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How to figure square feet/bid railings and spindles?
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    Default How to figure square feet/bid railings and spindles?

    Its pretty easy to figure out Square feet and price for just cleaning or stain prep of the deck, but how do you figure out/include the railings and stairs in the bid. This seems to be my biggest weakness in the bidding process.
    Joe Murray
    Perfect View Services
    Window cleaning & Pressure Washing
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    jfmurray1@mac.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rico1 View Post
    Its pretty easy to figure out Square feet and price for just cleaning or stain prep of the deck, but how do you figure out/include the railings and stairs in the bid. This seems to be my biggest weakness in the bidding process.
    1 linear foot of railing (on average) is 6 s/f. I use 7 square feet to factor in the fascia. A 20x20 deck would be 820 square feet without factoring steps, supports, benches, etc.
    Ken Fenner
    PressurePros, Inc
    House Washing
    Pressure Washing Companies




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    Thanks ken, I knew i was a low on square feet. As far a stair do you work off the height or number of steps/width? Just trying not to under estimate, don't want to hurt my market though i always try to find out were i come in on my bids and i'm usually on the high side.

    Cant wait for the PWNA wood restoration course later this month!
    Joe Murray
    Perfect View Services
    Window cleaning & Pressure Washing
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    jfmurray1@mac.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rico1 View Post
    Thanks ken, I knew i was a low on square feet. As far a stair do you work off the height or number of steps/width? Just trying not to under estimate, don't want to hurt my market though i always try to find out were i come in on my bids and i'm usually on the high side.

    Cant wait for the PWNA wood restoration course later this month!
    Hey Joe--The PWNA Wood restoration class is excellent. I have taken it in the past. Also on top of that Matt Johnson who may not be to far from you teaches another wood restoration class. This is his Contractors website but he also has a Powerwashing & Distributor ship website. Either way the contact info is the same and the very least he can give you some great pointers in your neck of the woods.
    http://www.pwscleaning.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PressurePros View Post
    1 linear foot of railing (on average) is 6 s/f. I use 7 square feet to factor in the fascia. A 20x20 deck would be 820 square feet without factoring steps, supports, benches, etc.
    Ken
    How do you get 820 square feet from 20x20? I come up with 400 square feet.
    A-OK Pressure Washing Inc
    Douglas, MA
    774-721-0012

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-OK Pressure Wasing View Post
    Ken
    How do you get 820 square feet from 20x20? I come up with 400 square feet.
    he is counting spindles and railings

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    For wood restoration we are at $2.75-$4.00/sq ft

    we adjust between those #'s above. ex. no railings = $2.75/sq ft

    minimal trim ground level = $3.50/sq ft etc., etc.,

    So....we just measure the floorboards and take that number and apply to figure above based on degree of difficulty.



    Ryan Freidline
    A-Team Custom Pro Wash LLC
    A-Team Roof Cleaning
    888.867.7615
    www.nomoreyuk.com
    ryan@nomoreyuk.com



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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks, for the great advice! I got my certification. The PWNA class was great but it was Deck Restoration specific so i will give Matt Johnson a call, he's way north but a lot closer than the PWNA class was and it looks like he does a lot more than decks.

    Rico,
    Perfect View Services
    Highland, NY
    Joe Murray
    Perfect View Services
    Window cleaning & Pressure Washing
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    jfmurray1@mac.com

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    Good information - thanks!
    Arkansas Pro Wash is an awesome Pressure Washing Company that specializes in Sidewalk Cleaning and Gum Removal. Check us out on Facebook. Call or Text 501-580-0223.<marquee> Free FREE Events www.uamccevents.com </marquee>

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    Good info. Never thought to work up a rail LF pricing. We don't do wood and have a deck to do.
    Rodger Boggs
    Winter Wash
    720-725-4595

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