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Posted by: from Henrico
10/10/2012 at 8:33:11 PM

Is there a way to estimate the cost of replacing 300 linear feet (6" wide) of rough sawn cedar siding, 70 feet of brickmold, one screen porch box column adjacent to the screen door and a patio door 60" sliding patio door (with a JeldWen VSDB26080 vinyl door)?

THANK YOU.

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Date/Time10/11/2012 at 12:23:10 AM

You could always employ a pro and get a bid.

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MJ Salese Construction in Bangor
Date/Time10/11/2012 at 9:02:29 AM

If you are doing this job for a customer you should be pricing this job T & M, the 6" Cedar will cost you about .80 per lin. ft. depending on were you live that about $250.00 with tax. Brickmold will cost you around $100.00, the box column if using 1X6 will cost around $50.00 and the 5" JeldWen door roughly $800.00...again I stress it depends were you live and what lumber yard is bidding on materials.

As far as labor, give yourself 2 days if your not expierienced and 1 day if you have been in the business for a while. With all that being said the labor cost should be at a standard rate of no less than $1,500.00 plus materials, Your looking at a job that should come in at a minimum of $2,700.00.

Now if there is unforseen items that need attention such as rot, that all needs to be replaced at an hourly rate plus materials, the Owner will want a fixed price...But don't do this, extras on a job if not billed right can cause you to lose money on the job and can be very stressful.

Please note the estimate above is based on a remove and replace door...if this is a new opening add $1,500.00 to your cost for, demo, clean up, framing, sheathing, insulation, drywall, spackle, prime, paint, trim and caulk., this will add a couple of more days traveling back to the job.

Hope this helps you!

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Date/Time10/11/2012 at 12:05:40 PM

It depends on the project. As a company policy we do not quote anyone online.

Reasons why we do not:

9/10 times the customer that did the measurements and thinks about a certain project in a specific manor is not what we find on the job site itself.

Quoting online does not ensure we are serious about the project because we have not committed any time and effort to the job itself.

Sometimes if we do attempt to quote online, we cannot justify the high price for the project and customer end up not happy.

So the moral of the story, if you are the contractor, get an appointment for your quote. If you are a customer, dont buy into the online or phone pricing they offer. Its not accurate and will be different when they see the job itself. Sometimes good but usually not so good.

If you need our assistance please request through handyamerican, great company to be affiliated with.

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Vlad in Henrico
Date/Time10/13/2012 at 8:48:45 AM

Actually THANK YOU AGAIN, the posted advice proved of a HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL outlook onto this job, especially when it comes to the RELATIVITY of the labor and specifics of ANY job out there. SOLID CRITERIA. YOU GENTLEMEN ARE OUTSTANDING. GOD BLESS.

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