If you’ve ever done any type of roofing work, you know how heavy a bundle of shingles can be.
So how much do shingles weigh?
Their weight depends on the size, design, and materials used to make each kind of shingle.
That said, a bundle of shingles weighs between 50 and 80 pounds (22 to 36 kg).
Interesting shingle tidbits.
Each bundle will cover approximately 33 square feet.
A full pallet of shingles holds up to 42 bundles.
This means a pallet weighs in at around 2,100 to 3,350 pounds (952 to 1,519 kg).
A full square of shingles measures 100 square feet.
It weighs approximately 200 to 350 pounds (90 to 158 kg).
Architectural shingles, which are most commonly used on residential roofs, weigh 65 to 80 pounds (29 to 36 kg) per bundle on average.
Weights Of Various Shingles Per Bundle
- GAF Timberline HD Weathered Wood Architectural Shingles – 70 pounds (31 kg)
- GAF Royal Sovereign Golden Cedar Shingles – 62 pounds (28 kg)
- GAF Timbertex Charcoal Hip and Ridge Shingles – 59 pounds (26 kg)
- Owens Corning Oakridge Driftwood Laminated Architectural Shingles – 65 pounds (29 kg)
- Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Driftwood Laminated Architectural Shingles – 72.5 pounds (32 kg)
- Owens Corning Classic 3-Tab Shingles – 65 pounds (29 kg)
- Atlas Castlebrook Architectural Shingles – 75 pounds (34 kg)
- Atlas GlassMaster 3-Tab Shingles – 68.3 pounds (31 kg)
Over the years, roof shingles of all shapes and sizes have been developed.
Three Common Shingle Styles
- Large-form shingles do not have any cutouts or tabs, and they have a rectangular shape.
- 3-Tab shingles on the other hand, usually have 2 cut outs, giving them a slate-type appearance.
- Finally, architectural or laminate shingles are believed to be the most suitable for house roofs.
Many layers of different materials, including asphalt, are used to make these shingles. They are often manufactured to look like other materials, such as wood or slate.
~ Fun Fact~
Those granules you see and feel on an asphalt shingle are added to help protect it against damaging sunlight and UV rays. It also helps reduce and prevent damage from storms and other weather.
As these granules begin falling off due to severe weather, walking on them, among other factors, speed up the aging process. Leaks in your roof soon follow as time goes by.