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# Gable Roof Wood Shingles

The Gable Roof Wood Shingles Calculator is essential for determining the exact number of wood shingles required for your gable roof project. By inputting your building's dimensions, overhangs, roof pitch, shingle exposure, and waste percentage, this calculator provides accurate calculations for roof area, ridge length, roof angle, roof slope, and the total number of shingle bundles needed.

The species of wood used for shingles often depends on availability in your area. Suitable options include Redwood, Cedar, Pine, Spruce, Fir, Oak, and others. However, not all trees within a particular species are suitable for use as shingles.

The wood shingles calculation is based on the following:
```- Shingles coverage of one roofing square (100 sqft) = 4 bundles @ 5" exposure. One bundle covers 25 square feet @ 5" exposure.
- It adds one bundle for every 60 perimeter starter course lineal feet.
- It adds one bundle for every 25 lineal feet of ridge.
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`If you plan to use premade capping or different materials for the starter strip, subtract the amount from the total bundles needed.`

## Shingles Calculator

Building Length ft inch
Building Width ft inch
Eave Overhang inch
Gable Overhang inch
Roof Pitch /12
Exposure of Shingle inch
Waste %

#### Results:

 Roof Area ft² Ridge Length ft Roof Angle ° Roof Slope % Shingles to Cover Roof bundles Added for Waste bundles For Starter Strip bundles For Ridge Capping bundles Total Amount of Shingles Needed: bundles

#### Calculator

1. enter the length of your building in feet and inches
2. the width of your building in feet and inches
3. the eave overhang in inches
4. the gable overhang in inches
5. enter the roof pitch as a ratio (e.g., 6 for a 6/12 pitch)
6. the exposure of the shingle in inches
7. enter the waste factor percentage to account for cutting and fitting losses

#### Results

1. the total surface area of the roof in square feet
2. the length of the ridge line where the two sloping sides of the roof meet in feet
3. the angle of the roof's slope measured in degrees
4. the incline of the roof represented as a percentage
5. the number of wood shingle bundles required to cover the roof area
6. additional wood shingle bundles needed to account for waste
7. wood shingle bundles as are necessary for the starter strip
8. wood shingle bundles needed for ridge capping
9. the total number of wood shingle bundles required, including waste, starter strip, and ridge capping

Wood Shingles vs. Wood Shakes:
• Wood Shingles: Wood shingles are thin, tapered pieces of wood primarily used to cover roofs and walls of buildings to protect against weather. They are manufactured by sawing and are typically uniform in size and shape, providing a neat, clean appearance.
• Wood Shakes: Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles and are split from logs rather than sawn. This process gives them a more rustic, textured appearance. Shakes are often used when a more rugged and natural look is desired.

Understanding the difference between wood shingles and wood shakes is essential for selecting the suitable material for your roofing project. The Gable Roof Wood Shingles Calculator is explicitly tailored for wood shingles, ensuring precise measurements and material estimates.