Reading some of the posts here about roofing, I've come across a term
with which I'm unfamiliar, "square," in reference to a measurement of
the area being roofed. Since I am about to finance a major remodel of
my house, knowing what this term actually measures might come in handy.
Thank you, and please continue to hang loosely.
The term is used for siding also. It is 100 square feet. Shingles will
often be noted on a bundles with something like 4 bundles per square or 3
bundles per square. If it takes four bundles per square it is a heavier
shingle than the 3 per.
<< If it takes four bundles per square it is a heavier
shingle than the 3 per. >>
Did you mean the four bundles are smaller shingles? Does that follow that they
are heavier? Haven't bought any lately, might be out of touch here.
That caught me by surprise too, but it makes sense, if they try to
keep the bundles under a certain weight. The heavier the individual
shingle, the fewer shingles in a bundle, and thus the more bundles.
Joe Bobst wrote:
I don't know how it is determined. Probably has something to do with the
weight that a worker can safely carry up a ladder. Some supply houses do
roof deliveries, but many roofers still take them up a bundle at a time on
I would imagine they try to keep them under 4o pounds. Which brings
up another point. Of the commonly available ladders, many have a
capacity of only 200 pounds, some about 230 pounds, and the more
expensive have a capacity of only 250 pounds. All of which says to me
that they are pretty poor or else they have a high safety factor.
What does a 200 or even a 220 pounder carry up a ladder? Ladder
capacities seem pretty low considering that even young people in good
shape (excellent shape?) have weights of 180 to 220 pounds.
GIven that all four sides are equal, knowing that *one* of the angles is a
right angle is *all* you need to prove that the figure is a square. You don't
need to know anything about the diagonals; in fact, knowing that one of the
angles is a right angle is sufficient to prove that the diagonals are equal as
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Sorry, that was intended as a joke, not a correction.
I was thinking about what are some of the different ways of describing, or
defining a square... all of which mean essentially the same thing. You
can't have one way without having all of the others. Appologies about any
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