What Are Roof Surfaces Measured In Squares

by | Aug 23, 2021 | General

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Understanding the measurement units used to determine the size of roofs is essential for being able to calculate the quantity of materials needed as well as the size of the investment required. Here are things to know about the roof surfaces measured in squares:

  • The total square footage – roofs are often measured in square feet, then the size expressed in sq ft is converted to squares. To find the size of your roof in square feet, you need to measure the length and the width of each plane on the roof and to multiply the two figures. The final square footage will be the sum of the size of all the planes;
  • Conversion to roofing squares – one roofing square is 100 square feet of roof. If your calculations say that you have 2,000 sq ft, that is equal to 20 squares;
  • Materials measured in squares – the most common example of materials measured in squares are roofing shingles. Roofing shingles might vary in size, but shingles of standard size are usually packaged in bundles that amount for 1/3 of a square. For example, if you have a 1,500 sq ft roof, you will need 17 squares, which means that you will need to order 51 bundles of shingles to cover the entire roof.  For some of the best roofing solutions look to Mile High Roofing Services in Westminster, one of the best in the roofing industry.