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Old 08-09-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Levittown
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I know this is a well discussed topic but the other posts about it are quite old so I figured I'd get some fresh input about dormering my house in Levittown. First off, there are soooo many companies out there and I'm kind of at a loss about who to use. Also, I'm completely unaware about what is a reasonable price range for such work (Im looking to get my upstairs dormered and to enclose my carport for additional living space). One company I spoke to quoted me 94k for a raised ridge dormer. And then when I inquired about turning my carport into addition living space that was an addition 40k. This was muchhh more than I had originally anticipated but I will say that the man I spoke to from this company was exceptionally professional and i LOVED his portofolio. This is such a big step for me financially, I'm very scared of getting taken advantage of. I know there are several of you that have a lot of experience in this field and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

~Mezzo
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I'll say this - previously around these threads, figures for a typical dormer were mentioned at 120k. That is not seemingly realistic anymore. For an 1100sqft dormer, 4 bedrooms & bath, we're getting quotes of $150k-180k. Two contractors I've asked last had the same outlook... I asked straight up what can be done with $120k - not much, everything very tight... I then asked $150k and I was only "getting warmer".
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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2 years ago, I was told it would cost about 50k for a half-side dormer on the back that includes a bathroom on a 30ft long cape. This was for a property I was looking into buying. I think a double dormer would have cost between 75 to 90k. 120k does seem like a lot. What are the dimensions. What kid of interior work does it involve.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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What companies have you looked into? I know Sierra is right in Levittown and does alot of business there. I'm using them now for a dormer on my cape now. If you want more info, private message me...

good luck!
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