My wife and I might want to build a detached garage at our house.
We're trying to figure out how much this will cost.
This is Part 1 of 2 to estimate the costs for me to drive back & forth to Tennessee to pick up the roofing we need instead of having it delivered.
We are required to use metal roofing due to requirements of our neighborhood. Metal roofing is more fire resistant than other materials and there is a high danger of wildfire where we live.
Below is an example of metal roofing
The only supplier of the metal roofing we need is in Tennessee.
They want to charge $4685.28 to deliver it to our house in Ridgway.
Your task is to determine how much money I will save (if any) if I decide to drive to Tennessee and back to pick up the roofing myself.
If the total trip including all gas, hotels, food, and renting a flatbed trailer will cost less than $4685.28, I will save money by doing it myself.
Best Buy Metals will let me pick it up myself, but if I do that, I also have to pay 9.75% sales tax on the materials. I don't have to pay that tax if they do the delivery.
You need to calculate the cost to drive round trip between Ridgway and Cleveland, Tennessee.
The costs to do this include gas, food, and two hotels each way because it will take 24 hours to drive there and I only want to drive 8 hours each day.
For this first part, you're going to find hotel costs so I can drive approximately 8 to 10 hours each day.
I'll drive to Hays, Kansas the first day and spend the night at the Hampton Inn
Use the link below to determine how much a hotel room is going to cost at the Hampton Inn in Hays, KS
I'll drive from Hays, KS to Marion, Illinois the 2nd day and stay at the Quality Inn & Suites
Use the link below to determine how much it's going to cost to spend the night at the Quality Inn & Suites in Marion, IL