At Tri County Metals, we know how challenging it can be when you’re ready to get a quote on a Trenton metal roofing project and you’re asked to provide the measurements of your roof. It’s infrequent that a home or building is a perfect square and the calculations that a contractor makes require some specific information about angles and dimensions. Our knowledgeable team has put together a simple guide to try to ease this process for you below.

Roof Measuring Guide

Need a little help getting the measurements needed for your metal roofing package? Just download our helpful How-To guide on measuring your metal roof. Still need help? Feel free to Contact any of our locations by phone or email and we will be happy to help however we can. Make your next roof your last!

Measuring for your metal roof doesn't have to be a pain if you gather some info first.

Does your home or building have a porch or areas with different roof pitches that may necessitate transition flashing?

What is the metal roof going to be used for, exactly? A house, shed, barn, or siding for example.

You should start by drawing a top-down perspective of your roof. The drawing should be large enough that you can write down the feet and inches of each separate line. Writing down these values is the most important thing, not that the drawing is to scale!

Are there one or more chimneys on the house? Gather the measurements for them.

Aside from chimneys, are there any other roof penetrations to note? Your building may have plumbing pipes or stove pipes, for example—what are their diameters?

Is there an existing layer of singles you plan to install the metal roof over?

Do you intend to use 1×4 purlins, or install your metal roof over synthetic underlayment?

Do you have an attic? You may be planning to vent the ridge in order to allow hot air to escape. Is the soffit vented?

Have you considered whether you’ll want to add insulation beneath your new metal roof?

Have Questions? We Have Answers

We’ve tried to ensure that the guide above is as comprehensive as possible to help you get started with your measurements. Getting as much of this information together as possible can help your contractor provide the most accurate estimate possible for your Trenton metal roofing project.

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