Spike's Calculators


Hip Roof - Wood Shingles Calculator

Spike's Calculators

Calculate the amount of wood shingles needed for a hip roof.

Wood Shingles for Hip Roof
Wood Shingles

Hip Roof Shingles

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


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:


  1. Enter the length of the building. (feet+inches)
  2. Enter the width of the building. (feet+inches)
  3. Enter the overhang of the eaves. (inches)
  4. Enter the pitch of the roof: (rise /12")
  5. Enter a waste factor (percentage)

The Results

The wood shingles calculation is based on:
Shingles coverage of one roofing square (100sqft) = 4 bundles @ 5" exposure, 1 bundle covers 25 square feet @ 5" exposure.
It adds 1 bundle for every 60 lineal feet of perimeter starter course.
It adds 1 bundle for every 25 lineal feet of ridge and hips.
If you are planning to use premade capping for the ridge subtract the amount for Ridge from total bundles needed.
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