## What are the dimensions of a square of shingles?

100 square feet

Roof surfaces are measured in “squares.” A square is an area of roof which measures 100 square feet. To determine the number of squares on the gable roof above, simply divide its total of 24,000 square feet by 100. The result is 240, and this means you would need 240 squares of shingles to cover that roof.

## Is a square of shingles 10×10?

A square of shingles is the total number of shingles that are needed to fill a square on a roof, no matter how that square is measured (10′ x 10′ or 4′ x 25′, for example). Shingles are often sold by the bundle and there are usually three bundles per square, but this may differ depending on the shingles you’re using.

**How much does a square of shingles run?**

Shingles are sold by the bundle and by the square. A square is equal to 100 square feet and will cost anywhere between $100 and $1,800. A bundle is around 1/3 of a square and costs an average of $30 to $600. On the low end, asphalt averages $100 and $150 per square while slate averages about $1,200.

### How many bundles of shingles do I need for 100 square feet?

However, the vast majority of shingles require only 3 bundles per 100 square feet. For most shingle types, you’ll need 3 bundles to make a square of finished roof, which is 100 square feet. If you have a roof area of 3000 square feet, you’ll need 90 bundles of shingles.

### How large is a square?

One square is equal to 100 square feet. Examples where the unit is used are roofing shingles, metal roofing, vinyl siding, and fibercement siding products. Some home builders use squares as a unit in floor plans to customers.

**What does a square mean in shingles?**

What is a “Roofing Square”? A roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of the roof. To determine the number of squares on the gable roof example in this post, divide its total of 2400 square feet by 100 (2400 ÷ 100 = 24). This means you would need 24 squares of shingles to cover that roof.

#### How many bundles of shingles are in a square?

3 bundles

Here are a couple more examples: A package of shingles is called a bundle. 3 bundles = 1 roofing square (98.4 sq. ft.)

#### How many square feet does 1 bundle of shingles cover?

33.3 sq. ft.

Sheet-count method Each bundle covers 33.3 sq. ft. of roof area—which is close enough to the 32 sq. ft.

**What are starter shingles?**

Starter shingles are the initial shingle products installed on the roof, just before the first course of the finish shingles, which will comprise the visible parts of the roof. Each Leading Edge Plus starter strip “shingle” is perforated right down the middle so that you get two starter strips out of each roof shingle.

## How do you calculate shingles on roof?

To estimate how many shingles you’ll need, first estimate the total square footage of your roof’s surface. To do this, measure the length and width of each plane on the roof, including dormers. Then, multiply length x width to get the square footage of each plane.

## How many bundles of shingles in a square of roofing?

Laminate or architectural shingles, one of the most common types of roofing shingles, are generally packaged in three bundles per square. So in the 2400 square foot gable roof example, you would need 72 bundles of shingles (24 squares x 3 bundles per square = 72 bundles).

**How much does square of shingles cost?**

There are a few kinds of roofing shingles readily available. The most common are the asphalt types that cost around $80 to $100 per square. A square covers approximately one hundred square feet.

### How many squares are in bundle of shingles?

A bundle of shingles contains approximately 33 square feet of coverage. Material and labor for roofing is most often priced by the “square,” which is a 10′ by 10′ area of roofing coverage. A bundle of shingles will constitute approximately three squares. These costs only include dimensional shingles.