**Roof** surfaces are measured in “**squares**”. 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**.

A **square of shingles** is the quantity needed to **cover** 100 sq. ft. of roof. **Shingles** are packaged in paper- or plastic-wrapped bundles designed to be light enough for a person to carry, so heavier **shingles** require more bundles per **square**.

**Roofing square** (or **per square**) is a common **roofing** terminology. It **means** “100 **square** feet.” It is used by contractors, suppliers, wholesalers, and manufacturers so that they have a common way to refer to 100 **square** feet of **roofing** material.

### Steps to Measuring Roof __Square Footage__

**Prepare:**For your safety, use a sturdy, reliable ladder and secure to your roof. Wear shoes (boots) with proper traction to avoid slipping.**Measure:**Use a tape measure to note the length and width of your roof, including dormers. Be careful walking around, so you don’t damage your roof.**Calculate:**Multiply the length by the width of each plane to determine square footage. Then add the results together for the total square footage of your roof.

#### How many bundles of shingles do I need for 1000 square feet?

**3 bundles**= 1 roofing square (98.4 sq. ft.)

**3 bundles**to cover one square, or 100 square feet. If one is using 3-tab, there are 27 shingles to a bundle, therefore 81 shingles to a square, therefore

**810**shingle per 1000 square feet.

#### How many squares is a 2000 square foot home?

**house**area is

**2000 square feet**, the number of roofing

**square**for the roof will be 20. In metric system, the

**house**area will be approximately 186

**square**meters, because 1 meter is equal to 10.76

**feet**.

### How much does it cost to shingle a 1000 sq ft roof?

House (& Roof**) by Square Foot | Re-Roofing Cost* |
---|---|

1,000 (1,054) | $4,000 – $5,500 |

1,100 (1,160) | $4,200 – $6,000 |

1,200 (1,265) | $4,500 – $6,500 |

1,500 (1,581) | $5,500 – $8,000 |