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Question DetailsAsked on 7/17/2017

How many bundles of shungles should i get if my roof is 1600 suqare ft.

My house is 1600 sq. Ft. How many shingles do I need?

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Number and coverage of shingles varies by and manufacturer - so you need to check the coverage on the package, adjust for any coverage change (sometimes the reveal or exposed portion is reduced in high snow or wind areas to provide better proitection),, then figure all the wastage and cutoff and so-forth amounts - as well as account for roofing and number of valleys and dormers and such which increase wastage.

All, if your house is 1600SF your roof is almost certainly NOT 1600SF - roofing coverage is based on the actual on-slope area to be covered.

Here is a previopuos similar question with answer which goes into this issue in more depth FYI:

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