All homes require ocassional repairs and maintenance. To help you budget for common Eichler repairs, the following budget guidelines are provided for your convenience.
These estimates are for informational purposes only and are based on feedback from fellow Eichler owners who recently had these repairs completed or received estimates to have the work completed. Please keep in mind that there are many factors that can influence the cost of home improvement projects so you may find that estimates you receive are significantly different than those presented here.
Upfront & reocurring maintenance costs can vary greatly depending on the type of roof selected. Visit the Eichler Service Directory to see links to different roofing vendors. Always inquire about warranty coverage and suggested ongoing maintenance schedules (and pricing) for roofing projects.
$10,000 - $18,000
Assumes whole house replacement with Eichler-friendly siding. Installation costs can vary greatly by installer so be sure to obtain multiple estimates.
$5,000 - $8,000
Assumes demolition and repouring of concrete driveway. In the Bay Area, assume cost to be approx. $10/sq foot.
The obscure glass panels which are typically found in the entryway of atrium-model Eichler homes is called Mistlite. This price reflects what you should expect to pay for a typical size, tempered Mistlite panel (materials only; assumes 6 1/2 x 2 3/4 feet panel). For Mistlite vendor recommendations, visit the Eichler Service Provider Directory.
Painting - Exterior
$4,500 - $7,500
Assumes whole house exterior paint project by a licensed painting contractor. Includes prep, prime, minor dry-rot repair and two coats of paint on all exterior surfaces including siding, facia, eaves and trim. Pricing can be highly variable depending on the season, with the most competitive pricing typically available October - April. Visit the Eichler Service Directory for Eichler owner recommended painters.