What do you charge to tear off the old siding??
thanks; I thought it was just called sheathing; is there any reason why I can't use 1x8s when I repair the section i'm taking out? do they need to be tongue and groove?Grumpy said:A backer board is the wall behind your siding. In new construction it is usually a 1/2" CDX. In older homes it is 1"x8" boards fastened horizontally across the studs.
Grumpy said:That's labor and disposal and overhead and profit for the tear off ONLY. I charge a min of $200 a square for an .042 siding. I add for tear off. I add for tyvek. I add for insulation. I add for tough difficult jobs. I add for windows. I add for doors. I add for fascia. I add for soffit. I add for gable vents. I add for shutters.
If your tearing off wood be prepared to install a backer board. I charge extra for that too.
I agree that you do get a better installation by going over the siding but it's totally allowed by code and most guys out here don't even want to mess with the tear off, unless it's absolutely 100% necessary.sidewaller said:grumpy you should always strip off all the old siding cause you can never tell what you are covering over by not stripping . also it is hard to flash properly for water by not stripping.
That's what got them in this mess in the first place. Someone needs to educate them on how to buy home improvement purchases.bjd said:...they got a deal...