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How do you measure a roof without measuring it?

To find your roof’s total square footage:
  1. Measure the length and width of each plane on the roof (including dormers) then multiply length times width.
  2. Add the square footage of each of the planes together.

How do you measure a roof with a tape measure?

Ask the assistant to hold one end of the tape in line with the outer edge of the roof at one end, and measure to the opposite, outer end of the roof. Multiply the angle measurement for the pitch of the roof by the length of the roof to determine the square-foot area of one side of the gable.

How do you calculate the area of a roof without pitch?

Figure the area of small sections, such as crickets at the back of a chimney or short hips, by multiplying the length times the width at the widest point instead of using exact measurements.
aerial roof measurement

How do you calculate the area of a sloped roof?

Determine the area protected by the sloping roof by multiplying the length of the roof by the width. The result is the area covered by the sloping roof. For example, a single sloping roof covering a house 30 feet long and 20 feet wide covers an area of 600 square feet — 30 x 20 = 600.

Roofing Quote Footage is Not the Same as Home Square Footage

Depending on where the information is coming from is going to determine the basis on which the estimated roof footage is calculated. The roof square footage is what we (roofing contractor) need to calculate a budget quote to do the job.

How big is a roof on a 2000 sq ft house?

Approximately 3,000 square feet
 
Square Footage of Your Roof:

So a trick to estimate your roof size is to multiply the square footage of your house by 1.5 (ex: A 2,000 square foot house will have a roof that is approximately 3,000 square feet).
 

How much does it cost to replace a roof on a 2200 square foot house?

A new asphalt shingles roof for a typical 2,000 to 2,200 square foot single-family house can range in price from $9,500 to $16,500 fully installed, including tear off and disposal of the old roof (up to two layers).
 

Accurate roof measurement

Measure the width and length of each plane of the roof (including dormers), and then multiply those numbers to get the correct figure for the square footage of that area. Note any skylights, chimneys or other parts of the roof that would not require materials. You can subtract those measurements from your total area.

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