DIY Measurements

How to Use the Pitch Tool

Learn how to use the pitch tool when creating a measurement report.

Last updated
May 18, 2022

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 & Enterprise)

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: First, you’ll need to begin creating a measurement report.

Step 2: Once you’re on the measurement report’s editing page, draw all the edges onto the image.

Step 3: Then, select the type of edge (eaves, valleys, hips, ridges, rakes, wall flashings, step flashing, transition, or unspecified) and click on the corresponding line you created. 

Step 4: Next, click the “View Pitch” button on the bottom navigation bar.

Step 5: Ensure that the pitch overlay is facing the house straight on.

Step 6: Move the image until the pitch overlay lines up perfectly with the roof.

Step 7: Once the pitch overlay is lined up, determine which pitch is being used.

Step 8: Next, go back to the Roofr tab and click “Facets”.

Step 9: 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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