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Roof repairs & related items
ItemEstimated Cost
Install asphalt shingles over existing shingles $1.25 - $2 / square foot
Remove existing asphalt shingles and replace with same $2 - $3 / square foot
Remove existing cedar shingles and replace with same $5 - $7 / square foot
Remove existing tar and gravel roof and replace with same $4 - $6 / square foot
Remove and replace existing single-ply membrane $4 - $6 / square foot

 

Chimney, skylight and gutters
ItemEstimated Cost
Reflash standard chimney $300 - $500
Rebuild standard chimney (above the roof line) $100 - $200 / linear foot
Re-tuckpoint standard chimney (above the roof line) $20 - $30 / row (brick)
Reflash standard skylight $300 - $500
Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and/or downspouts $3 - $5 / linear foot

 

Siding, soffits and fascia
ItemEstimated Cost
Install aluminum or vinyl siding $3 - $4.50 / square foot
Install aluminum soffits or fascia $8 - $12 / linear foot
Re-tuckpoint (soft mortar) exterior wall $3 - $4.50 / square foot
Re-tuckpoint (hard mortar) exterior wall $6 - $8 / square foot
Parge foundation walls $3 - $4 / square foot
Damp roof foundation walls/install weeping tile $60 - $120 / linear foot

 

Foundations, footings and related structural work
ItemCost
Underpin one corner of house $3,500+
Underpin or add foundation $300+ / linear foot
Lower basement floor $150 - $300 / linear foot
Replace sill beam (concrete) $60+ / linear foot
Add basement support post and foundation $200 - $400
Repair low-level crack in concrete foundation $400 - $800

 

Electrical repairs or replacements
ItemCost
Upgrade service to 100 amps $1,200 - $1,800
Upgrade service to 200 amps $1,500 - $2,000
Installation of new circuit breaker panel $500 - $700
Add 120 volt circuit $150 - $250
Add 240 volt circuit $250 - $350
Add standard (2 prong) receptacle $75 - $150
Replace standard (2 prong) receptacle with ground fault receptacle (3 prong) $60 - $90
Install alarm system (including fire and burglar) $1,000+

 

Plumbing
ItemCost
Remove existing galvanized piping and replace with copper (one bathroom home) $2,000 - $2,500
Replace water line to home $1,500 - $3,500+
Replace toilet (price does not include toilet) $300+
Replace basin (price does not include sink) $200+
Replace bath tub (price does not include tub) $1,500+
Install whirlpool bath $3,000+
Replace shower stall pan $1,000 - $1,600
Replace laundry tubs $250 - $500
Connect waste plumbing to municipal sewers $3,000+
Install submersible pump $800+
Install suction or jet pump $400 - $600

 

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning
ItemCost
Install medium-efficiency forced-air furnace $1,700 - $2,500
Install medium-efficiency boiler $2,500 - $4,000
Install high-efficiency forced-air furnace $2,500 - $3,500
Install high-efficiency boiler $5,000 - $9,000
Remove oil tank from basement $200 - $400
Remove underground oil tank $3,500+
Install humidifier (drum type) (price does not include humidifier) $200 - $300
Install electronic air filter (price does not include electronic air filter) $500 - $800
Install circulating pump $400 - $600
Install chimney liner $300 - $700
Install set-back thermostat $100 - $300
Replace radiator valve $75 - $150
Clean ductwork $250+
Add central air-conditioning to existing forced-air $2,000 - $3,000
Convert hot water heating to forced-air (cape) $8,000 - $10,000
Convert hot water heating to forced-air (2-story) $15,000 - $20,000
Add heat pump to forced-air $3,000 - $4,000
Install air conditioning system $8,000 - $15,000
Install electric baseboard heater $150 - $250

 

Insulation
ItemCost
Insulate open attic $1 - $1.50 / square foot
Insulation blown into flat roof or cathedral ceiling $2 - $3.50 / square foot
Add attic ventilation $40 - $50 / vent

 

Fireplaces
ItemCost
Convert coal-burning fireplace to wood burning $800+
Install gas insert into existing fireplace $2,500+
Install masonry fireplace (existing flue) $2,000+
Install zero-clearance fireplace $2,500+
Install glass doors on fireplace $300

 

Carpentry
ItemCost
Refinish hardwood floors (sand, stain and varnish) $1.50 - $3 / square foot
Drywall over plaster $1.50 - $2.50 / square foot
Install replacement windows $200 - $400 / window
Install storm windows $75 - $200 / window
Install skylight $500+
Kitchen remodel $8,000+
Painting - trim only $1,500 - $2,500+
Painting - trim and walls $3,000+
Install medium basement bathroom $4,000+
Remodel four piece bathroom $6,000+
Build a deck $12 - $20 / square foot
Rebuild exterior stairs $3,500 - $5,000
Build detached garage (1 car) $8,000+
Build detached garage (2 car) $12,000+
 
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