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#### AnySeason

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Hey all i was wondering if you guys can tell me is there another easy way to determine the pitch of a roof once it has been totally constructed? And also is there an easy way to determine the square footage of a house also that has already bee constructed withouth looking at the blue prints?

#### Ron6519

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Square footage is just an outside measurement. Length x width. If you're looking for interior measurements for things like flooring, you would just measure the individual rooms.
The roof pitch is just the incline over 12 ". If you have a 12" drop over a 12" horizontal distance you have a 45 degree pitch.
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#### dhoult

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Hey all i was wondering if you guys can tell me is there another easy way to determine the pitch of a roof once it has been totally constructed? And also is there an easy way to determine the square footage of a house also that has already bee constructed withouth looking at the blue prints?
The absolute easiest way to determine a roof's pitch is to use an electronic level/angle finder. Just put it on the roof, turn it on, and it tells you the angle.

#### hayewe farm

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Use a framming square, hold the 12" side's end aganist the eve. Make sure it's level. Then read the measurment to the eve on the other leg.

#### Gary in WA

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Welcome to the forum! When I check a roof's angle or cut, I carry a mini protractor, or angle finder.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=65691
I cut the level and plumb bubbles off, now it's about 3-1/2",to keep in my tool apron pocket. You can also hold your 12" level up, with tape measure plumb at the end. Line level up with horizontal, extend tape to get cut of roof.

To check a house for an estimate, I measure it at exterior, or sonic tape at interior. If a lock-out, I use binocs to count the shingles at the eaves horizontally, 1 per 12", from the vehicle. Really hard with architectural shingles........ Be safe, G

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