1. The roof

Cost

  • The average cost to repair roof leaks on a 10 foot by10 foot area of asphalt shingles is around $650.
  • The total costs ranges from $500 for simply replacing theshingles,to $1,750 to repair and apply a sealant.
  • The costs to repair a tile roof are around $,1500 for damagedsteel tiles.
  • The total costs for this type of repair range from $450 forrepairing metal flashing to $8,000 if the underlayment needsreplacing.

Money-saving tips

  • Minimize the damage to the roof by tacking a tarp over thedamaged area until it can get repaired.
  • Remove ice dams as soon as possible to prevent water frombacking up beneath the shingles and causing more damage.
  • Remove the snow on the roof as soon as possible to prevent newice dams from forming and causing future problems.
  • Look into getting better attic insulation, as this will help toprevent ice dams in the future as well.

2. Gutters

Cost

  • The costs of gutter repair range from new downspouts to acomplete gutter replacement.
  • The average cost of installing new downspouts is$160, with a total range of $4 for a do-it-yourself job to $160 fora medium-size house.
  • The average cost of installing new gutter guards to helpprevent damage is $200 for do-it-yourself on 200 feet, with a rangeup to $3,600 for 200 feet if a luxury product installed.
  • The average cost of replacing your gutters is between $1,050and $2,400 for 200 feet, with total costs ranging from $625 for ado-it-yourself job to $2,400 for professional installation.

Money-saving tips

  • You can help lower costs by cleaning the gutters before winterbegins and removing ice dams in a timely way.
  • PVC gutters and downspouts cost less than aluminum or copper,but you should choose what best fits your house's aesthetic.
  • Heating elements are available that can help melt ice in yourgutters all winter long; you may want to invest in these whilehaving repairs done to help prevent problems.
  • Gutter screens are the easiest thing to install do-it-yourself,which can save installation costs in the future, as well.

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