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The following prices are based on licensed and insured professional contractors in some various trades in the Atlanta area. Also listed below are examples of job pricing related to various trades. This list is just a rough outline to help home and business owners budget upcoming projects. These prices do not reflect Wrightway Construction Services pricing. We pride our company in working within your budget whenever possible. However these prices do reflect industry standards. Call us today to estimate your upcoming project. We look forward to working with you. Keep in mind in today's economy most companies have a minimum service charge, and some add a fuel surcharge depending on the cost of oil/gas at any given time.
Arborist : Arborists primarily work with trees. They may certify and identify species, health, and assist home owners with tree permits. $58.00/hr
Architect : Architects may design residential and commercial structures without the need of structural engineers. $150.00 – $200.00/hr
Asbestos Removers : Certified removers of asbestos (hazardous material). $150.00/hr
Boiler Hot Water Heating & Steam Fitting Contractor : Installs, repairs, maintains boiler, hot-water heating systems and steam fitting. Includes radiators, convectors, and fuel oil tanks. Typically charges flat rate. Expect around 50.00 – 80.00/hr
Building Moving/ Demolition Contractor : Removes structures either by demolition or by deconstruction. Also relocates structures including foundations. Charges flat rate by the project or sq. ft. $6.00 – $12.00/sq.ft.
Ceramic & Mosaic Tile Contractor : Installs tiles, glass mosaic, ceramic, natural or synthetic stone. $75.00/hr or based on sq.ft.
Concrete Contractor : Concrete pouring and form work for flat areas such as patios and sidewalks. $65.00 – $80.00/hr or based on sq.ft.
Dry Wall Contractor : Installs and repairs dry wall. Also does taping and creates the textures. Charges by the sheet or sq. ft. $30.00 – $60.00/sheet
Earthwork and Paving Contractor : Excavation or earth, grading, trenching, cuts, and fills usually accompanying paving or surfacing services. Cost per project or by the ton.
Electrician : Certified professional that installs or repairs electrical systems and components. Includes appliances, fixtures and wiring. $75.00/hr
Fencing Contractor : Installs and repairs all kinds of fences including commercial and residential. $45.00/hr
Finish Carpentry : Design and installs cabinetry, trims, baseboards, doors, and any non-load bearing partitions. $60.00/hr
Flooring Contractor : Installs and repairs carpets, tile, and wood flooring. In some states ceramic tile is excluded from this classification. Cost by the sq. ft or project. $3.00 – $5.00/sq. ft.
Foundation Engineer : Analyzes the integrity of the foundation, works closely with soils engineer to determine changing soil conditions. Makes recommendations on foundation repairs. $80.00 – $125.00/hr
Framing Contractor : Construction of sub-floors, siding, exterior staircases, railings, overhead doors, truss members, sheathing. May also repair individual components of framing systems. Priced by the project.
Gardner : Maintains landscape and simple irrigation repairs. $25.00 – 40.00/hr
General Contractor : General Contractor may perform all services listed with the exception of Architect and Structural Engineering. In some states they may not perform asbestos removal. They may provide these services through subcontracting. General Contractors often assist the home owner with obtaining permits. Alternative pricing method is done by the job, not necessarily by the hour. $90.00/hr
Glazier : Installs, sets, repairs all kinds of glass. This can be windows, sashes, doors, or mirrors. $55.00 – $65.00/hr
HVAC : Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning. Maintains, installs and repairs air conditioning, heat pumps, warm air appliances and ventilating systems. $50.00/hr
Insulation and Acoustical Contractor : Installs insulation for not only temperature control but for audio as well. Understands the special needs of structures with acoustic problems. Priced by the sq. ft. or project. Expect $60.00 – $75.00/hr
Interior / Exterior Painting Contractor : Performs painting services. Includes preparing surfaces. Priced by the project. Expect $30.00 – 60.00/hr
Interior Designer : Most states restrict this to designing interior traffic patterns and selecting finishes. May not work with load bearing walls. 50.00 – 75.00/hr
Landscape Architect : Designs and gives specifications for hardscape and landscape areas. $50 – $150.00/hr
Landscaper : Designs, plants and installs irrigation and drainage. Thorough understanding of horticulture. Expect $50.00 per hour for special work. Price by the project.
Lathing & Plastering Contractor : Specializes in plaster surfaces. Typically understands the special needs of historic homes. Typically priced by the project or sq. ft. Expect 40.00 – 60.00/hr for custom work.
Locksmith : Installs and repairs door assemblies, gates, safes and vaults. Interior or exterior locking devices. $60.00 – 100.00/hr. Extra site visit fees may apply.
Low Voltage Systems Contractor : Limited to working with 91 volt systems. Includes audio, video, cable television, satellite dish, landscape lighting and alarm systems. Priced by the project. $65.00 – $90.00/hr
Masonry Contractor : Installs concrete, brick, and other manufactured stone. This does include load bearing walls. $65.00 – $75.00/hr
Ornamental Metal Contractor : Performs wrought iron, brass, bronze, copper, cast iron and steel work. Decorative object d’art for either interior or exterior. Also performs landscape work. Typically priced by the project. Expect $65.00/hr for specialty tasks.
Plumbing : Installs and repairs gas, water, and some heating systems. $96.00/hr
Reinforcing Steel Contractor : Specializes in reinforcing concrete structures. This may include retaining walls, and historic brick buildings. Priced by the project.
Residential Designer : Designs residences either single story or partial two story; often assists in obtaining permits. Less expensive than an Architect. $80.00 – $100.00/hr
Roofing Contractor : Installs roofing products and repairs roof surfaces. $65.00/hr
Sanitation System Contractor : Fabricates, installs and repairs septic tanks, storm drains, and all other sewage disposal systems. $96.00/hr
Sheet Metal Contractor : Fabricates and installs sheet metal components such as roofing, duct work, chimneys and gutters. Priced by the project.
Soils Engineer : Analyzes soil types, zones and load bearing strengths and weaknesses of the land or lot. $150.00/hr
Solar Contractor : Installs, designs, maintains, repairs solar energy systems. Includes solar hot water heating, radiant systems, collectors, and rock bed cooling systems. $90.00/hr
Structural Engineering : Performs analysis and calculations on structural loads for commercial and residential buildings. This includes exterior retaining walls. Authorities having jurisdiction usually require plans to be wet stamped by this professional. $100.00/hr
Structural Steel Contractor : Installs, fabricates structural steel plates. Includes riveting, welding, rigging and metal roofing systems. Priced by the project.
Surveyor : Performs analysis on property lines, layout of the land, contours, and elevations. $100.00/hr
Swimming Pool Contractor : Constructs swimming pools, spas, hot tubs and installs heating equipment. This may also include solar. Priced by the project.
Water Conditioning Contractor : Installs water conditioning equipment. Priced by the project.
Water Well Contractor : Installs and repairs water wells and pumps. They may excavate, drill, and bore. Also performs cleaning services to the well. Priced by the project.
Roofing & Flashing
Removal of existing material, disposal & clean-up. $0.50 - 2.00 sq.ft.
Garbage Bin - small $250
Garbage Bin - large $475
* additional $50 per pick-up and dumping fee from your local dump (tonnage) will be added to the above charges.
Roofing (material & labor)
1. Asphalt Shingles - felt base $1.50 - 1.75 sq.ft.
2. Roofing Labour only
another rule of thumb is using the pitch number and multiplying it by the number of bundles to come up with the cost of labour plus 10 % - no removal of existing material. i.e. pitch * bundles = labour (+ 10 %)
3. Asphalt Shingles - fibreglass base $2.00 - 3.00 sq.ft.
4. Cedar Shakes - hand split $2.60 - 2.80 sq.ft.
5. Cedar Shingles - saw cut $2.40 - 3.00 sq.ft.
6. Steel shingles - painted $4.00 - 5.00 sq.ft.
7. Steel shingles - vinyl coated $4.00 - 5.00 sq.ft.
8. Steel roof - sheeting 3 times cost of ashphalt shingles
9. Aluminum shingles - paint finish $5.50 - 5.25 sq.ft.
10. Plastic Shakes - colour through $3.50 - 5.25 sq.ft.
11. Tiles - Concrete or Clay $4.00 - 5.00 sq.ft.
12. New slate roof $10.00 - 30.00 sq.ft.
13. Slate roof - with replacement $30.00 - 50.00 sq.ft.
14. New roof sheeting - plywood or waferboard $1.50 - 2.00 sq.ft.
15. Roll roofing $1.10 - 2.20 sq.ft.
16. Built up Tar & Gravel roof $4.00 - 6.00 sq.ft.
17. Membrane roof n/a
18. Sprayed Polyurethane foam $1.60 - 2.50 sq.ft.
19. Painted Membrane $0.55 - 1.50 sq.ft.
* Contractor call out for repair - $300 minimum
It is advisable to replace all roof flashing at the time a new roof is installed. The cost of installations at that time is minimal, compared to possible problems old flashing may cause if they remained. Counter flashing may be installed at any time over existing step or chimney flashing and can be colour coordinated to a homes exterior.
Step Flashing usually included w/roof price
Counter Flashing - galvanized sheet metal $1.50 - 2.50 lin.ft.
Counter Flashing - sheet aluminum $3.00 - 6.00 lin.ft.
Drip Edge - usually included $1.00 - 2.00 lin.ft.
Chimney Flashing - galvanized usually included
Chimney Cricket - aluminum or galvanized $200.00 - 500.00
Skylight Flashing - aluminum or galvanized $200.00 - up
Vinyl Flashing - patch repair only $175.00 - 275.00
Replace Parapet wall flashing $10.00 - 40.00 lin.ft.
Plumbing Vent flashing $95.00 - $155 each
Reconstruction of any Chimney is difficult to assess and no repair can be called typical, since many factors such as height, required scaffolding etc. will have to be taken into consideration. Therefore it is recommended that you call three contractors for estimates and base your choice not on price but the contractors reputation and references.
Re-brick Chimney above roofline - single flue $150.00 - up lin.ft.
Re-brick Chimney above roofline - double flue $200.00 - up lin.ft.
Replace Prefabed Chimney section $65.00 - 150.00 per section
Repoint Masonry - above roofline $20.00 - 50.00 per row
Install Chimney Cap $125.00 - 500.00 each
Chimney/rain Cap $35.00 - 100.00 each
Gutters & Downpipes
Gutters & downpipes - aluminum $2.50 - 5.00 lin.ft.
Supply extruded gutter only $2.00-3.00 lin.ft.
Gutters & downpipes - vinyl $2.50 - 4.00 lin.ft.
Gutters & downpipes - copper $10.00 - 25.00 lin.ft.
Downpipe Extension - replace $15.00 - 75.00 each
Eaves cleaning - end of fall $150.00 - 250.00
Fascia, Soffit & Exterior Trim - Supply & installed
All aluminum & vinyl soffit or fascia is usually installed over a solid base like plywood-extra is required for prefabrication.
Wood Fascia Board - non painted $2.00 - 3.75 lin.ft.
Aluminum fascia $1.80 - 3.50 lin.ft.
Vinyl fascia $1.70 - 3.00 lin.ft.
Aluminum soffits $1.70 - 3.00 lin.ft.
Vinyl soffits $1.70 - 3.00 lin.ft.
Decorative trims - wall mouldings $6.00 - up lin.ft.
Decorative & functional vents $85.00 - $150 each
* Pricing is per square foot of "board" not per square foot of house space.
Aluminum siding-non insulated $1.90 - 3.00 sq.ft.
(if you were making the exterior truly maintenace free then you would have to add the costs for fascia, soffit,gutter & downpipe installation for the total price for a complete upgrade to aluminum siding-watch out for these pricing tricks or "extra's" - see above pricing)
Aluminum siding - some insulation $2.40 - 4.80 sq.ft.
Aluminum siding - R2000 $3.60 - 7.20 sq.ft.
Vinyl siding - not insulated $1.80 - 3.60 sq.ft.
Hardboard Siding - non insulated $3.60 - 7.20 sq.ft.
Wood siding - paint grade $1.80 - 4.80 sq.ft.
Wood siding - clear cedar $3.60 - 7.20 sq.ft.
Vinyl shakes $1.80 - 3.60 sq.ft.
Aluminum cladding - of windows, sills, posts etc. $1.80 - 12.00 lin.ft.
Exterior Stucco - sand & cement $7.00 - 10.00 sq.ft.
Exterior Stucco - Latex based $7.00 - 10.00 sq.ft.
Repointing - brick work $7.00 -10.00 sq.ft.
Brick - new installation $7.00 - 10.00 sq.ft.
Brick extra's -arches over windows,coined corners $24.00 - up each
Brick -cost per 1,000 (average);approx 3.33/sq.ft. $440.00 - 850.00
Brick -labour cost per 1,000; you supply sand $550.00 - up
Replace brick $18.00 - up sq.ft.
Parapet Wall - reconstruction $25.00 - up sq.ft.
Stone Work - Man made stone $12.00 - 13.40 sq.ft.
Stone Work - Natural stone $20.00 - 36.00 sq.ft.
Brick cleaning-Chemical wash $2.40 - 7.20 sq.ft.
Brick Sealing -after cleaning $0.65 - 1.80 sq.ft.
Exterior painting- fascia, soffit, doors, windows $1,200.00- up
Exterior painting- including trims & walls $2,500.00 - up
Foundation Parging $2.00 - 2.50 sq.ft.
Exterior foundation damp proofing $4,000.00 - up
Damp proofing - new house construction $1,200.00 - 1,500.00
* includes perimeter drainage tile, 3/4 gravel, tar spray & plastic membrane skirt - usually this is included in the foundation price
Perimeter drainage tiles, O-pipe $4,000.00 - up
Foundation Cracks -wet basement $400.00 - 500.00
Interior foundation damp proofing /French Drain installation $2,200.00 - up / - up
Yard drainage $250.00 - up
Storm Windows - supplied & installed $175.00 - up each
Storm doors $375.00 - up each
Resurface existing Asphalt driveway $2.00 - 3.00 sq.ft.
Asphalt driveway - new construction $1.00 - 1.25 sq.ft.
Seal Asphalt driveway $75.00 - up
Install interlocking paving stone driveway $2.00 - 7.00 sq.ft.
New concrete driveway - plain $4.00 - 7.00 sq.ft.
New concrete driveway - stamped; stampcrete $7.00 - 10.00 sq.ft.
Install wooden deck $1,200.00 - up
Deck - Supply and Install $20.00 sq.ft.
Concrete patio $6.00 - 10.00 sq.ft.
Concrete patio stones $2.00 - 5.00 sq.ft.
Exterior basement stairway restoration $1,500 - up
Exterior basement stairway installation $4,000.00 - up
Exterior basement stairway installation - new house $1,200.00 - 1,500.00 each
Existing Exterior basement stairway - drainage $500.00 - up
Demolition and removal of detached garage $2,300 - up
Construction of a new detached garage - single $10,000.00 - up
Construction of a new detached garage - double $15,000.00 - up
Garage doors - single $800.00 - 1,500.00
Garage doors - double $1000.00 - 2,000.00
* eg. 2 maintenance free aluminum insulated doors for a new house construction or rough - in ready installation costs $1,200.00 in the London Area.
Garage door opener $350.00 - 500.00
Replace porch or deck flooring $3.00 - up
Replace porch or deck skirting $3.00 - up
Replace porch stairs - wood $200.00 - up
Replace porch stairs - concrete $300.00 - up
Replace porch stair railings $200.00 - up
Replace porch railings $8.00 - up lin.ft.
Retaining wall - wood $20.00 - up sq.ft.
Retaining wall - concrete $30.00 - up sq.ft.
Retaining wall - gabion;rock basket $25.00 - up sq.ft. /-up lin ft
Retaining wall - steel erosion control $130.00 -up lin.ft.
Property fencing - wood $15.00 - up lin.ft.
Property fencing - chain link $8.00 - up lin.ft.
Lawn - New sod $1.50 - 2.50 sq.ft.
Lawn - New seed; seeding - 1/4 acre lot $500.00 - up
Lawn sprinkler system $1,000.00 - up
Structure Modifications & Renovations
Foundation - Underpin one corner of house $3,000.00 - up
Foundation - Underpin or add $3,000.00 - up
Foundation - Lower basement floor by underpinning $5,000.00 - up
Lower basement floor with bench footings $5,000.00 - up
Replace load bearing basement beam $1,600.00 - up
Install additional joist along side for support $110.00 - up
Jackpost - install $325.00 - 550.00
Termite treatment - chemical $1,200.00 - up
Termite inspection $150.00 - 200.00
Opening or Removal of bearing wall $750.00 - 1,500.00
Opening & Installing door in interior wall $600.00 - up
Rebuild arch over door or window openings $500.00 - up
Install lintel in masonary wall opening $350.00 - up
Construct exterior basement stairwell $5,000.00 - up
Collar Ties $300.00 - up
Collar Tie bracing $150.00 - 250.00
Building an addition - basic quality $70.00 - 90.00 sq.ft.
Building an addition - good quality $90.00 - 110.00 sq.ft.
Building an addition - Custom quality $110.00 - up sq.ft.
Remove old plaster & install drywall $2.50 -5.00 sq.ft.
Install drywall over exiting plaster $1.50 - 3.00 (board) sq.ft.
New Plaster $8.00 - 11..00 sq.ft.
Install drywall in an unfinished area -supply and install/no insulation $7.00 - 9.00 sq.ft. floor space/.14 sq.ft. board
Texture spray ceiling $1.00 - up sq.ft.
* New house construction- 080 sq.ft. board -board, mud/tape, labour only.
Suspended Ceiling Tile Installation $2.50 - 6.00 sq.ft.
Acoustic Ceiling Tile Installation $1.50 - 5.00 sq.ft.
Sand & Finish existing wood floors $2.00 - 4.00 sq.ft.
Wood floor installation $5.50 - 12.00 sq.ft.
Ceramic Tile - Supply & install $10.00 - up sq.ft.
Ceramic Tile - labour only $5.50 -8.00 sq.ft.
Underlay - installation only $1.50 -2.00 sq.ft.
Vinyl floor tiles - supply & install $2.00 - up sq.ft.
Vinyl sheet flooring/linoleum $6.00 - up sq.yd.
Carpet - synthetic $15.00 - up sq.yd.
Carpet - natural wool $50.00 - up sq.yd.
Carpet - underpading $5.00 - up sq.yd.
Carpet - cleaning/steam/chemical $30.00 - up per room
Windows-replacement - 1,800 sq.ft. house $10,000.00 approx.
* amount may vary depending upon the situation.
Windows - sliders, casement, awning, doublehung - installed $140.00 - up
Windows - fixed, bay, bow, round - installed $1,200.00- up
Doors - exterior, insulated,metal $750.00 - up
Doors - exterior, solid wood $850.00 - up
Doors - exterior, fibreglass $900.00 - up
Doors - exterior, double, insul., metal $1,200.00 - up
Doors - exterior, double, solid wood $1,500.00 - up
Doors - exterior, double, fibreglass $2,000.00 - up
Replace entrance door latch & lock set $150.00 - up
Install decorative glass in entrance door $500.00 - up
New Storm door $450.00 - up
Install patio doors - brick wall $2,500.00 - up
Install patio doors - wood frame wall $2000.00 - up
Replace existing patio doors $1000.00 - 2000.00
Install basic skylight $1,000.00 - up
Install venting skylight $1,500.00 - up
Fireplace - Masonry $2,500.00 - up
* Note: Building Code for new house construction may require CO detector & fresh air exchanger ($2,500.00 - up) for wood burning fireplaces-gas does not require this.
Fireplace - Zero clearance $2,000.00 - up
Fireplace - Natural Gas $2,300.00 - up
Glass fireplace doors $250.00 - up
Install Fireplace damper $250.00 - up
Chimney cleaning $200.00 - 375.00
Video Chimney inspection $250.00 - up
Video Plumbing inspection $150.00 - up
* Video inspections start at $110/hr - plumbing, chimney - whatever the case.
Interior door - hollow core, hardware incl $150.00 - up
Interior door - solid core, hardware incl. $400.00 - up
French doors $600.00 - up
Bifold doors $75.00 - up
Louvred Bifold doors $150.00 - up
Sliding closet doors $200.00 - up
Sliding mirror closet doors $350.00 - up
Kitchen renovation - full $7,000.00 - up
Kitchen Cabinets - replace $150.00 - up lin.ft.
Kitchen counter - replace $25.00 - up lin.ft.
Stove fan-venting outside $475.00 - up
Ceiling fan - installed $200.00 - up
Painting - interior - whole house $1,500.00 - up
Wallpaper - hanging $2.00 - up sq.ft.
Central vacuum system $800.00 - up
Security System - you own $600.00 - up
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Mid efficiency Furnace - supply & install $2,500.00 -3,500.00
High effiency furnace - supply & install $3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Boiler System $3,500.00 - up
Humidifier $400.00 -500.00
Electronic air cleaner $500.00 - 1,000.00
New circulating pump $450.00 - 700.00
Expansion tank $360.00 - 650.00
New Chimney liner $330.00 - 700.00
Remove old oil tank $300.00 - 800.00
Replace radiator $300.00 - 1,000.00
Replace radiator control valve $150.00 - 300.00
Install baseboard heaters $150.00 - 300.00
Convert furnace from oil to natural gas (if possible) $900.00 - 1,500.00
Change heating from Hot water to gas - single level $7,500.00 - 9,500.00
Change heating from Hot water to gas - double level $15,000.00 - 20,000.00
Change ducts from gravity to forced air $1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Duct cleaning $250.00 - 350.00
Annual Service $150.00 - 250.00
Air Conditioning - add to existing forced air $1,700.00 - 3,000.00
Heat Pump - add to existing /Geothermal $2,500.00 - 4,000.00 / ,000 & up
Replace compressor on heat pump/air conditioner $800.00 - 1,400.00
Air conditioning - independent system $8,000.00 - 15,000.00
* Installation & supply is assumed, and the contractor is on the site for more than one electrical job listed below, otherwise sufficient allowances for travel time and increased costs/opportunity costs, should be made.
Upgrade service to 100 amps - incl. New breaker panel $850.00 - 1100.00
Upgrade service to 100 amps - no breaker panel $800.00 - 1200.00
Upgrade service to 200 amps $1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Replace main ground - public water sytem $200.00 - 350.00
Replace main ground - private well to ground rods $275.00 - 500.00
New Breaker Panel $700.00 - 1200.00
Auxiliary Panel $300.00 - 600.00
Replace circuit breaker - 20 amps or less $80.00 - 110.00
Add 120 V circuit - ie fridge, freezer etc $250.00 - 400.00
Install exterior outlet $250.00 - 400.00
Add 240 V circuit - ie. Stove, dryer $350.00 - 650.00
Add Kitchen split receptacle $250.00 - 450.00
Supply ground for std. receptacles $75.00 - 150.00
Replace receptacles with GFI (Ground Fault Interrupt) $90.00 - 120.00 each
Correct reversed polarity $15.00 - 25.00 each
Install switches $20.00 - 40.00 each
Install light fixture $100.00 - 250.00
Exterior light fixture $175.00 - 250.00
Replace old (galvanized or steel) piping w/ copper /Pex $1,500.00 - 4,000.00
Replace main water line to residence $1,900.00 - 4,000.00
Replace interior main shut off valve $275.00 - 375.00
Replace water heater $550.00 - 1,200.00
* or lease-may not cost you except monthly charges as low as $20/mth
Average monthly water heater rental $20/mth-up
Unclogging Toilet $150.00 - 200.00
Toilet Replacement -supply & install $300.00 - up
Replace toilet seal $100.00 - 200.00
Replace flushing mechanism $125.00 - 175.00
Supply & install bidet $500.00 - up
Replace vanity & counter - single basin $300.00 - up
Replace vanity & counter - double Basin $500.00 - up
Replace basin - vanity $175.00 - up
Replace basin - pedestal $325.00 - up
Replace faucets $150.00 - up
Replace bathtub & new ceramic tiles $1,500.00 - up
Refinish existing tub $1000.00 - up
Replace shower & tub faucets $325.00 - up
Replace tile tub area $800.00 - up
Replace caulk bathtub $175.00 - 350.00
Replace leaking shower stall pan $1,000.00 - 2000.00
Reconstruction of ceramic tile shower stall $1,500.00 - up
New installation of ceramic tile shower stall $1,500.00 - up
Installation of new plastic tub enclosure $550.00 - 850.00
Install PVC or fibreglass shower stall $1200.00 - 2,000.00
Install Whirlpool / Jacuzzi tub $2,000.00 - up
Install exhaust fan $375.00 - 500.00
Complete bathroom renovation $9,000.00 - up
Construction of a basement bathroom -plumbing only $3,600.00 - up
Install laundry tub $350.00 - 500.00
Install laundry facilities - water supply, drain $1,000.00 - up
Supply & install kitchen sink - single $350.00 - up
Supply & install kitchen sink - double $400.00 - up
Supply & install dishwasher $500.00 - 1,000.00
Dishwasher hook-up - rough-in complete $145.00 - 195.00
Dishwasher hook-up - no rough-in /electrical needed e.g. $195.00 - 350.00
Supply & install garbage disposal $300.00 - 600.00
Install stove hood $150.00 - up
Install solid waste pump $1,600.00 - 2,000.00
Connect waste piping to municipal sewers $2,000.00 - up
Clear out obstructions in sewer line $195.00 - up
Repair collapsed sewer line section $1200.00 - up
Video observation / investigation $110.00 / hr - up
Install submersible well pump $800.00 - up
Install suction or jet pump $600.00 - 1,000.00
Replace sewage ejector pump $500.00 - 800.00
Replace pump tank $250.00 - 500.00
Install water softener $1,000.00 - up
* Rental or lease - installation usually free w/ contract of approx. $20.00 /mth
Water softener rental or lease $20.00 - up /mth.
Outdoor hose / water valve / sediment faucet $150.00 - 300.00 each
Replace sump pump $295.00 - 385.00
Insulate attic to current standards $0.50 - 2.50 sq.ft.
Insulation blown into flat roof or wall cavity $2.00 - 5.00 sq.ft.
Add attic vents $40.00 - 250.00 each
UFFI removal $10,000.00 - up
Exterior insulation using rigid boards $1,500.00 - up
Insulate basement interior $0.50 - up sq.ft.
Sprayed foam / uerethane foam $ ?
Whether you plan to install new flooring in one room or all throughout your home, there are many floor materials to choose from out there and they can really make an impact. Today, there is a myriad of new hardwoods and even some old favorites are making a comeback (yes, you guessed it: linoleum has been on the radar the past few years!) No matter your budget, there are quite a few choices in flooring material that will make a dramatic difference to any room.
Your first consideration when picking out a flooring material is that you'd better really like it. Flooring can last quite a long time (with some carpeting and cheaper vinyl products being exceptions), in the cases of hardwood floors – 50 to 100 years. If you pick out the latest trend or latest fashionable color, it could become dated in a short period of time. It doesn't mean you shouldn't make a bold statement with your floors, but don't always jump at the first color or pattern. Think it over for some time, ask friends and family for opinions, and compare it to your existing color palette in each room.
The next consideration is wear and tear. When installing new flooring, think about what kind of a beating these floors will be taking. Is the flooring in a wet area, like a main or side entrance, a bathroom, or a kitchen where there is the potential for a lot of moisture? Water can do a lot of damage to a wood. If you're putting new flooring in a family or living area, will it be comfortable? Ceramic tile can be quite cold during those long winter months. Natural stone can handle a lot of traffic in a kitchen, but it can be hard to stand on for long periods.
Finally, consider what your budget can stand and take into account the overall value of your house. You might want to install marble throughout your house – but if you can't afford it, well you can't afford it. Stay within your budget and you won't need a second mortgage to replace or install your flooring. Also, if your home is in the low to medium value range, it might not be a great idea to install an expensive flooring material. An incredibly luxurious floor in a below-average home can really expose all the other weaknesses around it. And when it comes time to sell, it will be hard to recoup the investment if the floor is in perfect shape and the rest of the house is not up to par.
So, what are the latest flooring materials for your home today? Hardwood floors are still at the top of everybody's wish list. Naturally. But there are a host of materials currently rising in popularity across the country, including: stone, concrete, laminate, vinyl, tiles, and – yes! – Linoleum is coming on strong. And don't leave carpet out of the equation.
Carpet has fallen out of favor over the last twenty years. But many are still taking advantage of the new carpeting patterns, colors, and styles that are available today. Gone is the boring beige carpet found in nearly every apartment, condominium, and model home across America. It's being replaced by stain-resistant carpeting with high quality padding and great designs. To recap some of the major carpeting styles, you can choose from Saxony, Berber, textured, velvet, frieze and sculptured. Saxony is the plush style that shows the footprints and vacuum marks. Frieze is the durable style that resists footprints and the short pile can really highlight the colors and textures in the carpet. The name Berber seems to be everywhere these days. Berber is usually made of non-allergenic wool with flecked colors, usually with short thick loops that make it easy to clean. It's great for high traffic areas.
Hardiplank and vinyl siding are durable, attractive, low-maintenance options for budget-conscious homeowners. Both offer unique advantages, and are worth looking into if you're considering upgrading your home's exterior.
Common gutter problems
If your gutters are damaged, sagging, missing parts or improperly installed, it is unfortunate but likely exterior damage to your home is sure to follow. A gutter that is missing, or that drains too close to the house will saturate the ground. This wet saturated ground can produce a variety of problems:
A wet saturated ground near your home can be easily and affordably prevented with a quality gutter system but left unchecked can:
Creates a breeding ground for Mold and Mildew.
It will eat away at foundations and basement walls.
Leaks and cracks will develop and will worsen quickly in the winter months when the ground freezes and expands.
Driveways and walkways will sink and rise, interior and exterior walls and floors can warp, bow or become wet, molded or stained. Unfortunately, entire homes have been destroyed due to water damage.
If water overflows:
Over the back of a clogged gutter, damage to exterior and interior (via the cavity) walls can occur and damp can result. The gutter should be checked for debris and blockages and the fascia brackets also checked as they may have been damaged, causing the gutter to sag.
Over the front of a clogged gutter, this can be very annoying, both to walk under and because of the noise it can create. If this is happening you should be considering Gutter Guards. Protection for your gutters will keep leaves, pine needle, acorns and other debris out, and maintain the clear flow of water to the downspout.
If joints are leaking, the rubber seals inside the joint will probably need replacing, or sometimes the joint itself should be renewed. You will find this job a lot easier if attempted in hot weather, as the plastic is much more pliable.
Keeping your gutters clean Cleaning your gutters is probably not on the Top Ten Most Fun Things To Do List, but is necessary in maintaining your home. Best case scenario, this task can be done twice a year, in Spring and Fall. When it comes to cleaning your gutters, you have two choices: take it on yourself or have it done professionally.
Why? When you look at your house, you may not realize how important your rain gutters are. Yes, obviously they direct rain away from your house. But did you stop to think about why that is important? Water and moisture, if allowed to collect around your house can do some very costly damage. Mold, mildew, leaking and damage to your foundation are all things that can occur if your gutters arent working properly. Cleaning your gutters on a regular basis can alleviate these potentially costly home repairs. Wind, rain, snow and foliage can all play a part in clogging your gutters. When gutters are clogged, they can overflow, causing the problems mentioned above.
How? While there are companies that do clean gutters, you can do this yourself. The way you can do this is to insert your hose into the downspout of the gutter. You may need to stuff rags in the opening so that the water will be forced upward. The waters force will unclog the elbows and gutter of the debris that was collecting. This sounds simple but definitely can be messy and somewhat of a headache. You can alleviate your headache and maintain your sanity by hiring a professional to do it.
Strainers and Guards-Are they worth it? If youve done any research on rain gutters, youve probably noticed that there are some gutter-cleaning accessories available in stores and online. Strainers and gutter guards were designed to keep your gutters clean and free of debris. They sound like a great idea; something to keep your gutters clean so that when you go to clean your gutters out, there is potentially less work involved. Where that may be true, strainers and guards, which are usually wire or mesh, can also keep water out of your gutters, which can effect the drainage of your system. Strainers and guards do work under certain situations however seek a professional's opinion to see if they are right for your architecture.
Contact Wrightway Construction Services LLC in the Atlanta metro area for gutter,strainer and guard installations and consultation
Causes of Deck deterioration
The most common source of deterioration of decks is water. Moisture causes the wood to expand and when it dries out it contracts.
This can cause fasteners to pop, and boards to warp, crack and split. If the deck remains constantly wet, a perfect environment exists for fungus and bacterial to establish itself and rot to begin. In a worst case, wet rot will result in wood members turning to mush over time.
Maintenance to prevent this can be as simple as sweeping your deck regularly, clearing away puddles and any dirt and leaves that retain moisture and don't dry out easily.
is also a cause of deterioration to decks. Ultra violet rays can break down the bonds between wood cells. But fortunately sun damage isn't as serious as water damage because the rays only penetrate about 1/100th of an inch into the wood, really only affecting the surface.
And the interesting thing is that this damaged surface actually protects the healthy wood below. So if you sand it away, fresh wood is exposed and will be damaged. So the best deck maintenance for a wood deck in a sunny area is a good coat of sealant or stain.
can also cause serious damage to decks depending on your area. Cedar and redwood are insect resistant but not insect proof. There is a difference.
The best material for decking members that are in close proximity to the soil are pressure treated lumbers. So depending on your climate zone, focus your deck maintenance strategy accordingly.
Deck building code requirements are not something that should be ignored just because you are building a deck and not a house. Even basic deck building construction techniques involving joist spans, post size and loads, beam sizes and spans between deck posts, decking board dimensions, height of railings and load capacity are all discussed in the building code.
Deck Handrails A 2x4 or 2x4 flat, or on edge does not constitute a proper handrail according to the deck building code. So if you truly want to follow the code, check out this list.
Here is a list of the key points.
At least 35” between wall faces or guardrails or a protruding hand rail
Unit Rise and Unit Run
Unit rise and run refer to the overall vertical and horizontal change between each stair tread – not the actual tread size.
The building code specifies that wood stringers meet minimum sizes for obvious reasons. Here is a list of the key points.
Add to the beauty and value of your home with vinyl siding. There is no other home improvement that gives you the same return on your investment. Home improvement and remodeling specialists agree that homeowners who install top grade vinyl siding increase the value of their homes by thousands, and even tens of thousands, of dollars. Homeowners can recoup or even make money when they sell their home if they’ve installed vinyl siding.
Wrightway Construction Services will install custom vinyl siding on your home with careful attention to detail using wood grain siding and matching soffit and fascia. You’ll love the realistic look and feel of this top quality vinyl siding and enjoy choosing from a wonderful palette of colors to bring character and charm to your home.Vinyl siding doesn’t just improve the look and value of your home, it’s almost maintenance free. You’ll never have to scrape and paint again, and vinyl siding doesn’t crack, warp or peel. It’s impervious to damage from rain, snow or salt and will never be damaged by termites. It’s the most attractive, worry-free solution available for your home remodeling needs, and you’ll never have to worry about fading – the color of vinyl siding goes clear through!
We’re proud to offer vinyl siding in an excellent assortment of styles and colors to suit any home. Whether your house is mid-Century modern, Colonial or Victorian, we have the right vinyl siding to transform your house. Choose from shakes, scallops, board and batten and other styles to coordinate perfectly and bring a personal touch to your home’s exterior.
With vinyl replacement siding from Wrightway, your home will not only look its best season after season, it will save you money over time on utilities and maintenance. Our vinyl siding qualifies for the Federal Energy Tax Credit because of the energy efficiency of the insulation and protects your home from loss of heat and inefficient air conditioning. Contact us today for more information and a free vinyl siding consultation. http://www.wrightwayconstructionservices.com/
How I do I know if I have hail damage to my roof? Can I tell from the ground?
If you've had hail in your area, to determine if the shingles have been damaged a close inspection of the shingles has to be made from the roof. Usually you cannot tell from the ground.
If I think I have hail damage what should I do?
Call your insurance company and ask for an adjuster to come inspect your roof for hail damage. Call a reputable roofing company and ask for the same inspection. If there are any discrepancies between the adjuster's findings and the roofer's findings you may call for a "RE-INSPECTION" where your adjuster meets with the roofer to go over the roof together. Re-inspections are very common.
The insurance company must determine two things when assessing the amount of your loss:
1.Was there sufficient damage to the roof to declare it a total loss?
(Usually determined by 10 verified hail hits per 100 square feet.)
2.What is the size of the roof and how many shingles will be needed to replace the roof
What does hail do to a roof?
Shingles are designed so that the granules block the UV of the sun and protect the asphalt underlayment. As the shingles age the granules fall off over time. As the asphalt is exposed the UV, it dries out and the shingle gets a "potato chip" appearance as the corners start to curl up. A shingle at the extreme end of its life is bubbled in appearance and is brittle to the touch. A 20-year shingle is warranteed by the manufacturer to have a useful life, under optimal ventilation conditions, of 20 years.
Hail does several things:
•Accelerates granule loss.
•Accelerates shingle aging.
•Voids manufacturer's warrantees.
•Leads to other associated problems.
Do I need to get my roof replaced right away?
The insidious nature of hail damage is that it may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the roof. However, many insurance companies have a "statute of limitations" of how long a hail claim is viable. If you have experienced a loss such as hail damage it is prudent to take care of the problem in a timely manner before it leads to other associated problems.
What does hail hit look like?
A hail hit on a shingle looks like a "bruise" or a dark spot where the granules on the shingle have been knocked off and the asphalt underlayment and sometimes the fiberglass mat is exposed. New hail hits will have a shiny appearance because the asphalt has been freshly exposed and has not had time to weather to a dull color.
Why would my insurance company replace my roof?
The purpose of home owner's insurance is to protect homeowners against losses in their property's value due to damage that is beyond their control. If you have hail damage, you have experienced a financial loss in that your original investment of a 20-year roof (for example) has now been reduced to a 5-10 year useful life span. Your insurance company will compensate you for your loss and replace your roof.
Why does the estimate read that there are more shingles to replace then there are to remove?
The amount of shingles to remove from your roof is the actual amount of square feet that it takes to shingle your roof. However, when putting on shingles, some shingles have to be cut to fit dimensions, ridges, hips and valleys. The insurance company adds 10% to regular ridge roofs and 15% to hip and ridge roofs to account for the loss of shingles.
When I called a contractor they had a minimum fee which was far in excess of the small amount the insurance company paid me. What can I do?
Your insurance company understands minimum charges such as these and has set prices they are prepared to pay as minimum charges for all trades. They do not give you the minimum charge up front because such a large percentage of their customers never call a contractor and just pocket the money. If you call your adjuster and ask for the minimum charge for the work, they will pay it without any hesitation.This is usually referred to as recoverable depreciation.
In my adjustment, my insurance company deducted some money for depreciation, what is that all about?
Different insurance companies call the amount that they hold back different things. Some call it depreciation; other companies figure it in as a dump and removal fee. What it represents is the amount of money the company will hold back until they receive a signed contract from you and a contractor for the work. When they receive a signed contract, you will
receive another check for the amount they have held back.
My insurance adjuster said there was no hail damage on his first inspection, I asked the Wrightway estimator to call him and request to walk through a re-inspection with him. On the re-inspection the adjuster concluded that there was hail damage and "totaled" the roof. Why such a dramatic turn around? There are many different reasons that this happens so often. Sometimes adjusters get to a roof too soon after the actual damage and the hits haven't had a chance to weather yet. Sometimes the adjusters are inexperienced. Sometimes they were tired after looking at so many roofs that day. Sometimes they just make mistakes. The best results for the benefit of homeowner seem to be obtained when an experienced roofer walks through the inspection with the insurance adjuster and calls to the adjuster's attention any damage that he sees.
1. Weather related claims such as wind or hail damage are considered an act of God and cannot be held against you. Any raise in premiums are statewide or nationwide, not on an individual basis.
2. Our inspection to determine whether you have suffered any hail or wind damage is free to you, in order to determine whether or not you should file an insurance claim.
3. Roofing damage claims are very subjective which is why it is very important to have professional representation.
4. Wrightway Construction Services represents you when your insurance company makes the final decision, and will file on your behalf for supplemental funds, should any other damage be discovered during the process of replacing your roof.
Is my insurance quote the correct amount to do the work at my house? Not necessarily, sometimes, insurance companies exclude coverage of essential roof construction items essential to proper replacement and longevity of your new roof. These items are referred to as incidentals. They include vents, ridge, flashing, taxes, dump fees and more. The estimate the insurance company gives you is just that, an estimate. The price may vary, once the entire scope of replacement is identified by Wrightway, your insurance company will be responsible for these charges