What has changed?
We’ve updated the Measurements PDF to include trim measurements as a separate item in the Areas table. That way, you can easily create an accurate estimate and material order list for siding projects that contain trim in the scope of work.
‘Siding’ column versus ‘Other’ column
All trim that touches siding is included in the ‘Siding’ column.
All trim that does not touch siding is included in the ‘Other’ column.
Note: The same logic applies for Unknown areas. Unknown areas that touch siding are included in the ‘Siding’ column. Those that don’t touch any siding are included in the ‘Other’ column.
The total area measurements now include the trim measurements and might be slightly higher than before. Please make sure to adjust your waste factor accordingly.
The first three rows of the Siding Waste Factor table are calculated using the total square feet of siding facades, square feet of trim touching siding, and square feet of unknowns touching siding.
The lower three rows of the Siding Waste Factor table include total square footage from above, along with the square feet of all openings smaller than 33 square feet (i.e. garage and patio doors are not included).
Check out this video to learn the ins and outs of the HOVER Measurements PDF.