This **roofing calculator** estimates roof pitch, the area of your house roof and the total cost of materials needed for its construction. Discover more on this subject and check an example result below the form.

## How does this roofing calculator work?

This is a useful home calculator that determines the roof pitch, the area of your house cover and the materials needed for the roof construction together with the total cost of the roofing materials.

The *roofing calculator* comprises of 2 tabs for the two measurements systems English (US) and Metric (SI). All you have to do is choose the desired tab, input the roof base, rise, length and the assumed cost per square feet of roof then the tool will do the work.

Please keep in mind that before purchasing any roofing materials for construction you should confirm with your suppliers or contractors in order to avoid buying either more than you should or buying less than you need*.*

Based on the data provided the calculator returns the following results:

■ Estimated roof pitch;

■ Approx. roof slope;

■ Estimated roof gable;

■ Approx. total cost of the roofing material.

## Example calculation

Roof pitch data:

Width = 25 m

Rise = 6 m

Area and cost data:

Length = 40 m

Cost per square meter = 124 monetary units

**Result: **

■ Estimated roof pitch: 6;

■ Estimated roof slope: 26.5°;

■ Estimated gable of your roof: 13.87 meters;

■ Estimated cost of your roof: since your roofing area is 1,109.60 square meters and the assumed cost per square meter is $124.00, the total estimated cost of your roof is 137,590.40 units.

## What is the roof pitch?

This is a measure of the steepness of the shed roof and is calculated by dividing the vertical rise by the horizontal span.

The most common roofing materials used are:

- Shingles | - Asphalt shingle |

- Slate | - Fabric |

- Copper | - Membrane roofing |

- Ceramic tile | |

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