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07-19-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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## Finding length of gable boards

Is there a formula for figuring out the length of a gable fascia board?
I have the width of the gable (32') and I have the height (6') the pitch/rise is 4-12
Im trying to figure out the amount of soffit & fascia I need to order without having to climb up on the roof to measure the actual 1x6 boards.

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07-19-2006, 10:11 PM   #2
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AT 32 feet wide and 6 feet high in center you have 17.088 feet on each gable roof.
The pitch is actually 4.5/12.

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07-20-2006, 06:46 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by Borske Is there a formula for figuring out the length of a gable fascia board? I have the width of the gable (32') and I have the height (6') the pitch/rise is 4-12 Im trying to figure out the amount of soffit & fascia I need to order without having to climb up on the roof to measure the actual 1x6 boards. Thankyou
32' gives you 16' for the run and 6' for the rise, so your pitch is 4.5/12 and the length is 17'1-1/16" , if this was all exact.

You have to figure at least 18' of rake.

The formula is (a squared )+ (b squared) = (c squared).

That's just one way. there are many.
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 07-20-2006, 10:52 PM #4 Newbie   Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 3 Rewards Points: 10 Thankyou for your responses. Can you tell me how you both figured that the rise is 4.5? What formula did you use to find this. Last edited by Borske; 07-20-2006 at 11:12 PM.
 07-22-2006, 10:54 AM #5 renovations   Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 430 Rewards Points: 250 rise/run=6'/16'=4.5/12
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 Originally Posted by Borske Thankyou for your responses. Can you tell me how you both figured that the rise is 4.5? What formula did you use to find this.
Theres are many ways to figure this dpending how good you are with math and what your comfortable with.

One way is like this;

rise/run x 12 = (pitch)

Your example with a 6' rise and 16' run.

6/16 = .375 x 12 = 4.5

That will get you close to what you want but that will not be your pitch because your 6' is to the top of the rafter at the ridge line and that doesn't account for the rafter thickness and the H.A.P. cut (height above plate) which is the plumbcut line measured on the outside of the top plate vertical to the top of the rafter after you cut your birdsmouth. Once you cut the level seatcut out you measure this. This means that your pitch will be lower than 4.5/12.

That 4.5/12 is with a perfect triangle with a 6' rise and 16' run giving you a 17' 1-1/16" diagonal. You will have a different pitch and measurement with whatever rafter stock you use.
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