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HankMaine 04-25-2012 09:45 AM

Cost for my siding replacement by Home Depot
So, I'm meeting today to finalize the contract with HD for my siding replacement. Basically what their quote included was:

Wrap entire house in 3/8" fan fold weather barrier insul board
Install 30 square of Market Square (Crane) siding (premium color)
Trim out all windows and doors, and wrap all trim and install all new soffit. I have 24 windows 4 doors, 2 garage doors. * note, 18 windows already have aluminum wrap because HD replaced them last month.

The house itself is a split foyer with a 2 car garage and apartment over the garage (lots or corners, trim, etc.).

I am stripping house myself so there is no stripping work for them.

Total cost, 24K.

I had someone say that's WAY too high and using tools on-line I can only find average costs for siding installed (not including wraps, trim, soffit work etc.)

So, does that seem high to you? :whistling2:

Tom Struble 04-25-2012 10:56 AM

you only got 1 price for the same scope of work? do you think thats wise?

joed 04-25-2012 12:48 PM

Get more quotes. HD doesn't have contractors on staff. They sub it out. Call some siding guys who don't have to add the HD markup.

user1007 04-25-2012 02:45 PM

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AtlanticWBConst. 04-25-2012 07:24 PM

Seriously: Do yourself a favor and PLEASE - get other estimates from actual vinyl siding contractors and follow the guidelines: 3 quotes from reputable, licensed contractors and check references.

joecaption 04-25-2012 07:55 PM

There prices are never even close to a real siding company price for the exact same materials and job.

Expect to see price 1/3 to 1/2 as much or average.

There going to send some poor person that is low on work so they hooked up with HD. They may or many not even have much siding experiance.

I've seen some of the jobs done by Lowes and HD before and what a mess.

Look in the yellow pages under siding, see if there's any real siding supplys listed. If there is go there. There going to know who does nothing but siding, pays there bill, and most likly there going to have some business cards on the board.

You can also go on Crains web site and there's a list of siding contractors.

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