Residential Construction and

Remodeling Estimates

COST GUIDE

STRUCTURE/EXTERIOR

Structure

addition (foundation to roof) $95  – $130/sq.ft.
basement entrance $5250  – $10500
basement main beam $2100
basement support post / foundation $500  – $1000
excavation / waterproofing $125  – $175/sq.ft.
foundation cracks (excavation method) $525  – $1100
foundation cracks (injection method) (per crack) $500
masonry wall (single story) $525  – $800/lin.ft.
lower basement $200  – $425
remove bearing wall $2100  –  $3200
remove partition wall $850  – $1700
re-support floor joist (sistering) $325  – $525
roof sheathing (replace) $6 – $8/sq.ft.
underpinning $325 – $525/lin.ft.
termite prevention (chemical soil treatment) $2100

Wall System

aluminum siding $5 – $6/sq.ft
brick veneer $10  – $25/sq.ft.
brick cleaning (unpainted) $3/sq.ft.
brick cleaning (painted) $6/sq.ft.
brick repainting $6 – $8/sq.ft.
cedar siding $10 – $15/sq ft.
stucco $10  – $15/sq.ft.
vinyl siding $5 – $6/sq.ft.

Exterior Door

aluminum storm door $375
metal insulated door $675  – $800
patio door – replace $775  – $1600
patio door – brick wall (6ft.) $2600  –  $3600
patio door – wood wall (6ft.) $2100  –  $3100

ROOF/EAVE/FLASHING/CHIMNEY

Sloped Roofs

asphalt shingle (over existing) $2 – $3/sq.ft.
asphalt shingle (strip & re-shingle) $3 – $5/sq.ft.
asphalt shingle (high quality) $5 – $7/sq.ft.
cedar shake / shingle $7  – $10/sq.ft.
clay tile $15 – $20/sq.ft.
concrete tile $9  – $13/sq.ft.
wood shake / shingle $6 – $8/sq.ft.
slate tile $30  – $55/sq.ft.

Flat Roofs

roll roofing asphalt (90lb.) $2 – $3/sq.ft.
4 ply (tar and gravel) $6 – $11/sq.ft.
single ply membrane $6  – $11/sq.ft.

Gutters

gutter cleaning $175
gutter / downspout – aluminum $7  – $9/lin.ft.
gutter / downspout – galvanized $6  – $7/lin.ft.
downspout extension $16
soffits / fascia (aluminum) $16/lin.ft.

Flashing

chimney flashing (sloped asphalt) $250  – $500
chimney flashing (flat built-up) $350  – $600
metal cricket at chimney $250  – $500
parapet wall flashing $32/lin.ft.
roof vent flashing $125
reflash skylight $425  – $625
valley flashing $21  – $32/lin.ft.
wall flashing $6 – $7/lin.ft.

Chimney

chimney extension $150  – $275/lin.ft.
chimney repointing $8  – $11/brick
concrete cap (single flue) $100  – $275
concrete cap (double flue) $200  – $425
rain cap $125
reline flue $45 – 55/lin.ft.

GARAGE/DRIVEWAY/WALKWAY

Garage

detached carport $5250+
detached wood frame – single $10500+
detached wood frame – double $15750+
detached block – single $21000+
detached block – double $26250+
removal of existing garage $1575+

Overhead Doors

automatic garage door opener $475
cladboard – single $625  – $850
cladboard – double $1050  –  $1275
metal – single (one piece) $900
metal – double (one piece) $1350
wood – single (one piece) $1050
wood – double (sectional) $1900

Driveway

asphalt paving (existing base) $5 – $7/sq.ft.
asphalt paving (new base) $5 – $8/sq.ft.
asphalt (seal) $65  – $80
concrete (stamped) $7  – $11/sq.ft.
interlock brick / stone $11  – 13/sq.ft.

LANDSCAPING/DECK/PATIO/FENCE

Landscaping

lay soil & sod $3 – $6/sq.ft.
sprinkler system $1200
retaining wall – concrete $55/sq.ft.
retaining wall – wood $45/sq.ft.

Deck

pressure treated / cedar $15  – $30/sq.ft.
custom designed & built $55  – $80/sq.ft.

Patio

concrete $16  – $25/sq.ft.
flagstone / fieldstone $21/sq.ft.
interlock brick / stone $11  – $16/sq.ft.
patio stone $6/sq.ft.

Porch

flooring $8/sq.ft.
railing $225
skirting $21/lin.ft.
steps – concrete $525
steps – wood $325

Fence

chain-link (h 4ft.) $10 – $20/lin.ft.
wood – cedar (h 5ft.) $15 – $30/lin.ft.
wood – pressure treated (h 5ft.) $10  – $20/lin.ft.
reset post in concrete $80

INTERIOR

Windows

awning $55/sq.ft.
awning / casement (replace) $50/sq.ft.
bay / bow $50  – $70/sq.ft.
casement $63/sq.ft.
double hung $53/sq.ft.
double hung (replace) $42/sq.ft.
skylight $800+
slider – aluminum $32/sq.ft.
slider – aluminum (replace) $27/sq.ft.
storm – aluminum $75  – $200
thermal glass (existing frame) $32/sq.ft.

Kitchen / Bathroom

kitchen cabinet $50 – $125/lin.ft.
kitchen counter – laminate $45/lin.ft.
kitchen counter – marble $80/lin.ft.
kitchen renovation $7500+
bathroom renovation $5250+

Floor

carpet – clean $125/room
carpet – outdoor $3/sq.ft.
carpet and underpad $6  – $11/sq.ft.
ceramic tile $6 – $11/sq.ft.
hardwood $6  – $11/sq.ft.
hardwood – prefinished $11  – $16/sq.ft.
hardwood – refinish $3 – $6/sq.ft.
vinyl – sheet $4 – $9/sq.ft.
vinyl – tile $4 – $9/sq.ft.

Doors

bi-fold louver $850
bi-fold panel $625
custom with casing / hardware $525
exterior – panel $1050
interior – panel $525
french $1050
patio $2100
storm – aluminum $200  – $325

Stairs/Railings

curved stair – oak (7 risers) $7350+
spiral stair – oak $5250+
standard stair – oak (7 risers) $1050+
stair railing $42 – $63/lin.ft.

Insulation

rigid exterior (prior to finish) $1 – $2/sq.ft.
r20 – batt/loose $1 – $2/sq.ft.
r32 – batt/loose $2 – $3/sq.ft
wall / roof cavity $2 – $5/sq.ft.

Fireplaces

damper $175
brick replacement $400  – $1050
gas insert $2600  – $4200
glass door $525+
hearth extension $420
flue cleaning $200  – $300
metal box insert $1050  – $2600
masonry with flue rough-in $5250+
wood stove $1575  –  $3500

Ceiling/Wall

acoustic ceiling (suspended) $6/sq.ft.
baseboard / door / window casing $4/lin.ft.
drywall over plaster $3 – $4/sq.ft.
plaster (over existing plaster) $3 – $4/sq.ft.
stucco / stipple $3/sq.ft.
walls (insulations / drywall) $4/sq.ft.
walls painting (3 coats) $2/sq.ft.
wallpaper $6  – $11/sq.ft.

Security System

alarm monitoring $35/month
alarm system $2500
intercom system (retrofit) $1500
wired system $1500
wireless motion detectors $525

Misc

central vacuum (retrofit) $1050  –  $2100
central vacuum (canister only) $1050  –  $1600

Swimming Pool / Hot Tub

pool – vinyl lined (16ft. x 40ft.) $15000  –  $20000
pool – concrete lined (16ft. x 40ft.) $30000+
pool heater $2100
pump / filter $1600
hot tub fiberglass $5250+

ELECTRICAL

Retrofit

attic ventilator – mechanical $325
baseboard heater (4’) $180 – $575
ceiling fan $250
doorbell system $100  – $130
dryer duct $125  – $200
hardwired smoke detector $75 – $150
exhaust fan – bathroom $150 – $200
exhaust fan – oven $250  – $325
exterior light fixture $125  – $275
fluorescent light fixture $175  – $275
ground – public system $90  – $125
ground – private system (with ground rods) $250 – $325
receptacle – conventional $125 – $175
receptacle – split $175 – $275
receptacle – exterior with cover $175 – $275
receptacle – replace conventional with GFCI $100 – $150
receptacle – CO/ALR (aluminum) $75 – $125
receptacle – stove/dryer $100 – $150
receptacle – rewire reverse polarity $50 – $80
standard light fixture $125 – $225

Upgrade

100 amp (new panel) $1200 – $1600
100 amp (existing panel) $750 – $1100
200 amp (new panel) $2100 – $2600
200 amp (existing panel) $1250 – $1600
120 / 240  volt circuit $250 – $525
breaker panel – main $775 – $950
breaker panel – auxiliary $125  – $325
circuit breaker (replace) $75  – $125
Replace knob and tube wiring $7500 – $13000

HEATING AND COOLING

Forced-Air System

air duct (new) $4200
air duct (retrofit) $6300
annual service $100  – $175
blower motor $375  – $525
clean duct $180  – $325
convert oil to gas (1 story) $2500 – $3300
convert hot water to forced air (1 story) $7500 – $11000
electronic air filter $625 – $950
gas – mid efficiency $2600  –  $3300
gas – high efficiency $3600  –  $4700
humidifier – drum type $100 – $175
humidifier – flow through type $400 – $475
existing chimney flue – metal $600 – $1100

Hot Water System

circulating pump $600  – $800
cast iron radiator $600  – $800
expansion tank $300  – $450
gas boiler – standard $3000 – $4800
gas boiler – high efficiency $6500 – $11000
removal of oil tank from basement $400 – $650
radiator / boiler removal $1500 – $2600
radiator $600  – $950
radiator valve $125  – $225

Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

air handler 3-ton (vertical) $1400 – $1900
air handler 3-ton  (horizontal) $1800 – $2100
central A/C existing duct $2500 – $5000
central A/C attic mounted; separate duct $11000+
compressor (replace) $1500  –  $1800
condenser (replace) $1800  –  $2700
heat recovery ventilator (HRV) $1800 – $2700
heat pump $5200 – $6500

PLUMBING

Bathroom

basin – pedestal type $375
basin – vanity $250
bathtub – replace / retile $2500+
shower connection $250
shower stall – plastic $900  – $2000
shower stall – ceramic tile $2500  – $3300
toilet – flush mechanism $125  – $175
toilet – replace $425
toilet – replace seal $125  – $275
toilet – unclog $125  – $225
tub enclosure – ceramic tile $2500 – $3300
tub enclosure – plastic $600  – $1275
whirlpool bath $4250

Kitchen

dishwasher $675  – $950
garbage disposal $200  – $425
range hood $350  – $525
sink – porcelain $750  – $900
sink – stainless steel $650  – $800

Private Plumbing System

laundry tub and waste pump $525  – $850
septic tank (1000gal.) $2600  – $6000
septic tank cleaning $175  – $325
sewage waste pump $1500  –  $1800
well – shallow $32/lin.ft.
well – deep $42/lin.ft.
well – submersible pump $1275
well – suction / jet pump $600  – $950

Upgrade

hose bibb $125 – $175
hot water tank (40 Gal Electric) $600 – $800
hot water tank (40 Gal Gas) $800  – $1000
tankless water heater $2000  –  $3000
laundry tub / connection $350  – $550
main water service $175 – $225/lin.ft.
main shut-off valve $175  – $325
sump pump $175  – $275
supply lines – 1 story; up to 2 baths $1850  – $2600
temperature & pressure relief valve $60 – $100
water softener $925  – $1600
waste drain lines $2600  – $420

These estimates reflect the average basic costs for supplies and installation of building materials in Canada and the United States anticipated for 2019-2020. Costs may vary depending on regions, upgrades, complexity, and disposal fees. It is our strong recommendation that you obtain a minimum of three written quotes from reputable licensed local contractors for validation.