Need help on repair project


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Old 04-01-09, 07:26 PM
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Need help on repair project

Long story short,
There's a wall on my house that faces the climate and due to this water seeped underneath the siding causing water damage to the siding and studs underneath. I believe it has something to do with the flashing that runs horizontally between siding panels. I'm trying to figure out how much all of this will cost me. So far I've purchased the siding, windows, insulation, and 2X8 for the project. I only need a contractor to remove and install siding, studs, insulation, and windows. If someone could help me by giving me some figures(guesstimate) for each step involved in removing and installing this wall that would really help. That way when I'm picking a contractor I will be able to make an educated choice.

Oh yeah I forgot to mention this information, I will be replacing all of the siding, windows, but only about 20 studs and the sill that runs horizontally on the bottom that rests on the foundation, and the insulation surrounding the studs being replaced. Also I live in the Pacific Northwest if that helps in anyway.

Here's a diagram of the house:
The siding is 5/8 plywood T-111 8 inch O.C. profile.
Red indicates that I will be putting a wider window by about 10".

 
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Old 04-02-09, 04:01 PM
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Do not rely on any price you get over the internet. You need someone to come out and look at it. You may have trouble finding someone willing to do just labor.

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Old 04-02-09, 04:49 PM
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I'm not going to rely on quotes given over the internet, I just want to have an idea of what figures I should be looking for. I already had three people come look at it but their prices vary in the thousand. So now I'm trying to figure out if the cheaper bid would result in low quality or is the higher bid ripping me off? Isn't there a website or someone here who could give me some figures or any helpful information that would help me in picking a contractor?
 
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Old 04-03-09, 01:56 PM
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Get references from the contractors and actually call each of them. Ask them how many bid their job and where the guy they picked was in the mix. Go look at the work he has done in the past. Check with area building officials, they usually know the good and bad contractors.

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Old 04-03-09, 03:38 PM
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Hi, I live in Pierce County, WA. What you need is a contractor to just bid the labor, or a cost plus percentage contract. Because you bought the materials, they would only be warrantied from the manufacturer, not from the contractor. He may warranty his labor, or not. I'm guessing you will go with the cheapest, and be upset and dissapointed. And maybe rightly so, because of the work quality.

At the very least, make sure he gives you: a Right to Resind paper; a Notice of Right to Lien statement; possibly a Lead Disclosure pamplet;Proof of Insurance, License and Bond; and a written contract, all as required in WA State. Be safe, GBR
 
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Old 04-03-09, 03:52 PM
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Who would be the area building officials? The city inspector?

I wouldn't necessarily go for the cheapest, but I just don't want to be ripped off. I already got bids ranging from 3000 to 5000 dollars for this project and I'm just trying to figure out what is a reasonable bid for this type of project. But no one is throwing in any figures for me to work with, at least what is reasonable to charge for installing siding, or windows?

What is:
Right to Resind paper?
Notice of Right to Lien statement
Lead Disclosure pamplet

And what would be included in a written contract?

Thank you guys for the help you've given me so far I feel like I'm starting to get somewhere a little bit now. I'm looking to gather any information to prepare me in making wise choices. So any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking time in writing a response to my post.
 
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do it yourself

just do it yourself, you bought the materials!! Save yourself some money! Get a book or two read it, then do it to it.
 
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I heard GBR's not too busy right now, that's why he's on the 'net so much. Click on his name, leave him a private message. Be safe, GBR
 
 

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