Home Inspectors are not required to give estimates for home repairs, as we are not specialists in any field and can not disassemble or troubleshoot components. So if you have recently had a home inspection and want a general idea of repair or replacement cost, here are two great websites where you can obtain home improvement and repair costs. http://www.costestimator.com
Here is also some of the most common repair and costs
Roofing 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 downspouts $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
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 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 Incert into existing fireplace $2500 and up