With every homeowner planning to remodel or purchase a new home, they always grapple themselves with the siding. In fact, siding serves a very important role in your house. Siding is a cost-effective and visually appealing solution to shield your house from outside hazards. Whether you are planning to install siding in a new home or replace the siding for remodel, estimating the siding is the initial step. Siding has the history before 1950s where people preferred to install brick or wooden siding. Stucco is also used for installing siding in homes. However, it needs regular maintenance for repairs and fixes. Apart from fixes, measurement for siding is also critical to get an early and precise quote for the job. With that said, let’s discuss how you can estimate siding.
The measurement of walls is the first step to efficiently estimate the siding for your home. It does not matter, whether you choose vinyl, wood or aluminum siding. The final cost is directly dependent on the measurement of walls around your house. You can also consult different professionals to get advice on which material will be suitable for the size and location of your house. Moreover, also ask them about the price of the labor for the job. In order to measure the walls, you must divide the house into geometric shapes. For instance, measure each side of the room and name them with their respective geometric shape. After that you can easily measure the siding area with following formulas
Rectangles: Height x Width
Triangle: Height x Width/2
After all shapes, add them together to get the final total.
Gables are the triangular structures outside the house, which are quite hard to measure. However, there is a small trick that can save you a lot to measure the gable. All you need to do is to grab a measuring tape and a ladder and start measuring. Measure the height from bottom to top of the gable. Write down your measurements and divide them by 2. Next step is to measure the width of your house. Multiply this result with the initial calculation and you will get square measurements of the gables.
After all the measurements, it is time to decide the right siding type for your house. The siding is about to become even more complex on deciding the type of the siding material. For that instance, it is always advised to consult an expert for ordering the siding type. Remember, siding is a complex and costly project. You do not have to rush for your decision. Always take some time for deciding siding that are both light on the wallet and pleasant for eyes. Moreover, always hire a licensed contractor for the installation of the siding. Perform a little research to hire an insured contractor. This will help you to keep a safe side from accidents and damages caused by the unprofessional contractor.
Estimating the siding might seem like a daunting process, but it does not have to be. A simple research and calculation can save the day and extra cost in the future. Simply perform all the calculation for accurate quote and hire the professional contractors to do the job for you.