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## How many shingles do I need for a 12×12 shed?

How many shingles do i need for a 12×12 shed:- for a 12×12 shed roof, you will need approximately 3 squares or 9 bundles or 261 pieces of three tab strip standard-sized shingles (12 inch by 36 inch) when overhangs is 1 feet and roof slope is 6/12.

## When shingling a roof do you start at the top or bottom?

bottom

To lay out the design for the shingles, begin at the bottom of the roof and place a tape measure ½ inch from the edge of the roof to ensure the shingles overhang the drip edge. Mark 12 inches up on the roof for the first course of shingles, then mark every 5 inches all the way up the roof to set your reveal.

**How many bundles of shingles will it take to cover 1 square?**

For most shingle types, you’ll need 3 bundles to make a square of finished roof, which is 100 square feet. If you have a roof area of 3000 square feet, you’ll need 90 bundles of shingles. Shingles with 4 bundles per square will require you to purchase 120 bundles for a 300 square foot roof.

### How do you calculate shingles for a shed?

Calculate the square of rise and run and sum it:– square of rise 6×6=36, square of run = 12×12 = 144, add both 36 +144 = 180. Multiply the product by the flat roof area and divide by 100:- our 8×12 shed square footage with overhangs is 140 sq ft, so 1.118 x 140 = 157 square feet, 157 / 100 = 1.57 squares.

### How much would it cost to build a 12×12 shed?

Building a shed costs an average of $60 to $150 per square foot, so a 12-foot by 12-foot shed would run $8,640 to $21,600, depending on the type of materials.

**Do I need tar paper under shingles on a shed?**

Roofing felt is necessary on a shed, as it not only protects the interior from water damage but also extends the life of your shingles. Felt is asphalt-infused synthetic or wood composite paper that repels water.

#### How far do shingles overhang drip edge?

¼ to ¾-inch

Asphalt shingles should overhang the exterior edge of the drip edge by ¼ to ¾-inch. Check local building code for drip edge requirements prior to the start of your roofing project.

#### How many shingles do I need for a 12×12 roof?

29

How Many Shingles Are in a Bundle?

Shingle Type | Number of Shingles Per Bundle |
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Standard Size Shingles (12”x36”) | 29 |

Asphalt 3-Tab Roof Shingles | 26 |

Architectural Shingles | 21 |

**How do I calculate shingles?**

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.

## How many bundles of 3 tab shingles are in a square?

Three bundles to a square is most common, which applies to most three-tab strip shingles and some lightweight laminated shingles. Heavier three-tabbed shingles and laminated shingles require four, or sometimes five, bundles to cover a square.

## What goes under roofing shingles?

Underlayment

Underlayment. Directly beneath the shingles is something called “underlayment,” also known as “roofing felt.” As you may have guessed, underlayment is usually either made of fiberglass paper or felt. It covers the entire roof deck.

**Are roofing nails supposed to go through?**

It is crucial that roofing nails of the correct length were used to secure the shingles. The sharp tip of the roofing nail should pass through and extend approximately 3/8-inch past the underside of the roof sheathing. It is possible that your roof sheathing might consist of numerous tongue and groove 1-by-6 boards.

### How far should shingles overhang the rake?

The edge of the shingles should hang over a roof between an inch and an inch and a half — or between a half inch and three-quarters of an inch if drip edge flashing is installed. Too much overhang and the shingles could blow off in high winds; too little can allow water to seep into rake or fascia boards. 10.