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 I bought the stuff to put up walls for a 40x64 pole barn with a door on the end at 22ft wide . My neighbor is looking at giving me a bid to put this part up. I will worry about the roof this fall.  Kinda backwards but it’s the way we’re doing it . Just curious what you guys think is a fair price?  In my own mind I think it would take 3 guys 3 to 4 ten hour days. At roughly 50 to 60 dollars per hour for each guy. Is this way off ? Just curious ?

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Does he do this kind of work or is a carpenter or Amish?

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Are you going to tie the walls together somehow? Trusses kinda hold it together. With the wind we have had around here lately I would not attempt at building it backwards. 
As far as labor cost goes, a general rule use to be around what materials cost but who knows now. It all depends on their skill set and equipment.
I built my pole barn in 1997, 40x64. I need another one!

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I put an addition on two years ago before the  big price increase that same size with a 14 foot high by 22 door and one  10 foot door.  It was around ? 36.000.00 if i remember right.

 

That was only three sides because it was just an extension of an existing building.

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As guy who builds barns on occasion I would not touch that job with a borrowed 30foot pole.

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Not sure what region your in with weather but my buddy has done quite a few big buildings and the most stressful part is once the walls are up sitting vulnerable until the roof ties it together, that's not a huge size but still big enough and seems windier all the time

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I built a smaller pole barn than 40x64, I put all poles and walls up (no  steel) before the trusses. Walls were up a couple months before the trusses went on. I was in sheltered area.  I didn't put steel on the walls until the roof was done. 

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If you are talking about tin walls I wouldn't think it would cost lots of labor time . I would think two guys less than two days unless there's lots of windows etc to trim around

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15 hours ago, jimw said:

 I bought the stuff to put up walls for a 40x64 pole barn with a door on the end at 22ft wide . My neighbor is looking at giving me a bid to put this part up. I will worry about the roof this fall.  Kinda backwards but it’s the way we’re doing it . Just curious what you guys think is a fair price?  In my own mind I think it would take 3 guys 3 to 4 ten hour days. At roughly 50 to 60 dollars per hour for each guy. Is this way off ? Just curious ?

Uncle just had a 50 x100 pole barn with roof only 3 Amish built whole thing in 3 days he did dig holes with tractor and set trusses up there for them. 

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3 hours ago, stronger800 said:

That seems pretty amazing, or impossible  right there 

No walls, roof only.  A couple or 3 more men would get the sides on as well unless extras like insulation, many windows, etc

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12 hours ago, stronger800 said:

That seems pretty amazing, or impossible  right there 

They where brothers have worked together for years they knew what to do without be told they where a well oiled machine 

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On 6/18/2022 at 1:33 AM, jimw said:

 I bought the stuff to put up walls for a 40x64 pole barn with a door on the end at 22ft wide . My neighbor is looking at giving me a bid to put this part up. I will worry about the roof this fall.  Kinda backwards but it’s the way we’re doing it . Just curious what you guys think is a fair price?  In my own mind I think it would take 3 guys 3 to 4 ten hour days. At roughly 50 to 60 dollars per hour for each guy. Is this way off ? Just curious ?

so im curious jim, why would you put walls up and try to get them to stand alone before putting the trusses sitting on the walls - you are leaving things very vulnerable to shifting, collapse, damage, and overall stress and likely more labor will be incurred when you get ready to add the trusses. 

Is this a situation of $$ for truss costs or something else? 

just trying to wrap my head around it and understand the reasoning - i have made costly mistakes before and hate to see others do the same especially for those of us with limited funds. 

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Are you replacing the metal on an existing building or building a new one? 
We just replaced the roof and front wall metal on a 72’ X 48’ and it was around 4K in labor. That included the rent for his man lift. 

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Yes . Just a situation of spreading Costs  out. I’m pretty cheap and hate to part with to much at one time. Not that money grows on trees at my place.  I bought half the material that I was gonna put up and then get someone to do the roof.  But it has been a busy Spring and I’m ready to just get it up. It will be in a protected area so not to worried about the weather.

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