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Old 06-27-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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Estimating siding

How do I determine how much siding I need? Do I back out the area of the windows and doors or leave them in for a fluff factor. How much extra %wise should I purchase?
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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I just ordered siding for my house and he is what I did:
Total sq footage is needed for estimating how much siding is needed, this includes windows and doors.

I have a Cape, so here is how I broke it down:

Basically there are 6-8 main supplies, depending.
  1. Fanboard Insulation (use for over entire house, if existing siding is in place)
  2. Siding
  3. Starter Strip -- bottom piece that sets the line for the siding
  4. Corner Post
  5. "J" Channel -- wrapping windows and doors
  6. Soffits -- should be replaced
  7. Gutters \ down spouts
Here is what I sent my contractor for mesurements for him to place the order:

Then lastly I sent this Summary:

•Siding Type = Cedar Impressions (CertainTeed)
•Color = Cypress
–Front 312
–Side #1 354
–Side #2 354
•Total 1020
•Siding Type = Vinyl (CertainTeed MainStreet DutchLap)
•Color = Cypress
–Back 574
–Dormer #1 45
–Dormer #2 45
–Laundry 100
•Total 764
•“J” Channel
–Front 67
–Side #1 28
–Side #2 73
–Back 90
•Total 254
•Corner Posts
–Width = 5”
–4 Corners 36
–2 Dormers 18
–1 Laundry 9
•Total 36
•Starter Strip
–Front 33’
–Side 25
–Side2 25
–Back 32
–Attached 18
•Total 135
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