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Old 07-23-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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soffit ,fasica price

hi, received quote for 158' soffit & fascia wrappped with alum. installed , labor & material $1484. does this sound reasonable , thanks, jim


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Old 07-23-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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There is more to the job than just feet!

How wide is the over hang? Is there a frieze board? Are there double bends on the fascia? How far apart is your neighbor's buildings. What area are you in, as you can imagine people in different regions earn much different wages. At today's prices for aluminum and vinyl constantly on the rise I'd say it's a fair price, but again not knowing anything about the job specifics, he could also be too cheap.

What makes you think the price is not fair in the first place? If you trust the guy and have seen his work and like it, IMO it's worth what ever he charges be it $1,485 or $3,000. Trust and a personal relationship with your contractor are two things that are priceless IMO and something most cheapo home owners sacrifice in order to achive a low price, however the bitter sting of poor craftsmanship lasts much longer than the sweet low price for said piss poor craftsmanship.


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Old 07-23-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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Well Said Grumpy...Well said.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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Listen to Grumpys advice.

My price for the typical soffit job would have been about 10% more than that, but other areas where the minimum wage sets the working wage scale at a real low bar may be half that price.

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