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Hello

I am a in the process of pricing a siding job for an 11000 ft house.  It's engineered cedar siding that will have mitered corners.  I was wondering if anyone had any idea about square foot pricing for installation? Or how much 2 guys can install in a day?  A appreciate any information one might have.

Thanks

Mitered corners will run up (post #207361, reply #1 of 7)

Mitered corners will run up the cost significantly (to get a decent job, at least).  I'd suggest you use tin corners.


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bp (post #207361, reply #2 of 7)

What is an "engineered cedar siding"?

thanks.

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Its bevel siding made up of (post #207361, reply #3 of 7)

Its bevel siding made up of edge glued strips, check out the link below

 http://www.pacific-cedar.com/cedartec-engineered-siding.php

Thanks

Interesting product. (post #207361, reply #4 of 7)

I'm familiar with the fingerjoined cedar, just never heard it called engineered here.

As far as an estimate of time, I'm of no help.  I've only board side a handfull of homes and that's in 40 yrs.

Never with 45/d corners.

And with all those yrs of estimating all sorts of things, from commercial to residential / new construction to remodel, the one thing sticks in my mind.

easy answer?   find one of those estimating books or software and draw from those numbers to the task you are wanting to complete.  Adjust for region and definitely for skill level and see what that number looks like.

or

figure your production from past experience, you've looked at the job and know how many stories, how many flashing areas, rakes soffits etc............now you've got hours, add overhead-profit and the rest of the cost of doing business.  Don't forget logistics-is this a huge ranch with no bushes or a cut up, hillside fully landscaped job?  Nailing up the boards is one part of it.  Getting to that point is another.

 

I hope you get lucky here and someone will be more help than I've not been.

Best of luck.

DON'T forget the kickout flashings nor sealing all the cuts!

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Thanks for all that (post #207361, reply #5 of 7)

Thanks for all that information, I appreciate your help

I hope you're being sarcastic (post #207361, reply #6 of 7)

I didn't help a bit.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Does the HO know that mitered (post #207361, reply #7 of 7)

Does the HO know that mitered corners will pull apart in about two years?  Will you contract say you're not responsible for that?


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville