Vinyl Siding Worksheet

What type of project am I looking to do?

I am looking to replace my existing siding

I am looking to add a completely new type or style of siding

What is my existing siding, vinyl, wood, aluminum, block, stucco

Interested in siding for a new home

I want to repair my existing siding

These questions will help the contractor get a mental picture of the scope of the project you have in mind.

How much siding will I need?

To find the total square feet of siding you will require you must first measure how much exterior wall space you have. It is very easy to do. you will need two people(great for husband and wife or let one of the kids help). One to measure and one to write down the measurements.

Go outside and stand in the front of your house looking at the front door. Start on the right hand corner of the house facing the front door. Walk down the side of the house with a long tape measure(a 50' ribbon tape measure is perfect, if you don't have one go to Home Depot and pick one up). Just follow the walls and every time you come to a corner, jot down the measurement. Follow the walls measuring all the little crooks and crannies until you get all the way around the house and end up[ back at the front door. Be sure to include the measurement over to the front right hand corner where you started.

TIP: Draw your house on a piece of paper. As you measure write down the measurements. You can do this on the back side of the printed out worksheet.

Next What is the siding going over?

What is your house made of? Wood, block, stucco?

How old is your house?

Does your house need any repairs to the exterior(water damage, termite damage, structural damage like cracks, rotting wood)

Do you want to install insulation under the new siding?

And then the very important question...What quality of trim do you want? The trim work makes the finished job much more appealing. It can either make or break the way your house ends up looking like in the end. IT CAN ALSO ADD AS MUCH AS 30% TO THE COST OF YOUR PROJECT.