Always remember that Google Maps are frequently tilted or tipped at a slight angle. … Keep in mind that using Google Earth isn’t going to give you a 100 percent accurate reading but it will give you a basic idea of the size of the roof for your calculations for the roofing materials.
How do I calculate the size of my roof?
Multiply your house length by your house width to get the area. (For example, 40 feet x 30 feet = 1,200 square feet.) Next, multiply the area by your roof’s pitch. (1,200 x 1.05 = 1,260 square feet.)
Just navigate to the land you want to measure, click your way around the perimeter and the calculator below the map will tell you how many acres are within the perimeter you’ve established. Easy as that. You can also then export the area you’ve just drawn as a KML file and load that file onto Google Maps at any time.
Can Google maps show property lines?
You can view parcel boundaries, or view property lines in Google Earth™ and other GIS applications via a familiar map view format and quickly digest key location intelligence information.
Enter an address or zoom into the map then click on the starting point of your shape. Continue to click along the outside edge of the shape you want to calculate the area of. As you add points the area will be updated below and converted into acres, square feet, meter, kilometers and miles.
Benefits of Roof Measuring Software
There are many benefits to investing in software to help you measure roofs. Let’s take a look at four key reasons why it makes sense to purchase roof measuring software:
- Save Time – if you’re measuring roofs on blueprints, it can be tedious to get out a scale ruler and measure each twist and turn of the roof and then calculate areas by hand. It’s much quicker to just click your mouse a few times to measure your roof and let the software do the calculations.
- Increase Accuracy – It’s easy to measure wrong or plug in the wrong number into your calculator. Calculation mistakes mean you could order too much or too few materials. These mistakes are not only annoying, they are costly too!
- Save Money – Printing blueprints is expensive and inconvenient. With roof measuring software, you won’t have to print anything. Just upload your plan pages into the software and measure! You’ll save money every time you won’t have to print out blueprint pages.
- Convenience – If you’re working on an existing building, you won’t have to actually drive to the location to do your measurements in person. Time is money, and you’ll be saving a lot of time not having to visit your location in person.