# How many bundles of shingles do I need for 20 square feet?

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## How many bundles of shingles do I need for 20 square feet?

five bundles

Specialty shingles, such as IKO Armourshake, are heavier and therefore packaged to cover 20 square feet per bundle, or five bundles per square.

## How many shingles are in a bundle?

The number of shingles in a bundle varies anywhere from 15 up to 29 shingles. Since some manufacturers of asphalt shingles make thicker shingles, they sometimes opt to have 4 bundles per 100 square feet of roof. Therefore these bundles will contain fewer shingles.

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

It typically takes three bundles of standard three-tab asphalt shingles to cover one square on a roof. Therefore, a 40-square roof would require approximately 120 bundles of shingles. A “roof square” is equal to 100 square feet, so each bundle covers roughly 33 1/3 square feet.

## How many square feet of roof shingles do you need?

A square of shingles is the number of shingles needed to cover 100 sq feet of roof area. However, shingles are packaged in a way that they are light enough for the average person to carry around. As a rule of thumb, there are 3 bundles to a square, assuming that you are using three-tab strip shingles.

## How much does a bundle of asphalt shingles cost?

How Many Bundles of Shingles Will You Need The average bundle of shingles covers 33.3 ft 2, so three bundles of shingles are needed per square. Asphalt shingles range in price from about $25 per bundle for a standard 3-tab style to around $50-$75 or more for an upgraded architectural style.

## How many nails do you need for 3 tab shingles?

Nails will also be required for any roofing project. The average 3-tab shingle needs four nails per shingle. High wind areas and other types of shingles may need more. 320 nails will be needed to install a square of standard 3-tab shingles, assuming four nails per shingle and 80 shingles per square.

## How many bundles of shingles per square foot?

For instance, if the roof is 1550 square feet, then it is 16 squares. Although roofing projects are estimated and sold by the square, roofing material is often not sold in 1 square increments. The average bundle of shingles covers 33.3 ft 2, so three bundles of shingles are needed per square.

## How big of a roof do I need with shingles?

One important point is that it is possible to purchase shingles both by the bundle and by the roofing square. A square of shingles is the number of shingles needed to cover 100 sq feet of roof area. However, shingles are packaged in a way that they are light enough for the average person to carry around.

## How to calculate the coverage of a roof with cedar shingles?

Divide the square footage of the roof by 100 to get the number of “squares” needed. (A “square” of shingles covers 100 square feet of roof.) Look at the bundle (package) of cedar shingles to see how many bundles it takes to make up one square of shingles.

## How much shingles can you cap with three tabs?

You can cap about 35 lin. ft. of ridge or hips with each bundle of three-tab shingles that come three bundles to the square. You can also salvage waste shingle pieces and portions of damaged shingles for use as caps.