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Re: Deck/Screen room project is finally complete! Pictures here
Looks friggin fantastic! Nice job.
I'm always one to ask this, as I'm always curious about it, but feel free to not respond...but do you mind if I ask the ballpark figure on it?
Helps me gauge what type of work costs what.
Did you do this on your own or hire?
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.- Edward Everett Hale
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Its hard to put a price on just the deck itself, because I did a LOT of other work along the way. Some of it more than once thanks to my own screw ups and the wife changing her mind mid-process.
From the bigger ticket receipts, I'd say around:
$4000 in lumber and brackets, (I am a computer geek, not a carpenter, so there was some waste)
$400 on electrical (fan, lights, wire, etc),
$1800 to a roofer (ice&water, shingles, skylight, and vent installed),
$1000 for the screen track/screen/supplies,
$300 for stained glass,
$200 on stain.
That doesn't include things like screws, nails, etc, or the hundreds I spent renting tools along the way. Could probably easily add another grand between those. And a few boxes of Kansas City Steaks to bribe various people into supervising key parts of the work to make sure I wasn't screwing up too bad. (roof tie in for example) So I guess ballpark around $9,000.
Before I started, I got several estimates for a slightly smaller build than what I ended up with. They ranged from $18,500 to $26,000 depending on type of wood and roofing style. And all of them called for the minimum required on everything, where as I over-built quite a bit. (2x10 joists instead of 2x8, 20' 2x6 instead of 8' 5/4 decking, etc)
If I had to do it again, I would ABSOLUTELY hire a professional to dig the footings. Digging through solid limestone and flint with a jackhammer was just not fun, and hurt to the point I needed recovery days in between work days. I tried hiring guys off craigslist to help, but they all walked away after 20 minutes.
The rest of the work took a long time, but it was almost enjoyable.