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3 Significant Factors That Impact Steel Fabrication Estimating

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If you’re looking into hiring steel fabrication services, chances are that you’re also wondering how much you should expect to pay. The truth is that there are many different factors that go into steel fabrication estimating, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all cost for steel fabrication.

3 Significant Factors That Impact Steel Fabrication Estimating

To help you understand why steel fabrication estimating can be a nuanced and complex process, here are three factors that play a significant role when we’re coming up with a quote:

  • Project complexity. If your steel fabrication project utilizes a complex design, your estimate will likely be higher than a simpler project. This is due to the amount of time and labor required to make sure your project turns out exactly the way it’s supposed to.
  • Quantity. Another significant factor involved in steel fabrication estimating is the quantity or how large your steel fabrication order is. If you only require one, smaller piece, than you won’t be paying as much if you needed several pieces fabricated.
  • Labor costs. A big portion of your steel fabrication estimate is the amount of physical labor required to get the job done. Depending on the fabrication project, some elements may be able to be created using advanced technology, but other steps will likely require physical labor from a steel fabrication specialist. Generally speaking, the more physical work required from a person, the higher your estimate will be.

Here at Keystone Steel Services LLC, we provide fair estimates that are as precise as possible. We know how important estimates are in preparing and sticking to a budget for your commercial project, so give us a call today to talk about your project and what you should expect to pay for it.