How much would it cost to add a bathroom exhaust fan?

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Posted by: from Cambridge
3/19/2015 at 1:04:05 PM

There is no existing ceiling exhaust fan.

Only looking for cost at this time.


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Dave from Nemco in Cambridge
Date/Time3/19/2015 at 9:00:19 PM

Most bathroom fan installation include fan, insulated duct, wiring to existing switch or installing a separate switch, install a vent cap on the roof. It can involve quite a few tradespeople. The only licensed trade that must be employed by law is a Licensed electrical contractor otherwise any general contractor could complete all those tasks.

Typically costs range from $350-$500 material and labour incl.

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Brian from Next Restoration in Rockwood
Date/Time3/19/2015 at 9:53:04 PM

Yes, I agree with Dave. The cost is around $500.00.

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Michael from Handy Mikey in Hamilton
Date/Time3/20/2015 at 12:15:52 AM

If the ceiling needs to be cut open the job will take 2-3 days to install back and the cost would be $1200. The price includes an electrician to hook up fan and switch.

If the ceiling is open and no drywall Install the cost would be $750.The price includes an electrician to hook up fan and switch. time line 2 days for small drywall repairs.

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Jeff from JTL Construction in Winnipeg
Date/Time3/20/2015 at 11:54:47 AM

Small jobs are actually quite costly with fuel and employees, usually requiring two guys plus an Electrician. True costs with marginal profit labor and material subject to a site visit and ease of access $800-1200 all day long.

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Lee in Elabbin
Date/Time3/25/2015 at 2:21:05 AM

Bathroom exhaust fan is not different than other products you kept in your bathroom. Its quality and brand dictate the price of fan. Purchasing most expensive one is also illogical, a well-quality exhaust fan ranges from $80-$150. If you are installing entirely new exhaust fan, it requires electricity which again increase the price of material and labour. In general, if you are replacing existing fan it will cost nearly $100 but if you are adding entirely new one it will cost five times more.

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Date/Time3/25/2015 at 12:11:09 PM

Its about $400 - $500 materials and labor.

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Date/Time5/7/2015 at 8:04:29 PM

Hi Rodolfo,

We charge about $800 if we vent out the side of the house and $1300 if we vent out the roof. These prices include a high quality 0.4 sone fan as well.

Hope that helps.

Thank you

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Date/Time5/7/2015 at 10:16:43 PM

Hi Rodolfo,

I agree with Dave from Toronto Concepts. Without seeing it, I would guesstimate $800.00 - $1200.00. It could easily be lower depending on the site conditions.

He mentioned using a top quality fan. A super quiet fan will pay for itself in the long run and doesn't cost any more to install. Remember that you buy the fan once but you have to live with it every day.

Good luck with your decision!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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