The best home projects to complete this summer

Gladys T. Black

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

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