How much does a bundle of shingles cover?

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Old 06-05-08, 07:59 PM
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How much does a bundle of shingles cover?

I'm building a shed, and have now idea how many bundles of shingles to buy. I'm planning on doing a 12x10 with a gambrel style roof. So can you give me a ball park?
 
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You figure the coverage in increments of 100 square feet ( aka SQUARE). Most companies make it to be 3 bundles make a SQUARE.
 
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Two squares (so you'll have a little extra; just return any unopened bundles).
 
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Two squares (so you'll have a little extra; just return any unopened bundles).
Thanks, so I'd be buying about 6 bundles, planning on about 200 sq. feet then. Thanks for the replies!
 
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Remember, the roof will be bigger than the footprint of the shed itself. You should still be ok with 2 sq, but take the measurement of your actual planned roof, not the shed floor.
 
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Remember, the roof will be bigger than the footprint of the shed itself. You should still be ok with 2 sq, but take the measurement of your actual planned roof, not the shed floor.
True, very true. I'm thinking if I'm using a 12/7 pitch for the bottom, and a 7/12 pitch for the top, with 41" lenghts, I'm looking at about 164 sq. feet. My floor will be 120 sq. feet.
 
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