Before installing shingles to your roof, you need to determine how many shingles used for your roof. To do this, you have to measure the roof to get the right amount of shingles. How to measure roof for shingles can be easily completed if you can measure the length carefully and exactly.
How to measure roof for shingles can be started by drawing the overhead of your roof with lines to show the different planes of your roof. Include all sides and all shingled sides of your roof on your drawing. After that, you can climb to your roof bring a notepad, a pencil and a measuring tape. You can ask someone to help you bring the stuff. Measure the length and width each plane of the roof and write it down on the notepad. You can write the measurements of the different planes on the space of your drawing to make sure you have completed measuring all planes.
You can use calculator to find the area of each plane by multiplying the length times the width and write the result in the middle of plane in your drawing. After that, you can find the cumulative area of the roof by adding all the areas together for individual planes. The result can be divided by 100 to find the number of squares needed for covering the whole area. This will help you to purchase the right amount of shingles for your roof. Just make sure you make the exact measurement of the planes.
How to measure roof for shingles will be much easier if you ask help of your friend or family member to measure the planes when you are on the roof. So, you can work in pair to take the measurement and buy roof shingles to protect your roof.