Repair Expense Guide

The Denver Repair Expense Guide is to be used as estimates based on national averages; local rates of fees may vary. Always get at least 2 quotes in writing and check references of each contractor. (Use for “ball-park” figuring only.)

EXTERIOR

  • Wooden deck $30 to $50 per sq. ft.
  • Wooden fencing $25 to $35 per linear ft.
  • Resurface asphalt driveway $2 to $4 per sq. ft.
  • Concrete flat work $3 to $5 per sq. ft.
  • Build addition $60 to $100 per sq. ft.
  • Replace windows $400 to $600 each
  • Paint building exterior $3000 to $6000

ROOFING

A single story 1500 sq.ft. home with a sloped roof and over hanging eaves will usually require about 1800 to 2000 sq. ft. or 18 to 20 “squares” of roofing material.

  • To install one square (100 sq. ft.):
    • composition shingles $150 to $200
    • wood shakes $300 to $400
    • gravel surfaced built-up roofing $250 to $350
    • tile $600 to $1200
    • strip roofing materials and install new sheathing $50 to $100
  • Install new rain gutters and downspouts $5 to $8 per lin. ft.
  • Install skylight $1500 to $2000
  • Reflash skylight/chimney $300.00 to $500.00
  • Rebuild chimney $100.00 to $200.00 per vertical ln.ft.
  • Repoint masonry chimney $6.00 to $8.00 per sq.ft.

INTERIOR

  • Painting $400 to $600 per room
  • Rebuild masonry fire box $500 to $800
  • Install prefabricated fireplace $3000 to $5000
  • Major bathroom remodel $5000 to $10,000
  • Major kitchen remodel $10,000 to $50,000
  • Retile bathtub enclosure$800 to $1200
  • Replace leaking shower stall pan$1000 to $1600
  • Sand and refinish hardwood floors $1.50 to $3.00 per sq.ft.
  • Install replacement windows $300 to $1000 ea

ELECTRICAL

  • Upgrade electrical service to 100-200 amps $700.00 to $2200.00
  • Install new subpanel $500.00 to $700.00
  • Replace fuse panel $400 to $800 each
  • Install 120 volt circuit $150 to $200 each
  • Install 240 volt circuit $300 to $500 each
  • Install electrical outlet (switch, light or receptacle) $75 to $150
  • Install GFCI outlet $75 to $125 each
  • Correct reverse polarity $10 to $15 each
  • Add grounding to outlet $75 to $125 each
  • Repair aluminum wired outlets$50 to $75 per outlet

HEATING/COOLING

  • Install new forced-air furnace $2000 to $4000
  • Install chimney liner for gas appliance vent $300 to $700
  • Service furnace $200 to $400
  • Add central A.C. system $2500 to $3500
  • Replace condenser pump $300 to $600
  • Replace A.C. compressor $1200 to $1500
  • Service A. C. system $125 to $400
  • Install thermostat $125 to $200 (programmable) $200 to $300
  • Clean ductwork $250 to $500

PLUMBING

  • Replace galvanized piping with copper $1500 to $2500 per floor
  • Replace main water line to house$1500 to $3500
  • Install new waste piping to street $3000 to $6,000
  • Reset toilet (excluding floor damage) $100 to $200
  • Install new toilet $300 to $400
  • Replace water heater $700 to $1000
  • Install pressure/temperature valve $100 to $150
  • Install sump pump $700 to $1200
  • Install gas line $30 to $40 per ft.

INSULATION/VENTILATION

  • Attic-Fiberglass batt 6 inch thick R-19 $1.00 to $1.50 sq. ft.
  • Attic-Fiberglass batt 9 inch thick R-30 $1.50 to $2.00 sq. ft.
  • Walls-Cavity fill with loose fiberglass R-11 $1.00 to $2.00 sq. ft.

FOUNDATION

  • Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation $400.00 to $800.00
  • Underpin foundation $1500 to $3000 per piling, typically placed 6′-8′ apart
  • Install plastic vapor barrier on subarea soil $1.00 to $1.50 sq. ft.

 

 

 

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