832-377-7203 info@lumbertakeoff.com

Estimating that pays for itself


What Does a Lumber Estimate Cost?  Check Out a Sample Estimate

A “typical” 3000 SqFt house (total covered area) will cost under $350.  You can’t build without an accurate list of material.  You owe it to yourself to call Residential Estimating Service at 832-377-7203.

So, here’s another way to look at the cost for a frame lumber estimate.  Have you ever been short frame lumber?  A Residential Estimating Service estimate for an average home will cost about the same as the 100 studs your other estimator probably missed on your last house.  You’ll also get the benefits of all of the management features built in to a Residential Estimate.

More Than Just Lumber – You’ll Get Material Through a “Dried-In House”

Traditional Lumber Estimate Features Include:

  • Customary Plan Review and Feedback
  • Individual Bid Forms in Adobe Format to Send to Trades, Vendors and Material Suppliers
  • Your Plans Marked Up and Returned if Requested

Foundation – Slab on Grade, Framed, Pier & Beam, or Stemwall

  • Foundation Form Lumber
  • Lumber for Framed Foundations

Frame Lumber Estimate – Framing Materials Through a Dried-In Home

  • Rough Framing Lumber
  • Wall Materials
  • Header Material
  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Roof Lumber
  • Subfloor
  • Sheathing
  • Cornice
  • Siding Materials
  • Roof Decking
  • Will coordinate with I-Joist or Truss Manufacturer

Shingles– Composition Roof

  • Rolls of Underlayment
  • Squares of Shingles Required
  • Bundles of Starter
  • Ridge Vents
  • Boxes of Nails (if required)
  • Other Items if Required


  • Brick Count based on your specific Brick Type and Layup Factor (if known at the time of the estimate)
  • Boxes of Wall Ties
  • Mortar Sand
  • Lime Solvent for cleaning brick (if required)
  • Other items as required

Square Footage of Areas Estimated

  • Brick
  • Siding
  • Stucco
  • Stone
  • Other as Indicated on the Plans or Elevations