Cedar Siding Replacement Cost

Hi,
I need to replace the cedar siding on the west side of my home. The nails are popping and the cedar is cracking and splitting in multiple locations. I've received a bid by a contractor that I've used in the past with good success. His bid includes removal of the old cedar, installation of the new cedar (primed and back primed as well) and then painting to match the existing color of the other sides. The approx sq. foot of the wall is 640 sq.ft and there are no windows or other openings. We are located in northwest Indiana and the cost is $8000.
Any thoughts on the price. I really like these guys and think that they do great work but the cost seemed high to me.
Any thoughts? Thanks, Larry
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well i'm not there. it would also depend if it was a rectangular wall or a gable end wall, and also how the access is. Is this two stories? but it does sound high. even if two guys spend a week on it at $50/hour, thats 4 grand labor and cedar should run you around 2 bucks a square foot.
but then again, many of the problems you read about on this site probably come from people who have gotten a low bid. so if you are happy with the contractor and trust him, that is worth a lot.
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Thanks for the reply. The wall looks exactly like home plate if that helps from a description perspective. It is two stories. Your point about access is a good one, there is some landscaping along that base that would be problemactic.
I do appreciate your response and thoughts - that helps alot.
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well, that sounds like a worst case scenario as far as the number of cuts and the access. 8 grand is starting to sound better.
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