Home Improvement Costs for 2006

 


Article by: Gil Strachan

The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs , Is an Electric Fireplace Right for You? and improvements , DonÂ’t leave your blinds hanging - Vertical blinds cleaning tips to a typical three bedroom home. , Dishwasher Detergent Cup – A Sticky Situation The costs are based on information , How To Get A Rebate for Going Solar In California obtained in the east-central area of Ontario. Our experience has shown that actual contractor , Why Invest In A Gazebo? quotations can vary by as much as 300%. It is advisable to obtain estimates from more than one contractor. , How To Choose Outdoor Carpeting

Roofing/Flashings/Chimneys

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles $1.25-$2.00 per sq.ft.
Strip and reshingle on medium sloped roof , Home Office Edition $2.50-$3.50 per sq.ft.
Strip and reshingle on steep, high or complex roof , Home Energy Audit - Fireplaces, Attics and More $4.00-$6.00 per sq.ft.
Strip and re-roof with cedar shingles $5.00-$9.00 per sq.ft.
Strip and replace built-up tar and gravel , Memories in Wood: Knowing Closets roof $5.00-$8.00 per sq.ft. (min. $1000)
Strip and replace single-ply membrane $5.00-$8.00 per sq.ft. (min. $750)
Reflash typical skylight or chimney , Asphalt Paving Driveway Maintenance Tips $300.00-$500.00
Rebuild typical chimney , Getting Started with Kitchen Remodeling above roof , Advantages of Satellite TV line $100.00-$200.00 per lin.ft. (min. $300)
Repoint typical chimney , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money above roof , Choose Your New Kitchen Countertop Wisely Or Be Very Sorry Later line $6.00-$8.00 per sq.ft. (min. $250)

Exterior

Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts $4.00-$5.00 per lin.ft. (min. $500)
Install aluminum soffits and fascia $8.00-$12.00 per lin.ft.
Install aluminum or vinyl siding $3.50-$5.00 per sq.ft.
Repoint exterior wall , Getting Started with Kitchen Remodeling (soft mortar) $3.00-4.50 per sq.ft. (min. $200)
Repoint exterior wall , Buying A Sauna? Read This Before You Buy Your First Sauna (hard mortar) $6.00-$8.00 per sq.ft. (min. $200)
Parge foundation walls , Contemporary Bedroom Furniture: Planning A Bed $3.00-$4.00 per sq.ft.
Dampproof foundation walls , 10 ways to cut your electric bill and install weeping tile , Asphalt Paving Driveway Maintenance Tips $100.00-$150.00 per lin.ft. (min. $1000)
Install a deck , Choose Your New Kitchen Countertop Wisely Or Be Very Sorry Later $18.00-$25.00 per sq.ft. (min. $1000)
Resurface existing asphalt driveway $2.50-$4.00 per sq.ft.
Install interlocking brick driveway $6.00-$8.00 per sq.ft.
Rebuild exterior basement , Getting Started with Kitchen Remodeling stairwell $3500.00-$5000.00
Build detached garage , Laminate Floors (single) $8000.00 and up
Build detached garage , Home Renovation - How's and Why's (double) $12000.00 and up
Build retaining wall , Contemporary Furniture - What Style is For You? (wood) $20.00-$25.00 per sq.ft. (min. $500)
Build retaining wall , Real Estate: Points for Purchasers (concrete) $30.00-$40.00 per sq.ft. (min $500)
Painting , Custom Kitchen Cabinets. What you Need to Know. (trim only) $1500.00-$2500.00
Painting , How To Get A Rebate for Going Solar In California (trim and wall , Why Do Duct Cleaning Prices Differ So Much? surfaces) $3000.00 and up

Structure

Underpin one corner of house , Advantages of Satellite TV $3500.00 and up
Underpin or add foundations $300.00 and up per lin.ft. (min. $3000)
Lower basement floor , Ceramic Tile ing- The Healthy House Choice by underpinning and/or bench , Buying A Sauna? Read This Before You Buy Your First Sauna footings $150.00-$300.00 per lin.ft. (min. $5000)
Replace deteriorating sill beam with concrete , Different Types of Water Filters $60.00 and up per lin.ft. (min. $500)
Install basement , Home Renovation - How's and Why's support post with proper foundation $300.00-$400.00
Perform chemical treatment for termites $1300.00 and up
Repair , Is an Electric Fireplace Right for You? minor crack in poured concrete , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money foundation $400.00-$800.00

Electrical

Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps (including new panel) $1000.00-$1300.00
Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps (if new panel not required) $500.00-$700.00
Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps $1800.00-$2200.00
Install new circuit breaker panel $500.00-$700.00
Replace circuit breaker (20 amp or less) $50.00-$100.00
Add 120 volt circuit $150.00-$250.00
Add 240 volt circuit $250.00-$350.00
Add conventional receptacle $75.00-$150.00
Replace conventional receptacle with ground fault circuit receptacle $60.00-$90.00
Replace conventional receptacle with aluminum compatible type (CO/ALR)(assuming several are required) $10.00-$15.00 ea.
Upgrade entire house , Ceiling Fans Look Great and Save You Money with aluminum compatible receptacles, connectors, etc. $500.00-$700.00
Rewire outlet with reversed polarity (assuming electrician already there) $5.00-$10.00 ea.

Heating

Install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace $1700.00-$2500.00
Install high-efficiency forced-air furnace $3000.00-$4000.00
Install humidifier $200.00-$400.00
Install electronic air , Modern Metal Storage Buildings filter $500.00-$800.00
Install mid-efficiency boiler $2500.00-$4000.00
Install high-efficiency boiler $5000.00-$9000.00
Rebuild firepot (refractory) on boiler $500.00-$800.00
Install circulating pump , Grandfather Clocks: How to Set One Up In Your Home $400.00-$600.00
Install chimney , Contemporary Bedroom Furniture: Planning A Bed liner for gas , Memories in Wood: Knowing Closets appliance $300.00-$700.00
Install chimney , How to choose a mattress? liner for oil appliance $700.00-$1800.00
Install programmable thermostat $200.00-$300.00
Remove oil tank from basement , Contemporary Bedroom Furniture: Planning A Bed $400.00 and up
Remove abandoned underground oil tank $3000.00 and up
Replace radiator valve $75.00-$150.00
Add electric , Home Energy Audit - Fireplaces, Attics and More baseboard heater $250.00-$350.00
Convert from hot water , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money heating to forced-air (bungalow) $8000.00-$10000.00
Convert from hot water , Grandfather Clocks: How to Set One Up In Your Home heating to forced-air (two storey) $15000.00-$20000.00
Clean ductwork $250.00 and up

Cooling/Heat Pumps

Add central air , Why Do Duct Cleaning Prices Differ So Much? conditioning on existing forced-air system $2000.00-$3000.00
Add heat , Real Estate: Points for Purchasers pump to forced-air system $4000.00-$5000.00
Replace heat , Grandfather Clocks: How to Set One Up In Your Home pump or air , Custom Kitchen Cabinets. What you Need to Know. conditioning condenser $1200.00-$2000.00
Install independant air , Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas conditioning system $8000.00-$15000.00

Insulation

Insulate open attic to modern standards $0.50-$1.25 per sq.ft.
Blow insulation into flat roof, , Getting Started with Kitchen Remodeling cathedral ceiling or wall , Ceiling Fans Look Great and Save You Money cavity $2.00-$3.50 per sq.ft.
Improve attic ventilation $40.00-$50.00 per vent

Plumbing

Replace galvanized piping with copper , Incorporate an Energy Efficiency Retrofit into Your Home Improvement in Calgary, Alberta (2 story with one bathroom) $2000.00-$2500.00
Replace water , Getting Started with Kitchen Remodeling line to house , Real Estate: Points for Purchasers $1500.00-$3500.00
Replace toilet $300.00 and up
Replace basin, including faucets $350.00 and up
Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile , A Collage of Ceramics: Which Would Look Best with Your Home Renovation? and faucets $2000.00 and u
Install whirlpool bath, including faucets $3000.00 and up
Retile bathtub enclosure $800.00-$1200.00
Replace leaking shower , Home Energy Audit - Fireplaces, Attics and More stall pan $1000.00-$1600.00
Rebuild tile , Home Energy Audit - Fireplaces, Attics and More shower stall $1500.00-$2500.00
Replace laundry , Finding the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash tubs $250.00-$500.00
Remodel four-piece bathroom , Hiring A Home Improvement Trade Online completely $6000.00 and up
Connect waste plumbing , Memories in Wood: Knowing Closets system to municipal sewers $3000.00 and up
Install submersible pump , Modern Metal Storage Buildings $800.00 and up
Install suction or jet pump , Modern Metal Storage Buildings $400.00-$600.00
Install modest basement , When To Purchase Window Replacements bathroom $4000.00 and up

Interior

Add drywall over plaster $1.50-$2.50 per sq.ft.
Sand , Dishwasher Detergent Cup – A Sticky Situation and refinish hardwood floors , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money $1.50-$3.00 per sq.ft.
Install replacement windows , Buying A Sauna? Read This Before You Buy Your First Sauna $30.00-$50.00 per sq.ft.
Install storm window , An Overview of Aluminium, Plastic and Timber Conservatories $100.00-$200.00
Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed-in) $2000.00 and up
Install zero-clearance firelace (including chimney) $3000.00 and up
Install glass doors , Finding the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash on fireplace $300.00 and up
Install skylight $1500.00-$3000.00
Remodel kitchen , Memories in Wood: Knowing Closets completely $10,000.00 and up
Install conventional alarm , Incorporate an Energy Efficiency Retrofit into Your Home Improvement in Calgary, Alberta system $1000.00 and up
Copyright Gil Strachan - All rights reserved.

Gil Strachan is a professional home , Buyers Guide For Modern Mailboxes inspector, representing Electrospec Home , De-humidify Immediately for a Safer - Your Children Will Thank You Inspection Services in east-central Ontario, Canada since 1994. Visit http://www.allaroundthehouse.com to learn more about home , Office Edition inspections.

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