April 13, 2024

Uvenco

Interior Of The Road

The best home projects to complete this summer

It’s not exactly “fun” to think of the small things that keep our homes running — but it is important. A leaky pipe, broken washing machine or that new hole in the wall thanks to your at-home kickboxing classes can create trouble in paradise. 

These days, your home has people in it 24/7, so make sure to invest in repairs before they become costly emergencies. Consistent maintenance and proactive checkups on your appliances, plumbing, windows and frame can go a long way toward preventing damage or other unexpected surprises. 

This summer, consider tackling these 10 home maintenance projects: 

  1. Appliance repair and maintenance – $191 on average in the U.S.

  2. Electrical wiring repair – $150-$205 on average in the U.S.

  3. Plumbing pipe repair – $150 on average in the U.S.

  4. Drywall repair and texturizing – $250-$390 on average in the U.S.

  5. Roof repair and maintenance – $100-$200 on average in the U.S.

  6. Plumbing drain repair – $130-$180 on average in the U.S.

  7. Sprinkler and irrigation system repair and maintenance – $75 on average in the U.S.

  8. Fence and gate repairs – $250 on average in the U.S.

  9. Gutter cleaning and maintenance – $140-$170 on average in the U.S.

  10. Garage door repair – $99 on average in the U.S.

Create a schedule for these routine maintenance checks and set yourself up for success.

*“Trending” data was collected between March 2020 and March 2021, showing a comparative change in projects YoY. 

**Cost data is based on average national estimates and may vary based on location, supply and pro rates and pro experience. These numbers are a benchmark but are not indicative of what a customer will pay.

Related: A seasonal home maintenance checklist