The Cost of DIY Repairs

Does your house need a few repairs?

Well, as you probably guessed, repairing a home is either

1) a good amount of work — if you do it yourself — or

2) a good amount of money.

But just how much?

Well, at Bright Side Homes, we’ve learned a thing or two about the cost of home repairs here in Southern Indiana.

So, here’s an overview of the most common home repairs with our DIY score (1 is crazy difficult, 10 is super simple) and the national average cost if you’re going to hire a contractor.

Foundation Repair — Average Cost: $10,000+, DIY Score: 2

Electrical Issues — Average Cost: $1,000, DIY Score: 1

Water Heater — Average Cost: $800, DIY Score: 4

Water Damage — Average Cost: $2,000, DIY Score: 4

New Septic System — Average Cost: $15,000 DIY Score: 2

HVAC — Average Cost: $5,000, DIY Score: 5

Mold — Average Cost: $2,000, DIY Score: 7

Termites — Average Cost: $3,000, DIY Score: 1

Hope that helps give you an idea of what to expect.

Patching and Painting are some of the simplest and most affordable home improvements one can do themselves. Sometimes, it’s even kid friendly. If you can, we always recommend doing your own paint job to save you money.

If you’re just looking to simply sell your house as-is, give us a call and we will make you a fair, cash offer within 48 hours and can close in as little as two weeks. Call us at 812-727-5161 to receive your offer.

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