Packaging

What is a square?

A square is a term meaning the amount of product necessary to cover 100 square feet of roofing area.

Where do I find the product label?

The product label is tucked under the plastic or metal band strap holding each bundle of shakes or shingles together. Pressure-impregnated treated products will have an additional treatment label on the pallet strap.

I've heard that some shingles are packaged in boxes? Is this true?

Yes, some sidewall products are packaged in cardboard boxes. Speak with CSSB members for more assistance with your specific product needs.

What is 12/12 pack and 9/9 pack?

"Pack" refers to the amount of product in each bundle. "12/12 pack" means that there are 12 courses each side of the bundle, and "9/9 pack" means that there are 9 courses each side of the bundle. It is very important to understand the packaging dimensions of your product in order to ensure that you order the correct amount.