Major Home Repairs And Their Estimated Cost

There is no way you will not have to spend some amount on repair in your home within a year. According to some expert’s estimation, you will have to spend 2-4% of the amount of your home value on repairs each year. This repair ranges from minor ones to major repairs. Some repairs do not need you to be an expert; such that you can get the right equipment and set to work yourself. However, some will involve the services of an expert or might even cost much. These are the ones considered below.

HVAC Repairs

The annual national average spent on HVAC is around $336, although this varies based on location. Two components usually need repair in the HVAC unit; the first is the electrical component, and the second is the piping component. The homeowner can do both if the problem is minor. You can easily learn to replace filters, drain lines, or fuses. However, if the problem is beyond a DIY, it is best to call an expert to have it handled. This will save cost compared to the complete replacement of the air conditioner and heater due to your part’s errors.

Water Heater

The water heater is another major component in the home that needs to be working perfectly. No one wants to jump into the bathroom to find out that the shower brings out cold water. Once this happens, then the water heater either needs to be repaired or replaced. To repair the water heater, you need to find out if the heater is using electricity or gas.  

The repair cost of both is the same, but they have different parts. You might consider replacing your water heater if it is approaching 10-15 years old because this is the average lifespan of a heater. The national average cost varies from $100 – $1400, depending on the building’s location.

Electrical Works

At some points, while living in your home, you might have to fix some electrical issues. This can range from repair to replacement of some of the parts. Some of the most common issues include lighting fixtures, electrical panels, switch changing, wiring correction, smart home automation systems, and lots more. Unless you are an expert or have some knowledge about electricity, it is best to leave this job to the expert. Handling electrical work without prior knowledge can cause shock and even further damage to the home’s electrical works. The range of fixing also varies from $150 – $3,000, depending on the location.


A leaking roof is no good story for any homeowner, and it is best to handle the issue before it gets worse. This leakage can affect asbestos and cause more problems for the home. Small leaks can be handled easily with the right instrument; however, major leaks can require complete roof replacement, which can cost between $5,000 – $25,000, depending on the location and material choice.

All these costs will keep the homeowner informed so that you will know what to budget for and how to have it handled when the time for repair comes.

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