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How To Estimate Roofs Using Pitch Gauge App

How To Estimate Roofs Using Pitch Gauge App

Pitch Gauge is an app for finding the size and pitch of roofs. We compiled this brief step-by-step guide to enable users to generate accurate roofing estimates using Pitch Gauge.

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Pitch Gauge

July 15, 2012
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  1. How to Estimate Roofs Using Pitch Gauge App (Version 2.2)

    Pitch Gauge is used to find the slope and size of roofs.
  2. NOTE: For various reasons, not all versions of Pitch Gauge

    (or platforms) include every feature.
  3. Table Of Contents Calibrating……………………...……………………………..……………….…..……..Slide 5 If You Only Need Slope/Pitch………………….……..…………………………..Slide

    6 Square Calculator Length & Width………………….…………….………………….……Slides 7 – 9 Roof Pitch………………………………….…………………...........Slides 10 – 12 Cut Level…………………….……………………………………….…Slides 13 – 15 Clearing Slopes From Memory………………….…..….…………….Slide 20
  4. To get started, open Pitch Gauge on your device.

  5. 1. Lay device on side (on a level surface). 2.

    Press (and hold) “Calibrate,” until count down is complete to ensure accurate measurements.
  6. Only need slope? Use These Continue on to find roof

    area..
  7. To calculate roof area (squares), begin by pressing the calculator.

  8. 1. Start by measuring the Length of the first section

    by hand (be sure to include overhangs). 2. Input the data.
  9. 1. Measure the Width of the same section. 2. Enter

    the data.
  10. Press the picture of the protractor to open up both

    options for finding pitch.
  11. Choose a method for finding pitch. Camera From the ground

    Protractor Laying device against roof
  12. Press the check mark (to automatically add), or manually enter

    the Pitch of the section.
  13. View the samples to determine the Cut Level (complexity) of

    the section of roof you are measuring (this helps to account for waste). Cut Level 1 Cut Level 2 Cut Level 3 Cut Level 4 Cut Level 5
  14. None
  15. Choose Cut Level: 1 – 5 1 = Very Simple

    5 = Very Complex
  16. Press Calculate to find this section’s total number of squares.

    1 2
  17. If your roof is broken down into more than one

    section, press the “+” and continue once again, beginning with slide 8.
  18. A tab is created at the top for each section

    added. View totals, individual sections, and delete when necessary.
  19. Once you finish entering data for all of the sections,

    press the “Totals” tab to find your total number of squares.
  20. EXTRAS *To clear all saved sections from memory press “Totals,”

    then “Delete all Sections.”
  21. For more information about Pitch Gauge, or to download, visit:

    www.Pitch-Gauge.com