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Old 10-21-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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Caulking Replacement Windows


I have a customer that had somebody do a terrible job on installing their replacement windows, the company who installed their windows didn't do a bunch of things right but, the one big thing that the homeowner notice was they did not caulk around the stops on the outside of the windows and the homeowner asked me how much It would cost them to caulk each window. Their are 43 windows in the house and the highest window is around 30'. I figured charge them around $20/per window x 43 windows = $860.00. I would be using OSI caulk. What do you guys think about the price to high or to low? I know some guys out their charge buy the LF to caulk but I don't have to time to measure each window. Any suggestions on pricing this job would be greatly appreciated

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Old 10-21-2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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20 bucks? reasonable if you ask me. what i do is tell the customer 20 bucks per window,more palatable than 860. after they agree,i then tell them the total. anyway,20 bucks is fine. 30 feet high! i'd be charging 25 - 30. a dollar a foot,i hate heights...

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We charge a flat rate to work on a window that someone else installed. $65.00 ea. X 43 $2,795.00.
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We charge a flat rate to work on a window that someone else installed. $65.00 ea. X 43 $2,795.00.
I think you got it right Jake,
For sure that is what it would run.......$2,795.00.
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We charge a flat rate to work on a window that someone else installed. $65.00 ea. X 43 $2,795.00.
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I think you may be pretty close to a resonable price at $20.00 per window if you could do 3 or 4 per hour. Maybe shoot them a price to wrap the openings so they will never paint again and include the caulking with the wraps.
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20 bucks? reasonable if you ask me. what i do is tell the customer 20 bucks per window,more palatable than 860. after they agree,i then tell them the total. anyway,20 bucks is fine. 30 feet high! i'd be charging 25 - 30. a dollar a foot,i hate heights...
Being afrraid of heights also I would take a similar approach. Then I would find myself at the top of the ladder menatally whipping myself for climbing for a measley 5-10 bucks extra.

But otherwise, how is we look at various jobs and try to figure out what is this job worth? Do we take on a job that doesn't produce enough cash flow because that's all it's worth? (or that's all they'll pay or that's the going rate around here?) Do we hope to make up later when we pick a cherry that pays more than our normal rate?

Mike Stone wrote a very interesting book on how to calculate the best pricing for your business. "Markup & Profit, A Contractors Guide". If you don't like Mike there are other authors that accomplish the same thing. Asking how much to charge and then quoting your jobs based on the answers you get is one of the most dangerous things a contractor can do.

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Using QUAD caulk for both interior and exterior applications has been best for us.

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Using QUAD caulk for both interior and exterior applications has been best for us.

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Pheonolseal $6.00 a tube plus markup .
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