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]]>(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 adding overhangs,and porches (single stories only, no basements) Although this method is not real accurate

Determine how much roofing you need by using this pitch calculator in 2 easy steps

1. Enter your roofing square feet

2. Select your roof pitch

**(Valid entries 100 to 90,000)**

Your roof area is 3500 sq feet Your Roof Pitch is 6/12 pitch

Your Output

Multiplier 0.12

Feet added for pitch = Multiplier x 3500 = 420 sq feet

Total = 3500 + 20 = 3920

Total Squares = 3920 / 100 = 339.20 squares

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Roof Pitch to Angle Calculator** (enter pitch in the first box – calculation is automatic)

**Roof Pitch = ** / 12¨

**Calculation of the pitched roof**

*Pitch has got two different meanings. It has two different meanings when roof is considered. Generally, people use it to mention the steepness of the roof. Some use slope for the steepness and use pitch to describe the overall dimension. *

**How to calculate pitched roof**

A correct way is measuring from the bottom of the roof. As there is no roofing substance to make the surface irregular this is considered to be the most suitable way for the **calculation of the roof pitch**. Next, one end of the carpenter’s level is placed against the base of the rafter. The level is then to be adjusted until the bubble is centered. The 12-inch mark on the level is to be found out. A tape can be used for this function. The vertical distance is to be measured to the rafter from the level. Finding the slope is the next task which can be a difficult one. The slope of the roof is the ratio of vertical distance to the horizontal distance. The vertical distance is called the rise and the horizontal distance is called the run.

**Another way**

Another method to **calculate the roof pitch** is to measure the slope from the roof surface. For this measurement, a point has to be kept in mind that to guarantee the safety to walk on the roof. Safety measures are to be taken and any person should not take this risk if the roof is found to be wet or icy or even with any kind of damages. The best time to walk on the roof is when the sun is out. Clean shoes or sneakers should be worn for this task. Measurement from the rake board is to be considered. Next 12 inches is to be measured on a carpenter’s level the length is to be marked. Positioning the level is the next task. One end is to be placed against the roof. During this, a person can sit to minimize slipping conditions. Next, the vertical distance is to be measured from roof to the level. After that, the slope of the roof is to be measured. The slope is the ratio of vertical distance over a horizontal distance.

Those are the ways by which pitch of the roof can be calculated. Nowadays various calculators are available making the task easy.

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]]>The primary object you require to be acquainted with the subject matter of the necessary terms. The necessary **terminology** means the phrases and the words that are used in common discussion in relation to roof pitches. For example, when the **roofers** and carpenters want to denote the real rake of a roof then they can use the phrases like six and twelve or four and twelve. Generally, the carpenters and roofers use the term like rake instead of the slope.

The terms are slight different by which the **roof pitches** are symbolized. The terms are scientific in nature. The amount of vertical climb has for every twelve inches of lateral dimension by which roof pitches are represented. For example, when the roof is denoted by six and twelve that means a roof that rises six inches each twelve level inches. When it is called four and twelve roofs that mean a roof that rises four inches each twelve level inches.

There are so many things which can be calculated as factors, by which it can be decided what the pitch will be on any given house/building. The most important factor is looks, because if the look of the **house/building** is not so good then all expenses going into vain. All roof pitches do not seem fit in every house/building design. Certain roof pitches are appearing well in certain home design mode better than others.

The height and rake of a roof are one of the important factors. The most daunting task is selecting the height. There are always some limitations in the selection of the height. The tall, steep roofs are high-priced and construct of those are complicated.

So these are the fundamentals of **Roof pitch** which you should consider when you selecting the Roof pitch.

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]]>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 = 100 square feet or 1 roofing square

5 feet x 20 feet = 100 square feet or 1 roofing square

2 feet x 50 feet = 100 square feet or 1 roofing square

50 feet x 50 feet = 2500 square feet, so 2500 / 100 = 25 roofing squares

Most composition shingles are 3 bundles per square

Most of the 40yr composition shingles are 4 bundles per square (Some 5 or more)

Wood Shakes 5 bundles per square

Wood Shingles 4 bundles per square Roofing felt per square Roofing felt comes in a wide variety coverage’s.

Some of more popular felts #15 lb felt; 4 squares per roll (Some 3 squares per roll)

#30 lb felt; 2 squares per roll

#30 lb 18″ shake felt 1 square per roll

Fiberglass base sheet 1 square to 3 squares per roll

Cap Sheet 1 square per roll

Modified bitumen 1 square per roll

Roofing tiles have a vast difference in how many pieces per square

The more popular concrete tiles around 90 pieces per square

Clay 1-piece (or S Tile) about 80 to 100

Clay 2-piece 160 and up

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]]>**Roof Pitch to Angle Calculator** (enter pitch in the first box – calculation is automatic)

Roof Span: ft. in.Roof Rise: ft. in.

**Roof Pitch = ** / 12¨

The examples below provide visual examples of roof pitch.

To determine your ** roof pitch calculator**

Other terminology for roof pitch are; Roof Slope, Roof Angle and Pitch Degrees.

To see **roof pitch to degrees equivalents ****roof calculator**.

4/12 Pitch 18½° Details |
5/12 Pitch 22½° Details |

6/12 Pitch 26½° Details |
7/12 Pitch 30¼° Details |

8/12 Pitch 33¾° Details |
9/12 Pitch 37° Details |

10/12 Pitch 40° Details |
12/12 Pitch 45° Details |

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