Once you’ve chosen the material, style and design of your siding, make sure that you’re ordering enough panels to cover the entirety of your home exterior. Generally, it’s best to have a professional estimate how much siding you’ll need. But to give you an idea of how experts determine the amount of siding to be used for your home, Quality One Roofing Inc. shares more information below.
Figuring Out How Much Siding You Need
The calculations for your siding depend on the kind of siding you select. For instance, horizontal and vertical panels cover your home’s exterior in a different way than shake and shingle siding. The size of the individual panels vary, and the installation methods can be different for each type of siding. You might need more shake or shingle panels to cover an area that would otherwise require fewer horizontal or vertical panels.
Your contractor will start by measuring the length and height of the wall that will be receiving the siding. They also need to take the square footage of your windows and doors into account. If you have chosen shingles for your siding, the calculation is rather complicated and includes other factors.
Why You Should Hire a Professional for Your Siding Project
Working with siding professionals will give you peace of mind that your siding project will be done correctly — from measurements and computations to the installation itself.
Calculating the amount of siding for a project particularly requires accuracy. If you miscalculate, you will purchase more or less than what is needed. You won’t get a proper estimate and be able to plan your budget accordingly. This can result in excessive waste of materials or delays in your project.
Quality One Roofing Inc. is a locally owned and operated business that specializes in roofing restoration and other home improvement projects involving siding, gutters, soffits and more. We ensure excellent workmanship for every job we do and provide top-notch customer service for all our clients.
Reach out to us through any of these numbers: (610) 489-3057 (Malvern), (215) 493-4550 (Newtown), (609) 921-8868 (Princeton) or, (302) 656-1618 (New Castle). You can also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.