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Question DetailsAsked on 8/13/2017

How much do I charge somebody to build a top covered lean-to they buy all the materials wood on the sides tin top

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I would say if you don't know how long it will take you, and how to calculate the labor cost (including all overheads, permits, taxes, etc) perhaps you are not up to bidding the job.

Asking here risks getting too low a number so you lose your shirt on the job, or too high so you lose the job - but with near zero info on construction configuration and whether being sided in sheet material like T1-11 or individual plank or shingle/shake siding, foundation type and in-ground depth, any grading needed, any floor being put in (slab ?), size and height, etc any ballpark from here would be pretty meaningless and probably more of a disfavor to you than useful.

Depending on size, particularly on foundation type, and on whether being painted or not (which involves drying time) could be as little as less than a half to full man-day's work for a smallish shed or toolshed or outdoor water heater protective type, to probably more like a couple of mandays and on up from their for larger size or fancier for an auto-sized one.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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