To access a roofing calculator, consider tools like RoofCalc or Calculator.net, both of which are free and user friendly. Remember the term “plane” from 9th grade geometry? Here, plane refers to each distinct flat surface of your roof, or “roof plane.” (For instance, a sloping shed may only have one roof plane, whereas a gable has two.)
Remember also that multiplying length by width equals area? Simply measure each plane’s square footage, then add all of them together. This sum equals the total square footage of your roof.
To calculate the square footage, measure the area of each plane. From the top of your roof, throw a rope down and mark to measure where it meets the eaves (the point where your roof either meets or “overhangs” with the house).
Of course, this sounds simple, but when you start getting “planes” that are trapezoids or pentagons, or irregular shapes with unequal sides (Remember regular and irregular polygons from Geometry class? – oh, yea, we hope you didn’t sleep through that class.) figuring the square footage can be complicated. Our suggestion…just put your mind at ease and get a quote from Ace Construction Roofing Company.