Before I show you the different examples of 2,000-square-foot homes, I must say that if someone gives you a direct and precise answer as to the amount of siding needed for a house based on the total floor plan footage, they will be giving you an inaccurate or wrong answer.
The amount of siding on a house can vary quite a bit, no matter if it is the same footage, in this case, 2,000 square feet.
The amount of siding you’ll need for a house depends on the actual exterior surface area, not the interior square footage of the house. The exterior surface area will generally be greater than the interior square footage
This is because the amount of siding has to do with the exterior walls, houses can have different wall heights, different window openings, doors, ect.
But, in this topic, I will put different examples of 2,000 sq. ft. houses with the amount of siding they have and come up with an average amount of siding, so we can get a rough idea of how much siding a 2,000 sq. ft. house can have.
So, I have examples of 2,000 cubic foot houses of which I can easily obtain the amount of siding through a 3D design program.
Let’s do it!
This expansive 2,000-square-foot ranch-style home with an added dormer boasts five generously sized bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The home features an integrated two-car garage and is built on a crawl space foundation.
The kitchen, with its cozy breakfast nook, offers ample space for casual dining. Additional living spaces include a spacious family room and a separate living room, perfect for hosting and entertaining.
Additionally, there’s a 10 by 12-foot storage shed situated on the property, providing additional storage space. The home is nestled on a suburban plot measuring 80 feet by 180 feet, offering a sizable outdoor space for recreation and gardening.
The exterior walls of this house have a total height of 19′ 1 9/16″ from the base to its highest point.
Total siding area: 2331.22 sq. ft.
This two-level house has a perfect rectangular shape with few window openings and a two-car garage in the front, a hipped roof, and a front porch.
The exterior walls of this house have a total height of 19′ 4″ from the base to its highest point.
Total siding area: 3056.5 sq. ft.
This 2000 square foot house is a single-level house, although it has a hexagonal shape, and many door and window openings, it has less siding than the other examples, precisely because it has more door and window openings and because its walls are much lower.
The exterior walls of this house have a total height of 9′ from the base to its highest point.
Total siding area: 1379.69 sq. ft.
This bungalow has the characteristic of having 1.5 levels, for this case I took the siding first, of the first level, and then of the complete bungalow.
The first level, it has a siding area of 1359.94 square feet and a wall height of 8′ 4″.
The complete bungalow has 2102.89 sq. ft. and a height of 19′ 6″ from the base to the highest point.
With this graphical information, we can obtain siding averages for 2000 cubic feet of houses, both single and two-story.
|House Level||Siding (in feet)|
First Level Average Siding = (1379.69 + 1359.94) / 2 = 1369.82 sq. ft.
Second Level Average Siding = (2331.22 + 3056.5 + 2102.89) / 3 = 2496.87 sq. ft.
Therefore, based on these examples, the average siding required for a first-level house is approximately 1369.82 square feet.
And the average siding for two-story homes is approximately 2496.87 square feet.
Remember, this may vary according to the number of openings and windows in the house, as well as the height of the walls and roof design, but I hope this is useful as a baseline.
What is the cheapest siding for a house?
Now, when you’re considering cost, it’s important to remember that you’re not just thinking about the upfront costs but also the long-term costs of maintenance and potential replacement.
That said, one of the most budget-friendly options for house siding is often vinyl. Vinyl siding is not only affordable upfront, typically costing less per square foot than many other materials, but it’s also quite durable and requires very little maintenance.
You won’t have to worry about repainting it every few years like you would with wood siding, and it’s resistant to pests and moisture, which can be a big plus.
In addition, vinyl siding comes in a wide range of colors and styles, so you can still achieve a great look for your home without breaking the bank.
And the installation process for vinyl siding is generally more straightforward, which can also help keep costs down.
However, while it’s often the cheapest option, keep in mind that vinyl siding doesn’t offer the same premium look and feel that some other materials might, and it may not add as much value to your home in the long run. It can also be less energy efficient than some other options.
So while vinyl is a cost-effective choice, it’s worth considering your long-term goals, the climate where you live, and your personal style preferences when choosing siding for your home.
How much siding comes in 1 box?
The amount of siding that comes in a box depends on the type and brand of siding you’re purchasing.
For vinyl siding, which is a very common type of siding, a “square” is the term used in the siding industry to define an amount of siding.
One square of siding is enough to cover 100 square feet of wall space.
A box of vinyl siding typically contains 2 squares or 200 square feet. However, this can vary, so it’s always best to check the product details or consult with the manufacturer or supplier to determine the exact amount of siding in a box.