Repair Cost

The following costs are intended as general cost estimates for repairs and/or improvements to 
a typical two bedroom home. The scope and size of a project will dramatically affect actual 
costs. Also the quality and price of materials used varies widely. The information listed below 
should be used for basic planning and exploratory purposes only.

Roofing - Flashings - Chimneys

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles
$1.25 - $2 / sq. ft.

Strip and re-shingle with conventional shingles
$2 - $3 / sq. ft

Strip and re-roof with cedar shingles
$5 - $7 per sq. ft.

Strip and replace built-up tar and gravel roof
$4 - $6 / sq. ft.

Strip and replace single-ply membrane
$4 - 6 / sq. ft.

Reflash typical chimney
$300 - $500

Reflash typical skylight
$300 - $500

Rebuild typical chimney above roof line
$100-$200 / lin. ft.

Repoint typical chimney above roof line
$20-$30 / row

Exterior Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspout's
$3 - $5 / lin. ft.

Soffits - Fascias - Repointing - Water Proofing

Install aluminum soffits and fascia
$8 - $12 / lin. ft

Install aluminum or vinyl siding
$3 - $4.50 / sq. ft.

Repoint exterior wall (soft mortar)
$3 - 4.50 / sq. ft

Repoint exterior wall (hard mortar)
$6 - $8 / sq. ft.

Parge foundation walls
$3 - $4 / sq. ft.

Damp proof foundation walls and install weeping tile
$60-$120 / lin. ft.

Garages - Decks - Retaining Walls - Foundation

Install a deck
$12- $20 / sq. ft.

Rebuild exterior basement stairwell
$3500 - $5000

Build detached garage(single)
$8000 and up

Build detached garage (double)
$12000 and up

Build retaining wall (wood)
$20 - $25 /sq. ft.

Build retaining wall (concrete)
$30 - $40 / sq. ft.

Structure Underpin one corner of house
$3500 and up

Underpin or add foundations
$300 + /lin. ft.

Lower basement floor by underpinning and/or bench footings
$150-$300 / lin. ft.

Replace deteriorating sill beam with concrete
$60 and up/ lin. ft.

Install basement support post with proper foundation
$200 - $400

Perform chemical treatment for termites
$500 and up

Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation
$400 - $800

Electric Repairs - Upgrades

Electrical Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps
$1200-1800

Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps
$1500 - $2000

Install new circuit breaker panel
$500 - $700

Add 120 volt circuit
$150 - $250

Add 240 volt circuit
$250 - $350

Add conventional receptacle
$75 - $150

Replace conventional receptacle with ground fault circuit receptacle
$60 - $90

Rewire electrical outlet with reversed polarity
(assuming electrician already there)
$5 - $10 ea.

Install conventional alarm system fire- burg
$1000 and up

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Heating Systems - Air Conditioning

Heating install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace
$1700 - $2500

Install high-efficiency forced-air furnace
$2500 - $3500

Install drum-type humidifier
$200 - $300

Install electronic air filter
$500 - $800

Install mid-efficiency boiler
$2500 - $4000

Install high-efficiency boiler
$5000 - $9000

Rebuild firepot (refractory) on boiler
$500 - $800

Install circulating pump
$400 - $600

Install chimney liner
$300 - $700

Install set-back thermostat
$100 - $300

Remove oil tank from basement
$200 - $400

Remove abandoned underground oil tank
$3500 and up

Replace radiator valve
$75 - $150

Add electric baseboard heater
$150 - $250

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (cape)
$8000 - $10000

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (two story)
$15000 - $20000

Clean ductwork
$250 and up

Cooling/Heat Pumps Add central air conditioning on existing forced-air system
$2000-$3000

Add heat pump to forced-air system
$3000-$4000

Replace heat pump or air conditioning compressor
$800 - $1400

Install independent air conditioning system
$8000 - $15000

Insulation

Insulation Insulate open attic to modern standards
$1 - $1.50 / sq. ft.

Blow insulation into flat roof, cathedral ceiling or wall cavity
$2 - $3.50 /sq. ft.

Improve attic ventilation
$40 - $50 per vent

Plumbing

Plumbing Replace galvanized piping with copper (2 story with one bathroom)
$2000 - $2500

Replace water line to house
$1500 - $3500

Replace toilet
$300 and up

Replace basin
$200 and up

Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile
$1500 and up

Install whirlpool bath
$3000 and up

Retile bathtub enclosure
$800 - $1200

Replace leaking shower stall pan
$1000 - $1600

Rebuild tile shower stall
$1500 - $2500

Replace laundry tubs
$250 - $500

Remodel four-piece bathroom completely
$6000 and up

Connect waste plumbing system to municipal sewers
$3000 and up

Install submersible pump
$800 and up

Install suction or jet pump
$400 - $600

Install modest basement bathroom
$4000 and up

Carpentry - Finish Work

Sand and refinish hardwood floors
$1.50 - $3 /sq. ft.

Interior add drywall over plaster
$1.50-$2.50 /sq. ft

Install replacement windows
$200 - $400 ea

Install storm windows
$75 - $200 ea.

Install skylight
$500 and up

Remodel kitchen completely
$8000 and up

Painting (trim only)
$1500 - $2500

Painting (trim and wall surfaces)
$3000 and up

Fireplaces - Stoves

Repoint chimney (2 story)
$700 and up

Convert coal-burning fireplace to wood-burning unit
$800 and up

Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed - in )
$2000 and up

Install zero-clearance fireplace (including chimney)
$2500 and up

Install glass doors on fireplace
$300 and up

Install gas Insert into existing fireplace
$2500 and up
The following costs are intended as general cost estimates for repairs and/or improvements to
 
a typical two bedroom home. The scope and size of a project will dramatically affect actual 
costs. Also the quality and price of materials used varies widely. The information listed below 
should be used for basic planning and exploratory purposes only.

Roofing - Flashings - Chimneys

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles
$1.25 - $2 / sq. ft.

Strip and re-shingle with conventional shingles
$2 - $3 / sq. ft

Strip and re-roof with cedar shingles
$5 - $7 per sq. ft.

Strip and replace built-up tar and gravel roof
$4 - $6 / sq. ft.

Strip and replace single-ply membrane
$4 - 6 / sq. ft.

Reflash typical chimney
$300 - $500

Reflash typical skylight
$300 - $500

Rebuild typical chimney above roof line
$100-$200 / lin. ft.

Repoint typical chimney above roof line
$20-$30 / row

Exterior Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspout's
$3 - $5 / lin. ft.

Soffits - Fascias - Repointing - Water Proofing

Install aluminum soffits and fascia
$8 - $12 / lin. ft

Install aluminum or vinyl siding
$3 - $4.50 / sq. ft.

Repoint exterior wall (soft mortar)
$3 - 4.50 / sq. ft

Repoint exterior wall (hard mortar)
$6 - $8 / sq. ft.

Parge foundation walls
$3 - $4 / sq. ft.

Damp proof foundation walls and install weeping tile
$60-$120 / lin. ft.

Garages - Decks - Retaining Walls - Foundation

Install a deck
$12- $20 / sq. ft.

Rebuild exterior basement stairwell
$3500 - $5000

Build detached garage(single)
$8000 and up

Build detached garage (double)
$12000 and up

Build retaining wall (wood)
$20 - $25 /sq. ft.

Build retaining wall (concrete)
$30 - $40 / sq. ft.

Structure Underpin one corner of house
$3500 and up

Underpin or add foundations
$300 + /lin. ft.

Lower basement floor by underpinning and/or bench footings
$150-$300 / lin. ft.

Replace deteriorating sill beam with concrete
$60 and up/ lin. ft.

Install basement support post with proper foundation
$200 - $400

Perform chemical treatment for termites
$500 and up

Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation
$400 - $800

Electric Repairs - Upgrades

Electrical Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps
$1200-1800

Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps
$1500 - $2000

Install new circuit breaker panel
$500 - $700

Add 120 volt circuit
$150 - $250

Add 240 volt circuit
$250 - $350

Add conventional receptacle
$75 - $150

Replace conventional receptacle with ground fault circuit receptacle
$60 - $90

Rewire electrical outlet with reversed polarity
(assuming electrician already there)
$5 - $10 ea.

Install conventional alarm system fire- burg
$1000 and up

TOP

Heating Systems - Air Conditioning

Heating install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace
$1700 - $2500

Install high-efficiency forced-air furnace
$2500 - $3500

Install drum-type humidifier
$200 - $300

Install electronic air filter
$500 - $800

Install mid-efficiency boiler
$2500 - $4000

Install high-efficiency boiler
$5000 - $9000

Rebuild firepot (refractory) on boiler
$500 - $800

Install circulating pump
$400 - $600

Install chimney liner
$300 - $700

Install set-back thermostat
$100 - $300

Remove oil tank from basement
$200 - $400

Remove abandoned underground oil tank
$3500 and up

Replace radiator valve
$75 - $150

Add electric baseboard heater
$150 - $250

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (cape)
$8000 - $10000

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (two story)
$15000 - $20000

Clean ductwork
$250 and up

Cooling/Heat Pumps Add central air conditioning on existing forced-air system
$2000-$3000

Add heat pump to forced-air system
$3000-$4000

Replace heat pump or air conditioning compressor
$800 - $1400

Install independent air conditioning system
$8000 - $15000

Insulation

Insulation Insulate open attic to modern standards
$1 - $1.50 / sq. ft.

Blow insulation into flat roof, cathedral ceiling or wall cavity
$2 - $3.50 /sq. ft.

Improve attic ventilation
$40 - $50 per vent

Plumbing

Plumbing Replace galvanized piping with copper (2 story with one bathroom)
$2000 - $2500

Replace water line to house
$1500 - $3500

Replace toilet
$300 and up

Replace basin
$200 and up

Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile
$1500 and up

Install whirlpool bath
$3000 and up

Retile bathtub enclosure
$800 - $1200

Replace leaking shower stall pan
$1000 - $1600

Rebuild tile shower stall
$1500 - $2500

Replace laundry tubs
$250 - $500

Remodel four-piece bathroom completely
$6000 and up

Connect waste plumbing system to municipal sewers
$3000 and up

Install submersible pump
$800 and up

Install suction or jet pump
$400 - $600

Install modest basement bathroom
$4000 and up

Carpentry - Finish Work

Sand and refinish hardwood floors
$1.50 - $3 /sq. ft.

Interior add drywall over plaster
$1.50-$2.50 /sq. ft

Install replacement windows
$200 - $400 ea

Install storm windows
$75 - $200 ea.

Install skylight
$500 and up

Remodel kitchen completely
$8000 and up

Painting (trim only)
$1500 - $2500

Painting (trim and wall surfaces)
$3000 and up

Fireplaces - Stoves

Repoint chimney (2 story)
$700 and up

Convert coal-burning fireplace to wood-burning unit
$800 and up

Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed - in )
$2000 and up

Install zero-clearance fireplace (including chimney)
$2500 and up

Install glass doors on fireplace
$300 and up

Install gas Insert into existing fireplace
$2500 and up