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I'm biding on a project that will also include me doing the siding, it is going to have about 23sqs of shingle siding
It calls for 16" with 6-7" TTW. Looking for some idea as to labor rate per sq and man hours/ sq
I do all the other kinds of siding (Cedar lap, Hardie, Vinyl...) but this will be a first. Do i have to hand nail or can I use my siding guns.
 

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A homeowner GC? Great Way to start out on a first post with no indroduction. Probabaly wanting to make sure the sub is not making to much money. You know how us pros are, always taking advantage of people.
 

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No I'm not a home owner GC I'm a GC that also does sub-contracting. I'm sure a lot of you guys have to work for other contractor to keep your guys working. I would like some advise on installing Cedar Shingle as a siding. I've done some miner repair. and know how to do it but have never bid a project.
 

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I'm sure a lot of you guys have to work for other contractor to keep your guys working. I would like some advise on installing Cedar Shingle as a siding. I've done some miner repair. and know how to do it but have never bid a project.
1) no, I don't. A gc subs out, not the other way around. I've never once in my life been a sub.

2) a siding nailer is what you want to use. Keep your nails 1" above where your lap will be, if you go higher the shingle will curl. Only put 2 nails per single 1" in from the side unless you get a really big one. Then do 4 nails, but the middle ones are 1" apart.
 

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I'm not looking so much as to how, I'm more interested in how to estimate labor I don't want to bid it to high or for that matter to low. Any Ideas on a $/sq
 

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Pal im a mason and I can pretty much, almost, if I had to, with a youtube video, nail siding to a house.
 

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I'm not looking so much as to how, I'm more interested in how to estimate labor I don't want to bid it to high or for that matter to low. Any Ideas on a $/sq
Siders do a 3k sq. ft. house here in 3 days. Good luck pal.
 

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