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 james 05-12-2005 01:18 PM

Siding Estimating???

Here's my situation. I have an area that shaped like a "TRIANGLE" that are 24ft. wide by 10ft High. I wanted to find out HOW MUCH it will cost to cedar side it. Asssume that the cost was .60 cents per/ft for a 1/2"x4" bevel cedar siding.

Any idea how I can calculate how many boards and how much will it cost me? Please show me the formula how to do this?

 Kevin K 05-12-2005 03:16 PM

24 x 10 x .5 is your area. (120 SF)

I'd figure you'd need about a 15% waste factor, but I'm no expert.

Figure 140 SF worth of material. How much coverage do you get with the material?

 james 05-12-2005 03:50 PM

Here's a simple drawing of what I'm looking at doing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...an/Profile.jpg

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Kevin K 24 x 10 x .5 is your area. (120 SF) I'd figure you'd need about a 15% waste factor, but I'm no expert. Figure 140 SF worth of material. How much coverage do you get with the material?

 james 05-12-2005 03:56 PM

Here's what I figured out...

480/2=240 sq.ft

240x12=1440

1440 sq.ft x .60=\$864???

jim

 Kevin K 05-12-2005 04:00 PM

I gave you the area in my last post, where do you get 480 from?

Explain your formula a little better if you would.

 james 05-12-2005 04:24 PM

well, I used formula A+B=C??

 james 05-12-2005 04:27 PM

Here's my second attempt?????

(24ft x 10ft)=240 sq/ft.

Since the width of the wall is 24ft. wide and it cost .60 cents per/ft. I take 24ft. x .60 cents = \$14.40.

Since I have a 10ft. High wall. I need to convert 10ft. into "INCHES" [120"] to determine how many boards I need? 120/4 = 30 baords.

To find out the total cost I take \$14.40 x 30= \$432????

Is this even correct?

 Kevin K 05-12-2005 05:03 PM

Try it this way. You have 120 SF of area. Call it 140 SF with a healthy waste factor (15%).

Your boards will probably need a 1" lap. This means you basically cover 3" with each row of boards. (1" of each board is "wasted" or hidden", so we pretend that each board is actually 3" high. comprende?)

Instead of trying to figure a triangle, change it to a rectangle or square.

14' wide x 10' high would be 140 SF.

10' = 120"

120" / 3 = 40 rows of siding 14' long to cover your area.

40 rows x 14' = 560 lineal feet of siding.

560 x 0.60 = \$336

 hatchet 05-31-2005 12:34 PM

Or convert your lf cost of .6 to a sf cost. 3" of cover so it'll take 4' to cover a sf..
.6 x 4 = \$2.40 / sf
2.40 x 140sf = \$336
Just another method of what Kevin K did.

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