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The **Metal for a Hip Roof **calculator computes the metal roof materials for a pyramid hip roof based on the dimensions.

**INSTRUCTIONS**: Choose units and enter the following:

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**S**) Side-Span of Roof - (
**P**) Pitch (choose pitch from list) - (
**oH**) Overhang - (
**PW**) Panel Width (default 36"). This is the coverage width and not necessarily the measured width of the metal panels. - (
**TO**) Tolerance (default 3"). This is added to trim and panel lengths as a safety margin.

**Metal for Pyramid Roof (m):** The calculator returns:

**(TA) Area**: Total surface area of hip roof.**(j) Hip Ridge Length:**Length of each individual hip ridge**(tRC) Total Hip Ridge Trim:**Covers the hip ridges**Metal Panels:**Number and max length of Metal Panels (36" wide coverage)- (
**PL**) Length of Panels - (
**nP+**) Number of Panels with no-reuse. This is conservatively high. - (
**nP-**) Number of Panels with reuse of cuts. This accounts for one panel used in multiple segments in the hips (see**ECONOMY**below) **(α) Panel Angle**: The angle of the hip cuts**(mS) Metal Screws**: number of screws needed to attach panels to roof.

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**(aT) Angle Trim:**Total length of Angle Trim (yellow)

However, these can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

**ECONOMY:** This calculator provides two numbers of panels. The __ first (nP+) __is a high number with no reduction in the number of panels based on reusing panel leftovers for additional sections (see graphic). When smaller sections are cut out of a panel of maximum length, it is possible in many cases to use the residual (leftover) for another section. This maximum number assumes that a full panel will be used for each section and therefore provides the maximum number of metal panels needed. The

A **Pyramid Hip Roof** is a special case of a hip roof where the hips come to a single point and do not form a ridge line. All four faces create triangular ends (faces) to the roof which are all exposed to rain and snow from above and require roofing material.

The specifications of a **Pyramid Hip Roof** can be defined by a span, pitch and overhang (see diagram). These calculators compute the area, hip ridge lengths and materials required for a pyramid hip roof.

The roofing materials to cover a pyramid roof include:

A pyramid hip roof is geometrically a square based pyramid. The surface area and four hip ridge lengths can be computed using simple trigonometry using the span, including overhang and the pitch.

The photograph shows two sheds located in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia that have pyramid hip roofs.

**Shingles for a Pyramid Roof**: Number of shingles (normal and ridge), roofing nails and cost estimate.**4x8 Sheathing for a Pyramid Roof**: Number of 4x8 sheathing needed to cover roof.**Underlayment for a Pyramid Roof**: Square feet of underlayment and estimated cost.**Metal Panels for a Pyramid Roof:**Metal panels, hip ridge trims, and angle.**Purlins for a Pyramid Roof:**Number of rows of purlins and the length of each row.**Pyramid Roof Geometries**: Surface area, volume, lengths of hips, face length, base area of a pyramid.

A hip roof is basically a rectangular trapezoid volume has regular trapezoids in the front and back and triangles on the sides. The bottom and top rectangles are centered, form parallel planes and separated by the height.

An addition of the **TO** parameter (default of 3") s added to the following dimensions.

- (r) Ridge Cap
- (sG) Snow Guard
- (j) Hip Covers
- (PL) Panel Length
- (aT) Angle Trim

It's better to have too much and have to cut it, than not enough.

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