Infographic: An Angie's List guide for outdoor home maintenance

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The Angie’s List Guide to Outdoor Home Maintenance Costs
To any homeowner, home maintenance is an important priority to keeping a house up to date and functional. But, home maintenance can be expensive. That’s why we’ve gathered the average cost of home maintenance projects so you can plan out your projects on a budget.

1. Chimney Cleaning, Inspection, & Repair

Average cost of cleaning: between $150 and $175

Average cost of inspection: between $140 and $200

Average cost of repair: between $3,000 and $3,500

Pro tip: Avoid the “too-good-to-be-true” prices. They’re probably a scam.

Chimney maintenance tips:

  • Ensure chimney cap is in good condition
  • Get your chimney cleaned every two years
  • Get a chimney inspection every two years

2. Roofing

Average cost of a new roof: between $2,000 and $30,000

Types of roofs:

  • Metal - $12,000 to $30,000
  • Asphalt - $2,000 to $10,000
  • Slate - $15,000 to $30,000
  • Tile - $2,000 to $10,000

Pro tip: Avoid companies that offer to pay your deductible.

Roof maintenance tips:

  • Clean your roof every 10 to 15 years - $250 to $1,000
  • Apply sealant to roof - $5 to $150
  • Examine the roof for damaged or broken shingles every year

3. Siding Repair & Replacement

Average cost of siding: between $4,500 and $13,000

Types of siding:

  • Vinyl - $80 to $100 for 100 square feet
  • Aluminum - $140 to $160 for 100 square feet
  • Fiber cement - $375 to $650 for 100 square feet

Pro tip: Call a reputable contractor to get an estimate of the damage before making an insurance claim.

4. Gutter Replacement & Repair

Average cost of gutter replacement: between $1,200 and $1,500

Average cost of gutter repair: between $200 and $1,000

Types of gutters:

  • Vinyl - $3 to $5 per linear foot
  • Aluminum - $4 to $7 per linear foot
  • Stainless steel - $9 to $12 per linear foot
  • Wood - $12 to $20 per linear foot
  • Copper - $15 to $30 per linear foot

Pro tip: Repairs cost about 60% of the cost of replacement. In most cases, it’s better to replace them.

Gutter maintenance:

  • Clean your gutters and downspouts twice a year - $95 per clean
  • Inspect your gutters when it’s raining to check for leaks
  • Install a screen or solid cover

5. Driveway Repairs & Renovations

Average cost of driveway renovations: between $600 and $10,200

Average cost of driveway repair: between $200 and $300

Types of driveways:

  • Asphalt - between $1 and $5 per square foot
  • Concrete - between $3 and $10
  • Paver or bricks - $10 to $17 per square foot

Pro tip: If you’re having maintenance work done on your driveway, make sure the contractor is insured.

Driveway maintenance:

  • Re-apply sealant to your driveway every year - $200 for tools and materials
  • Put plastic coating down for brick or paver block driveways

6. Building a Deck

Average cost to build a deck: between $10,000 and $20,000

Pro tip: The main consideration when choosing deck materials should be quality materials and longevity.

Types of decks:

  • Pressure-treated pine - starts at $10,000
  • Spruce/cedar - starts at $12,000
  • PVC decking - starts at $16,000

7. Fence Installation

Average cost of fence installation: between $2,600 and $8,000 for 200 feet

Pro tip: Consider your needs when getting a new fence, which will determine the cost.

Types of fencing:

  • Chain-link - $13 per foot
  • Wood: $16
  • Vinyl: $30
  • Aluminum: $40

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