Home Improvement Costs for 2008

The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs and improvements to a typical three bedroom home. The costs are based on information obtained in the east-central area of Ontario. Our experience has shown that actual contractor quotations can vary by as much as 300%.  It is advisable to obtain estimates from more than one contractor.

Roofing/Flashings/Chimneys

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles

$1.50-$2.50 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with conventional asphalt shingles

$2.50-$3.50 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with top-quality asphalt shingles

$3.00-$4.00 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with low-slope asphalt shingles

$3.00-$4.00 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with cedar shingles

$7.00-$10.00 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with cedar shakes

$8.00-$12.00 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with steel shingles

$5.00-$6.00 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with aluminium shingles

$4.50-$6.25 per sq. ft.

Strip and re-roof with plastic shakes

$4.50-$6.25 per sq. ft.

Install concrete tile roofing (assuming no structural reinforcement)

$5.00-$7.00 per sq. ft.

Steel sheet roofing

$5.00-$7.00 & up per sq. ft.

Install new slate roof

$10.00-$20.00 per sq. ft.

Repair loose slates or tiles

$30.00 per slate/tiles

Install asphalt roll roofing

$1.10-$2.20 per sq. ft.

Strip and replace built-up tar and gravel roof

$8.00-$12.00 per sq. ft. (min. $1000)

Strip and install modified bitumen roof membrane

$8.00-$12.00 per sq. ft. (min. $1000)

Synthetic rubber membrane

$10.00-$15.00 per sq. ft.

Improve flat roof drainage prior to installation of new membrane

$2.00-$3.00 per sq. ft.

Paint modified bitumen membrane

$0.25-$0.50 per sq. ft.  (min. $200)

Install sheet metal on small roof surfaces

$8.00-$20.00 per sq. ft.  (min. $500)

Re-flash typical skylight or chimney on asphalt roof

$300.00-$500.00

Re-flash skylight or chimney on built-up or bitumen roof

$400.00-$700.00

Install metal cricket for wide chimney

$300.00-$500.00

Repair valley flashings on existing roof

$20.00-$30.00 per lin. ft.  (min. $300)

Replace parapet wall flashing

$20.00-$30.00 per lin. ft.  (min. $300)

Rebuild typical single-flue chimney above roof line

$150.00-$300.00 per lin.ft. (min. $500)

Rebuild typical double-flue chimney above roof line

$200.00-$400.00 per lin.ft. (min. $500)

Repoint typical single-flue chimney above roof line

$20.00-$30.00 per row (min. $250)

Repoint typical double-flue chimney above roof line

$25.00-$40.00 per row (min. $250)

Install concrete cap on typical single-flue chimney

$150.00-$300.00

Install concrete cap on typical double-flue chimney

$200.00-$400.00

Install rain cap on typical chimney

$50.00-$100.00 each

Replace roof sheathing (plywood or waferboard)

$1.50-$2.00 per sq. ft.

 
 
Exterior

Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts

$4.00-$5.00 per lin.ft. (min. $500)

Provide downspout extensions

$15.00-$25.00 each

Clean gutters in fall or spring

$50.00-$150.00

Install copper gutters and downspouts

$15.00-$25.00 per lin. ft.

Install aluminium soffit and fascia

$8.00-$12.00 per lin. ft.

Install aluminium siding

$5.00-$6.00 per sq. ft.

Install vinyl siding

$3.50-$5.00 per sq. ft.

install cedar siding

$5.00-$7.00 per sq. ft.

Install paint grade siding

$3.00-$4.50 per sq. ft.

Install stucco

$7.00-$12.00 per sq. ft.

Re-point exterior wall (soft mortar)

$3.00-4.50 per sq. ft. (min. $500)

Re-point exterior wall (hard mortar)

$6.00-$8.00 per sq. ft. (min. $500)

Replace deteriorated bricks

$20.00-$30.00 per sq. ft.

Rebuild parapet wall

$20.00-$30.00 per sq. ft.

Chemical cleaning of unpainted brick

$2.00-$3.00 per sq.ft.  (min. $1000)

Chemical cleaning of painted brick

$4.00-$6.00 per sq.ft.  (min. $1000)

Sealing of brickwork

$0.75-$1.00 per sq. ft.

Paint exterior trim (not including any repairs)

$1500.00-$2500.00 and up

Paint trim and wall surfaces (not including any repairs)

$3000.00 and up

Parge foundation walls

$3.00-$4.00 per sq.ft.

Damp-proof foundation walls and install weeping tile

$150.00-$200.00 per lin.ft. (min. $1000)

Install a deck

$12.00-$25.00 per sq. ft.

Install deck on a flat roof

$25.00-$40.00 per sq. ft.

Resurface existing asphalt driveway

$2.50-$4.00 per sq. ft.

Seal asphalt driveway

$50.00 and up

Install interlocking brick driveway

$6.00-$8.00 per sq. ft.

Install a concrete driveway

$6.00-$10.00 per lin. ft.

Install drain at bottom of sloped driveway

$1000.00-$1500.00

Install concrete slab patio

$5.00-$8.00 per sq.ft.

Install concrete patio stones

$2.00-$5.00 per sq.ft.

Rebuild exterior basement stairwell

$3500.00-$5000.00

Install drain at existing basement stairwell

$500.00-$800.00

Build detached garage (single)

$8000.00 and up

Build detached garage (double)

$12000.00 and up

Break wood-soil contact at detached garage

$25.00-$40.00 per lin.ft. (min. $500)

Demolish and remove detached garage (dependent on dumping costs)

$1500.00 and up

Install garage door (single, metal, one-piece)

$600.00-$800.00

Install garage door (single, wood, sectional)

$800.00-$1000.00

Install garage door (double, wood, sectional)

$1200.00-$1500.00

Install garage door opener

$300.00-$450.00

Build retaining wall (wood)

$20.00-$25.00 per sq. ft. (min. $500)

Build retaining wall (concrete)

$30.00-$40.00 per sq. ft. (min $500)

Replace porch steps (wood)

$200.00-$300.00

Replace porch steps (concrete)

$300.00-$500.00

Replace porch flooring

$4.00-$6.00 per sq. ft.

Replace porch skirting

$10.00-$15.00 per lin. ft.

Replace step railing

$100.00-$200.00

Install wooden fencing

$16.00-$50.00 per lin. ft.

Install chain link fencing

$7.00-$12.00 per lin. ft.

Lay sod

$1.00-$2.00 per sq. ft.

Install lawn sprinkler system

$1000.00 and up

 
 
Structure

Underpin one corner of house

$3500.00 and up

Underpin or add foundations

$300.00 and up per lin. ft. (min. $3000)

Lower basement floor by underpinning and/or bench footings

$150.00-$300.00 per lin. ft. (min. $5000)

Replace deteriorating sill beam with concrete

$60.00 and up per lin. ft. (min. $500)

Replace main beam in (unfinished) basement

$1000.00-$2000.00

Re-support (sister) a floor joist

$100.00-$300.00 (unobstructed)

Install basement support post with proper foundation

$300.00-$500.00

Perform chemical treatment for wood-boring insects

$1700.00 and up

Pest inspection performed by licensed specialist

$150.00-$300.00

Remove or open load-bearing wall

$2000.00 and up (excluding decorating)

Remove partition wall

$500.00-$1500.00 (excluding decorating)

Install door opening in interior wall

$500.00-$1000.00

Rebuild arch above window or door opening

$800.00 and up

Install lintel above opening in masonry wall

$500.00 and up

Install exterior basement stairwell

$5000.00 and up

Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation

$400.00-$800.00

Build an addition, foundation to roof

$150.00-$300.00 per sq. ft.

Build an additional storey

$100.00-$300.00 per sq. ft.

Install collar ties

$30.00-$50.00 each

Install lateral bracing on collar ties

$100.00-$200.00

Replace roof sheathing

$4.00-$6.00 per sq. ft.

 
 
Electrical

Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps (including new panel)

$1000.00-$1300.00

Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps (if new panel not required)

$500.00-$800.00

Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps

$1800.00-$2200.00

Replace main ground (grounded to conductive water main)

$100.00-$150.00

Replace main ground (rural, install ground rods)

$250.00-$450.00

Install new circuit breaker panel

$500.00-$900.00

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