Estimating siding

Old 04-25-05, 03:43 AM
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Estimating siding

I am trying to estimate the amount of siding I will need to do a gable end over a screened in porch. The pitch is 4/12 and spans 24 feet. What is the rule of thumb and yes, I know to add 10% for mistakes and such.

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Old 04-25-05, 06:23 AM
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I would estimate it as a rectangle 4x24 (96 sq feet) To get the exact area, you'd multiply by .5, but to allow for waste, I'd multiply it by .67 (2/3). So roughly .65 square.

If you did it perfectly, no mistakes, it would equal 8 pieces of double 4" vinyl siding, assuming it is 12' 6" long.
Old 04-26-05, 12:15 AM
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Thanks, I'll try this method to see how I end up. Thanks for the quick response...

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