Use the following tools to estimate the area and the materials needed for the root. The "House Base Area" is the area of the land the house covers. When measuring, be sure to include the eaves covered areas. Our area calculator can be used to estimate the area coverage of the house. If the house is irregular in shape, you can divide the house covered area into a few simple shapes and add their area together. The roof pitch defines the steepness of the root. It can be measured or can be estimated via by comparing your roof with our images.
Roofing Area Calculator
Roofing Material Calculator
The area we give out is estimation only. If the roof of your house has complex shape like the one in the right, the most accurate way is to measure all the dimensions and add the areas of all surfaces. You can use our area calculator to calculate the area of each surface. The most common roof materials in the United States are shingles, membrane roofing, ceramic tile, etc. Typically shingle roofs have a life expectancy of 15 to 30 year. Membrane roofing normally can last 5-15 years. Ceramic tile roof is expensive, yet it has a life of more than 100 years.
By definition, the roof pitch is the vertical rise divided by the horizontal span.
Typical Slope Correction Factors:
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