Construction and Remodeling Cost

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Construction and Remodeling Cost Overview

In the spheres of construction and remodeling, understanding the cost structures is a key step towards efficient planning and budgeting. The underlying estimates curated here mirror the typical fundamental expenses for supplies and installation of building constituents. Our prime focus is on both the Canadian and American markets, providing a comprehensive representation of the broader North American region. However, it’s essential to understand that these are just average estimates and costs can vary considerably owing to several influencing factors.

Factors Influencing Cost

There are various factors that influence the cost of construction and remodeling. For starters, geographical location plays a crucial role in the cost determination. Different regions possess diverse market rates for materials, labor, and other requisites. Therefore, the cost can vary significantly depending on the specific region where construction or remodeling is being carried out.

Alongside geographical factors, the selection of upgrades also influences the overall cost. Opting for high-end, luxury installations and modifications can notably escalate the expenses when compared with basic options. The complexity of the project is another vital determinant. Complex projects requiring intricate designs, elements, or structures may attract higher costs owing to the increased workload and special expertise required.

Added to these, costs also factor in disposal fees. Construction and remodeling projects invariably produce waste that needs to be disposed of responsibly. The costs related to the disposal of this waste can vary depending on local regulations, the volume of the waste, and the methods used for its disposal.

Lastly, the cost can also differ based on your choice of contractors. Different contractors offer varied pricing, quality of work, and timelines.

Recommendations by Core 360 Home Inspections

In light of these factors, Core 360 Home Inspections strongly recommends obtaining at least three written quotes from credible local licensed contractors. This practice facilitates not only the comparison of rates but also the exploration of the competence and reliability of the contractors.

Securing multiple quotes assists in gaining an understanding of the local market rates and average costs. The written quotes also provide a legal reference point in case of any potential disagreements or disputes regarding the cost, work, or timelines. Most importantly, it’s crucial to confirm your chosen contractor’s local reputation and licensure to ensure you’ll get work that’s up to the standard, legally compliant, and insured.

Finalizing a contractor should be a thoughtful decision, balancing the cost and the quality of work. Recognizing the significant financial commitment involved in construction and remodeling projects, we encourage all homeowners to make this decision judiciously for an overall smooth and satisfactory project completion.

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.) $2600 – $3600

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 I shingle $7 – $10/sq.ft.
> clay tile $15 – $20/sq.ft.
> concrete tile $9 – $13/sq.ft.
> wood shake I shingle $6 – $8/sq. ft.
> slate Tile $30 – $55/sq. ft.

Flat Roofs
> roll roofing asphalt (90Ib.) $2 – $3/sq.ft.
> 4 ply (tar and gravel) $6 – $32/lin.sq.ft.
> single oly membrane $6 – $7/lin.sq.ft.

Gutters
> gutter cleaning $175
> gutterI downspout – aluminum $7 – $9/1in.ft.
> gutterI downspout – galvanized $6 – $711 in. ft.
> downspout extension $16
> soffits I fascia (aluminum) $16/Iin.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/Iin.ft.
> roof vent flashing $125
> reflash skyl ight $425 – $625
> valley flashing $21 – $32/Iin.ft.
> wall flashing $6 – $7/Iin.ft.

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

GARAGE / DRIVEWAY / WALKWAYS

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
> clad board – single $625 – $850
> clad board – double $1050 – $1275
> metal – single (one piece) $900
> metal – double (one piece) $1350
> wood – single (one piece) $1050
~ wood – doubts (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 – $111sq.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 $211sq.ft.
> interlock brick / stone $11 – $16/sq.ft.
> patio stone $6/sq.ft

Porch
> flooring $8/sq.ft.
> railin $225
> skirting $211Iin.ft.
> steps – concrete $525
> steps – wood $325

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

Windows

INTERIOR
> awning $55/sq.ft.
> awning I casement (replace) $50/sg.ft.
> bay I 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/sg.ft.
> storm – aluminum $75 – $200
> thermal glass (existing frame) $32/sq.ft.

Kitchen / Bathroom
> kitchen cabinet $50 $125/Iin.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 – $ll/sq.ft.
> ceramic tile $6 – $ll/sq.ft.
> hardwood $6 – $l1/sg.ft.
> hardwood – prefinished $11 – $16/sq.ft.
> hardwood – refinish $3 – $6/sg.ft.
> vinyl – sheet $4 – $9/sq.ft.
> vinyl – tile $4 – $9/sg.ft.

Doors
> bi-fold louver $850
> bi-fold panel $625
> custom with casing 1 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/Iin.ft.

Insulation
> rigid exterior (prior to finish) $1 – $2/sq.ft.
> r20 – batt $1 – $2/sq.ft.
> r20 – loose $1 – $2/sq.ft.
> r32 – batt $2 – $3/sg.ft.
> r32 – loose $2 – $5/sg.ft.
> wall I roof cavity $2 – $5/sg.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
> acoustic ceiling (suspended) $6/sq.ft.
> baseboard / door / window casing $4/Iin.ft.
> drywall over plaster $3 – $4/sq.ft.
> plaster (over existing plaster) $3 – $4/sq.ft.
> stucco / stipple $3/sg.ft.
> walls (insulations / drywall) $4/sg.ft.
> walls painting (3 coats) $2/sq.ft.
> walls painting (3 coats) $6 – $l1/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
> knob and tube wiring (replace) $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 oiI 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 and 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 (1OOOgal.) $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 $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 – $4200