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Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 23, 2019 8:14 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by Jk [PA]) May 23, 2019 8:31 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by plenty [MO]) May 23, 2019 8:36 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 23, 2019 8:46 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by Robert J [CA]) May 23, 2019 9:16 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by Ken [NY]) May 23, 2019 9:19 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 23, 2019 9:59 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 23, 2019 10:17 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 23, 2019 10:17 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by Ken [NY]) May 23, 2019 10:49 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 23, 2019 11:18 PM
       Capping Job Cost (by Steve [MA]) May 24, 2019 6:44 AM
       Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) May 24, 2019 7:09 AM
       Capping Job Cost (by DJ [VA]) May 26, 2019 10:45 PM

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Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 8:14 PM
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I've got 11 windows to cap. How much should I expect to pay?

--209.122.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by Jk [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 8:31 PM
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$673.43 --71.126.xxx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 8:36 PM
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Get three estimates. Thats the amount to get it done. Jk, too funny --99.203.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 8:46 PM
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I've gotten two estimates so far; one is $ 3250 and the other is half of that. Just curious what others have encountered. Don't know if the low guy doesn't know what he's doing or the high guy is just ripping off. Got a third quote coming.

Doesn't seem like that big of a deal to bend the aluminum, nail it and caulk.

--209.122.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 9:16 PM
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To consider is the quality of the window. Warranty. Installation method, Block or In-stucco. Insulation rating. Are parts available?

When I replaced the windows in some of my rental homes, I had three options -- since I'm a contractor too:

a) purchase the windows myself and install them. Costing under $200 per window.

b) Have an average company measure, order and install the windows, around $400 each.

c) Have a top notice expert company measure, install and match the stucco/paint. Around $500-$550 per window.

--47.156.xx.xx




Capping Job Cost (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 9:19 PM
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Do you mean simply wrapping 11 windows with aluminum? and providing the material? they are ridiculous,the low guy is too much even though he is half of the other guy.Is there a reason to think you have a lot of money,do you show up in a suit driving a Mercedes? --72.231.xxx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 9:59 PM
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Ken, no I don't show up in a Mercedes or flash money and yes, we're talking about wrapping windows, a doorway and installing one door that I'll supply. There's some rotten wood that will need to be replaced as well. --209.122.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 10:17 PM
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Also, there may need to be some scaffolding put up as a few of the windows are 40 feet high. It's not a job that is a story or two up. --209.122.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 10:17 PM
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Also, there may need to be some scaffolding put up as a few of the windows are 40 feet high. It's not a job that is a story or two up. --209.122.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 10:49 PM
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windows 40 feet up adds to the job but I would rent a lift for the day and ask the guys to give you a price based on the lift being there for 1 or 2 days,i used to own one and it made high jobs easy.You might just find they will give you much better pricing since they wont be struggling on ladders and if they haven't operated a lift they are fun. --72.231.xxx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 23, 2019 11:18 PM
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Good idea Ken. Let me try that. A lift would make this go quick on one side of the building. --209.122.xx.xxx




Capping Job Cost (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 24, 2019 6:44 AM
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As Paul Harvey would say "Now for the rest of the story".

GKARL, what you originally posted "I've got 11 windows to cap. How much should I expect to pay" sure left a lot of pertinent information out. You then followed up by the pricing & finally added the part about the windows being 40' up, some rotten wood, a door to replace and possibly setting up some staging.

When I first read your post, I thought of a simple window wrap for a few windows on a 1 or 2 story house. I'm sure others had similar thoughts. I'm not trying to pick on you but wanted others posters to realize that the more info they give with their initial question the more likely they are to receive some realistic responses.

IMO what you did would be like me asking for some opinions on how much a CPA / accountant or tax preparer would charge to do my tax return. Then adding piecemeal that I hadn't filed for 10 years, keep all of my records in a bunch or old shoe boxes and was finally addressing the problem because of the IRS audit I got last year. (g)

Ken's idea of using a lift is excellent. When you factor in the cost of a lift rental you might not actually save much if any money but you will definitely get a better job.

--96.237.xx.xx




Capping Job Cost (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 24, 2019 7:09 AM
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Steve, good analogy. I should have supplied far more details. --172.56.xx.xx




Capping Job Cost (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 26, 2019 10:45 PM
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My neighbor do-it-all handyman says he wraps windows with aluminum for $20-25 each. But that's the first floor, I think --174.102.xx.xx



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