REPAIR COST ESTIMATES FOR SELLERS

This tool provides a list of the estimated costs to upgrade or replace the major systems and components in a typical home. It also provides a general guideline for the life-expectancies of those systems.

These estimates reflect the average basic costs for supplies and installation of building materials in United States and Canada. Costs may vary depending on regions, upgrades, complexity and disposal fees.

It is strongly recommended that you obtain a minimum of three written quotes from reputable licensed local contractors for validation.

Electrical Retrofit

 attic ventilator-mechanical $250.00
 baseboard heater (4') $150.00 - $450.00
 ceiling fan $200.00
 doorbell system $80.00 - $100.00
 dryer duct $100.00 - $150.00
 hardwired smoke detector $60.00 - $120.00
 exhaust fan-bathroom $135.00 - $150.00
 exhaust fan-oven $200.00 - $250.00
 exterior light fixture $100.00 - $250.00
 fluorescent light fixture $150.00 - $250.00
 ground-public system $75.00 - $100.00
 ground-private system (with ground rods) $200.00 - $300.00
 receptacle-conventional $100.00 - $150.00
 receptacle-split $150.00 - $250.00
 receptacle - exterior with cover $150.00 - $250.00
 receptacle - replace conventional with GFCI $75.00 - $125.00
 receptacle-CO/ALR (aluminum) $50.00 - $75.00
 receptacle - stove/dryer $75.00 - $100.00
 receptacle - rewire reverse polarity $40.00 - $60.00
 standard light fixture $100.00 - $200.00

Upgrade

 100 amp (new panel) $1,000.00 - $1,500.00
 100 amp (existing panel) $600.00 - $900.00
 200 amp (new panel) $1,800.00 - $2,500.00
 200 amp (existing panel) $1,000.00 - $1,200.00
 120/240 volt circuit $200.00 - $500.00
 breaker panel-main $600.00 - $900.00
 breaker panel-auxiliary $100.00 - $300.00
 circuit breaker (replace)$60.00 - $100.00
 knob and tube wiring (replace) $600.00 - $12,000.00

Garage, Driveway, Walkway Driveway

 asphalt paving (existing base) $3.00 - $5.00/sq.ft.
 asphalt paving (new base) $3.00 - $5.50/sq.ft.
 asphalt (seal) $50.00 - $75.00
 concrete (stamped) $5.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.
 interlock brick/stone $8.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.

Garage

 detached carport $4,000.00
 detached wood frame-single $8,000.00
 detached wood frame-double $13,000.00
 detached block-single $18,000.00
 detached block-double $24,000.00
 removal of existing garage $1,500.00

 automatic garage door opener $300.00
 clad board-single $450.00 - $650.00
 clad board-double $750.00 - $1,000.00
 metal-single (one piece) $700.00
 metal-double (one piece) $1,100.00
 wood-single (one piece) $725.00
 wood-double (sectional) $1,250.00

Heating & Cooling Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

 air handler 3-ton (vertical) $1,200.00 - $1,500.00
 air handler 3-ton (horizontal) $1,500.00 - $1,800.00
 central a/c existing duct $1,500.00 - $3,000.00
 central A/C attic mounted; separate duct $9,000.00
 compressor (replace) $1,300.00 - $1,500.00
 condenser (replace) $1,500.00 - $2,500.00
 heat recovery ventilator (HRV) $1,500.00 - $2,500.00
 heat pump $4,500.00 - $6,000.00

Forced-Air System

 air duct (new) $3,500.00
 air duct (retrofit) $5,500.00
 annual service $75.00 - $150.00
 blower/motor $300.00 - $500.00
 clean duct $150.00 - $300.00
 convert oil to gas (1 story) $2,000.00 - $3,000.00
 convert hot water to forced air (1 story) $6,000.00 - $10,000.00
 electronic air filter $500.00 - $900.00
 gas-mid efficiency $2,000.00 - $2,800.00
 gas-high efficiency $3,000.00 - $4,500.00
 humidifier-drum type $75.00 - $150.00
 humidifier-flow through type $350.00 - $450.00
 metal lin ft.(existing chimney flue) $500.00 - $1,000.00

Hot Water System

 circulating pump $500.00 - $750.00
 cast iron radiator $550.00 - $650.00
 expansion tank $250.00 - $300.00
 gas boiler-standard $2,500.00 - $4,500.00
 gas boiler-high efficiency $5,500.00 - $10,000.00
 removal of oil tank from basement $350.00 - $500.00
 radiator/boiler removal $1,500.00 - $2,000.00
 radiator $500.00 - $900.00
 radiator valve $100.00 - $200.00

Interior Ceiling/Wall

 acoustic ceiling (suspended) $4.00/sq.ft.
 baseboard/door/window casing $2.50/lin.ft.
 drywall over plaster $2.00 - $3.00/sq.ft.
 plaster (over existing plaster) $2.50/sq.ft.
 stucco / stipple $1.00/sq.ft.
 walls (insulations/drywall) $2.50/sq.ft.
 walls painting (3 coats) $1.25/sq.ft.
 wallpaper $2.00 - $8.00/sq.ft.

Doors

 bi-fold-louver $800.00
 bi-fold-panel $600.00
 custom with casing /hardware $400.00
 exterior – panel $750.00
 interior panel $400.00
 French $700.00
 patio $1,750.00
 storm-aluminum $190.00 - $300.00

Fireplaces

 damper $125.00
 brick replacement $250.00 - $500.00
 gas insert $2,500.00 - $3,500.00
 glass door $350.00
 hearth extension $250.00
 flue cleaning $100.00
 metal box insert $700.00 - $2,500.00
 masonry with flue rough-in $6,000.00
 wood stove $1,500.00 - $2,500.00

Floor

 carpet-clean $35.00 - $50.00/room
 carpet-outdoor $1.50/sq.ft.
 carpet and under pad $3.00 - $6.50/sq.ft.
 ceramic tile $5.00 - $8.00/sq.ft.
 hardwood $6.00/sq.ft.
 hardwood (prefinished) $8.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.
 hardwood – refinish $1.75 - $3.50/sq.ft.
 vinyl – sheet $2.50 - $8.00/sq.ft.
 vinyl – tile $1.00 - $8.00/sq.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 - $2.00/sq.ft.
 R32 – loose $1.50 - $4.00/sq.ft.
 wall/roof cavity $1.50 - $4.00/sq.ft.

Kitchen/Bathroom

 kitchen cabinet$40.00 - $70.00/lin.ft.
 kitchen counter-laminate $30.00/lin.ft.
 kitchen counter-marble $50.00/lin.ft.
 kitchen renovation $6,000.00
 bathroom renovation $4,000.00

Security System

 alarm monitoring $20.00/month
 alarm system $2,500.00
 intercom system (retrofit) $1,200.00
 wired system $1,300.00
 wireless motion detectors $500.00

Stairs/Railings

 curved stair – oak $7,000.00
 spiral stair – oak $4,700.00
 standard stair - oak $900.00
 stair railing $30.00 - $50.00/lin.ft.

Windows

 awning $45.00/sq.ft.
 awning/casement (replace) $40.00/sq.ft.
 bay/bow $35.00 - $40.00/sq.ft.
 casement $50.00/sq.ft.
 double hung $40.00/sq.ft.
 double hung (replace) $35.00/sq.ft.
 skylight $250.00 - $3,000.00
 slider-aluminum $25.00/sq.ft.
 slider-aluminum (replace) $20.00/sq.ft.
 storm-aluminum $45.00 - $175.00
 thermal glass (existing frame) $25.00/sq.ft.

Landscaping, Deck, Patio, Fence Deck

 pressure treated/cedar $10.00 - $25.00/sq.ft.
 custom designed & built $30.00 - $50.00/sq.ft.

Fence

 chain - link (4 ft.) $10.00/lin.ft.
 wood - cedar (5 ft.) $15.00 - $20.00/lin.ft.
 wood - pressure treated (5 ft.) $10.00 - $15.00/lin.ft.
 reset post in concrete $60.00 - $60.00

Landscaping

 lay soil & sod $1.00 - $2.00/sq.ft.
 Sprinkler system $1,000.00
 retaining wall-concrete $35.00/sq.ft.
 retaining wall-wood $25.00/sq.ft.

Patio

 concrete $10.00 - $15.00/sq.ft.
 flagstone/fieldstone $16.00 - $16.00/sq.ft.
 interlock brick/stone $8.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.
 patio stone $3.00/sq.ft.

Porch

 flooring $5.00/lin.ft.
 railing $150.00
 skirting $15.00/lin.ft.
 steps-concrete $400.00
 steps-wood $250.00

Miscellaneous

 central vacuum (retrofit) $800.00 - $2,000.00
 central vacuum (canister only) $800.00 - $1,000.00

Plumbing Bathroom

 basin-pedestal type $300.00
 basin-vanity $200.00
 bathtub-replace-retile $2,200.00
 shower connection $200.00
 shower stall –plastic $700.00 - $1,900.00
 shower stall-ceramic tile $2,200.00 - $3,000.00
 toilet-flush mechanism $100.00 - $150.00
 toilet-replace $350.00
 toilet-replace seal $100.00 - $250.00
 toilet-unclog $100.00 - $200.00
 tub enclosure-ceramic tile $2,200.00 - $3,000.00
 tub enclosure-plastic $500.00 - $1,200.00
 whirlpool bath/faucet $3,500.00

Kitchen

 dishwasher $550.00 - $890.00
 garbage disposer $175.00 - $400.00
 range hood $300.00 - $500.00
 sink – porcelain $650.00 - $820.00
 sink - stainless steel $550.00 - $730.00

Private Plumbing System

 laundry tub and waste pump $450.00 - $800.00
 septic tank (1000 gal.) $2,000.00 - $5,000.00
 septic tank cleaning $150.00
 sewage waste pump $1,300.00 - $1,700.00
 well-shallow $25.00/lin.ft.
 well-deep $35.00/lin.ft.
 well-submersible pump $1,000.00
 well-suction / jet pump $500.00 - $900.00

Upgrade

 hose bib $100.00 - $150.00
 hot water tank (40 Gal Electric) $400.00 - $500.00
 hot water tank (40 Gal Gas) $500.00 - $800.00
 laundry tub /connection $300.00 - $500.00
 main water service $150.00 - $200.00/lin.ft.
 main shut-off valve $150.00 - $300.00
 sump pump $150.00 - $250.00
 supply lines-1 story; up to 2 baths $1,500.00 - $2,500.00
 temperature and relief valve (replace) $50.00 - $90.00
 water softener $800.00 - $1,500.00
 waste drain lines $2,000.00 - $4,000.00

Roof/Eave/Flashing/Chimney Chimney

 Chimney extension $100.00 - $250.00/lin.ft.
 chimney repointing $5.00 - $10.00/brick
 concrete cap (single flue) $100.00 - $250.00
 Concrete cap (double flue) $200.00 - $350.00
 rain cap $75.00
 reline flue $30.00 - $40.00/lin.ft.

Flashing

 chimney flashing (sloped asphalt) $200.00 - $400.00
 chimney flashing (flat built-up) $300.00 - $500.00
 metal cricket at chimney $200.00 - $400.00
 parapet wall flashing $25.00/lin.ft.
 roof vent $50.00
 reflash skylight $400.00 - $500.00
 valley flashing $15.00 - $25.00/lin.ft.
 wall flashing $3.00 - $4.00/lin.ft.

Flat Roofs

 roll roofing asphalt (90lb) $1.00 - $2.00/sq.ft.
 4 ply (tar and gravel) $6.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.
 single ply membrane $5.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.

Gutters

 gutter cleaning $100.00
 gutter/downspout –aluminum $5.00 - $8.00/lin.ft.
 gutter/downspout –galvanized $4.00 - $5.00/lin.ft.
 downspout extension $15.00
 soffits/fascia (aluminum) $10.00/lin.ft.

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 (high quality) $4.00 - $6.00/sq.ft.
 cedar shake/shingle $6.00 - $9.00/sq.ft.
 clay tile $10.00 - $20.00/sq.ft.
 concrete tile $6.00 - $12.00/sq.ft.
 wood shake/shingle $4.00 - $6.00/sq.ft.
 Slate tile $30.00 - $50.00/sq.ft.

Structure/Exterior Exterior Door

 aluminum storm door $350.00
 metal insulated door $700.00
 patio door-replace $700.00 - $1,500.00
 patio door-brick wall (6ft) $250.00 - $3,500.00
 patio door-wood wall (6ft) $2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Structure

 addition (foundation to roof) $75.00 - $110.00/sq.ft.
 basement entrance $6,000.00 - $10,000.00
 basement main beam $1,500.00
 basement support post/foundation $500.00
 excavation/waterproofing $90.00 - $110.00/sq.ft.
 foundation cracks (excavation method) $300.00 - $900.00
 foundation cracks (injection method) $350.00
 lintel (masonry wall) $600.00
 lower basement $175.00 - $300.00/lin.ft
 remove bearing wall $2,500.00
 remove partition wall $600.00 - $1,600.00
 re-support floor joist (sistering) $200.00 - $300.00
 roof sheathing (replace) $5.00 - $6.00/sq.ft.
 underpinning $300.00 - $400.00/lin.ft
 termite prevention (chemical soil treatment) $1,400.00

Wall System

 aluminum siding $4.00 - $5.00/sq.ft.
 brick veneer $8.00 - $20.00/sq.ft.
 brick cleaning (unpainted) $2.50+/sq.ft.
 brick cleaning (painted) $5.50+/sq.ft.
 brick repainting $3.00 - $7.00/sq.ft.
 cedar siding $7.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.
 stucco $8.00 - $10.00/sq.ft.
 vinyl siding $4.00 - $5.00/sq.ft.

Swimming Pool/Hot Tub

 pool-vinyl lined (16 ft. X 40 ft.) $7,250.00
 pool-concrete lined (16 ft. X 40 ft.) $12,700.00
 pool heater $1,500.00
 pump/filter $1,200.00
 hot tub fiberglass $4,000.00

Life Expectancy Appliances

 dishwasher 5-12/yr
 dryer 10-25/yr
 garbage disposal 5-12/yr
 oven/range 15-20/yr
 washing machine 5-15/yr

Cooling

 central air 10-15/yr
 heat pump 10-15/yr
 winder-air conditioning 10-20/yr

Heating

 forces air furnace 10-25/yr
 oil tank 20/yr
 water/steam boiler-welded steel 15-30/yr
 water/steam boiler-cast iron 30-50/yr
 water/steam circulating pump 10-25/yr

Plumbing

 galvanized water pipe 20-25/yr
 hot water heater 5-15/yr
 septic/sewer pump 5-10/yr
 well pump 10/yr

Roof Covering

 asphalt standard shingle 12-15/yr
 asphalt premium shingle 15-30/yr
 wood shingle 10-20/yr
 concrete/clay tile 20-40/yr
 asbestos cement 40-80/yr
 slate tile 40-80/yr
 rool roofing 5-15/yr
 tar and gravel 15-25/yr
 metal 60/yr