Roof pitch visual examples

Roof Pitches 4/12 thru 12/12 The examples below provide visual examples of roof pitch. To determine your roof pitch go here. Other terminology for roof pitch are; Roof Slope, Roof Angle and Pitch Degrees. To see roof pitch to degrees equivalents go here. Visual Roof Pitch Examples 4/12 Pitch 18½° …

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Roof pitch to degrees equivalents

Roof Pitch Degrees Roof Pitch to Degrees Equivalents This drawing demonstrates how many degrees rise for each pitch of a typical roof. Look at the column labeled pitch, then look under degrees to get the corresponding amount of degrees. Example; 8/12 pitch = 33.75 degrees.   To see Roof pitch …

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Roof Pitch Calculator

Roof Pitch Calculator Why ? (Also referred to as roof slope or roof angle) Adding for roof pitch is needed if you are measuring your roof from the ground or measuring roof blueprints You can determine how many squares you will need by the square footage of floor plans by …

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What size roofing nails do i need

Roofing Nail Sizes What size roofing nails to use   Composition Shingles Comp Shingles Sheathing Thickness 3/8″ 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″ 3-Tab comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1″ 1″ 1″ 1″ Dimensional comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 3-Tab comp shingles over 3 Tab comp shingles 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/2″ …

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Roofing material selection guide

ROOFING MATERIAL SELECTION GUIDE Legend Cost: Low = 1 High = 10   Materials Warranty Life Expectancy Cost  Maintenance  Fire Rating Composition 3 Tab shingles 20 years 20+ years 1 None Class A – good 25-year composition 25 years 25+ years 2 None Class A – good Architectural grade composition …

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Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance (your roof needs you) It does not matter if your roof is wood shake-shingles, comp shingles, tile, hot mop or whatever. Your roof needs you. Roof maintenance should be done seasonally or at least semi-annually. Before harsh winter sets in is a good time. Walk your roof slowly …

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What is a roofing square

Roofing Square Explained What is a Roofing Square? The term “roofing square” and “roof pitch” are the most commonly used terms in the roofing industry. 1 roofing square = 100 square feet. It does not matter how you arrive at 100 square feet   10 feet x 10 feet = …

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How to select a roofing contractor

Roofing Contractors Choosing the right Roofing Contractor can save $ After giving roof estimates for over 18 years, have not seen it all, but probably pretty close. Select the wrong roofing contractor and you could be in for the ride of your life. Imagine this: You pay the roofing contractor …

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