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Old 03-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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I had a roof put on last week, but got a surprise when the invoice came.

I have attached a photo of the extra woodwork done. It is an L-shaped house, so there are 6 corners. Altogether, there is 60 feet of replaced fascia.

I don't have a problem with the $9200 for the shingle roof.
I also don't have a problem with the $55 per sheet of 4x8 plywood for the areas that needed new wood.

I DO have a problem with the 60 feet of fascia trim to replace the rotted corners. What do you think is a fair price for that?
I got 6 internet replies from tradespeople, 1 reply from a metal roofer down the block, and 1 reply from the Pinellas County inspector. All of them felt that the contractor obviously made a mistake in his billing for the fascia.

I dont' want to cheat anybody nor do I want to be cheated. If I had chosen the option to replace all the fascia instead of just the corners, the price of the job would have skyrocketed.

Again, what do you think is a fair price for the extra work done to replace the 60' of fascia? The materials used to replace the fascia were 60 feet of plain 2x4 and 60 feet of painted 1x6 on top of the plain wood.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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All to often homeowners are billed for services.You should have been made aware of majority of decking/fascia before and during the "Sales" process.

Meaning all points and aspects of your roof (Problem areas)should have been presented at that time.

Also your contract should have stated a price per foot and a per sheet charge.

A good thorough sales person or contractor would have spotted problem/damaged areas and presented the findings to you.

During my builds if I find a problem before the project proceeds the customer is notified.I then tell them the price and they inform me of what they want.That creates trust between the homeowner and contractor.

Also I keep the bad wood set to the side for their viewing and I also take pix of before,during then after the repairs were made.

For complete finished fascia I have charged as much as $700

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Old 03-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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We always measure it all up and discuss the total footage and cost with the HO before proceeding with the replacement. $600-700 is what we would charge. The 2x4 fascia should be a proper fascia material, not green lumber from HD...the 1x6 propably cedar.

Prime and paint included

Hows his workmanship? I would always try to replace the full length of the board, i dont like scabbing in pcs like that, but if its a $ issue for the HO we will.

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Old 04-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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As, I said, the roof was quoted at $9200 not including plywood or fascia that needed replacing.
Supposedly 22 sheets of 4'x8' plywood were used at $55 per sheet. That adds another $1210 to the job. I'm not disputing that even though I doubt 22 sheets were used.

Instead of replacing all 260 feet of fascia around the house, we chose to do only the corners which had the damage. That was 60'. However, that amounts to 60 feet of painted 1x6 which is visible put over 60 feet of unpainted bare 2x4's. So, 120 feet of wood.
I assumed that 2x4x12 and 1x6x12 meant 2inch x 4inch x 12feet and 1inch x 6inch x 12feet. Since that wood sells in Home Depot for $3 to $5 per 12 feet, I assumed that $12.50 per 2x4x12 and $12.50 per 1x6x12 would come to (5)2x4's and (5)1x6's for a total of 10x$12.50 or $125. The actual material cost would be about $40.

However, the roofer billed it at $12.50 per FOOT not INCH, so multiply that by 12 and you get $1500

By the way, when you two people that replied said $700, did you mean $700 for the 60' feet of fascia? or $700 for the entire 260 foot perimeter of the entire house?
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As, I said, the roof was quoted at $9200 not including plywood or fascia that needed replacing.
Supposedly 22 sheets of 4'x8' plywood were used at $55 per sheet. That adds another $1210 to the job. I'm not disputing that even though I doubt 22 sheets were used.

Instead of replacing all 260 feet of fascia around the house, we chose to do only the corners which had the damage. That was 60'. However, that amounts to 60 feet of painted 1x6 which is visible put over 60 feet of unpainted bare 2x4's. So, 120 feet of wood.
I assumed that 2x4x12 and 1x6x12 meant 2inch x 4inch x 12feet and 1inch x 6inch x 12feet. Since that wood sells in Home Depot for $3 to $5 per 12 feet, I assumed that $12.50 per 2x4x12 and $12.50 per 1x6x12 would come to (5)2x4's and (5)1x6's for a total of 10x$12.50 or $125. The actual material cost would be about $40.

However, the roofer billed it at $12.50 per FOOT not INCH, so multiply that by 12 and you get $1500

By the way, when you two people that replied said $700, did you mean $700 for the 60' feet of fascia? or $700 for the entire 260 foot perimeter of the entire house?
I'm not sure I followed your last post. You checked prices for material{$125} and then say "actual material cost would be abut $40". Even with the material being $125, you have to add labor for demo, cutting, fasteners, paint and installation. Did he tell you before hand what the charge would be per foot?
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My 600-700 was based on;

120' like you said, 60' of 2x4 and 60' of 1x6. Home Depot does not sell fascia, if he bought 2x4 from HD it was not an actual fascia material. I wouldnt use that green lumber as fascia on my house. The 1x6 could be cedar, redwood, dougfir, ect...1x6 is not kiln dried / pre dried like a true fascia material, the material cost will vari greatly depending on what was used.

$5 per foot x 120 feet installed and including paint and primer. Now add paint, primer ect... your right about $700.

The price can vari greatly depending on the materials used. If they did not tell you up front the charge per foot or a total then i would not pay it.

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Hey Joshace

We always state prices to replace any wood. Fascia would fall under $5.00 a lineal foot for dimensional lumber. If you add up the 2x4's and 1x's you would the final bill for additional fascia is $600. And for the paint, personally I would have tried to match the existing fascia color if not I would have painted the fascia on the entire house to make it uniform. Like Andy I believe $600 is a fair price.

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