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## How many nails do I need for 25 squares of shingles?

Shingle manufacturers recommend using four nails per shingle in the main part of the roof and five nails per shingle in the first row. This amounts to an average of **320 nails per** square, or 100 square feet. In high-wind areas, you need five nails per shingle, or 480 nails per square.

## How many nails are in a box of roofing?

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Typical box count is **7,200 nails** per box, with 120 per coil.

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

Since there are twenty six shingles in a bundle of twenty year shingles (which is fine for starters and edges), divide the result by twenty six. For the number of ridge caps, multiply the length of the hip or ridge by twelve and divide it by five. This house is 1000 square feet. It requires **18 squares of shingles**.

## How do I calculate how many shingles I need?

To estimate how many shingles you’ll need, first **estimate the total square footage of your roof’s surface**. To do this, measure the length and width of each plane on the roof, including dormers. Then, multiply length x width to get the square footage of each plane.

## Why are 3 tab shingles bad?

Three-tab shingles are **weaker, less durable**, and not as long-lasting. They can be subject to damage in areas or regions of the country that experience reoccurring bad weather.

## How much does a box of coil roofing nails cover?

The actual usage will be 108 nails for every bundle in the field, so an estimate of **30 sq.** **per box of 7200** seems conservative until you factor in drip edge, hips, ridges, valleys and flashing.

## How do you estimate nails for framing?

Calculate the entire area to be built and the number of nails required. If there are 320 nails **per** roofing square and you need four squares, you need 1,280 nails for the entire roof. If there are 10 8-foot planks on your deck, you need 160 nails to attach the planks.

## What size nails should I use for roof sheathing?

Builders generally use **8d common nails**, which are approximately 2 ½ inches long and 131/1000 inch wide in diameter. The nails should be spaced no more than 6 inches apart and attached 3/8 inch from the sheathing panel ends and edges, according to the Engineered Wood Association.

## Can you nail through shingles?

Driving even a single nail into your roof can compromise the entire system. Nailing will **puncture** the shingles and underlayment of the roof, creating a hole where water can enter when it rains.