New Construction

Hey guys, I might be bidding my first new construction job in the next week. Any tips for me? Any specific chemicals I should get from WCR before I start? How do you guys charge for new construction? Any help would be greatly appreciated or links to posts dealing with this. I’m digging at the moment.

Make sure you have all your fabrication debris info on hand to show to the dealer. Don’t forget to get a waiver signed! I’d also suggest getting some Cement Off <a href=“” target=“_top”><img src=“ cement off gallon.jpg” alt=“” title=“” /></a><img style=“border:0” src=“” width=“1” height=“1” alt=“” /> in case you run into some synthetic stucco or mortar on the windows. I’d also suggest some Slayer powder <a href=“” target=“_top”><img src=“” alt=“” title=“” width=“220” height=“220” /></a><img style=“border:0” src=“” width=“1” height=“1” alt=“” /> for help w/ cleaning up the frames or silicone. Of course I’m a little biased there so you’ll want other opinions.
As for price for me it varies depending on the amount of debris on the window. Up to 3 times my standard rate if they’re really bad.

Dont think twice. It will save your ass! :slight_smile:

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Good call Dejay! Definitely this DVD <a href=“” target=“_top”><img src=“ construction window cleaning basics.jpg” alt=“” title=“” /></a><img style=“border:0” src=“” width=“1” height=“1” alt=“” />
This one would be a must as well <a href=“” target=“_top”><img src=“ tempered glass defects.jpg” alt=“” title=“” /></a><img style=“border:0” src=“” width=“1” height=“1” alt=“” />

Thanks guys!

If it’s a residence NC, my price gets added up the same way as a res bid, only without a service charge, but an additional charge per pane for “Construction Material Removal,” as in the overspray, drywall, cement, stucco, etc. This could be as little as $1/per, to as much as $3 or more, depending on how severe they are.

If the frames or tracks are particularly bad those also get an additional charge per piece, based on how much longer I estimate it will take me. this can be $1-$4 extra/per.

In general, contractors try to keep the price of their subs down as much as possible, because their bonus is often based on how much under the budget they are able to come in at. Just a tip to keep in mind when bidding.

Oh, and don’t forget to mention that you can also clean all the mirrors and light fixtures, as well as anything like fireplace glass, etc!

And don’t forget it’ll take at least 3 times the amount of time you think you’re gonna do it in!

The amount of stickers, paint, cement, stuco is a big factor but remember the amount of dust is to. The reason dust is a factor, because you could clean and the dust can still be all over, some times it gets on the walls etc… The first times a charm. What I do is if it looks real dusty I have a daily rate. You can really lose but it will be a good learning experience. There are alot of type of different new contruction it could be apartments or condos, a house that was re-done or offices this make alittle difference as well. Oil flo is a good product for stickers but you have to be careful with it.

Small shop vac-screw driver and slightly damp rag for tracks. Frames: 1 inch razor for paint and gold amci stickers, 0000 steel wool for black marks and heat gun helps with gold stickers F*ck the ones in the tracks a**holes.Glass: 6 in triumph for stickers, silicone, paint. Hit stickers hard and at the corners. once each corner then hit the new point made thus producing a new rectangle. repeat sticker should be gone by then. !!!Always TEST!! for fabicating debis!!! If none Go Nuts. Back and forth and circles for silicone with triumph. if fabricating debris MAYBE SPOT SCAPE?? then use steel wool. Don’t sue me.

If there is welding slag from cutting rebar or welding metal or scratches from orbital sanders on wood frames or stucco guys or painters. Always stop and tell contractor or they will blame you.