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#1
04-26-2006, 05:14 AM
 Norm Johnson Guest Posts: n/a
sq. ft. to linear ft. House siding

I have measured my house as close as I can by measuring between windows and doors trying not to order too much siding. I measured by inches because there are a lot of windows and the measurements between them are inches not feet. When trying to get price quotes for siding I am asked how many linear ft. I have. I dont know how to convert all of these inch measurements to linear ft. can anybody give me the formula for conversion?

Thanks Norm.

Last edited by Norm Johnson; 04-26-2006 at 05:15 AM. Reason: spelling
#2
04-26-2006, 11:50 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,449 Rep Power: 13
Re: sq. ft. to linear ft. House siding

linear feet just doesnt take into account the width of the siding.

It sounds like you have measured exactly how much you need in linear distance already. Just convert inches to feet.

You would take the height of your house and divide by the width of the siding to determine how many you need, then multiply by the length of your house to determine the linear distance. Then do that for each side of the house. Though make sure all measurements are the same unit, such as inches.

For example, if your house is 10 feet high by 10 feet long, and the siding is 1 foot wide, you would need 10 peices of siding that are 10 feet long, or 100 linear feet, for that side of the house.
#3
06-26-2006, 08:13 AM
 Unregistered Guest Posts: n/a
Re: sq. ft. to linear ft. House siding

how do you measure square footage on property as well as rate per square foot
#4
06-26-2006, 04:06 PM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,449 Rep Power: 13
Re: sq. ft. to linear ft. House siding

Measure the length and width of the property in feet.

Length in feet * Width in feet = square feet
#5
04-26-2007, 08:06 AM
 Unregistered Guest Posts: n/a
sq. ft. to board ft.

I have 192 sq. ft. how do i figure board and linear ft,

Bill
#6
04-27-2007, 01:02 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,449 Rep Power: 13
Re: sq. ft. to board ft.

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered I have 192 sq. ft. how do i figure board and linear ft, Bill
square feet / width of board in feet = linear feet

board feet is a unit of volume, probably not what you were looking for.
#7
04-29-2007, 01:30 PM
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Re: sq. ft. to linear ft. House siding

when you measure your house dont deduct the window and doors because you have to allow for waste.so take the width x the height and get the sq ft so if you have 800 sq ft then you need 8 sq siding
#8
06-28-2007, 10:22 AM
 Unregistered Guest Posts: n/a
Re: sq. ft. to linear ft. House siding

first determine your lap on your siding, then figure out how much of your size of siding in LF it takes up to fill 1 sqft. multiply by how many sf you have. usually allow 15 to 20% waste.

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