I got the estimate back for the SIPs yesterday. I expected it to be in the 3,000 to 5,000 range. I opened the email and saw $9,200!!!! =O
This morning I called another company, they where nice enough to give me some numbers so I could ball park the cost. This time it came to about $7,000 with a 6 to 8 week delivery time. (Edit this second estimated ending up being $9,500)
I did up a spread sheet to estimate how much a stick build would cost. I included sheathing, framing, insulation, vapor barrier and a large cushion. My estimate is $3500.
I love spreadsheets.
I've been using one to track my expenses so I just added a few numbers for the siding and windows to get my "dry in" price. With SIPs I would be around $19,000, stick build $15,500. Add on plumbing, electrical, cabinets and it starts to add up. Granted I'll have more time to look for bargains which would help.