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How to measure roof plans or blueprints using a scale ruler

How to measure residential roof plans The first thing to check is what scale the roof is drawn in. The roof below is drawn in 1/8″ scale This means that, if using a regular tape…

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Roof pitch determined 2 ways

How to determine or calculate roof pitch or roof slope Roof pitch calculator is determined by the number of inches it rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally. (Also referred to as roof…

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Pros and cons of popular roofing materials

Popular Roof Materials What most homeowners desire is a roof that’s not too expensive, requires no maintenance, and lasts forever. But most roofs are replaced – or at least repaired – every ten years. By…

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Angle finder tool for roof pitch or for finding angles of anything

Roof Pitch finder This tool will find your roof pitch Most angle finders only work on the top side of a roof. This handy little tool is the easiest way to accurately find your roof…

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Tips on measuring residential roof plans

Tips on measuring residential roof plans After measuring thousands of roof plans, over a period of 20 years ranging from apartments, tract houses custom homes here are some good tips. To accurately measure a roof plan,…

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How to measure a roof and determine squares of materials

How to measure a roof Start by looking around and decide how to section the roof. (See plan below). The red dotted lines divide the sections. Count how many sections you have. Write this number…

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12/12 Roof Pitch

12/12 Roof Pitch Information 12/12 Roof Pitch 45° Degrees Also referred to as 12/12 roof slope, 12 on 12, 12 to 12 and 12/12 roof angle 12/12 roof pitch to angle = 45.00 degrees equivalents…

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10/12 Roof Pitch

10/12 Roof Pitch Information 10/12 Roof Pitch 40° Degrees Also referred to as 10/12 roof slope, 10 on 12, 10 to 12 and 10/12 roof angle 10/12 roof pitch to angle = 39.81 degrees equivalents…

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