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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.) Follow Us for more details Please!

What is the most common roof pitch?

Conventional slope roofs are most common with residential roofs. This means the slope has a pitch between 4/12 and 9/12 on most homes. Roofs with a pitch exceeding 9/12 are called steep slope roofs.

How do you calculate rafter length?

 
 
If you are calculating rafter length from the center of the ridge beam (as shown below), you will need to subtract half of the thickness of the ridge beam from the top end of the rafter. For example, if the ridge beam is 1.5 inches thick, subtract 3/4 of an inch from the overall rafter length.
 
Rafter Dimensions

As roof pitch is lowered, the weight burden on the rafters increases. For low-pitch roofs, building codes may require larger dimension rafters.
 

How far can a 2×6 rafter span without support?

How Far Can a 2×6 Rafter Span? A 2×6 rafter can span 14 feet 8 inches when spaced 16 inches apart with No. 1-grade southern pine lumber on a roof with a 3/12 slope or less with a maximum live load of 20 pounds per square foot and a dead load of 15 psf.

How many squares is 5000 square feet?

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Conversions Table
40 Roofing Squares to Square Feet = 400010,000 Roofing Squares to Square Feet = 1000000
50 Roofing Squares to Square Feet = 5000100,000 Roofing Squares to Square Feet = 10000000

 

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Sky Measuring Guide

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.

What is the standard size of a roof?

Most roofing is sold by the “square,” enough to cover 100 square feet of roof area. Our sample house — a typical two-story, 2,300-square-foot house with a medium-pitch roof — has a roof area of about 1,500 square feet.
 

Can you measure a roof from the ground?

If you’re planning work on a roof and don’t have the building plans, taking preliminary measurements from the ground allows you to approximate the roof area and estimate some costs. … But, you can measure a gable or flat roof from the ground with the help of an assistant.

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How do I figure out how many squares my roof is?

Roof surfaces are measured in “squares”. A roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of the roof. To determine the number of squares on the gable roof example in this post, divide its total of 2400 square feet by 100 (2400 ÷ 100 = 24). This means you would need 24 squares of shingles to cover that roof.
 

What does a 7/12 pitch mean?

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For example a 7:12 roof pitch means that for ever 12″ of horizontal distance the roof will increase in height by 7″. … The following diagram will let you easily convert roof pitch to degrees; a 7:12 pitch equals 30.26 degrees.
 

What does a 9/12 roof pitch mean?

Question: What is a 9/12 roof pitch? Answer: 9/12 roof pitch equivalents roof rises 9″ in a length of 12″. 9/12 roof pitch angle = 36.87 degrees.

Save Time, Cover More Ground with Aerial Measurement Reports

Ordering an aerial measurement report is a much faster and convenient way to get the measurements of a roof. Instead of climbing on a ladder to measure a roof for shingles by hand and inputting measurements into an estimate for the homeowner, the entire process can be managed digitally, saving you time and eliminating measurement errors.

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Roof Report by Blueprints

Once the drawing was exposed to light, the exposed parts turned blue, while the drawing lines blocked the coated paper from exposure and remained white. … For decades, bluelines were the way to make copies of architectural drawings. To this day, they are often called blueprints.

The most important thing is to match the scale of the ruler used for measurement to the drawing.

  1. Unroll the blueprint onto a flat surface. …
  2. Find the scale of the drawing. …
  3. Choose a scaled ruler that accurately matches the scale of the drawing. …
  4. Lay the proper scale next to the item on the drawing and take the measurement.

4 Tips for Reading Blueprints

  1. Begin with the title block. The title block is the first piece of information you’ll see in construction site plans. …
  2. Study the plan legend. …
  3. Find the blueprint’s scale and orientation. …
  4. Look for notes from the architect.
What Are the Six Types of Construction Drawings?
  • Plans.
  • Interior and exterior elevations.
  • Building and wall sections.
  • Interior and exterior details.
  • Schedules and room finishes.
  • Framing and utility plans.

What type of construction drawing is a roof plan?

A roof plan will usually just be a 2-dimensional drawing that depicts your roof from a bird’s eye view. The plan is written to coincide with the scale of your home’s floor plan. It will often include notes that detail specifics about the pitch of the roof, as well as its ridges and slopes.

Do architects still use blueprints?

Blueprints are still being used to this day. However, they are no longer blue and aren’t called blueprints. They are now referred to as drawings or plans. … But due to modern printing methods, architects no longer need to put the drawings through the chemical process that makes them blue.
 

What is the importance of roof framing and roof plan?

 
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One of the most important parts of building a sturdy roof is the initial roof framing plan. Roof framing simply describes how a group of rafters and beams are fitted or joined together in order to provide support for the roof covering.
 

The main sections of a blueprint are:

  • Title Sheets and Site Plans.
  • Floor Plans.
  • Elevations and Sections.
  • Details and Schedules.
  • Structural Drawings.
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Drawings.
 
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HOW TO ESTIMATE THE SIZE OF YOUR ROOF

Step One: Sketch Out Your Roof on Grid Paper

By doing this, you will have a much easier time figuring out the roof pitch and the roof surface areas. The best way to go about this by getting the longest dimension of the roof. A good thing to remember is that one roof square is equal to 100 square feet. Count how many squares there are and take that number and convert it into the measurement units you want to use for your drawing.

Step Two: Fill in the Details of Your Roof

Take note of things like valleys, diagonal distances, protrusions, overhangs, dormers, and hips as these will need their own measurements. Chimneys, vents, skylights, trim, and even pipes all affect the surface area of the roof. You may need to use binoculars to count out the squares of shingles in places that are unreachable. Sketch these areas out onto your roof diagram before moving onto the next step.

Step Three: Determine Roof Pitch

There are three ways by which you can measure your roof’s pitch.

  • Grab a ladder and place a level a foot or so up on the roof and hold. Measure the 12-inch mark from the bottom of the level down onto the roof. If this distance measures at four then you have a 4 in 12, or if it measures at 8, you have an 8 in 12 pitch.
  • Grab a ladder and jump up at the end of your house where the gable is. Place the level on the gable trim, flat against the house. Measure from the 12-inch mark on the level up to the bottom edge of the gable’s trim. The distance you get is the roof’s rise.
  • If you have an attic, you can place the level against one of the rafters and mark where the 12-inch mark is on the bottom of the rafter. Measure from the end of the level up to the bottom edge, and this will give you the roof’s rise.

The most common roof is a 6 in 12, which is a 27-degree angle with anything above this being anywhere between 30 and 45 degrees. Anything below a 6 in 12 is anywhere from a 5 to 23-degree angle.

Step Four: Calculate the Area of Your Roof

There are a few ways you can go about this, but typically the easiest way is to calculate the simple areas of the roof and then calculate the more complex areas. You can do this by finding out the estimated amount of how many shingles you will need. Measure out the length and width of each plane on your roof, including things like hips, dormers, and adjacent pitches. Multiply the length by the width to get the square footage of each plane.

Step Five: Input Results into a Roofing Calculator

Once you have the roof size in square feet (or in length times width as feet), the roof pitch, and the material you want your shingle to be, you can use a roofing calculator to get the total square feet of the roof area, the number of squares it has, and what the range of the installation cost will be. The average 1,700 square foot roof will have a roof area of around 1,901 square feet with twenty squares, and an installation cost of anywhere between $7,224 to $14,300.

When Ordering a Roofing Report Is More Effective: Even an experienced roofer/drone operator will need to study any photos or footage of a property carefully in order to make a detailed estimate or contract. Drones may be effective tools, but they are essentially just eyes in the sky – you might still run the risk of the operator miscalculating or misjudging critical data that can impact your orders, scheduling, and bottom line.

Know Your Teams’ Skillsets and Tools: Using drones for your roofing or contracting business can be a huge asset when it comes to documentation and archives. However, it’s important that you don’t come to rely on the skillset and license of one or two people.

Make sure your drone operators are professional – you are trusting them with an expensive piece of company property. While accidents can always happen, you should make sure that the person operating the drone always has their certified FAA license on hand, and can report back immediately if something does happen to the drone.

Know when a drone is an asset, and when it’s more cost and time effective to order a report. This may be up to your rep’s discretion, or you may have a protocol in place. Either way, it’s important to remember that while the drone is a fantastic piece of technology, that doesn’t always mean it’s the ONLY technology at their disposal.