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. Draw a diagram of your roof as it would be seen from above. Separate the roof into rectangular and triangular areas in the drawing. You can then determine the size of those areas
1 Measure the length of your common rafters, hip rafters and ridge beam allowing room at the end of the common rafters and hip rafters for the ridge beam to fit. Common rafters are
use an angle finder.
Estimating the area of a roof is no simple task. At first glance, you think it would involve nothing more than a tape measure, right? Length times width? Then you start to look at
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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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