After you’ve decided on a siding material, style and color, the next thing you need to determine is how much of it you need. You have to consider various things when estimating the amount of siding for your home’s exterior.
Calculating Siding Amount
Your material of choice and the square footage of the windows and doors affect the calculations for the siding. Multiply the length and height of your exterior wall to determine the square feet needed. It’s best to have a contractor do the estimate if you’re having shingle siding installed. The calculation for shingles, clapboard, panels and lap siding are more complex.
Make sure to hire a reputable contractor for any home improvement project to ensure accurate estimates and remarkable workmanship.
Factors to Consider
The profile you picked determines the layout of your siding. Panels that are attached together are easier to calculate, but they can look dull. Profiles that have an overlap, such as clapboards and lap siding, require a more specific layout.
The trim protects your siding from insects and moisture infiltration, and must be installed on all corners and fascia. There should be1/8 inch of space between the trim and the siding planks, which must be caulked. Keep in mind that there can be a significant difference between the cost of boards painted by the manufacturer and having the siding painted on site.
Hiring an experienced contractor for your project ensures proper installation, which is essential for a longer lasting exterior. You can ask your friends, family, and neighbors for referrals. Research the companies you have in mind, and read reviews about them on different platforms.
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