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How Much Does It Cost To Repair Carpentry Framing?

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Repairing your carpentry framing costs $1,181 on average or typically between $478 and $1,885. However, complex or extensive projects might hit a total cost of $4,500 or more. Many factors affect the repair cost, including the source of the damage and the material cost for rebuilding. Repairing framing also involves removing the old walls, ceiling or roof and replacing them after the repairs, increasing the overall project price by $5 to $30 per square foot.

On This Page:

  1. Average Cost to Repair Framing
  2. Repairing and Reframing Costs
  3. Cost to Replace Roof Framing
  4. Cost to Reframe Roof
  5. Frame Repair Cost Factors
  6. DIY vs. Hiring a Carpenter
  7. FAQs

Average Cost to Repair Framing

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National Average $1,181
Typical Range $478 - $1,885
Low End - High End $150 - $4,875

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Repairing and Reframing Costs

Floor Joist Repair Cost$20-$60 per sq. ft.
Walls Framing Price$1,000-$6,000 per wall
Roof Framing Cost$20-$80 per sq. ft.
Window Framing Repair Price$200-$600 per window
Door Framing Reframing Cost$300-$1,500 per door
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Cost to Replace Roof Framing

Replacing the framing of a roof costs $35 to $80 per square foot. It’s nearly double the price of new construction. However, contractors typically charge a total project price rather than by the square footage. Besides the price of planning, permitting and designing your replacement, you’ll need to adjust your budget to include the following additional costs:

  • Demolition of existing roof: $5$15 per square foot. This includes removing any sheathing material and trusses for later use.
  • Replacing the roof trusses: $10$20 per square foot. This doesn't include adding any additional wall height or changing the overall design, which can add another $10$20 per square foot.
  • Installing new roofing: $5$15 per square foot. Costs increase for specialty materials like clay or slate.
  • Finishing work: $5$15 per square foot. This includes any drywall, painting and trim.

Cost to Reframe Roof

Reframing a roof costs $40 to $100 per square foot. In addition to all the costs mentioned above for replacing framing, you'll also need to add in extra materials for a new design, including walls, windows and doors. Reframing most often happens during a room addition, such as above a garage, or adding a dormer which changes the shape of your roof.

Raising a Roof

Raising a roof costs $15,000 to $125,000. If the trusses don’t need repair, but you need to fix or reframe the sill or walls below it, you’ll probably need to raise or brace the roof first. Bracing costs the least, but if you’re looking to add a wall or other structure, expect to spend on the higher end.

Frame Repair Cost Factors

Besides the actual frame repair or replacement costs of $15,000 on average, you'll also need to factor in other services and professional work. Depending on the reason you need repairs or replacement, you may need to budget for these other expenses:

Reframing Material Costs

Material costs make up only about a third of framing prices. However, prices have fluctuated greatly in the past few years, increasing anywhere from 10% to 25%, depending on your region and whether you choose wood or steel. Your professional can help find current prices in your area.

Frame Repair Labor Costs

Labor makes up anywhere from $3 to $20 per square foot or $35 to $100 per hour. Most pros charge a flat rate for labor rather than an hourly rate. Except for small projects or ones with an unknown amount of work, such as finding and replacing rot within a wall, which they can only estimate without seeing inside the wall first.

Reframing a roof with a new design requires a large crew and time to complete correctly, pushing the price to the high end of that range. But other repairs, such as redoing floor joists or an internal wall with no insulation, electric or plumbing concerns, take far less time, reducing labor costs.

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DIY vs. Hiring a Carpenter

For structural repairs, like fixing your home's framing, consider consulting a professional before attempting any DIY repairs. Much of the frame bears the load of your home's roof, walls and floors. Some mistakes can quickly cause problems to worsen. Even with extensive DIY experience, consider consulting a structural engineer near you to determine how to get the repairs done correctly. If you don't have the time or skill to invest in reframing, hire a local framing contractor.


How much does wood rot repair cost?

Repairing rotted wood costs anywhere from $500 to $10,000 or more. Pricing all depends on the extent of the rot and how easy it is to access.

How much does it cost to repair a door frame?

Door frame repairs cost $150 to $600 on average but may grow depending on the type of damage. 

How do you repair a rotted wall stud?

Repairing rotted wall studs requires:

  • Removing the wall covering, usually drywall
  • Bracing the wall if it’s load bearing
  • Removing all rot and treating the wood with fungicides if it’s dry rot
  • Remediating mold and drying the interior walls if it has any moisture
  • Installing new studs
  • Replacing the wall covering

Can you replace door frames?

Yes, you can replace door frames. The bottom of the frames often rots when the sill is not installed properly.

How much does it cost to install a new door and frame?

Installing a new door and frame costs can range from $300 to $1,500, depending on if it's an exterior or interior door and the material used.

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