TO DO LISTS

Home Updates/Maintenance and Repairs

Maintenance Items:

  • Clean Gutters
  • Replace Bulbs outdoor light guest driveway
  • Prune Tree in Middle Flower bed before spring
  • Backyard Clean up


Repairs:
  • Fix Deck Steps Backyard
  • New A/C Unit for Kitchen Zone
  • New Roof Main House**
  • New gutters with shields
  • Back Gate Repair it sticks Dad broke lock see if it can be repaired
  • Fix Inground Sprinklers
  • Exterior Backflow Value needs replacing (before sprinklers fix)
  • Fix walkway to backyard where it's starting to cave in
  • Replace Ceiling Fans that don't work
  • Fix bathroom outlet
  • Fix smoke Alarm near cellar door 
  • Fix lights
  • Fix balcony Outlet
  • Re-pitch drive to drain toward street and resurface driveways
  • New outdoor light my driveway side Flood Light
  • New outdoor light that works correctly motion light doesn't always my driveway
  • Repair Middle Flower Beds and corners of back flower beds
  • Repair/Replace front door trim


Updates:
  • Add Railing to Front Door stairs for Mom
  • Make Mini Deck to Mirror other driveway with landing and railings instead of cement steps 
  • Reface foundation -Grayson Mortar Concrete ledge Stone Flat Panel s 100 SQ FT-Home Depot
  • Gate to Central Air Units to make into give it a cleaner appearance
  • Phantom Screens - For French Doors www.phantomscreens.com
  • Backyard brick area build a pergola or better yet roofed in area and can add phantom screens remote control panels to make a screen in patio
  • Security Cameras with 4 Terra bites with night scope recording capability full perimeter of house
  • French Drain outdoor perimeter of house will need before sprinkler fix as it leaks into basement
  • Heatrak.com - Heated mats for driveways to melt the snow so you don't have to shovel
  • Roof Over Back Doors
  • Pergola for Guest Driveway for Shade

**Roof Replacement Research

Nationally, the average homeowner spends about $7655 to install a new roof and most spend within the range of $5,195 to 10,135.00. There are certain cities that are higher than average (Denver $9000. and others below average Austin Texas ($7000.)

Always get quotes from 3 to 4 professionals and they should be within margin of $2000 to $3000.    If you hire a roof inspector first their rate is between $100 to $300 and can be helpful in decision process.

It's important to note that price fluctuates depending on factors size, pitch, How the roof is installed on your frame, Layers, code requirements, Products and supplies, exhaust pipes etc.
Also, when getting an estimate, it is important to know they are going to quote a per square basis.  100 square feet is considered a roofing square. The per square rate contains relevant factors The prices of the shingles, supplies, protective element., removal of waste, Labor, Roofing Prices, Roofing materials alone cost anywhere from $100 per square foot to 1000 per square foot depending on the type you choose.  For an average roof of 17 squares (according to Us Census Bureau which puts the average home size at 2,200 square feet and two stories that makes the average total price as follows $2500 for 3 -tab asphalt shingle, $3000 galvanized Steel, and $20,000 for high end options.   These quotes break out to 40% product and 60% labor

Cost to Tear off and Replace Roof
The removal of an old roof can cost $1 to $5 per square foot.  The job averages $1000 to $1500.  Some contractors charge hourly which can run from $40 to $80 per hour.  Also, if you have rotting timbers or need heavier supports for heavy mater al (like slate roof) you can expect to pay an extra $1000 to 10,000 depending on what sort of repairs and reinforcement it requires.

Roofing Pros often factor removal into the project quote alongside replacement.  The rate fluctuates based on material, complexity and workload. Removing the old shingles are the hardest part of the job.