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Roof pitch to degrees equivalents

Roof Pitch Degrees Roof Pitch to Degrees Equivalents and Roof Pitch to Angle Calculator This drawing demonstrates how many degrees rise for each pitch of a typical roof. Look at the column labeled pitch, then look under degrees to get the corresponding amount of degrees. Example; 8/12 pitch = 33.75 degrees. Roof Pitch to Angle Calculator (enter pitch in the first box – calculation is automatic)

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Roof Pitch Calculator

Roof Pitch to Angle Calculator Roof Pitch Calculator Why ? (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 (enter roof pitch in the box – calculation is automatic) Roof Span: ft. in. Roof …

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What size roofing nails do i need

Roofing Nail Sizes What size roofing nails to use   Composition Shingles Comp Shingles Sheathing Thickness 3/8″ 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″ 3-Tab comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1″ 1″ 1″ 1″ Dimensional comp shingles (Bare sheathing) 1″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 3-Tab comp shingles over 3 Tab comp shingles 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/2″ Dimensional comp shingles over 3 Tab 1-1/4″ 1-1/2″ 1-1/2″ 1-1/2″ *More than 1 layer of roofing not recommended over 3/8″ Sheathing Wood Shakes(minimum 3/4 ” sheathing) Wood Shakes Nail Type Minimum Length 18″ Straight Split …

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Roofing material selection guide

Popular Roofing material

ROOFING MATERIAL SELECTION GUIDE Legend Cost: Low = 1 High = 10   Materials Warranty Life Expectancy Cost  Maintenance  Fire Rating Composition 3 Tab shingles 20 years 20+ years 1 None Class A – good 25-year composition 25 years 25+ years 2 None Class A – good Architectural grade composition 30-50 Yr. 30-50 years 30-50 years 2-4 None Class A – good Cedar Shake Generally none 8-25 years 5-6 None None * Pressure Treated Cedar Shake 30-50 years 30+ 6-7 None None  * Standing Seam …

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Roof Maintenance

Roof Maintenance (your roof needs you) It does not matter if your roof is wood shake-shingles, comp shingles, tile, hot mop or whatever. Your roof needs you. Roof maintenance should be done seasonally or at least semi-annually. Before harsh winter sets in is a good time. Walk your roof slowly and inspect it thoroughly one section at a time. Get rid of all leaves, branches, twigs and any other debris. An electric or gas blower does this job nicely.   Look for broken or missing …

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Roof Design Considerations

Roof Pitch is the number 1 factor in roof design A roof with a 12/12 pitch that looks aesthetically pleasing can add as much as 50% or more to the initial cost of a roof when compared to the same house with a 4/12 pitch. Why does a steeper pitch add so much to the price? We are going to compare a 12/12 pitch to a 4/12 pitch. 12/12 has 37.5 % more roof area 12/12 roofing labor is 50 % + per labor per …

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