Gambrel Roof Geometry Calculator
This Gambrel Roof confines to a semicircle, and starts as the top half of an equal sided octagon.
Move slider or directly enter angle to alter sweep angle of lower rafters and change the shape.
to calculate rafter overhang equal to the lower level cut at the full rafter depth.
With overhang selected, move the slider to increment - decrement the birdsmouth seat width to suit.
Geometric calculator only. Check local building regulations for sizes, spans angles etc.
If using gussets to connect rafters, check the Gussets
box and enter Gusset Base width to create gusset dimension diagrams. (see diagrams)
Left click, release and drag in main diagram to directly measure dimensions at scale
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Need these calculations on-site? Try the site with an iPad or Android Tablet. With a tablet, you can directly measure angles for input to the Roofing and Pitch Angle calculator apps.
Lay the tablet on an incline and tap to measure angle. Tap again to capture angle and auto calculate roof, pitch, angles etc.
The buttons appear automatically when you visit with a device capable of pitch measurement.
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Metric or Imperial
The main (larger) navigation menu tabs are for the Metric versions of calculators.
If there is an Imperial (Feet and Inches) version, under the main Metric tab will be a smaller Imperial tab.
Create PDF files to print diagrams on current page.
Printing to Scale Help
and Plan Printing.
To fine tune Slider Controls click to select and use ◄ ►
(cursor) keyboard keys.
Your iPhone or Android is a valuable On-Site tool!
Lay your device on an angled surface (roof ?) to directly measure angles and automatically calculate Roofing
and Pitch Angle Apps
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ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL BUILDING AUTHORITY BEFORE LAYING OUT OR BUILDING ANYTHING
AND FOLLOW ALL LOCAL CODES. VERIFY ALL DIMENSIONS AND ANGLES BEFORE CONSTRUCTION.
All calculators on this site are GEOMETRIC only. Check local regulations for sizes, spacings and all engineering requirements.
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