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Old 07-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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How many bundles of shingle do I need for 3400 square feet?

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Old 07-04-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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It depends on which shingles you use. Is 3400 sq ft the roof measurements or the house sq footage?

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Old 07-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Architectural shingles generally are 3 bundles to 100 sq ft, 34 x 3 would put you in ballpark bout 102 , 3 tab shingles are the old flat style and they are generally 4 bundles per 100 square ,now do the math , and don't forget to figure in starter shingles and cap shingles depending on your style of ridge vent.
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Architectural shingles generally are 3 bundles to 100 sq ft, 34 x 3 would put you in ballpark bout 102 , 3 tab shingles are the old flat style and they are generally 4 bundles per 100 square ,now do the math , and don't forget to figure in starter shingles and cap shingles depending on your style of ridge vent.
Most times 3 tabs are 3 bundles to a square. I have seen many newer architecturals that are 4 to a square.
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Sixeighteen is right bout shingles ,I had it backwards, but definitely beware of types of architect shingles the better a lot are usually the thicker thus making them less in each bundle. Rated by years like 30 40 50 years etc.
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There could be 3,4, or yes even 5 bundles per 100 sq. ft.

If you have a product in mind just look at the product info on the web or on the bundle itself for coverage.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the replys, the roof measurement is 3400 sq feet.
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How many cap do you need? Now many starters? And figure about 8% or more in scrap. Hips and valleys can add 100' each.

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