Refer to All About Roofing Materials for any questions regarding construction materials and processes related to this section
Ensure that the SF of Flat Roof Area, LF Roof Edge, and LF Ridgeline cells have pulled correct information from the BasicInfo tab.
Starter Course refers to the area of every roof plane where a starter strip is laid down to begin finishing that section of Roof.
Slope is the ratio of Rise/Run. In construction, it is measured in inches per foot, and typically is represented by a single number (eg. a Roof Slope of 8 indicates that for every 1' of horizontal run, the roof rises 8").
This cell contains a formula that should automatically calculate the SF of Sloped Roof Area, once the other header cells are completed.
Line items in this subsection that require extra consideration outside of the process described in How to Complete Material Estimates:
This is the same process used for estimating labor costs for any other construction task using the NCE.
Refer to All Window Materials for any questions regarding construction materials and processes related to this section
Check the Window Schedule for the project to count the number of windows of each SF designation, then enter them in the appropriate cells of the header.
Line items in this subsection that require extra consideration outside of the process described in How to Complete Material Estimates:
This is the same process used for estimating labor costs for any other construction task using the NCE.
Refer to All Exterior Door Materials for any questions regarding construction materials and processes related to this section
Check the Door Schedule for the project to count the number of doors of each width designation, then enter them in the appropriate cells of the header.
Line items in this subsection that require extra consideration outside of the process described in How to Complete Material Estimates:
This is the same process used for estimating labor costs for any other construction task using the NCE.
Refer to All About Exterior Siding Materials for any questions regarding construction materials and processes related to this section
Square Footage of House Wrap | Calculated by determining the length of the exterior walls covered by the house wrap including the area of the gable ends, and multiplying by the width of the roll of house wrap (typically 9'). Then add the SF of the gable walls, which will also be covered in wall wrap. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
Square Footage of Siding | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the area of all walls that are covered in vinyl siding in the plans in Bluebeam. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF Starter Strip | Calculated by identifying the starting points for every exterior surface covered in vinyl siding, and completing a takeoff of the LF of those starting points in Bluebeam. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF J Channel | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the perimeter of any window and exterior door openings in Bluebeam. Note that the bottom length of door openings will most likely not include J channel, so do not include it in your total. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF Utility (Underseal) Trim | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the lengths of the top of the exterior walls and the top of the gable walls in Bluebeam. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF Outside Corners | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the length of any outside corners where vinyl siding will meet. Add all the measurements together and inpt that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF Inside Corners | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the length of any inside corners where vinyl siding will meet. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF Window Trim | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the perimeter of any window openings that the plans indicate will include trim in Bluebeam. Add all the measurements together and input that value in the spreadsheet. |
LF Soffit | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the perimeter of the roof. Add all the measurements together and inpt that value in the spreadsheet. |
Soffit Width (FT) | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the profile view of an area of soffit. Pay attention to the unit indicated for this measuement. |
SF Porch Soffit Area | Calculated by completing a takeoff of the under area of the porch that is inside of the support beams in Bluebeam. Input this value in the spreadsheet. |
SF Soffit | Automatically calculated when LF Soffit and Soffit Width (FT) are input in the appropriate cells. |
Line items in this subsection that require extra consideration outside of the process described in How to Complete Material Estimates:
This is the same process used for estimating labor costs for any other construction task using the NCE.
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