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I'm closing on a new house in about a month. It needs a new roof (among other things) and I'm trying to budget for repairs. It looks to me like it has a pretty low pitch, but I was wondering if anyone with experience could estimate the pitch of the roof so I know what my options are. I don't currently have access to the home to take measurements.

Here is a photo, I know it's not the best, but it's all I have access to at the moment.
 

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I agree, a full on side shot would be better. If we had measurements we could give an accurate answer or take a 1' level on the roof, hold it level and measure down.
 

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I'm in the 3/12 crowd. I'd say 2/12 before I'd say 4/12.
In my area there are whole neighborhoods of 3/12 roofs, but mostly they were built in the 60's to mid 70's. We even have the occasional 2/12 neighborhood. Those are the ones where half the houses are shingled and half are either EPDM or a modified.
 

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We have a number of neighborhoods where the houses range from 1/12 to 3/12 the houses were all framed off sit and walls ect trucked in. Throw up a whole neighborhood in a week or so. We've done a ton in asphalt and gravel and some in EPDM or TPO. Most were asphalt and gravel then people started shingling them. :furious:
 

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It looks like a manufactured home sitting on basement. In my area the roofs on MH's are 2.5/12. Any taller and they can't haul them down the road.
 

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I think the vinyl siding is double 5. I bet the truss span is 24'. Looks like it is almost definitely a 4/12. A lot of lumberyards used to stock 4/12 24 foot span trusses.
 

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CaD program says its a 2.75/12. itsl likely actually 3/12 or 2.5/12 as kwikfish said. i dont have any dimensions to get an accurate start from but the ratio should still be close.

Note: dimensions are off but the ratio stays the same.
 

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