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262 pieces of 12 ft vinyl siding equals how many sq feet

A contractor purchased 262 pieces of 12 ft vinyl siding how many square feet would that cover

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Assuming the pieces of 12 ft vinyl were squares then one has 144 square feet and thus all 262 pieces cover 37,728 square feet of floor. The 144 is derived by squaring 12 as each piece has equal sides.

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The siding is D4, if that is helpful. Our home is 1800 square foot.
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Seems like a lot of siding for 1800 sq foot house
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You have about 2300 square feet of siding. D4 refers to the width dimensions of the siding, double 4=8 inches. Each piece of siding will cover 9 square feet. Henfrayyy is wrong in his calculation and assumes siding is flooring.
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If D4=8"in width and the length is 144" then multiplying 8"x144"= 1,152 sq.in. 1 sq. ft.=144 sq.ft. To arrive at the sq. ft. of each panel you must divide the 1,152 sq.In. by 144 sq.in which equals 8 sq. ft. per panel. To determine how many panels are necessary to clad the exterior walls with siding you must measure the length in ft. and multiply it by the height in ft. to determine how many sq. ft. are in each wall. Once you have the total square footage of siding needed you can divide it by 8sq.ft. to arrive at the number of panels needed to complete the job. It is always wise to buy an additional 3 to 5% more to cover mistakes or defective product. It is something the customer can use later on to replace damaged panels if need be and the colors will match since they were from the same batch manufactured years earlier.
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It depends on the width of the siding, from the bottom to the top hook. If you know that dimension, I can calculate that for you.