How To Measure A Hip Roof?


The easiest way to measure a hip roof is to just take measurements and put them into an online calculator. You will need the measurements from each face of the hip roof. The measurements for the bottom edges and top edges also need to be made. You will also need the measurement for the top edge to the bottom edge, including the ridge. All of these measurements must be formulated together to make an average for the proper calculation of the hip roof area.
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1. Drop a plumb line from the top left corner or "ridge cap" of one hipped face of the roof all the way to the bottom edge of the hipped roof face. Pull the line taut and
1. Start at the bottom of one side of the roof at the right or left edge. Roofing felt comes in rolls that feature pre-marked lines 2 to 3 inches from the top and bottom edges. Unroll
1. Open a new or existing SketchUp file. 2. Rotate your view until you can see the roof of the building you are working on. If you are not working on a pre-existing project, draw
1. Prepare the surface for connecting a new hip roof to an existing roof by removing shingles and other roofing, down to the decking of the old roof. Set up one prefabricated roof
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How to Measure for Hip Roofing
Hip roofs differ from standard peak roofs in that they have four sides, or faces, covered with roofing material. When planning to cover the hip roof with shingles, it is important to understand how to measure hip roofing to make sure you purchase enough... More »
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