In order to determine the amount of siding needed for a house, the surface area of the sides of the house will need to be determined. Learn about measuring linearly on corners for corner beads with help from a home remodeling specialist in this free video on house siding.
I'm William Perkinson, and I'm here to tell you how to determine the amount of siding needed for your house. It's basic geometry. We're looking at rectangles, squares, and triangles. No house is a cube. You're going to have squares, rectangles, triangles to determine the amount of siding. The back of this house is roughly thirty five feet long and twenty feet high; square footage, that's seven hundred square feet. Now, if we were buying siding we wouldn't want to buy the siding that would fill in the windows and the doors cause' that's wasted money. So, we've got a basic number of seven hundred square feet for the backside of this house. We want to take out the square footage for the windows. Now, I've already determined it's six feet wide, and it looks like it's going to be about six feet tall as well, and it is. So, we would subtract thirty six feet of siding from the window, and then we've got a door to deal with as well so that's about three feet wide, and a door seven feet tall so that's another twenty one feet. So, twenty one and thirty six is going to be fifty seven square feet from seven hundred square feet total, so we're going to have roughly six hundred and fifty square feet. Now, this is a a vinyl siding. It comes in an eight foot, eight to twelve foot long panel, so we'll talk to our materials salesman, exactly how many bundles we'll need for six hundred and fifty square feet and he'll be able to tell us how much we'll have to add for waste and overage. Now, the thing about our siding here is that it doesn't it doesn't just meet up in the corners. You'll have to measure linearly on the corners for a what we call a corner bead to cover that cover the end part, but it's very simple. That's how you determine the amount of siding needed for your home. I'm William Perkinson.
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