DIY Measurements

How to Calculate the Pitch of a Roof

Find out how to calculate the pitch of a roof and learn how to use the pitch tool when creating a measurement report. Check it out today!

Last updated
May 15, 2023

What it does: Lets you determine a roof’s pitch using Google Maps.

Purpose: Use Google Maps to line up our pitch tool and determine a roof’s pitch.

  • Lines up the pitch tool with roof imagery to find a pitch in seconds
  • Uses recent imagery of a roof for accuracy
  • Ensures your report includes the correct pitch

Prerequisites*:  None.

*Requirements to use the pitch tool.

Available On: All Plans (Free, Pro, Premium & Elite)

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Create a DIY Report

Start by creating a DIY Report. If you haven’t already, read this article first and then come back here.

Step 2: Open the Pitch Tool

Next, click the “View Pitch” button on the bottom navigation bar.

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Step 3: Overlay the Pitch

Ensure that the pitch overlay is facing the house straight on.

Move the image until the pitch overlay lines up perfectly with the roof.

Once the pitch overlay is lined up, determine which pitch is being used.

Step 4: Add Pitch to Facets

Next, go back to the Roofr report tab and click “Facets”.

Find the pitch you just determined was correct on the right side navigation, and click on all the facets applicable with this pitch.

Note: The roof may have multiple pitches, you will need to repeat steps 3-7 until all pitches are correctly determined.

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