How many shingles do I need to cover my roof?

Answer On One Hand: Calculating SquaresShingles come in both bundles and squares. The amount of shingles needed to cover 100 square feet of roof is called a square. Measure the area of your roof to calcul... Read More »

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How many shingles to cover the roof crown?

Shingles vary in dimensions, and sometimes there are specific bundles of shingles made for the sole purpose of ridge coverage. If you are using the house shingles for ridge, take the length of ridg... Read More »

How many squares of shingles do you need to cover 1900 ft roof?

One square covers 100 square feet, so to cover 1900 square feet of roof you would need 19 squares. However, you also need "starter shingles" and "hip and ridge" shingles, plus you need to have a fe... Read More »

How to Re-Roof Over Old Shingles?

Re-roofing over old shingles can save you time and money, since you will not have to rip off the old roof and pay to have it hauled away. You can install new shingles over your old roof if there is... Read More »

Is a metal roof better than shingles?

On One Hand: Asphalt or Composition ShinglesAsphalt shingles are inexpensive and versatile. Coming in a variety of styles, shapes and colors, asphalt shingles can be chosen to complement almost any... Read More »