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Old 04-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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90 Yr Old Window Replacement?

im new to owning my own business, only been around 5 months, and still have alot to learn in the bidding process. i have recently been asked to bid on a job that includes replacing 200 windows in a 90 yr old 8 story building in downtown wichita, ks. im unsure of the industry rates as far as something like this. and was looking for a little advice. the windows are on average 3x5 and also vary in type. the customer is wanting a labor rate for the r&r of all 200 windows. (i.e. how much per window). and any other recommendations you might have.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Re: 90 Yr Old Window Replacement?

Pricing questions are not allowed.

There is more but this otta get you started....

You need to determine your own hourly rate(s).
Do you know your overhead costs?

Labor + Material + Profit + Overhead + PITA = Cost.

You'll need to consider storage/transportation costs for the windows.
Scaffolding and or Boom Lifts.
Access to building. Tennant disturbances?
Access to interior apartments/offices.
Disposal cost of old windows & packaging from new ones.
Caulking, trim & paint.
Big building, going to need traffic control? Sidewalk cover?
Additional Liability Ins?
Permits? RRP?

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Re: 90 Yr Old Window Replacement?

Personally, I would rather see windows that old repaired and what can't be repaired, replicated. Add a good wood storm and they will preform darn close to modern double panes and out last them 3x's over.
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Re: 90 Yr Old Window Replacement?

Are they looking to get the cheapest window available?
Or are they wanting to preserve historical accuracy with a modern window?

The two prices are worlds apart. Add more $$$ for each floor you go up.

This is one situation where it really benefits to have a relationship with a window manufacturer, or a really good window supplier.

In addition to what Griz said, add extra for each floor up. Getting materials and tools upstairs is remarkable time consuming.
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