Construction Material

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Lumber Framing Estimation and Takeoff :

In Canada, the principal softwood lumber species are Spruce, Pine, Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Larch and Western Red Cedar (WRC), while the predominant hardwood species are Birch, Maple and Oak.

Metal Stud Wall Framing Details and Takeoff:

There are two main components of metal stud framing- a stud and a track. Heavier gauge metal studs are used in load bearing walls and structural applications and Lighter gauge metal studs are used in non-load bearing walls.

Roofing Estimation and Takeoff:

Following are the types of roofing materials are commonly used in present day roof construction-

– Asphalt Shingles Roofing/ Composite Shingles Roofing

– Wood Shingles

– Metal Roofing

– Clay Tiles

– Slate etc

Fig- Ashpalt Shingle Roof    

Fig- Metal Roof

Available colors:
Asphalt Shingle colors- Black Walnut, Heather Blend, Georgetown Gray, Silver Birch, Burnt Sienna, Moire Black, Granite Gray, Weathered Wood, Conder Black, Resawn Shake, Hunter Green.

Siding Estimation and Takeoff:
Following are the types of Siding are readily available in market and preferred by Home owners and builders for Residential, Commercial, Institutional and Industrial construction.

  • Vinyl Sidings
  • Fiber Cement Siding
  • Insulated Vinyl Siding
  • Lap Smartside Siding
  • Hardie Board Siding
  • Natural Wood Siding
  • Manufactured Wood Siding
  • Metal Siding
  • Stone Veneer Siding etc

Vinyl siding is Inexpensive and it’s color is 100 percent homogeneous, can’t be mechanically abraded, scratched off  or stripped. Vinyl siding never needs painting.

Fig- Vinyl Siding

Fig- Fiber Cement Siding

Siding colors readily available in market are-

Paciifc blue, Flagstone, Pewter, Granite Grey, Sterling Grey, Snow, Hearthstone, Olive, Forest, Taupe, Marigold, Savannah Wicker, Natural Clay, Linen, Autumn Red, Sable Brown and more colors,

Aspen Ridge, River Rock, Old Cherry, Rosewood, White Granite, Cascade Slate, Coastal Gray, Stone Blue, Mountain Cedar and more colors.

Fascia and Soffit Takeoff:

Soffits and fascia serve different purposes, both help protect against water infiltration. Fascia is the exterior framing that protects the house to give shape to the roof. Soffits typically cover the underbelly of the eaves and help the rafters resist moisture and ventilation of house.

Fig- Soffit and Fascia:


Drywall Calculation and Takeoff:

The most common thickness of drywall used in residential interior construction is 1/2 inch. This material is recommended for walls with studs placed 16 inches on center. If the wall studs are placed 24 inches on center, a 5/8-inch drywall is recommended. Most Prehung doors are designed to work with 1/2-inch drywall installed on each side of a two-by-four wall. Thicker drywall may require adjustments to the door assembly. Type of drywall for the house is generally mentioned by Engineer and Architecture’s notes.

Following are the 4 Types of Drywalls are most common for residential and construction-

  1. Regular Drywall or White Board. The most common type of residential drywall is regular drywall
  2. Moisture-Resistant Drywall. Regarding indoor air quality, you need residential drywall that prevents the intrusion of water and moisture
  3. Fire-Resistant Drywall
  4. Soundproof Drywall.



Fig- Drywall Construction

Flooring Calculation and Takeoff:

There are five main types of hardwood floors that are mostly used in Residential Construction. They are- Vinyl, Laminate, Parquet, Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring.

Engineered wood flooring is a better choice in high-moisture environments like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. For whole house flooring  installations, hardwood and  Engineered hardwood floors both  options offer a wide range of style choices.




House Paints Takeoff:

Paint is commonly used to protect, color and provide texture of the house. Good quality paints with proper use on time helps to increase the age and health of house.

Types of Paint:

  • Oil paint (Oil-based paints and water-based paints)
  • Emulsion Paint
  • Enamel Paint
  • Bituminous Paint
  • Aluminum Paint
  • Anti-Corrosive Paint
  • Synthetic Rubber Paint
  • Cement Paint

Wall Paints and Finishes:

Flat/Matte: Flat paints also called matte paints have the least amount of shine. They’re best used in low-traffic areas, like dining rooms, and surfaces that won’t be touched much, like ceilings.

Eggshell: Eggshell finishes are a very popular paint finish. They’re slightly more lustrous than flat paints. Eggshell paints are great for places with low or medium traffic, like living rooms, hallways, and entryways.

Satin: Satin finishes are the most common interior paint finish. They have a great choice for high-traffic areas like kitchens, playrooms, family rooms, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Semi-gloss: Semi-gloss paints are shiny and reflective. They’re extremely durable and mildew-resistant, so they’re best used in rooms that get a lot of wear and tear or moisture, like kids’ rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.

High-gloss: High-gloss paints are the shiniest paint finish, most durable and washable and they can handle daily scrubbing. They can be use for doors, trim, and cabinetry




Deck Construction Material Calculation and Takeoff:

There are many types of decks, but the three most popular are Wood, Vinyl, and Composite Decking. Wood decks are made from Natural Wood, need periodic maintenance and are the most popular type of deck. Vinyl decks are made of PVC Vinyl and are the most durable type of deck, needs less maintenance than wood deck. All types of deck increase the Beauty of a house.




There are varieties of colors for Composite Decking to select  your deck-

Coastline, Cypress, English Walnut, Mahogany, Castle Gate, American Walnut, Slate Gray, Mocha, Ashwood, Espresso, Driftwood, Dark Roast, Brown Oak, Rustic Elm, Silver Maple, Stone Ash, Maritime Gray, Dark Teak, Sea Salt Gray etc.