Home Improvement Costs

The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. Our experience has shown that actual contractor quotations can vary greatly. Naturally, the quality of workmanship & materials will influence costs. The complexity of the job, accessibility & even economic conditions can also alter actual costs.

What we recommend is reviewing three bids that are close in comparison.  If someone can do the repair for 1/3 the cost as everyone else, that should be a signal, why can they do it for that much less.  Beware with construction, you can literally get what you paid for.  You can always request a construction inspection, or return inspection to ensure complete repairs.

 

Roofing / Flashings / Chimneys

  • Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles $2.00 – $4.00 per sq.ft.
  • Strip and reshingle with conventional asphalt shingles $2.75- $5.50 per sq.ft.
  • Strip and reshingle with premium quality asphalt shingles $5.00 – $10.00 per sq .ft.
  • Strip and re-roof with cedar shingles $9.00 – $18.00 per sq .ft.
  • Strip and replace built-up tar and gravel roof $10.00 – $20.00 per sq.ft. (min. $1,000)
  • Strip and replace single-ply membrane $10.00 – $20.00 per sq.ft. (min. $1,000)
  • Reflash typical skylight or chimney $500.00 – $1000.00
  • Rebuild typical chimney above roof line $25.00 – $50.00 per row of brick.  (Min. $400)
  • Rebuild typical single flue chimney above roof line $200.00 – $400.00 per lin.ft. (min. $1,000)

 

Exterior

  • Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts $5.00 – $10.00 per lin.ft. (min. $500)
  • Install aluminum soffits and fascia $8.00 – $16.00 per lin.ft.
  • Install aluminum or vinyl siding $6.00 – $12.00 per sq.ft.
  • Repoint exterior wall (soft mortar) $3.00 – 6.00 per sq.ft. (min. $500)
  • Repoint exterior wall (hard mortar) $5.00 – $10.00 per sq.ft. (min. $500)
  • Parge foundation walls $3.00 – $6.00 per sq.ft.
  • Damp proof foundation walls and install weeping tile $150.00 – $300.00 per lin.ft. (min. $3,000)
  • Install a deck $25.00 – $50.00 per sq.ft. (min. $1,000)
  • Resurface existing asphalt driveway $2.00 – $4.00 per sq.ft.
  • Install interlocking brick driveway $8.00 – $16.00 per sq.ft.
  • Rebuild exterior basement stairwell $5000.00 and up
  • Build detached garage $70.00 – $140.00 per sq.ft.
  • Build retaining wall (wood) $20.00 – $40.00 per sq.ft. (min. $500)
  • Build retaining wall (concrete) $30.00 – $60.00 per sq.ft. (min.  $500)
  • Painting (trim only) $2000.00 – $4000.00 and up
  • Painting (trim and wall surfaces) $5000.00 and up

 

Structure

  • Underpin one corner of house $5000.00 and up
  • Underpin or add foundations $300.00 and up per lin.ft. (min. $3,000)
  • Lower basement floor by underpinning and/or bench footings $150.00 – $300.00 per lin.ft. (min. $5,000)
  • Replace deteriorating sill beam with concrete $60.00 and up per lin.ft. (min. $2,000)
  • Install basement support post with proper foundation $800.00 – $1600.00Perform chemical treatment for termites $2000.00 and up
  • Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation $400.00 – $800.00

 

Electrical

  • Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps(including new panel) $1200.00 – $3000.00
  • Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps(if suitably sized panel already exists) $800.00 – $1600.00
  • Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps $1700.00 – $3500.00
  • Install new circuit breaker panel $700.00 – $1400.00
  • Replace circuit breaker (20 amp or less) $100.00 – $200.00
  • Add 120 volt circuit (microwave, freezer, etc.) $150.00 – $300.00
  • Add 240 volt circuit (dryer, stove, etc.) $300.00 – $600.00
  • Add conventional receptacle $200.00 – $400.00
  • Replace conventional receptacle with ground fault circuit receptacle $70.00 -$140.00
  • Replace conventional receptacle with aluminum compatible type(CO/ALR)(assuming several are required) $60.00 – $120.00 ea.
  • Upgrade entire house with aluminum compatible receptacles, connectors,etc. $1000.00 – $2000.00
  • Rewire electrical outlet with reversed polarity(assuming electrician already there) $5.00 – $10.00 ea.
  • Replace knob & tube wiring with conventional wiring (per room) $1000.00 – $2000.00

 

Heating

  • Install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace $2500.00 – $5000.00
  • Install high-efficiency forced-air furnace $3500.00 – $7000.00
  • Install humidifier $300.00 – $600.00
  • Install electronic air filter $800.00 – $1600.00
  • Install mid-efficiency boiler $3500.00 – $7000.00
  • Install high-efficiency boiler $6000.00 – $12000.00
  • Install circulating pump $400.00 – $600.00
  • Install chimney liner for gas appliance $500.00 – $1000.00
  • Install chimney liner for oil appliance $700.00 – $1800.00
  • Install programmable thermostat $200.00 – $400.00
  • Replace indoor oil tank $1200.00 – $2500.00
  • Remove oil tank from basement $600.00 and up
  • Remove abandoned underground oil tank $10000.00 and up
  • Replace radiator valve $300.00 – $600.00
  • Add electric baseboard heater $250.00 – $500.00
  • Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (bungalow) $10000.00 – $20000.00
  • Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (two story) $15000.00 – $30000.00
  • Clean ductwork $300.00 – $600.00

 

Cooling / Heat Pumps

  • Add central air conditioning on existing forced-air system $3000.00 and up
  • Add heat pump to forced-air system $4000.00 – $8000.00
  • Replace heat pump or air conditioning condenser $1200.00 – $2500.00Install independent air conditioning system $10000.00 – $20000.00
  • Install ductless air conditioning system $3000.00 – $7000.00

 

Insulation

  • Insulate open attic to modern standards $0.80 – $1.60 per sq.ft.
  • Blow insulation into flat roof, cathedral ceiling or wall cavity $2.00 – $4.00 per sq.ft.
  • Improve attic ventilation $30.00 – $60.00 per vent

 

Plumbing

  • Replace galvanized piping with copper
  • (2 story with one bathroom) $2500.00 – $5000.00
  • Replace water line to house $2000.00 and up
  • Replace toilet $500.00 and up
  • Replace basin, including faucets $750.00 and up
  • Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile and faucets $2500.00 and up
  • Install whirlpool bath, including faucets $3500.00 and up
  • Retile bathtub enclosure $1000.00 – $2000.00
  • Replace leaking shower stall pan $1000.00 – $2000.00
  • Rebuild tile shower stall $2500.00 – $5000.00
  • Replace laundry tubs $400.00 – $800.00
  • Remodel four-piece bathroom completely $6000.00 – $50000.00
  • Connect waste plumbing system to municipal sewers $5000.00 and up
  • Install submersible pump $1000.00 and up
  • Install suction or jet pump $700.00 and up
  • Install modest basement bathroom $6000.00 and up

 

Interior

  • Add drywall over plaster $4.00 – $8.00 per sq.ft.
  • Sand and refinish hardwood floors $2.00 – $4.00 per sq.ft.
  • Install replacement windows $40.00 – $120.00 per sq.ft.
  • Install storm window $200.00 – $400.00
  • Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed-in) $3000.00 and up
  • Install zero-clearance fireplace (including chimney) $3500.00 and up
  • Install glass doors on fireplace $300.00 and up
  • Install skylight $3000.00
  • Remodel kitchen completely $10,000.00 – $110000.00
  • Install gas fireplace $3500.00 and up

Peace of Mind Inspections offers construction inspection, home inspections and other kinds of inspection services to ensure your home or business is properly inspected by a trained professional. Call us at: (888) 204-7741 for more information or to schedule an inspection.

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3802 East 3rd St Suite # 208
Bloomington, IN 47401
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