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

That’s a great question

A “typical” 3000 SqFt house (total covered area) will cost under $350 while providing you with the most detail available!  You can’t build without an accurate list of material.  You owe it to yourself to call Residential Estimating Service at 832-277-7203.

So, here’s another way to look at the cost for a frame lumber estimate. Have you ever been short frame lumber with a lumber company takeoff?  A Residential Estimating Service estimate for an average home will cost about the same as the 100 studs you had to order on your last house. You’ll get the benefits of all of the management features built in to a Residential Estimate at no extra charge!

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


Traditional Lumber Estimate Features Include:

  • Complementary 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 Stem wall

  • 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 Material
  • Sheathing and Shearwall
  • 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

* Additional Fee Applies for Framed Foundations

** Engineered floor systems must be estimated by their respective manufacturers