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Square: (house siding)
Abbreviation: SQ
A Square is a term that is used by Siding Contractors, Installers, Suppliers and Manufacturers that is short for 100 square feet of siding.
Not sure what a "Square Foot" is?
See our: definition of Square Feet.
"Square" Bullet Points:
 The terms "Square" and "Squares" are very common with Vinyl Siding professionals.
 Vinyl Siding is typically sold in 2 Square (SQ) boxes.
 2 SQ = 2 Square = 200 square feet.
 Vinyl Shake Siding is often sold in 1/3 Square or 1/2 Square boxes.
 1/3 SQ = 1/3 Square = 33.3 Square Feet
 1/2 SQ = 1/2 Square = 50.0 Square Feet
"Square" Examples in Communication:
 Vinyl Siding Installer says, "I installed 5 squares of siding yesterday."
 That is the same as saying, "I installed 500 square feet of siding yesterday."
 Siding Manufacturer says, "1 box of vinyl siding contains 2 squares"
 That is the same as saying, "1 box of vinyl siding contains 200 square feet."
 Siding Supplier says, "All vinyl siding is $25 Off per Square."
 That is the same as saying, "All vinyl siding is $25 Off per 100 square feet."
 Vinyl Siding Contractor says, "We pay $100 per Square for Vinyl."
 In this context, he's refering to what they pay thier installers to install vinyl siding.
 This would be the same as saying, "We pay $100 per 100 square feet for Vinyl" and "We pay $1 per square foot for Vinyl."
So What is the definition of a "Square" of House Siding?
A "square" is a unit of area measurement used in House Siding (specifically Vinyl Siding) that equals one hundred (100) square feet.
1 Square (of House Siding) = 10 feet X 10 feet = 100 Square Feet.
10' x 10' = 100 sq.ft. = 1 Square of Siding
Using the formula above, let's bring this all together.
Example: If you have a wall on your house that is 40 feet long by 8 feet high. ( 40' x 8' )
So How Many SQUARES is this example wall?
Answer: 40' x 8' = 320 sq.ft. = 3.2 Squares of Siding
a.k.a.:
320 ft2 = 320 SqFt = 320 sq.ft. = 320 Ext. SqFt
Now if a product costs $150 per square and you need 3.2 squares, your cost would be $480.00.
$150 per square x 3.2 squares = $480.00
For more see our Square Calculator: Square of Siding Calculator
HowTo Calculate Your Exterior Square Feet

