The roof pitch calculator tools below will help you calculate the slope from every possible angle. Each tool below performs a specific operation that involves measuring and calculating the slope. Using our Roofing Pitch Calculator(s) below, you can calculate roof slope, area, rafter length and other dimensions, and convert Pitch to Degrees.
1) Calculate Roof Slope based on Rafters Length:
|Pitch = / 12″|
2) Convert Roof Pitch to Angle (Degrees) – enter pitch in the first box – calculation is automatic.
|Enter Pitch:||/ 12″|
Using the diagram below, measure your roof from the ground, and enter dimensions into the calculator #2 above. Enter roof span (also known as gable side width), and the rise above base line.
To calculate the slope and size, measure your roof and plug in your measurements in accordance with the diagram below. Enter EITHER Roof Rise or Pitch.
Measuring roof rise:
If you do not know the rise, and do not have a ladder or cannot access your roof in order to measure it, you can accurately estimate the rise by measuring 3 spans of siding (typical vinyl siding has 4″ exposure, so 3 spans would be equal to 12″ or 1 foot), and calculating the number of spans from base line to the peak. Since most homes have a Rake wood, which is usually 6-8″ wide, you can add that width to the rise.
Example: If you have 19 spans of siding at 4″ exposure (width) of each span, and a 6″ rake board, the the Rise would be:
[6" + (19 * 4")] / 3 = 6′ 10″ roof rise.
Converting roof pitch (US / Canadian slope measuring method) to degrees (European slope measuring method) can be useful in figuring out the roof geometry, or for roofers from Europe who are not accustomed to US system. See Table below: