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National Home Improvement Estimator [With CDROM] (National Home Improvement Estimator (W/CD))

National Home Improvement Estimator [With CDROM] (National Home Improvement Estimator (W/CD))
From Brand: Craftsman Book Company

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Current labor and material prices for home improvement projects. Provides manhours for each job, recommended crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Material prices are current, with location adjustment factors and free monthly updates on the Web. Gives step-by-step instructions for the work, with helpful diagrams, and home improvement shortcuts and tips from an expert. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book, and National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia tutorial that shows how to use the disk to compile home improvement cost estimates. Revised annually. Included with National Estimator CD-ROM: Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks Free Online Technical Support – for the National Estimator Software Free Monthly National Estimator Updates – Updates to the 2006 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Monthly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2006. You'll be prompted when it's time to collect the next update. A connection to the Web is required.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #6833143 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Company
  • Published on: 2008-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.30" h x 8.30" w x 10.80" l, 2.60 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 520 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Here's a great reference for finding costs for demolition, foundations, structural repairs, and replacement, door repair and replacements, wall and ceiling repairs, floor repair and replacement, kitchen improvements, even bathroom improvement prices. If you need prices for home improvement you're sure to find them in this 520-page book of prices.

From the Back Cover
Labor Costs, Material Costs, City Cost Modifiers and Selling Prices for All Home Improvement Projects Demolition – Gutting a Building, Porches and Decks, Slabs, Roof Cover, Walls, Ceilings, Floors Foundations – Board and Plywood Forms, Reinforcing, Footings, Slabs, Walls, Finishing Framing – Room Additions, Wall Bracing, Sheathing, Breakthrough Window and Door Openings Structural Repairs – Sagging Floors, Replacing Posts and Plates, Roof Frame Jacking, Sheathing Insulation – Ceilings, Walls, Crawl Spaces, Attics, Insulation Board, Fiberglass, Foam, Ventilation Siding – Repairs, New Siding Over Old, Vinyl, Wood, Hardboard, Plywood, Shingle, Veneer, Stucco Roofing Repairs – Finding and Fixing Leaks, Temporary and Permanent Repairs, Flashing Repairs New Roofing – Re-Roofing Over Old, Composition Shingles, Wood Shingles, Built-Up, Concrete Tile Window Repairs – Loosening Stuck Sash, Sash and Balance Repair, Moving a Window, Trim New Windows – Custom Made, Vinyl, Aluminum, Vinyl-Clad, Bow Windows, Storms, Skylights Door Repairs – Re-furbishing, Antiquing, Re-Hanging, Moving Doors, Adding Doors, Casing, Stops New Doors – Security, Hardwood, Steel, Fiberglass Prehung, Locksets, Storms, Patio, Weatherstrip Walls and Ceiling Repairs – Patching, New Over Old, Furring, Textures and Finishes, Moulding New Walls and Ceilings – Gypsum Drywall, Plywood, Hardboard, Plank Paneling, Drop Ceilings Floor Repairs – Surface Prep, Underlayment, Emboss Filler, Filling Over Concrete, Tile Backer New Flooring – Resilient, Sheet Vinyl, Wood Strip and Laminate, Base, Trim, Paver Tile, Ceramics Modern Kitchens – Estimating Checklist, What to Renew, What to Replace, Making Good Choices The New Kitchen – Finished and Unfinished Cabinets, Fixtures, Soffits, Installed Appliances, Hoods Modern Bathrooms – Adding a Bath, Replacing Fixtures, Moving Plumbing, Electric & HVAC Lines Painting – Surface Prep, Interiors, Exteriors, Windows, Doors, Trim, Using Brush, Roller or Spray Use this manual (and the National Estimator disk in the back of the book) as your company price book when bidding home improvement work. Following the figures in this guide will help you develop reliable, comprehensive estimates that result in consistently profitable completed jobs. Free Estimating Disk Enclosed Monthly price updates on the Web are FREE and automatic all during 2006 Inside the back cover of this book you'll find National Estimator, a CD-ROM with all the cost estimates in the book plus an easy-to-use estimating program for Windows. National Estimator works just like a book. Page through the entire book one screen at a time or use the electronic index to search (in seconds) for what you need. Then select the cost estimates you want and copy them to your estimate with the touch of a key. It's quick and easy (costs are extended and columns totaled automatically). And you can change any price or quantity, including subtotals, and add the markup of your choice. Job Cost Wizard Turns estimates into invoices and exports to QuickBooks Pro. Export entire estimates or invoices to track job costs for each item or category in your estimate. Then compare estimated and actual costs for each part of any job. Handles progressive billing (invoices for each part of the job) with QuickBooks Pro. Requires Win 98 or higher.

Customer Reviews

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
1Virtually useless
By Rodney McKay
The Windows program that comes with the book crashes constantly (even after letting it download the latest updates from the publisher's website), making it impossible to use. Without the program, the book is almost useless since the data is out of date and, unlike the program, it cannot be customized for a particular region of the country.

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