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Wall Repair Cost Guide

Over time, it is common for a home's interior and exterior walls to become scuffed, chipped or otherwise damaged. Since most walls are made out of plaster or drywall, repair costs tend to be quite reasonable. Of course, specific costs can vary depending on the severity of the damage and whether the wall can be repaired or will need to be completely replaced. It is important to keep both interior and exterior walls in good condition as a homeowner because failure to do so can result in poor insulation or even unwanted pests getting into the home. Unfortunately, many homeowners put off wall repairs because they are under the misconception that such repairs will be expensive. In reality, this does not need to be the case.

National Repair a Wall Costs

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National Repair a Wall Costs
Average reported cost $489
Number of Cost Profiles 15616 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $55
Maximum reported cost $1,200
Most homeowners spent between: $322 to $529

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Factors Affecting Wall Repair Costs

For starters, the cost of the wall repair will vary depending on the type of wall being dealt with. While most homes these days use drywall, which is a durable yet cheap material, many older homes have plaster walls. Another factor that can influence the cost of repairs is that of the severity of the damage. For example, a simple chip or crack may be repaired with some plaster or patching. In fact, this is a repair that a homeowner can even do him or herself to save money.

On the other hand, large holes or other more serious damage will need to be assessed by a professional to determine whether a repair is feasible or if the wall will need to be entirely replaced. This type of work will need to be done by a professional and experienced contractor, as it is not recommended as DIY work for most homeowners.

Average Costs of Wall Repair

The above factors can greatly influence the overall cost of wall repairs at residential homes. In general, homeowners should expect to pay between $450 and $650 for such work, though situations where the damage is more serious may cost closer to $1,000. 

In any event, if you are a homeowner in need of wall repair, it is likely in your best interest to call around to request quotes from various companies or contractors. This will help you to ensure that you get the best deal and that your repair gets done in a professional manner.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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