I know handyman costs vary from area to area so while I've found handyman estimate sites that indicate I might be being quoted a high figure I want to double check here. I have extensive woodrot on the two back corners of my house, mild woodrot at the bottom of the front corners which each have two planks of pine rather than the standard one (like in the back). I was quoted 1050 to replace and paint all four corners in pine, and 1250 to replace and paint all four corners in hardiplank (the majority of the house is hardiplank). He is going to have a handyman friend helping and he is estimating it will take all of today and part of tomorrow. He says part of the high cost is that it involves a second story, and the intricacies of taking things apart and down and up again. There was also a lower patch it up price of roughly 600 but we want to live here longterm and it's appealing to think of not needing to worry about future caulking or repair of the huge corners.
The price has me hyperventilating but if others think it's fair then I'll be able to mentally relax
He and his handyman friend already installed my ginormous back patio door and I'm very happy with how it turned out. The quote for that and picking up and installing my front door (which home depot lost and still hasn't found) was 850. Would appreciate any thoughts. I am definitely willing to pay a bit more for quality work and this handyman came highly recommended by my realtor, and so far appears to have all of the qualities I'd want in a handyman - perfectionist, insanely patient in explaining things to me over and over if I need it, and generally pleasant to work with.