# Is a 3/12 roof a low pitch?

## Is a 3/12 roof a low pitch?

Any roofs up to 3:12 are generally considered “low slope.” In the residential arena, we see lower slope roofs as part of the home’s architectural design. We also sometimes see low slope roofs on just certain areas of a home such as porches. Another common area for these roofs is on manufactured homes.

## What is the pitch of a 60 degree roof?

Roof Slope in Degrees to Standard Roof Pitch Conversion Tables

Convert Roof Slope from Degrees to Rise-in-Run
59° 19.971 in 12
60° 20.785 in 12
61° 21.649 in 12
62° 22.569 in 12

How do you calculate the angle of a roof?

Calculate the tangent of the roof angle by dividing the roof height by the roof width. For example, if the height is 7.5 feet and the width is 15 feet, the tangent of the roof angle is 0.5 because 7.5 divided by 15 equals 0.5.

What is the pitch angle of a roof?

The angle, or pitch, of a roof is calculated by the number of inches it rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally. For example, a roof that rises 6 inches for every 12 inches of horizontal run has a 6-in-12 pitch.

### What is a 2/12 roof pitch?

Roof Pitch Basics. A 2/12 roof slope means your roof has 2 inches of vertical drop for every 12 inches of horizontal distance. Simply put, it’s a shallow roof. That means the roof doesn’t shed water as easily as steeper roofs, which is why choosing the right type of roofing material is so important.

### What is the roof pitch?

The pitch of a roof is the term used to indicate the slope of the sides of the roof surface or the inclination of these sides with respect to a horizontal plane or a surface absolutely flat and parallel to the horizon. Evidently the pitch of any roof may vary to an almost infinite extent.