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
pool – vinyl lined (16 ft. X 40 ft.) $7,250+
pool – concrete lined (16 ft. x 40 ft) $12,700+
pool heater $1,500
pump / filter $1,200
hot tub fiberglass $4,000+
Miscellaneous
central vacuum (retrofit) $800-$2,000
central vacuum (canister only). $800-$1,000

Structure & Exterior
Structure
addition (foundation to roof) $75-$110/sq.ft.
basement entrance $6,000-$10,000
basement main beam $1,500
basement support post/foundation $500
excavation/waterproofing $90-$110/sq.ft
foundation cracks (excavation method) $300-$900
foundation cracks (injection method) $350
lintel (masonry wall) $600
lower basement $175-$300/lin.ft.
remove bearing wall $2,500
remove partition wall $600-$1,600
resupport floor joist (sistering) $200-$300
roof sheathing (replace) $5-$6/sq.ft.
underpinning $300-$400/lin.ft.
termite prevention (chemical soil treatment) $1400+
Exterior Wall Coverings
aluminum siding $4-$5/sq.ft.
brick veneer $8-$20/sq.ft.
brick cleaning (unpainted) $2.50/sq.ft.
brick cleaning (painted) $5.50/sq.ft.
brick repainting $3-$7/sq.ft.
cedar siding $7-$10/sq.ft.
stucco $8-$10/sq.ft.
vinyl siding $4-$5/sq.ft.
Exterior Door
aluminum storm door $350
metal insulated door $700
patio door – replace $700-$1,500
patio door – brick wall (6 ft.) $250-$3,500
patio door – wood wall (6 ft.) $2,000-$3,000

Roof, Eaves, Flashing, & Chimney
Sloped Roofs
asphalt shingle (over existing) $1.50-$2.50/sq.ft
asphalt shingle (strip & re-shingle) $2.50-$3.50/sq.ft.
asphalt shingle aspha (high quality) $4-$6/sq.ft.
cedar shake/shingle $6-$9/sq.ft.
clay tile $10-$20/sq.ft.
concrete tile $6-$12/sq.ft.
wood shake/shingle $4-$6/sq.ft.
slate tile $30-$50/sq.ft.
Flat Roofs
roll roofing asphalt (90 lb.) $1-$2/sq.ft.
4 ply (tar and gravel) $6-$10/sq.ft.
single ply membrane $5-$10/sq.ft.
Gutters
gutter cleaning $100
gutter/downspout – aluminum $5-$8/lin.ft.
gutter/downspout – galvanized $4-$5/lin.ft.
downspout extension $15
soffits/fascia (aluminum) $10/lin.ft.
Flashing
chimney flashing (sloped asphalt) $200-$400
chimney flashing (flat built-up) $300-$500
metal cricket at chimney $200-$400
parapet wall flashing $25/lin.ft.
roof vent $50
reflash skylight $400-$500
valley flashing $15-$25/lin.ft.
wall flashing $3-$4/lin.ft.
Chimney
chimney extension $100-$250/lin.ft.
chimney repointing $5-$10/brick
concrete cap (single flue) $100-$250
concrete cap (double flue) $200-$350
rain cap $75
reline flue $30-$40/lin.ft.

Garage, Driveway, & Walkway
Garage
detached carport $4,000+
detached wood frame – single $8,000+
detached wood frame – double $13,000+
detached block – single $18,000+
detached block – double $24,000+
removal of existing garage $1,500+
Overhead Doors
automatic garage door opener $300
cladboard – single $400-$650
cladboard – double $750-$1,000
metal – single (one piece) $700
metal – double (one piece) $1,100
wood – single (one piece) $725
wood – double (sectional) $1,250
Driveway
asphalt paving (existing base) $3-$5/sq.ft.
asphalt paving (new base) $3-$5.50/sq.ft.
asphalt (seal) $50-$75
asphalt paving (existing base) $3-$5/sq.ft.
asphalt paving (new base) $3-$5.50/sq.ft.

Landscaping, Deck, Patio, & Fence
Landscaping
lay soil & sod $1-$2/sq.ft.
sprinkler system $1,000
retaining wall-concrete $35/sq.ft.
retaining wall-wood $25/sq.ft.
Deck
pressure treated/cedar $10-$25/sq.ft.
custom designed & built $30-$50/sq.ft
Patio
concrete $10-$15/sq.ft.
flagstone/fieldstone $16/sq.ft.
interlock brick/stone $8-$10/sq.ft.
patio stone $3/sq.ft.
Porch
flooring $5/lin.ft.
railing $150
skirting $15/lin.ft.
steps – concrete $400
steps – wood $250
Fence
chain – link (4 ft.) $10/lin.ft.
wood – cedar (5 ft.) $15-$20/lin.ft.
wood – pressure treated (5 ft.) $10-$15/lin.ft.
reset post in concrete $60

Interior
Windows
awning $45/sq.ft.
awning/casement (replace) $40/sq.ft.
bay/bow $35-$40/sq.ft.
casement $50/sq.ft.
double hung $40/sq.ft.
double hung (replace) $35/sq.ft.
skylight $250-$3,000
slider – aluminum $25/sq.ft.
slider – aluminum (replace) $20/sq.ft.
storm – aluminum $45-$175
thermal glass (existing frame) $25/sq.ft.
Ceiling/Wall
acoustic celing (suspended) $4/sq.ft.
baseboard/door/window casing $2.50/lin.ft.
drywall over plaster $2-$3/sq.ft.
plaster (over existing plaster) $2.50/sq.ft.
stucco/stipple $1/sq.ft.
walls (insulations/drywall) $2.50/sq.ft.
walls painting (3 coats) $1.25/sq.ft.
wallpaper $2-$8/sq.ft.
Floor
carpet – clean $35-$50/room
carpet – outdoor $1.50/sq.ft.
carpet and underpad $3-$6.50/sq.ft.
ceramic tile $5-$8/sq.ft.
hardwood $6/sq.ft.
hardwood (prefinished) $8-$10/sq.ft.
hardwood – refinish $1.75-$3.50/sq.ft.
vinyl – sheet $2.50-$8/sq.ft.
vinyl – tile $1-$8/sq.ft.
Doors
bi-fold – louver $800
bi-fold – panel $600
custom with casing/hardware $400
exterior – panel $750
interior panel $400
French $700
patio $1,750
storm – aluminum $190-$300
Stairs/Railings
curved stair – oak (7 risers) $7,000+
spiral stair – oak $4,700
standard stair – oak (7 risers) $900
stair railing $30-$50/lin.ft.
Insulation
rigid exterior (prior to finish) $0.75-$1.25/sq.ft.
R20 – batt $0.60-$1.50/sq.ft.
R20 – loose $0.50-$0.75/sq.ft.
R32 – batt $1.50-$2/sq.ft.
R32 – loose $1.50-$4/sq.ft.

Estimated Life Expectancies

Average Life (Years)

Roof Covering
asphalt standard shingle 12-15
asphalt premium shingle 15-30
wood shingle 10-20
concrete/clay tile 20-40
asbestos cement 40-80
slate tile 40-80
roll roofing 5-15
tar & gravel 15-25
metal 60
Heating
forced air furnace 10-25
oil tank 40
water/steam boiler-welded steel 15-30
water steam boiler-cast iron 30-50
water/steam circulating pump 10-25
Cooling
central air 10-15
heat pump 10-15
window air conditioning 10-20
Plumbing
galvanized water pipe 20-25
water heater 5-15
septic/sewer pump 5-10
well pump 10
Appliances
dishwasher 5-12
dryer 10-25
garbage disposal 5-12
oven/range 15-20
washing machine 5-15

If you would like to arrange for any of our services please call us at:
(631) 243-6642 or (516) 942-0009
(call 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm)
NYS. license Home Inspector. John Graham #16000005054
E-mail us at [email protected]