Estimating the square footage for a rectangular portion of your wall is the easiest measurement you will take. Measure the height and width of the wall. Don’t worry about any small obstructions like doors or windows as you will want some extra siding material to account for any gaps. Then, multiply the height by the width to get the total square footage. If you have a garage door or other large obstruction, you’ll need to measure the square footage and subtract it from the square footage of the wall.
The initial process for triangular measurements is the same. Obtain the height at the peak of the triangle and measure the width. Multiplying the two together and then divide them by two to get the overall square footage for the triangular portion of your wall.
You may encounter some surfaces of the wall with different shapes. In this case, try breaking the surface down into parts composed of rectangles and triangles. If this can’t be done, you can either get a rough estimate using the height and width or do a Google search to find the square footage formula of that particular shape.
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There are a variety of factors that will determine if the type of siding is good for your house or not. However, for all siding options, siding is measured in “Squares” when estimating siding materials. A ‘square’ is a unit that covers 100 square feet. Add up all of your square footage measurements to get the total and divide by 100 to determine the number of siding “squares” you will need to purchase. Using the total square footage, you can get total cost estimates for each material. Here are a few popular materials you can choose from:
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