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The pitch of the roof is described as the vertical rise of the roof divided by the horizontal span of the roof. The pitch of the roof is known as slope, and this happens to be a tangent function. When pitches are kept below 3.5, they are considered as low pitch, and when the pitch is kept from 3.5 to 7.5, it is considered as medium pitch anything above than 7.5 is considered to be a steep pitch. Depending on your requirement and style of construction you can decide the pitch of your roof. Click on Gotcha Covered Contracting to know more about roofing.

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SOURCE: How do I read the roof pitch on the Stanley 46-071

If you have access to your attic measure out 12" from edge, then measure straight up from there to roof and that will give you the pitch.

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