# How do you estimate vinyl siding?

Multiply each length and height measurement to find the square footage of each wall, then add them together to find the total square footage. Divide the total by 100 to find the number of squares of vinyl siding to order.

## How do I calculate siding?

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Start with all square and rectangular walls, measuring height and width. Siding is ordered in “squares”. One square equals 100 square feet, so **multiply height x width, then divide by 100 for total “squares”**. If you are using different materials on different walls, you will want to keep these separate.

## How do you figure linear feet for siding?

**Divide the square footage by the exposed board height of 0.83 feet**. In this example, 800 square feet divided by 0.83 feet is approximately 964 linear feet of siding.

## How many feet is a square of vinyl siding?

A box of vinyl siding contains two “squares.” A square in construction lingo equals **100 square feet**, so a box of vinyl siding will cover 200 square feet.

## How much siding do I need for a $1200 square-foot house?

The total area is the sum. You can then multiply the total estimated area by the unit price to get the total cost of the siding. For example, if your home has an exterior area of 1,200 square feet, the total cost would be **between $2 x 1,200 = $2,400 and $7 x 1,200 = $8,400**.

## How do you figure sq footage?

To calculate feet squared (or sq. ft. for short), determine the length and width of the area you are working with, measured in feet. **Multiply the length by the width** and you’ll have the square feet.

## How much is 32 linear feet?

2×4 boards: **8 feet times 4 boards** = 32 linear feet.

## How many square feet are in a 12×16 room?

192 square feet

How many square feet are in a 12×16 room? The square footage of a room 12 feet wide and 16 feet long is **192 square feet**. Find the square footage by multiplying the width (12 ft) by the length (16 ft).

## How much does Lowes charge to install siding?

Most Lowe’s contractors will charge **$0.90 to $1.20 per 1 sq ft (0.09 m2)** for labor.

## What is the average labor cost to install vinyl siding?

If you hire a professional to install your vinyl siding, you will pay about $3.70 per square foot in labor costs. Labor costs range from **$2 to $5 per square foot**. Costs vary based on where you live as well as the time of year you’re installing your siding.

## How do you calculate exterior square footage for siding?

Draw a separate sketch for each side of the house. Measure the height and width of each side. **Multiply height by width** to get that side’s surface area in square feet.

## How much does it cost to side a house with vinyl?

Vinyl Siding Cost

Vinyl siding costs $11,472 on average to install, with most homeowners paying between $6,104 and $16,878 for an entire home. Installing vinyl siding costs $7.50 per square foot on average, with **$3 per square foot on the low side and $12 per square foot on the higher side**.

## How much does it cost to side a 1500 sq ft house with vinyl?

CertainTeed Vinyl siding costs

CertainTeed vinyl siding runs between $1,200 and $1,400 per 100 square feet for materials and labor. For a 1,500 square foot home, the costs to replace your siding can range from **$18,000 to $21,000**.

## How much does it cost to side a 2000 square foot house?

Siding costs between $3 and $11 per square foot with the average homeowner spending **$4,300 to $15,800** to install on a 2,000-square-foot home. The total cost to replace siding depends on the size of your home, the number of stories, and the materials used.

## What goes under vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding can be installed over **common wood sheathings such as plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), or other materials (e.g., foam plastic insulating sheathing)**. The thickness of wood sheathing counts toward the total thickness that the fasteners must penetrate into nailable material, usually 1 1/4” (32mm).

## Is Tyvek necessary under vinyl siding?

There is no logical reason not to have house wrap under vinyl siding, and **many authorities strongly agree that it should be viewed as mandatory**, even if your local building codes don’t necessarily require it. Vinyl siding is one of, if not the most popular exterior cladding for residential homes.

## Do you need insulation under vinyl siding?

**The exterior insulation also helps keep the siding (all vinyl siding leaks!)** **further away from the exterior sheathing**. Basically it creates another drainage plane that helps protect the sheathing and framing from damaging water infiltration.

## Does water get behind vinyl siding?

What Happens When Water Gets Behind Siding? Because the material is waterproof, **vinyl siding tends to trap moisture that accumulates behind it**. The damp permeates your home’s wood sheathing and seeps into insulation sheets between exterior and interior walls. The result is often extensive hidden mold growth.

## How long does vinyl siding take to install?

approximately 10 to 14 days

Homeowners should expect their siding installation to take approximately **10 to 14 days**. If your siding requires painting, this will add a few additional days to the project timeline.

## Can mice get under siding?

**Mice can climb under the siding** and enter the home through an existing construction gap. Grass and mulch along the foundation provides habitat for mice.