6 12 Roof Pitch Information And Photo Examples

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6 12 Roof Pitch Information And Photo Examples

The 6/12 roof pitch is by far the most common residential roof pitch. It is steep enough to shed water quickly while also being what we refer to as “walkable”.

What is A 6/12 Roof Pitch?

When you are talking about roof pitches, the first number is the number of inches the roof rises every 12 inches.

The angle on a 6/12 roof is 26.57 degrees.

Think about this when you are talking about the steepness of a roof. A roof with a 3/12 pitch has a much lower slope than a roof with an 8/12 pitch.

Photo Examples Of A 6 12 Roof Pitch

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6 12 roof pitch example
Example Of A 6/12 Pitch Roof

6/12 Roof Pitch Multiplier

When you are measuring your roof, you must always take into consideration the pitch of the roof when estimating for materials.

A 6/12 pitch roof uses a multiplier of 1.1180

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