How shingles get on the roof?
Conveyor belt method for roof topping shingles; Same amount of work for the roofers but adds a lot to the delivery guys. When you have to lift lots of bundles of shingles there’s really not a fun option though. Most bundles weigh between 60 – 80 pounds and come in a package that’s roughly 3’x16″. Three of these bundles will cover approximately one square or a 10’x10′ area on the roof. To put this in perspective, your average house is generally in the 16-20 square range. Unfortunately for the roofers, large machinery isn’t generally present on residential jobs which means they have to throw eighty or so pounds over their shoulder and carry it up the ladder onto the roof….yikes!