Home Repair Cost

Your Home.. Typical Repair Cost

Inspectors do not perform repairs and we do not normally provide price estimates in our inspection reports, ¬†however, we have developed this list to serve as a guideline and to provide “ball park” estimates for common items. These costs are for a typical small to medium house in Southern California. Additional factors such as difficult access and location could increase cost substantially.¬†It is highly recommended to get a signed bids by three or more qualified contractors whenever possible. Keep in mind that the lowest bid may not be the least expensive in the long term.

ELECTRICAL

  • Upgrade service to 125 amps $1,800 to $2,400.
  • Install 120-volt outlet $175 to $275 each.
  • Install 240-volt outlet $400 to $800 each.
  • Install GFCI outlet $100 to $175 each.
  • Correct reverse polarity $50 to $85 each.
  • Add grounding to outlet $95 to $165 each.
  • Install battery smoke detector $30 to $45 each.

HEATING / COOLING

  • Install central A.C. system $4,800 to $8,500.
  • Install new forced-air furnace $2,500 to $5,000.
  • Replace A.C. compressor $1,400 to $2,700.
  • Service A.C. system $150 to $450.
  • Service furnace $150 to $500.
  • Remove ducts with asbestos $1,900 to $2,800.
  • Install new flexible ducting $2,500 to $3,500.
  • Install new wall furnace $1,300 to $2,800.
  • Replace condenser pump $400 to $700.

PLUMBING

  • Replace galvanized piping with copper $2,700 to $5,000 per floor.
  • Install new waste piping to street $3,500 to $7,000.
  • Reset toilet (excluding floor damage) $200 to $300.
  • Install new toilet $350 to $450.
  • Replace water heater $1100 to $1,900.
  • Install pressure / temperature valve $200 to $450.
  • Replace shower pan $1,200 to $1,900.
  • Replace tile shower $1,500 to $4,000.
  • Replace faucet $150 to $250.

INTERIOR

  • Painting $400 to $800 per room.
  • Rebuild masonry fire box $900 to $2,000.
  • Install prefabricated fireplace $3,500 to $7,000.
  • Replace main entry door $700 to $10,000
  • Major bathroom remodel $9,000 to $18,000.
  • Major kitchen remodel $16,000 to $65,000.

FLOORING

  • Refinish hardwood floors $3 to $5 per sq. ft.
  • Buff hardwood and apply finish only $1 to $2.50 per sq. ft.
  • Install Laminate wood floor $3 to $6 per sq. ft.
  • Carpet covering $24 to 55 per yard.
  • Tile covering $8 to $32 per sq. ft.

EXTERIOR

  • Paint building exterior $3,500 to $7,000.
  • Replace windows $400 to $750 each.
  • Wooden deck $35 to $75 per sq. ft.
  • Exterior wooden staircases $2,500 to $3,500 per story.
  • Wooden fencing $25 to $45 per linear ft.
  • Metal fencing $29 to 49$ per linear ft.
  • Build detached garage $125 to $175 per sq. ft.
  • Build addition $165 to $450 per sq. ft.

FOUNDATION

  • Install anchor bolts $1,500 to $3,000.
  • Install subarea shear paneling $2,000 to $4,000.
  • Extensive seismic retrofit $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Install cap on foundation wall $100 to $150 per ft.
  • Replace low foundation wall $185 to $350+ per ft.
  • Install footing under precast pier $300 to $600 each.

ATTIC INSULATION

  • Fiberglass batt 6-inch thick R-19 $1.25 to $2.45 per sq. ft.
  • Fiberglass batt 9-inch thick R-30 $1.75 to $3.25 per sq. ft.

ROOFING & GUTTER

To install an area of 100 square feet (10 x 10):

  • Composition shingles $200 to $400.
  • Cap sheet built-up roofing $350 to $500.
  • Gravel surfaced built-up roofing $395 to $500.
  • Modified bitumen roofing $395 to $540.
  • Tile $800 to $1,600+.
  • Strip roofing & install new sheathing $95 to $135 per sq. ft.
  • Install skylight $1,800 to $3,700
  • Install new rain gutters and downspouts $8 to $13 per ft.