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Old 10-04-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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I think that it is expensive but screened porches seem so expensive here for what they spend on materials . A friend of mine had his deck redone and an additional lower deck plus 20 x 15 porch - $23k. I cant imagine there is more than 2k of materials plus it was built in 10 days by 2 sub contracted hispanics - I guess there is the answer!
Maybe I should go to a construction site, and get the contacts of some of the workers.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:19 PM
 
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I think its a matter of supply & demand.

There's plenty of work available, so contractors can ask top dollar. If you pass on the estimate, there's someone else needing a contractor who will pay.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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If you have a friend in education have them ask around. Most school system tradesmen do work on the side as do licensed construction teachers. They are much cheaper as per my previous post they don't have the same overhead. They will be booked for a long time in the future but you can get on their waiting list. I had a guy come and trim trees for me. At least five of my neighbors asked me how much and after me telling them they went right to the workers and contracted them. Don't know how much more work they got once they went to another house in the neighborhood.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:57 AM
 
Location: clayton
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My husband is a general contrator from MA we are moving there to Clayton, in 2 weeks. He can give you a much better price I am sure!
We are looking for some work for him He really does great work! He does remodeling, baths, kitchens, gutters, decks, etc.
Feel free to PM us.
Michelle
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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My family wants a porch which is about 10 square foot in a rectangular shape. Me, my dad and my grandad could do the work but how much will it cost?
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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My family wants a porch which is about 10 square foot in a rectangular shape. Me, my dad and my grandad could do the work but how much will it cost?
Go to Home Depot and price out the materials. Don't forget to pull the proper permits. Easy way would be to have a couple people give you some quotes, and it will probably spell out materials and labor charges.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I was curious about this too. Currently we have a ... 3X5 concrete slab that is "supposedly" a patio...we'd like to expand it to a screened in room with a patio off to the side but have no idea what it might cost. If anyone knows a good contractor, send me their way!
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Default Cost of Concrete slab for porch

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My neighbors tore their deck down last year, had a cement slab put in and built the porch themselves. The slab alone was $11k (which seemed outrageous to me). I'd guess it's about 300 square feet.
I know this is old posting but I am contracting my own 380 sq porch. Footing of 10 yards concrete (extra for fireplace in screen porch) is $1800. I expect to have foundation laid with block and brick veneer and concrete floor on steel decking for $6000.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Mebane, NC
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The biggest cost of a lean-to or a hip roof extension to the deck is labor. Labor is increased if the house is already built... I.E. they have to tear off siding to do things right, attach it to the house, etc. Materials are not that expensive at all. For example, I'm building a 500 sq/ft deck and materials are less than 3000 for standard decking material... Labor if I had someone do it would probably be an additional 6000 or more. That being said, 12500 sounds kinda high especially if they are already including the deck and it is new construction. After construction is complete expect the quotes to go up.... I would ask him to do just the roof for 6000 and frame in and screen it yourself... (probably 400-500 worth of materials)
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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Yeah, I would say $12,500 (not including deck) is about 5K too high. We spent $7,000 to get a 10x14 screened porch built, that included a brand new deck for it, framing, roof, screening, and even included cutting a door opening out of one of the windows. This was last year. For your size porch, i would say $10,000 for the entire thing (including deck) would be about right).
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