What is a “Square in Roofing?” How to Measure Your Roof

Many people wonder “how big is a square in roofing?”. This blog post will answer this question and provide more information on how to measure your roof.

Measurement of your Roof

What does it actually mean to measure your roof’s height? Measurements of your roof are done by measuring from one corner to the other.

You will need a yardstick or tape measure to measure the roof. Start at the corner of your house, and then walk around marking each measurement. This will allow you to determine how many squares your roof has.

Also, measure the slope of your roof. Roof pitch refers to the angle at which the roof eaves are angled from vertical. It can be measured horizontally from ground level on any building or home by measuring the distance between the pitches adjacent. This is the height where water would run off.

Calculating How Many “Squares” You Need

The measurements of your roof are converted to squares by multiplying them by 100 feet (12 yards) and then dividing the squares by 12.

For example, if you want to find out how many squares are on a 6-foot-wide side of a house we would divide 72 inches (6ft) by 12 yards (100ft) = 6 sq. per yard, or 36 total squares.

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This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.