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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Question

How do you price pressure washing of vinyl siding?


Answer

You will find a power wash pricing schedule at ww.dcs1.com/del/pricing.html. It shows a range for square foot pricing. There are a lot of variables that must be considered such as size and psi of unit, access without shrubs, protecting flower gardens, second story ladder or scaffolding work, etc. Keep in mind that using a sliding scale for pricing that starts low for large jobs that are easy, and ranges to higher prices for small, difficult jobs is safest.
If you already know your production times and your desired hourly billing rate, then a simple multiplication gives the answer. Price per square foot assumes you clearly know your production rate and hourly price. One other pricing factor is the economic condition in your city and what other competitors are charging. There is high end, high quality work, and the low ball jobs, and most all the others are priced somewhere in between. Once you have a few jobs under your belt, you will find that pricing by the square foot becomes easier.
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
www.nationalproclean.com