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Old 11-04-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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Sanity check on bid to add a shed roof over my deck


Hello

I've got what I think is a good quote to build a simple shed roof (12x23) over an existing wood deck (on grade) and would really appreciate some thoughts on if the pricing is good or not. I like the contractor, my neighbors have used them, but I haven't gotten competitive bids on this job (like I usually do)

Here it is

1. Demolition of existing decking as necessary to add to structure width and removal of handrails on right side where addition to take place.
2. Frame for deck extension to the end of the house. (approx 48 sq feet)
3. Frame for approximate 12x23 open air structure with shed roof system directly behind house using 6x6 pressure treated posts to support roof structure.
4. Purchase and installation of deck board for new addition. We will lace in.
5. Purchase and installation of metal roofing to accommodate pitch.
6. Purchase and installation of beadboard ceiling panels.
7. Custom built wood privacy wall...lattice at top section. Center panel to be solid in order to support TV. No gaps at the top of the screen panels or the side of the wall.
8. Installation of one ceiling fan with light kit. (Customer provides fan.)
9. All electrical run as necessary for fan, television, and additional outlet at bottom of privacy wall.
10. We will run cables as necessary for TV. (Customer to provide cable of choice)
11. Installation of television on wall mount. (Customer to provide)
12. All sophets and facias completed to match the rest of the house.
13. All paint work for new structure included. Includes sealing/staining pressure treated lumber / decking. We will stain to match existing. All sophets and trim on roof structure to be painted trim color of house.
14. Purchase and installation of gutters and downspouts as necessary.
15. Clean up and removal of debris and existing landscaping (as needed) is included.
1. Purchase and installation of six recessed LED lights. Includes wiring and dimmer switch. These are bid at $100/each. $600.00
2. Purchase and installation of four column wraps $1,000.00

Total $13,250.

Is this a fair price? Thank you
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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There is more to a job than just the "quote".

How do you feel about the Contractor?

Do you know his reputation?

Know people he has done work for?

Like his work?

Does the quote include everything you want?

Without seeing the job the price does not seem out of line.

Also, AFTER you are done, people will jump out of the woodwork saying they could have done it better, faster & cheaper...

Just remember you get what you pay for and it is ALWAYS cheaper just to do a job once....
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:05 AM   #3
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I totally agree Griz. "You get what you pay for" and from what I've heard this guy does a good job, and I've seen work firsthand.

The quote does include everything I want, my concern was that it's a roof with four posts, a simple wall and some electrical (plus the extra deck addon) and does that jive with the price.

Thanks for your insight.
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As a contractor he should learn how to spell soffit.Griz is correct on the points he made but without even knowing your location it would be hard to say if it's a fair price.It would look good to me in central IL,although I would have probably been higher for the scope of work, but in Chicago or LA would be way underpriced.
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Yeah, I noticed that misspelling as well.

I'm in metro Atlanta.

Thanks for the reply
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:23 PM   #6
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We have no pictures of what's there now, why would you not get more then one quote? No location in your post so it's anyone guess what the local labor rate is.
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Hey Joecaption.

If you look closely you'll see that my follow listed the location as metro Atlanta.
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