Home Upgrade Estimates

How much will it cost to make those home improvement changes?

How much will it cost to make those home improvement changes?

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RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING ESTIMATES CURTESY OF PILAR TO POST HOME INSPECTIONS

Electrical

Retrofit

receptacle - rewire reverse polarity $50-$75

standard light fixture $125-$200

receptacle - replace conventional with GFCI $100-$125

receptacle-CO/ALR (aluminum) $75-$100

receptacle - stove/dryer $100-$125

receptacle-conventional $125-$150

receptacle-split $175-$250

receptacle - exterior with cover $175-$250

fluorescent light fixture $180-$250

ground-public system $90-$120

ground-private system (with ground rods) $250-$300

exhaust fan-bathroom $160-$175

exhaust fan-oven $250-$300

exterior light fixture $125-$250

doorbell system $100-$120

dryer duct $125-$175

hardwired smoke detector $75-$125

attic ventilator-mechanical $300

baseboard heater (4') $180-$550

celing fan $250

Upgrade

breaker panel-auxilliary $125-$300

circuit breaker (replace) $75-$100

knob and tube wiring (replace) $7,500-$12,000

200 amp (existing panel) $1,200-$1,500

120/240 volt circuit $250-$500

breaker panel-main $750-$900

100 amp (new panel) $1,200-$1,500

100 amp (existing panel) $750-$1,000

200 amp (new panel) $2,000-$2,500

Garage/Driveway/Walkway

Driveway

concrete (stamped) $6-$10 / sq.ft.

interlock brick/stone $8-$10 / sq.ft.

asphalt paving (existing base) $4-$6 / sq.ft.

asphalt paving (new base) $4-$7 / sq.ft.

asphalt (seal) $60-$75

Garage

detached block-single $20,000+

detached block-double $25,000+

removal of existing garage $1,500+

detached carport $5,000+

detached wood frame-single $10,000+

detached wood frame-double $15,000+

Overhead Doors

wood-double (sectional) $1,800

metal-single (one piece) $850

metal-double (one piece) $1,250

wood-single (one piece) $1,000

automatic garage door opener $450

cladboard-single $600-$800

cladboard-double $1,000-$1,200

Heating and Cooling

Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

heat recovery ventilator (HRV) $1,800-$2,500

heat pump $5,000-$6,000

central A/C attic mounted;separate duct $10,000

compressor (replace) $1,500-$1,700

condenser (replace) $1,800-$2,500

air handler 3-ton (vertical) $1,400-$1,800

air handler 3-ton (horiziontal) $1,800-$2,000

central a/c existing duct $1,800-$3,000

Forced-Air System

metal lin.ft.(existing chimney flue) $600-$1,000

gas-high efficiency $3,500-$4,500

humidifier-drum type $100-$150

humidifier-flow through type $400-$450

convert hot water to forced air (1 story) $7,500-$10,000

electronic air filter $600-$900

gas-mid efficiency $2,500-$3,000

blower/motor $350-$500

clean duct $180-$300

convert oil to gas (1 story) $2,500-$3,000

air duct (new) $4,000

air duct (retrofit) $6,000

annual service $100-$150

Hot Water System

radiator/boiler removal $1,500-$2,500

radiator $600-$900

radiator valve $125-$200

gas boiler-standard $3,000-$4,500

gas boiler-high efficiency $6,500-$10,000

removal of oil tank from basement $400-$600

circulating pump $600-$750

cast iron radiator $600-$700

expansion tank $300-$400

Interior

Ceiling/Wall

walls painting (3 coats) $1 / sq.ft.

wallpaper $5-$10 / sq.ft.

plaster (over existing plaster) $2-$3 / sq.ft.

stucco / stipple $2 / sq.ft.

walls (insulations/drywall) $3 / sq.ft.

acoustic ceiling (suspended) $5 / sq.ft.

baseboard/door/window casing $3 / lin.ft.

drywall over plaster $2-$3 / sq.ft.

Doors

patio $2,000

storm-aluminum $200-$300

exterior - panel $1,000

interior panel $500

french $1,000

bi-fold-louver $800

bi-fold-panel $600

custom with casing / hardware $500

Fireplaces

metal box insert $1,000-$2,500

masonry with flue rough-in $5,000

wood stove $1,500-$3,000

glass door $500

hearth extension $400

flue cleaning $150

damper $150

brick replacement $400-$1,000

gas insert $2,500-$4,000

Floor

hardwoord - refinish $2-$5 / sq.ft.

vinyl - sheet $3-$8 / sq.ft.

vinyl - tile $3-$8 / sq.ft.

ceramic tile $5-$10 / sq.ft.

hardwood $5-$10 / sq.ft.

hardwood (prefinished) $10-$15 / sq.ft.

carpet-clean $100 / room

carpet-outdoor $2 / sq.ft.

carpet and underpad $5-$10 / sq.ft.

Insulation

R32 - batt $1-$2 / sq.ft.

R32 - loose $1-$4 / sq.ft.

wall/roof cavity $1-$4 / sq.ft.

rigid exterior (prior to finish) $1-$1 / sq.ft.

R20 - batt $1-$1 / sq.ft.

R20 - loose $-$1 / sq.ft.

Kitchen/Bathroom

kitchen renovation $7,500

bathroom renovation $5,000

kitchen cabinet $50-$100 / lin.ft.

kitchen counter-laminate $40 / lin.ft.

kitchen counter-marble $75 / lin.ft.

Security System

wired system $1,500

wirless motion detectors $500

alarm monitoring $30 / month

alarm system $2,500

intercom system (retrofit) $1,500

Stairs/Railings

stair railing $40-$60 / lin.ft.

curved stair - oak $7,000+

spiral stair - oak $5,000+

standard stair - oak $1,000+

Windows

storm-aluminum $75-$175

thermal glass (existing frame) $30 / sq.ft.

skylight $750+

slider-aluminum $30 / sq.ft.

slider-aluminum (replace) $25 / sq.ft.

casement $60 / sq.ft.

double hung $50 / sq.ft.

double hung (replace) $40 / sq.ft.

awning $50 / sq.ft.

awning/casement (replace) $45 / sq.ft.

bay/bow $50-$60 / sq.ft.

Landscaping/Deck/Patio/Fence

Deck

pressure treated/cedar $15-$25 / sq.ft.

custom designed & built $50-$75 / sq.ft.

Fence

reset post in concrete $75

chain - link (4 ft.) $10-$15 / lin.ft.

wood - cedar (5 ft.) $15-$25 / lin.ft.

wood - presure treated (5 ft.) $10-$20 / lin.ft.

Landscaping

lay soil & sod $2-$5 / sq.ft.

Sprinkler system $1,000

retaining wall-concrete $50 / sq.ft.

retaining wall-wood $40 / sq.ft.

Patio

patio stone $6 / sq.ft.

concrete $15-$20 / sq.ft.

flagstone/fieldstone $20 / sq.ft.

interlock brick/stone $10-$15 / sq.ft.

Porch

steps-concrete $500

steps-wood $300

flooring $7 / lin.ft.

railing $200

skirting $20 / lin.ft.

Miscellaneous

General

central vacuum (retrofit) $1,000-$2,000

central vacuum (canister only) $1,000-$1,500

Plumbing

Bathroom

whirlpool bath/faucet $4,000

toilet-unclog $125-$200

tub enclosure-ceramic tile $2,500-$3,000

tub enclosure-plastic $600-$1,200

toilet-flush mechanism $125-$150

toilet-replace $400

toilet-replace seal $125-$250

shower connection $250

shower stall -plastic $900-$1,900

shower stall-ceramic tile $2,500-$3,000

basin-pedestal type $350

basin-vanity $250

bathtub-replace-retile $2,500

Kitchen

sink - porcelain $750-$850

sink - stainless steel $600-$750

dishwasher $650-$900

garbage disposer $200-$400

range hood $350-$500

Private Plumbing System

well-submerisble pump $1,200

well-suction / jet pump $600-$900

sewage waste pump $1,500-$1,700

well-shallow $30 / lin.ft.

well-deep $40 / lin.ft.

laundry tub and waste pump $500-$800

septic tank (1000 gal.) $2,500-$5,000

septic tank cleaning $180

Upgrade

water softner $900-$1,500

waste drain lines $2,500-$4,000

sump pump $175-$250

supply lines-1 story; up to 2 baths $1,800-$2,500

temperature and relief valve (replace) $60-$90

laundry tub /connection $350-$500

main water service $175-$200 / lin.ft.

main shut-off valve $175-$300

hoss bibb $120-$150

hot water tank (40 Gal Electric) $450-$500

hot water tank (40 Gal Gas) $600-$800

Roof/Eave/Flashing/Chimney

Chimney

Concrete cap (double flue) $200-$400

rain cap $100

reline flue $40-$50 / lin.ft.

Chimney extention $150-$250 / lin.ft.

chimney repointing $7-$10 / brick

concrete cap (single flue) $100-$250

Flashing

valley flashing $20-$30 / lin.ft.

wall flashing $5-$6 / lin.ft.

parapet wall flashing $30 / lin.ft.

roof vent $100

reflash skylight $400-$600

chimney flashing (sloped asphalt) $250-$400

chimney flashing (flat built-up) $350-$500

metal cricket at chinmney $250-$400

Flat Roofs

roll roofing asphalt (90lb) $1-$2 / sq.ft.

4 ply (tar and gravel) $5-$10 / sq.ft.

single ply membrane $5-$10 / sq.ft.

Gutters

downspout extension $15

soffits/fascia (Aluminum) $15 / lin.ft.

gutter cleaning $150

gutter/downspout -aluminum $6-$8 / lin.ft.

gutter/downspout -galvanized $5-$6 / lin.ft.

Sloped Roofs

wood shake/shingle $5-$7 / sq.ft.

Slate tile $30-$50 / sq.ft.

cedar shake/shingle $6-$9 / sq.ft.

clay tile $15-$20 / sq.ft.

concrete tile $8-$12 / sq.ft.

asphalt shingle (over existing) $1-$2 / sq.ft.

asphalt shingle (strip & re-shingle) $3-$4 / sq.ft.

asphalt shingle (high quality) $4-$6 / sq.ft.

Structure/Exterior

Exterior Door

patio door-brick wall (6ft) $2,500-$3,500

patio door-wood wall (6ft) $2,000-$3,000

aluminum storm door $350

metal insulated door $650-$750

patio door-replace $750-$1,500

Structure

roof sheathing (replace) $5-$7 / sq.ft.

underpinning $300-$500 / lin.ft

termite prevention (chemical soil treatment) $2,000

remove bearing wall $2,000-$3,000

remove partition wall $800-$1,600

re-support floor joist (sistering) $300-$500

foundation cracks (injection method) $400

lintel (masonry wall) $500-$750 / lin.ft

lower basement $200-$400 / lin.ft

basement support post/foundation $500

excavation/waterproofing $120-$150 / sq.ft.

foundation cracks (excavation method) $500-$1,000

addition (foundation to roof) $90-$120 / sq.ft.

basement entrance $5,000-$10,000

basement main beam $2,000

Wall System

brick repainting $5-$7 / sq.ft.

cedar siding $9-$12 / sq.ft.

brick veneer $9-$21 / sq.ft.

brick cleaning (unpainted) $2+ / sq.ft.

brick cleaning (painted) $5+ / sq.ft.

stucco $9-$11 / sq.ft.

vinyl siding $4-$5 / sq.ft.

aluminum siding $4-$5 / sq.ft.

Swimming Pool/Hot Tub

General

pump/filter $1,500

hot tub fiberglass $5,000+

pool-vinyl lined (16 ft. X 40 ft.) $10,000+

pool-concrete lined (16 ft. X 40 ft.) $15,000+

pool heater $2,000

LIFE EXPECTANCY

COMPONENT AVERAGE LIFE (YRS.)

Roof Covering

asphalt standard shingle 12-15

Plumbing

glavanized water pipe 20-25

hot water heater 5-15

septic/sewer pump 5-10

well pump 10

Appliances

dishwasher 5-12

Heating

oil tank 20

Cooling

central air 10-25

Heating

forced air furnace 10-25

Cooling

heat pump 10-15

Appliances

dryer 10-25

Roof Covering

asphalt premium shingle 15-30

wood shingle 10-20

Appliances

garbage disposal 5-12

Cooling

window air conditioning 10-20

Heating

water/steam boiler-cast iron 30-50

water/steam circulating pump 10-25

Appliances

oven/range 15-20

Roof Covering

concrete/clay tile 20-40

asbestos cement 40-80

Appliances

washing machine 5-15

Heating

water/steam boiler-welded steel 15-30

Roof Covering

slate tile 40-80

roll roofing 5-15

tar and gravel 15-25

metal 60

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