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How can I estimate what repairs on my house will cost?

Jennifer Lovett

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How can I estimate what repairs on my house will cost?

A good resource to estimate potential costs on home repairs/remodels is https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/

Below we outline the costs of some of the most common home repairs that are not cosmetic and necessary wether you plan to sell the home or continue to live in it.

Foundation Repair:

Foundation problems are a very common occurrence in Texas due to drought which can dry soil and cause damaging shifting to foundations. Foundation damage is also a very common repair needed after a home inspection.

Average cost of foundation repair: $2,000 – $7,000, up to $40,000.

Electrical Issues

When it comes to electrical issues and wiring this is usually best left to the professionals as they require a very specific skill set. Unfortunately with this also comes the expensive of hiring a licensed electrician. Your bill can range anywhere between a few hundred to thousands of dollars.

Average cost of electrical repairs: $140 – $420 for minor repairs; $2,000 to $6,000 for full electrical wiring.

Roof Repair

When there is a problem with your roof, this usually needs to be addressed quickly before it starts leading to more damage inside the home. Some examples of room damage resulting from needed roof repairs are ceiling stains and leaks.

Average cost of roof repairs: $300 – $2,000 for partial repairs; $5,000 – $12,000 for full roof replacement.

Repair or Replace a Water Heater

Due to mineral buildup, overuse, and the routine breakdown of components, water heaters unfortunately do not last forever. Depending on how extensive the repairs to your water heater are, you may be on the hook for a new water heater entirely.

Average cost of water heater repairs: $400-$600 to repair, up to $1,300 to replace.

Heating or Air Conditioning Repair or Installation

A new heating or cooling system while costly is a worthwhile investment, one that should last you 12-15 years. This is not a repair you will want to put off, if your AC system fails in this Texas heat a replacement can turn into a scheduling nightmare and an uncomfortable few days in a hot house.

Average cost to fix a heating or air conditioning unit: up to $600 for repair, $3,000 – $12,000 for a replacement.

Mold Removal

Mold develops inside a home as a result of moisture and can lead to health problems if not addressed. If you discover mold in your home, this is a repair you need to get done right away. The good news is if it’s minor mold growth you can usually remedy this yourself with mold removal product, hot soapy water, or a bleach mixture. However if it is extensive it’s best to call in the professionals.

Average cost of mold remediation: Anywhere from $1,000 – $3,000.

Termite Damage

For such a tiny creature they can create a lot of costly damage. An infestation can easily cause $8,000 worth of damage to your home. The cost for this type of repair will depend on how long they have been chewing away at your home’s foundation, how much damage has occurred, and if they are still active. So as soon as you discover termite damage it is important to call a professional right away to come out and address the situation.

Average cost to repair termite damage: Average cost of  $575 for treatment, however extensive damage to a home costs on average $8,000.

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