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Let's prepare to order your metal roofing. The first step is an accurate measurement. We don’t need a detailed architectural drawing (if you do happen to have one that’s great, but double check its accuracy) and yours doesn’t have to be to scale, don’t worry about that.
We have examples of two of the most common roof styles below. The hip style roof is in orange and the gable style roof is in green. Select the style that best matches your project and move on to step 1.
Roughly draw out your roof on a piece of paper. Remember, it doesn’t have to be to scale or look pretty. We won’t judge your artistic abilities! The important part is that it contains all the straight lines of your roof, and you provide an accurate measurement of each of those lines.
For example, what we need on the picture of the roofs above are measurements of all the orange or green lines. Draw in a fireplace if you have one with its measurements and/or any other openings or roof vents and the diameter or measurement of each one.
We need to know the roof pitch or the slope of the roof. Simple directions are provided below on how to determine the pitch of your roof.
Now time to get the info you have gathered to us! You can either fax that to 330-349-8809 or put it in PDF format and e-mail it to us at email@example.com. You can even use the USPS (snail mail) if you want.
Finding roof pitch isn't rocket science, it's simple geometry. Let us show you how to accurately determine roof pitch using simple tools, all you need is a bubble level and a tape measure. The level should be at least 12″ long.
Some levels have markings already – and if yours does you are ready to go. If you need to make the mark, simply start your measurement from one end of the level. Then put a visible mark at 12″. This mark is where you’ll place the tape measure when you’re on the roof.
Climb up on your roof. Place the end of your level (the 0″ inch point of your 12″ marking) against the roof surface. Hold the level straight and level (bubble will be centered) and then measure the vertical distance down from the 12” mark on the level down to the roof.
Alternatively, if your roof has tile or some other type of irregular material or access is otherwise a problem , you can go up in the attic and achieve the same result.
Now that you have the pitch of your roof, write it down on a piece of paper because you’ll need that information to get your estimate.
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