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    COST OF WORK FORM

    All costs shown are estimates using base grade materials, taxes, and labor. For houses where a higher quality is indicated, the costs should be increased for work requiring upgraded materials. The cost for many repairs is not included here because the extent of the repair will dictate the repair cost.

    Abbreviations: ea = each, LF = linear feet, SF = square feet, HSF = square feet of living area (including garage

    conversion space)

    1. DEMO & TRASH HAUL

    Light $100-$500, Moderate $500-$1,000, Heavy $1,000+

    2. TREES/BUSHES/YARD

    Remove small trees/bushes - $35 ea, large trees - $250+ea

    Trim small trees/bushes - $25 ea, large trees - $75 to $225 ea

    Grind tree stumps - $100+ ea

    3. CONCRETE

    Replace 4 in. sidewalk, driveway, patio - $4.50 per SF for 350 SF or more. Up to $9 per SF for smaller

    amounts. For garages, to demo the concrete floor - $3.75 per SF, to pour new garage floor is $4.75

    per SF

    4. FENCES/GATES 6 ft. ceda r 4 ft. chain link

    Replace fencing $14 per LF $6 per LF

    Replace gates $120 ea $60 ea

    Replace gate hardware $45 ea

    5. POOLS & SPAS

    Demo pool - $4,500

    Drain pool, power wash or acid wash - $800

    Paint existing plaster - $450

    Re-plaster entire pool & spa - $2,500

    Repair (a) pool equipment & (b) heater (a) is $1,100, (b) is $1,000

    Replace (a) pool equipment & (b) heater (a) is $2,000 (b) is $3,000

    Replace diving board and stand - $800

    6. FOUNDATION REPAIR

    Level foundation - Get bid

    7. EXTERIOR CARPENTRY H o use & Garage

    Repair damaged structural components

    Replace fascia - $2.50 per LF

    Replace soffit - $2.50 per LF

    Replace wood siding - $2 per SF

    Replace 4 x 8 sheets of Hardi plank or T1-11 - $42 per sheet

    Replace solid core exterior doors (inc. jambs, casing/trim & threshold) - $275 ea

    Replace doors only (excluding jambs, etc) - $150 ea

    Add $75 for window in door, $275 for side window panel, and $225+ for custom doors & hardware

    Replace 6 sliding patio doors - $500 per set

    Replace 6 sliding patio doors with French doors - $600 per set

    Build new garage: single car - $6,000, 2 car - $8,000

    Replace garage door jamb: 8x7 - $85, 16x7 - $135

    Replace both jamb & trim: 8x7 - $110, 16x7- $170

    Encase house and/or garage in vinyl - Get Bid

    8. EXTERIOR PLUMBING

    Replace Sewer Line - $15 per LF

    Gas Test when install gas meter - $250 (not including repairs)

    9. EXTERIOR ELECTRICAL

    Replace service panel (including breakers, meter socket, piping, cables & riser)

    $1,200 - $1,400 if permitted, $800- $1,000 if not permitted

    Replace exterior light fixtures - $30 ea

    10. ROOF/GUTTERS/CHIMNEY

    Roof tear off cost: 15 per SF of first floor of house and/or garage for each layer of shingles, plus

    additional 10 if one layer is wood shingles

    Complete re-decking: $1.10 per SF of first floor of house and/or garage. Partial re-decking: $25

    per 4x8 sheets of 1/2 inch plywood decking

    New roof: (per SF of first floor of house and/or garage): $1.25 for 20 year shingles, $1.50 for 25 year

    shingles, and $1.75 for 30 year shingles

    Replace gutters - $3 per LF, Clean chimney - $125 ea, Replace chimney cap - $200 to $350 ea

    11. WINDOWS

    Replace window panes: small - $50 ea, large - $70 ea

    Replace aluminum windows - $120 ea, wooden windows - $375 ea (does not include removal of exterior siding or internal sheetrock to install windows)

    12. BRICKWORK

    Replace brick veneer - $8 SF

    13. METAL GARAGE DOORS/CARPORTS

    Replace garage door (remove old and install new doors, hardware & tracks):

    metal 24 gauge: 8x 7 - $287, two 8x 7 - $508, 16x 7 - $432

    metal 25 gauge: 8x 7 - $260, two 8x 7 - $454, 16x 7 - $372

    Replace garage door opener - $350

    Erect carport: 1 car - $800, 2 car - $1,600

    14. EXTERIOR PREP/PAINTING

    Prep frame house (power wash, scrape, sand, caulk) - 10 - 50 per HSF

    Paint frame house - $1.10 per HSF

    Prep & paint fascia & soffit on brick house - 65 per HSF

    Prep & paint wood siding or T1-11 on brick house - 50 per SF,

    Prep & paint cedar shakes, brick veneer, or concrete block - $1 per SF

    Caulk and glaze windows - $12 ea

    Prep & paint wood windows with division bars - $40 ea

    15.INTERIOR ROUGH CARPENTRY

    16.INTERIOR ROUGH ELECTRICAL

    Rewire entire house $1.50 per HSF

    Wire for telephones, cable TV, smoke alarms & security system - $20 per drop

    17. INTERIOR ROUGH PLUMBING

    Replace hot water heater - $325

    Raise hot water heater 18 in. - $125

    Repair hot water heater connections - $50 - $200

    Rework washer/dryer connection - $100 - $200

    18. HVAC SYSTEM HSF = 1,000- 1,501- 2,001- Over

    1 ,500 2 ,000 2 ,500 2 ,500

    Install original HVAC system & ducts

    Gas heat $3,350 $3,950 $4,500 Get bid

    Electric heat $2,950 $3,750 $4,300 Get bid

    Replace HVAC system & ducts

    Gas heat $2,875 $3,350 $3,875 Get bid

    Electric heat $2,650 $3,200 $3,600 Get bid

    Replace HVAC system (not ducts)

    Gas heat $2,375 $2,650 $3,050 Get bid

    Electric heat $2,200 $2,475 $2,825 Get bid

    Replace inside components only

    Gas heater & evaporator coil $1,575 $1,775 $1,975 Get bid

    Gas heater only $ 875 $ 950 $1,225 Get bid

    Evaporator coil $ 780 $ 900 $ 950 Get bid

    Electric heater & air handler $1,275 $1,400 $1,700 Get bid

    Replace AC condensing unit only $ 825 $ 975 $1,075 Get bid

    Replace ceiling and sidewall air vents - $15 ea, return air vents - $105 ea

    Service HVAC system - $250

    19.SHEET ROCK/ & INSULATION

    Replace ceiling insulation - 60 per SF of 1st floor living space

    Replace wall insulation - $1.00 per SF of exterior walls in living space

    Replace sheet rock (hang, tape & float) - $1 per SF (50 per SF for 20 sheets or more)

    Fix holes in sheetrock - $30 ea

    20. INTERIOR CARPENTRY

    Replace lower kitchen cabinets - $55 per LF

    Replace upper kitchen cabinets - $40 per LF

    Replace bathroom vanities a n d cultured marble sink countertops: 18 - $120 ea, 24 - $144 ea,

    30 - $200 ea, 36 - $360 ea, 48 - $468 ea (custom sizes - $40 per LF plus $10 per SF)

    Replace hollow core doors & trim - $75 ea for pre-hung door - $50 ea for door only

    Replace pre-hung louver bi-fold doors - $125 ea

    Build frame, decking and skirting for Jacuzzi type tubs - $300

    Install medicine cabinet/mirror combination - $50 ea

    Install towel racks and toilet paper holders - $20 ea

    Install crown molding - $3 per LF

    Install base trim - $1.10 per LF

    Install quarter round - 50 per LF

    Replace folding stair attic access doors - $350 ea

    Replace closet shelves, shelving support and rods - $10 LF

    21.COUNTERTOPS

    Put laminate on countertops and back splashes - $25 per LF

    Replace bathroom cultured marble sink countertops for existing vanities: 18 - $42 ea, 24 - $62 ea,

    30 - $78 ea, 36 - $126 ea, 48 - $175 ea (custom sizes - $10 per SF - minimum $200)

    22.INTERIOR PLUMBING

    Replace kitchen sink - $130

    Replace kitchen sink faucets - $75

    Replace garbage disposal - $120

    Replace bathroom sinks - $50 ea

    Replace bathroom sink faucets - $75 ea

    Replace toilets - $135 ea

    Replace toilet flush mechanism & new toilet seat - $45 ea

    Replace standard tubs - $350 ea (excluding tile & hardware)

    Install base grade Jacuzzi type tubs - $600 ea (excluding tile & hardware)

    Install fiberglass shower surround - $350 ea

    Install fiberglass combination tub/shower surround - $435 ea

    Replace glass shower door - $150

    Replace shower pan - $200 ea (does not include demo of existing tile)

    Replace hardware: tub/shower or separate shower - $200 ea

    Replace valves & hardware: tub/shower or separate shower - $250 ea (plus sheet rock or tile repair

    cost)

    23.CERAMIC TILE

    Put ceramic tile on countertops and/or back splashes - $6.50 per SF

    Replace ceramic tile in tub/shower areas - $4.50 SF

    Install ceramic floor tile - $5.50 per SF

    24.RESURFACE & TEXTURE/PAINT

    Resurface sinks, tubs showers, tub surrounds, counter tops & vanity tops - $4.00 per SF

    Texture all interior walls & ceilings - 40 per HSF

    Partial texture - 35 per SF

    Prep & paint walls, ceilings, doors and trim - $1.25 per HSF

    Prep & paint kitchen cabinets in and out - $35 per LF

    Stain kitchen cabinets - $35 per LF

    Sand lightly and clear coat - $20 per LF

    Prep & paint bathroom vanities in & out - $75 ea.

     

    25.ELECTRICAL FIXTURES

    Install light fixtures - $30 ea

    Install ceiling fan with light fixtures - $75 ea

    Install 2x4 fluorescent light fixtures - $120 ea

    Install chandelier - $150+ ea

    Install light bar over vanity - $50 ea

    Replace light switches and outlet plugs throughout house - $4 ea

    26.MIRRORS

    Install new mirrors - $6 per SF

    27.FLOORING

    Sand, screen, stain and overcoat wood floors - $2.00 per SF

    Screen and overcoat wood floors - 70 per SF. Replace carpet & pad - $1.25 per HSF

    Replace carpet, pad and vinyl throughout - $1.35 per HSF

    28.APPLIANCES

    Install new appliances (includes delivery & installation):

    Dishwasher $300

    Range $365

    Cook Top $375

    Vent Hood $100

    Vent Hood/Microwave Combo $430

    Built-in Oven $710

    Built-in Double Oven $890

    29.MISCELLANEOUS

    Exterior door handles and locks, interior door handles, cabinet and vanity knobs and pulls, mailbox,

    door bell, smoke alarms, light bulbs, etc. - $350 + 10 per HSF

    30. MAKE READY TO SELL

    Power wash to clean bricks or concrete - $200

    Clean house thoroughly - $200 + 5 per HSF

    Landscape the property - 10 per HSF


     

 

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