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How much should it cost to have a 10' piece of alum. fascia installed?

How much should it cost to have a 10' piece of alum. fascia installed?

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Old 06-15-10, 06:38 AM
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Question How much should it cost to have a 10' piece of alum. fascia installed?

hey friends

i lost a 10' piece of aluminum fascia under my roof's highest peak (about 30' up)...what should it cost me to get this 1 piece replaced...it's white aluminum and 10' long and it's not ribbed (just smooth)...the long side is 7.5" wide and the after the bend it's another 1 3/8". I just got a quote for $160 which seemed pretty high to me....i read that it should only cost like $8-12 linear ft (so $80 to $120 for the whole job)...should i shop around or is the $160 in the ballpark?

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bam

 
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Old 06-15-10, 06:48 AM
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Get at least three different bids and compare

Darn near impossible for us to give you a good estimate without being there
 
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Old 06-15-10, 07:06 AM
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Really hard to get a contractor to come out for $100. 30' up vs the facia on the front of a ranch, you would expect to pay more. The trip to your house, pulling out the bending machine, setting up the ladder, measuring, bending, installing, I'd go with the $160 in a blink. IMO.

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Old 06-15-10, 09:55 AM
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Ya, you are going to pay for the contractor's trouble of coming out to do a small job. If you have a way of getting up there and are willing to do the work - you could take the measurements, take them to where a siding guy is working [and has white aluminum on hand] and have him cut and bend you a replacement for a nominal cost.
 
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got a 2nd estimate for $75!

i think i'll go with this guy! i hope he's not afraid of heights!

thanks for your input

 
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Just remember, Morton Thiokol was the low bidder on the O ring on the Challenger. Do you really want to go cheap???? I wouldn't set a ladder up for $160, much less the brake and other stuff he'll need.
 
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Chandler, I never understood why they call a machine designed to bend metal, a brake? I've also never figured out how to pry my fingers off the ladder when I'm 30 feet up to do anything.

Check out your bidder to be sure he has proper insurance and be there when he does the job,,, to hold the ladder .

Bud
 
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