how to estimate roofs using pitch gauge
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DESCRIPTIONPitch Gauge is a cutting edge application for your smart phone and tablet that decreases the amount of time spent on the roof & allows users to generate quick and accurate roofing estimates. We have compiled this brief step-by-step guide to enable users at any level of expertise to generate accurate roofing estimates using Pitch Gauge. We have compiled this brief step-by-step guide to enable users at any level of expertise to generate accurate roofing estimates using Pitch Gauge.
- 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. Choose Cut Level: 1 5 1 = Very Simple 5 = Very Complex 15. Press Calculate to find this sections total number of squares. 1 2 16. If your roof is broken down into more than one section, press the + and continue once again, beginning with slide 8. 17. A tab is created at the top for each section added. View totals, individual sections, and delete when necessary. 18. Once you finish entering data for all of the sections, press the Totals tab to find your total number of squares. 19. EXTRAS *To clear all saved sections from memory press Totals, then Delete all Sections. 20. For more information about Pitch Gauge, or to download, visit: www.Pitch-Gauge.com