Ceiling problems can cause nightmares especially when left untreated for longer periods of time as it may cost several hundred dollars at the least. When you see the signs of cracking, chipping or stain on the ceiling of your house, then consider it as a sign of calling for ceiling repairs. Being unprofessional, you may not know what the signs are for, so it is good to call in a professional to get proper information about the causing problems and also to get the estimates about the ceiling repairs.
Usually, the cost of ceiling repairs ranges from around $300 to $1,100 depending on the severity of the condition. The cost may also vary depending upon the underlying problem so it is difficult to tell about the exact cost of repairing a ceiling without knowing about the cause and the severity. Some of the common ceiling problems and their corresponding repair costs are given below.
The Cost of Ceiling Repairs for Peeling Paint
Notice the ceiling of your house closely. If you see peeling paint, it may not be a very severe condition as paint peeling can be caused because of changing weather condition, improper paint application or simply because of aging of paint. This is a minor problem and you can just repaint the entire ceiling or go for patch painting the damaged area only. Painting the whole ceiling will be comparatively costly but results in even application of the same color.
Sometimes, the peeling paint may also indicate a water problem. Damp surface results in paint peeling and repairing this may be costly. Check to see if the ceiling is damp from where the paint is peeling. If it is, call the professional to tell you exactly what might be causing it.
Painting the ceiling usually costs around $200 to $500 including painting cost, labor, and supplies. The cost can be lowered if you paint the ceiling yourself as you only have to spend on purchasing the supplies.
The Cost of Ceiling Repairs for Water Damage
Water damage can be one of the reasons for ceiling problems especially stains. Severe water damage may cost you several thousand dollars as you have to reframe the ceiling or even replace the drywall. It also includes treating the source of water as well, which may be a leaking plumbing or rain damage, etc.
The average cost of repairing water damaged ceiling is around $200 to $400 which includes patching the ceiling (a particular damaged area of the ceiling), necessary supplies and the cost of painting the patch. This estimate doesn’t include the cost of labor to do the task.
The Cost of Ceiling Repairs for Cracks
Cracks may be caused because of aging or due to natural disasters like earthquakes which is a sign of structural damage. The cost of repairing cracks in ceilings is usually around $300 to $500 (ceiling patch cost) but that highly depends upon the location of the crack.