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Construction Industry ATG Chapter 11 Contractor Square Foot Costs - Division 3 Framing

Publication Date - May 2009

NOTE: This guide is current through the publication date. Since changes may have occurred after the publication date that would affect the accuracy of this document, no guarantees are made concerning the technical accuracy after the publication date.

Floor:

Generally, wood floor framing systems include joists, bridging, box sills, concrete filled steel column 4” diameter, girder (built up from three studs), sheathing, and furring.

Joists can be constructed using #2 or better wood pine studs, composite wood joists, or open web joists.

Wood Studs: Wood pine studs can be 2” x 4”, 2” x 6”, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10”or 2” x 12” that are placed at 12” or 16” On Center (OC”). The most common wood stud floor systems use 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” joists placed at 16” OC. Bridging can be accomplished using wood, metal or compression type material. The most commonly used is a pair of 1” x 3” boards placed at 6' OC. Box sills are constructed using the same type and size of wood pine studs. If girders are required, they can be 3 pieces of wood spiked together, solid wood or steel. When 3 pieces or wood are spiked together, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” are commonly used. Solid wood used as girders are 3” x 8”, 3” x 10”, 3” x12”, 4” x 8”, 4” x 10” or 4” x 12”. Wide flange steel girders with fabrication are bolted. Commonly used steel girder sizes are 5”, 6”, 8” 10” or 12” deep. Plywood or boards can be used as sheathing. If plywood is used, it is usually CDX exterior grade and either ½”, 5/8” or ¾” thick. If boards are used, 1” x 8” or 1” x 10” boards can be laid in the regular manner or it may be laid diagonally. Furring is accomplished by using 1” x 3” boards at 12”, 16” or 24” OC with 16” OC being the most common.

Wood Studs

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

2" x 8" Wood Joists, 2" x 8", 16" OC

0.015 $0.92 $0.63 $1.55

Bridging, 1" x 3", 6' OC

0.005 $0.03 $0.21 $0.24

Box Sills, 2" x 8"

0.002 $0.14 $0.09 $0.23

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 8"

0.013 $0.34 $0.58 $0.92

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.072 $2.45 $3.14 $5.59

2" x 10" Wood Joists, 2" x 10", 16" OC

0.018 $1.31 $0.78 $2.09

Bridging, 1" x 3", 6' OC

0.005 $0.03 $0.21 $0.24

Box Sills, 2" x 10"

0.003 $0.20 $0.12 $0.32

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 10"

0.014 $0.49 $0.62 $1.11

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.077 $3.05 $3.36 $6.41

2" x 12" Wood Joists, 2" x 12", 16" OC

0.018 $1.57 $0.80 $2.37

Bridging, 1" x 3", 6' OC

0.005 $0.03 $0.21 $0.24

Box Sills, 2" x 12"

0.003 $0.24 $0.12 $0.36

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 12"

0.015 $0.59 $0.65 $1.24

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.078 $3.45 $3.41 $6.86

Composite Wood Joists: Composite wood joists are prefabricated and can be 9 ½”, 11 ½, 14”, or 16” deep with a 15', 18' or 22' span that are placed at 12” or 16” OC. The most common composite wood joist (CWJ) floor systems use CWJ's that are 9 ½”, 11 ½, 14” deep and a 15', 18' or 22' span. The CWJ's are placed at 16” OC. Temporary strut lines using 1” x 4” boards placed at 8' OC are used to keep the CWJ's in place while framing. Bridging is not required when using CWJ's. In lieu of box sills, CWJ's of the same depth are used as rim joists to close off the two open ends. If girders are required, they can be 3 pieces of wood spiked together, solid wood or steel. When 3 pieces or wood are spiked together, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” are commonly used. Solid wood used as girders are 3” x 8”, 3” x 10”, 3” x12”, 4” x 8”, 4” x 10” or 4” x 12”. Wide flange steel girders with fabrication are bolted. Commonly used steel girder sizes are 5”, 6”, 8” 10” or 12” deep. Plywood or boards can be used as sheathing. If plywood is used, it is usually CDX exterior grade and either ½”, 5/8” or ¾” thick. If boards are used, 1” x 8” or 1” x 10” boards can be laid in the regular manner or it may be laid diagonally. Furring is accomplished by using 1” x 3” boards at 12”, 16” or 24” OC with 16” OC being the most common.

Composite Wood Joists

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

Composite Wood Joists, 9 1/2", 16" OC, 15' Span

0.018 $2.05 $0.78 $2.83

Temporary Strut Line, 1" x 4", 8' OC

0.003 $0.07 $0.14 $0.21

CWJ Rim Joist, 9 1/2"

0.003 $0.31 $0.12 $0.43

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 8"

0.013 $0.34 $0.58 $0.92

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

  $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

TOTAL

0.051 $3.54 $2.25 $5.79

Composite Wood Joists, 11 1/2", 16" OC, 18' Span

0.018 $2.18 $0.80 $2.98

Temporary Strut Line, 1" x 4", 8' OC

0.003 $0.07 $0.14 $0.21

CWJ Rim Joist, 11 1/2"

0.003 $0.33 $0.12 $0.45

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 10"

0.014 $0.49 $0.62 $1.11

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

  $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

TOTAL

0.052 $3.84 $2.31 $6.15

Composite Wood Joists, 14", 16" OC, 22' Span

0.020 $2.55 $0.85 $3.40

Temporary Strut Line, 1" x 4", 8' OC

0.003 $0.07 $0.14 $0.21

CWJ Rim Joist, 14"

0.003 $0.38 $0.13 $0.51

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 12"

0.015 $0.59 $0.65 $1.24

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

  $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

TOTAL

0.055 $4.36 $2.40 $6.76

Open Web Joists: Open Web joists are prefabricated and can be 12”, 14”, 16” or 18” deep with a 21', 22', or 24' span that are placed at 12” or 16” OC. The most common open web joist (OWJ) floor systems are OWJ's that are 12”, 14” or 16” deep, have a 21', 22' or 24' span and are placed at 16” OC. In lieu of either box sills or CWJ rim joists, a continuous ribbing using 2” x 4” studs is used. Although not as common, 2” x 6”, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” boards can be used. If girders are required, they can be 3 pieces of wood spiked together, solid wood or steel. When 3 pieces or wood are spiked together, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” are commonly used. Solid wood used as girders are 3” x 8”, 3” x 10”, 3” x12”, 4” x 8”, 4” x 10” or 4” x 12”. Wide flange steel girders with fabrication are bolted. Commonly used steel girder sizes are 5”, 6”, 8” 10” or 12” deep. Plywood or boards can be used as sheathing. If plywood is used, it is usually CDX exterior grade and either ½”, 5/8” or ¾” thick. If boards are used, 1” x 8” or 1” x 10” boards can be laid in the regular manner or it may be laid diagonally. Furring is accomplished by using 1” x 3” boards at 12”, 16” or 24” OC with 16” OC being the most common.

Open Web Joists

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

Open Web Joists, 12" deep, 16" OC, 21' Span

0.018 $2.00 $0.80 $2.80

Continuous Ribbing, 2" x 4"

0.002 $0.06 $0.08 $0.14

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 8"

0.013 $0.34 $0.58 $0.92

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.070 $3.42 $3.09 $6.51

Open Web Joists, 14" deep, 16" OC, 22' Span

0.020 $2.33 $0.85 $3.18

Continuous Ribbing, 2" x 4"

0.002 $0.06 $0.08 $0.14

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 10"

0.014 $0.49 $0.62 $1.11

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.073 $3.90 $3.18 $7.08

Open Web Joists, 16" deep, 16" OC, 24' Span

0.021 $2.43 $0.90 $3.33

Continuous Ribbing, 2" x 4"

0.002 $0.06 $0.08 $0.14

Concrete Filled Steel Column, 4" Diameter

0.002 $0.12 $0.11 $0.23

Girder, Built Up From Three 2" x 12"

0.015 $0.59 $0.65 $1.24

Sheathing, Plywood, Subfloor, 5/8" CDX

0.012 $0.65 $0.52 $1.17

Furring, 1" x 3", 16" OC

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.075 $4.10 $3.26 $7.36

Exterior Wall:

Generally, exterior wood wall framing systems include studs, plates, corner bracing and sheathing.

Exterior walls can be constructed using #2 or better wood pine 2” x 4”, 2” x 6” or 2” x 8” studs placed at 12”, 16”, 24” or 32” OC. The most common exterior wall systems use 2” x 4” or 2” x 6” studs placed at 16” or 24” OC. Plates are constructed using #2 or better wood pine 2” x 4”, 2” x 6” or 2” x 8” studs. Top plates doubled using two studs. A single stud is used for the bottom plate. Let-in corner bracing can be accomplished using 1” x 6” boards or “T” shape steel brackets placed at 12”, 16”, 24” or 32” OC. Sheathing materials may be made of plywood, boards, wood fiber, polystyrene or fiberglass. If plywood, CDX 3/8”, ½”, 5/8” or ¾” thick can be used with ½” thickness being more common. If boards are used, 1” x 6” or 1” x 8” boards are laid regularly or diagonally. Regular wood fiber with no vapor barrier ½” or 5/8” thick can also be used. If the wood fiber is impregnated with asphalt, the thickness can be either 25/32” or ½”. Regular polystyrene that is either ¾” or 2” thick can be substituted. Foil faced fiberglass that 1” or 2” thick can also be used as sheathing. Additional costs are added to the total costs of the wall for each window and door opening will be discussed later. However, do not subtract the area of the openings.

Exterior Walls

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

2" x 4" Studs, 16" OC

0.015 $0.41 $0.63 $1.04

Plates, 2" x 4", double top, single bottom

0.005 $0.15 $0.24 $0.39

Corner Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.003 $0.05 $0.15 $0.20

Sheathing, 1/2" plywood, CDX

0.011 $0.52 $0.50 $1.02

TOTAL

0.034 $1.13 $1.52 $2.65

2" x 4" Studs, 24" OC

0.011 $0.31 $0.47 $0.78

Plates, 2" x 4", double top, single bottom

0.005 $0.15 $0.24 $0.39

Corner Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.002 $0.05 $0.10 $0.15

Sheathing, 1/2" plywood, CDX

0.011 $0.52 $0.50 $1.02

TOTAL

0.029 $1.03 $1.31 $2.34

2" x 6" Studs, 16" OC

0.016 $0.63 $0.70 $1.33

Plates, 2" x 6", double top, single bottom

0.006 $0.24 $0.26 $0.50

Corner Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.003 $0.05 $0.15 $0.20

Sheathing, 1/2" plywood, CDX

0.014 $0.52 $0.62 $1.14

TOTAL

0.039 $1.44 $1.73 $3.17

2" x 6" Studs, 24" OC

0.012 $0.47 $0.53 $1.00

Plates, 2" x 6", double top, single bottom

0.006 $0.24 $0.26 $0.50

Corner Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.002 $0.05 $0.10 $0.15

Sheathing, 1/2" plywood, CDX

0.011 $0.52 $0.50 $1.02

TOTAL

0.031 $1.28 $1.39 $2.67

Window & Door Openings: Additional costs are added to the total costs of the exterior wall for each window and door opening. Additional costs are for each opening and have nothing to do with its square foot area. The additional costs are attributable to the construction of headers for each window and door opening. A header is a 2” x 6”, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” stud that is doubled for increased strength that is needed to sustain the weight of the window or door. Caution: Do not subtract the area of the openings from the area of the exterior walls.

Window & Door Openings

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Each Materials

Cost Each Installation

Total

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 2' Long

0.178 $2.52 $7.75 $10.27

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 3' Long

0.267 $3.78 $11.65 $15.43

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 4' Long

0.356 $5.05 $15.50 $20.55

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 5' Long

0.444 $6.30 $19.40 $25.70

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 4' Long

0.376 $7.35 $16.40 $23.75

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 5' Long

0.471 $9.20 $20.50 $29.70

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 6' Long

0.565 $11.05 $24.50 $35.55

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 8' Long

0.753 $14.70 $33.00 $47.70

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 4' Long

0.400 $10.50 $17.45 $27.95

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 6' Long

0.600 $15.70 $26.00 $41.70

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 8' Long

0.800 $21.00 $35.00 $56.00

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 10' Long

1.000 $26.00 $43.50 $69.50

Headers, 2" x 12", Double, 8' Long

0.853 $25.00 $37.50 $62.50

Headers, 2" x 12", Double, 12' Long

1.280 $37.50 $56.00 $93.50

Gable End Roof:

The more common gable end roof framing systems are constructed using 2” x 6” or 2” x 8” rafters placed at 16” OC with a 4/12 pitch, ceiling joists, ridge board, fascia board, rafter ties, soffit nailer (outrigger), sheathing and furring strips. The cost of this system is based on the square foot of plan area. All quantities have been adjusted accordingly.

Gable End Roof

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

Rafters ( 2" x 6", 16" OC, 4/12 Pitch)

0.019 $0.74 $0.82 $1.56

Ceiling Joists ( 2" x 4", 16" OC)

0.013 $0.41 $0.56 $0.97

Ridge Board ( 2" x 6" )

0.002 $0.03 $0.07 $0.10

Fascia Board ( 2" x 6" )

0.005 $0.07 $0.23 $0.30

Rafter Tie ( 1" x 4", 4' OC)

0.001 $0.03 $0.05 $0.08

Soffit Nailer Outrigger ( 2" x 4", 24" OC)

0.004 $0.07 $0.19 $0.26

Sheathing (Exterior Plywood CDX 1/2" Thick)

0.013 $0.61 $0.59 $1.20

Furring Strips ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.080 $2.21 $3.51 $5.72

Rafters ( 2" x 8", 16" OC, 4/12 Pitch)

0.020 $1.08 $0.85 $1.93

Ceiling Joists ( 2" x 6", 16" OC)

0.013 $0.63 $0.56 $1.19

Ridge Board ( 2" x 8" )

0.002 $0.05 $0.08 $0.13

Fascia Board ( 2" x 8" )

0.007 $0.09 $0.31 $0.40

Rafter Tie ( 1" x 4", 4' OC)

0.001 $0.03 $0.05 $0.08

Soffit Nailer Outrigger ( 2" x 4", 24" OC)

0.004 $0.07 $0.19 $0.26

Sheathing (Exterior Plywood CDX 1/2" Thick)

0.013 $0.61 $0.59 $1.20

Furring Strips ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.083 $2.81 $3.63 $6.44

Truss Roof:

The more common truss roof framing systems are constructed using trusses placed at 16” or 24” OC with a 4/12 or 8/12 pitch and 26' span, fascia board, sheathing and furring strips. The cost of this system is based on the square foot of plan area. A one-foot overhand is included.

Truss Roof

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

Truss (40# Loading, 16" OC, 4/12 Pitch, 26' Span)

0.021 $2.57 $1.25 $3.82

Fascia Board ( 2" x 6" )

0.005 $0.07 $0.23 $0.30

Sheathing ( Exterior Plywood CDX 1/2" Thick)

0.013 $0.61 $0.59 $1.20

Furring ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.062 $3.50 $3.07 $6.57

Truss (40# Loading, 16" OC, 8/12 Pitch, 26' Span)

0.023 $2.97 $1.36 $4.33

Fascia Board ( 2" x 6" )

0.005 $0.07 $0.23 $0.30

Sheathing ( Exterior Plywood CDX 1/2" Thick)

0.015 $0.69 $0.67 $1.36

Furring ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.066 $3.98 $3.26 $7.24

Truss (40# Loading, 24" OC, 4/12 Pitch, 26' Span)

0.014 $1.71 $0.83 $2.54

Fascia Board ( 2" x 6" )

0.005 $0.07 $0.23 $0.30

Sheathing ( Exterior Plywood CDX 1/2" Thick)

0.013 $0.61 $0.59 $1.20

Furring ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.055 $2.64 $2.65 $5.29

Truss (40# Loading, 24" OC, 8/12 Pitch, 26' Span)

0.015 $1.98 $0.91 $2.89

Fascia Board ( 2" x 6" )

0.005 $0.07 $0.23 $0.30

Sheathing ( Exterior Plywood CDX 1/2" Thick)

0.015 $0.69 $0.67 $1.36

Furring ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023 $0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.058 $2.99 $2.81 $5.80

Hip Roof:

The more common hip roof framing systems are constructed using 2” x 6” or 2” x 8” rafters placed at 16” OC with a 4/12 pitch, jack rafters, ceiling joists, fascia board, soffit nailer (outrigger), sheathing and furring strips. The cost of this system is based on the square foot of plan area. Measurement is area under the hip roof only. See gable roof system for added costs.

Hip Roof

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

Hip Rafters ( 2" x 8", 4/12 Pitch)

0.004

$0.15 $0.16 $0.31

Jack Rafters ( 2" x 6", 16" OC, 4/12 Pitch)

0.038

$0.90 $1.66 $2.56

Ceiling Joists ( 2" x 6", 16" OC)

0.013

$0.63 $0.56 $1.19

Fascia Board ( 2" x 8")

0.016

$0.20 $0.68 $0.88

Soffit Nailer Outrigger ( 2" x 4", 24" OC)

0.006

$0.09 $0.25 $0.34

Sheathing ( 1/2" Exterior Plywood CDX)

0.018

$0.82 $0.79 $1.61

Furring Strips ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023

$0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.118

$3.04 $5.10 $8.14

Hip Rafters ( 2" x 10", 4/12 Pitch)

0.004

$0.21 $0.20 $0.41

Jack Rafters ( 2" x 8", 16" OC, 4/12 Pitch)

0.047

$1.32 $2.03 $3.35

Ceiling Joists ( 2" x 6", 16" OC)

0.013

$0.63 $0.56 $1.19

Fascia Board ( 2" x 8")

0.012

$0.16 $0.53 $0.69

Soffit Nailer Outrigger ( 2" x 4", 24" OC)

0.006

$0.09 $0.25 $0.34

Sheathing ( 1/2" Exterior Plywood CDX)

0.018

$0.82 $0.79 $1.61

Furring Strips ( 1" x 3", 16" OC)

0.023

$0.25 $1.00 $1.25

TOTAL

0.123

$3.48 $5.36 $8.84

Gambrel Roof:

Reserved.

Mansard Roof:

Reserved.

Shed/Flat Roof:

Reserved.

Gable Dormer:

Reserved.

Shed Dormer:

Reserved.

Partition:

Generally, partition-framing systems include studs, plates and cross bracing.

Partitions can be constructed using #2 or better wood pine 2” x 4” or 2” x 6” studs placed at 12”, 16”, 24” or 32” OC. The most common exterior wall systems use 2” x 4” or 2” x 6” wood studs placed at 16” or 24” OC. Metal load bearing and non-load bearing studs can also be used. Metal load bearing studs are either 20 or 16 gauge galvanized steel studs placed at 24” OC. Metal non-load bearing studs are either 25 or 20 gauge galvanized steel studs placed at 24” OC. Both metal load bearing and non-load bearing studs come in 2 ½”, 3 5/8”, 4” or 6” widths. Plates are constructed using #2 or better wood pine 2” x 4”, 2” x 6” or 2” x 8” studs. Top plates doubled using two studs. A single stud is used for the bottom plate. Let-in cross bracing can be accomplished using 1” x 6” boards, “T” shape steel brackets, or steel straps placed at 12”, 16”, 24” or 32” OC.

Partitions

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Per Square Foot Materials

Cost Per Square Foot Installation

Total

2" x 4" Studs, 16" OC

0.015 $0.41 $0.63 $1.04

Plates, 2" x 4", double top, single bottom

0.005 $0.15 $0.24 $0.39

Cross Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.004 $0.06 $0.19 $0.25

TOTAL

0.024 $0.62 $1.06 $1.68

2" x 4" Studs, 24" OC

0.012 $0.33 $0.50 $0.83

Plates, 2" x 4", double top, single bottom

0.005 $0.15 $0.24 $0.39

Corner Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.003 $0.06 $0.12 $0.18

TOTAL

0.020 $0.54 $0.86 $1.40

2" x 6" Studs, 16" OC

0.016 $0.63 $0.70 $1.33

Plates, 2" x 6", double top, single bottom

0.006 $0.24 $0.26 $0.50

Cross Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.004 $0.06 $0.19 $0.25

TOTAL

0.026 $0.93 $1.15 $2.08

2" x 6" Studs, 24" OC

0.013 $0.50 $0.56 $1.06

Plates, 2" x 6", double top, single bottom

0.006 $0.24 $0.26 $0.50

Cross Bracing, let-in, 1" x 6"

0.003 $0.06 $0.12 $0.18

TOTAL

0.022 $0.80 $0.94 $1.74

Additional costs are added to the total costs of the wall for each window and door opening will be discussed later. However, do not subtract the area of the openings.

Headers

System Description

Labor Hours

Cost Each Materials

Cost Each Installation

Total

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 2' Long

0.178 $2.52 $7.75 $10.27

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 3' Long

0.267 $3.78 $11.65 $15.43

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 4' Long

0.356 $5.05 $15.50 $20.55

Headers, 2" x 6", Double, 5' Long

0.444 $6.30 $19.40 $25.70

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 4' Long

0.376 $7.35 $16.40 $23.75

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 5' Long

0.471 $9.20 $20.50 $29.70

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 6' Long

0.565 $11.05 $24.50 $35.55

Headers, 2" x 8", Double, 8' Long

0.753 $14.70 $33.00 $47.70

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 4' Long

0.400 $10.50 $17.45 $27.95

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 6' Long

0.600 $15.70 $26.00 $41.70

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 8' Long

0.800 $21.00 $35.00 $56.00

Headers, 2" x 10", Double, 10' Long

1.000 $26.00 $43.50 $69.50

Headers, 2" x 12", Double, 8' Long

0.853 $25.00 $37.50 $62.50

Headers, 2" x 12", Double, 12' Long

1.280 $37.50 $56.00 $93.50

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