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I wanted to check if this bid is approx. to what others would put up.

I'm looking at an aluminum tear off and reinstall for a north and east facing side of a house. The owner doesn't want to replace the other two sides.

After adding up the space I got alum tear off at 7.4 sq. and wood tear at 1.3sq. The total siding install was 8.72. I added in for 1.3sq of backer board (for wood section), 7 window caps, and 2 doors (1 door, 1 garage). My total estimate was $3049.

I plugged my numbers into a program called contractestimator.com and they came up with $4000+. I'm now concerned that my bid is to low. What do you folks think?
 

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I got $3412 but I haven't seen the job and I dont know where you are and the going rate for your area. That # works for me but I dont know you O/H. I also can get it done for $2800 from my sub crew. There are to many variables to say it is a good # from us on the outside.
 

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Most online estimators are absolute garnage IMO. They are just junk, most of 'em... especially the oens that are supposed to know everything. The only ones I've seen worth half a damn are the ones specifically designed for one specific process and those are few and far between.

Ok heres what I come up with: $3,555 plus extra for any soffit and fascia work.
 

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I appreciate your help in trying to hammer out a bid for this project. We will not be doing any soffit or fascia work. So what I ended up doing is adding in extra for the garage cap work. So that would be an additional $240. My total bid came out to: $ 3,207.44

Hopefully they will accept the bid (and the insurance company).

I really appreciate the help.

-Jason
 
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