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`A = f( "L" , "S" ,"24/12","6/12", "AH" , 12 ) `

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The **Sheathing for a Gambrel Roof **calculator computes the number of 4x8 sheets to cover a gambrel roof based on the dimensions of the roof. It also includes the number of framing nails needed to nail the sheets to the roof based on whether clips are used or blocking.

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

**(L)**Ridge Length**(S)**Span of Roof- (
**P**) Lower Pitch_{1} - (
**P**) Upper Pitch_{2} - (
**LH**) Loft Height **(oH)**Overhang- (
**MoE**) Margin of Error factor to overestimate number of 4x8s (default: 5%)

**Gambrel Roof Sheathing (A):** The calculator returns the:

- (A) surface area of the gambrel roof in square feet
- (nS) number of 4x8 sheets to cover roof area
- (nNB) number of framing nails if using blocking
- (nNC) number of framing nail if using clips between 4x8s (see below)
- (nCP) number of clips needed

Using the dimensions of the framing to compute the area. Then compute the number of 4x8 sheets required to cover the framing. Modern construction techniques take advantage of the time saving achieved through using pneumatic nail guns. Nail guns are used to rapidly nail sheeting to roof trusses and walls saving time and money.

The number of nails that will be needed are determined by the pattern of nails. There are two different patterns for nails based on whether there is blocking that allows continuous edges or if clips (see picture) are used. The diagram shows the two patterns.

The following is web survey of 4x8 sheets of plywood and OSB. It provides the date of the web survey, the store and several price points on items that were advertised on the store's website. This is for convenience only. Local pricing should ALWAYS be used!

**Survey Date**: 4/26/24**Survey Store**: Menards**Price of 4x8 3/4" Plywood**: $35.55 USD**Price of 4x8 5/8" Plywood**: $30.78 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" Plywood**: $28.95 USD**Price of 4x8 3/8" Plywood:**$24.03 USD**Price of 4x8 3/4" OSB**: $30.49 USD**Price of 4x8 5/8" OSB**: $23.87 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" OSB**: $22.45 USD**Price of 4x8 1/4" OSB:**$18.98 USD**Price of 4x8 3/4" Pressure Treated Plywood**: $50.98 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" Pressure Treated Plywood**: $44.84 USD**Price of 4x8 5/8" Grooved Panel Siding**: $53.39 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" Grooved Panel Siding**: $48.99 USD

**NOTE 2**: Some stores carry plywood and OSB with thicknesses 1/32^{nd} smaller than others. Therefore, 3/4" might be represented by 23/32", 5/8" by 19/32", 1/2" by 15/32", and 3/8" by 11/32".

**CAUTION**: The pricing information provided is for calculating convenience with NO implied guarantees to the accuracy of the values listed. Authoritative sources should be sought to confirm any value **before risking health or wealth **on the veracity of the data. Furthermore, Calc gives no guarantee that you will be able to buy products at listed prices or even if they will be available. The data provided is purely a convenience for making estimates, so we strongly recommend that one ALWAYS use local pricing and authoritative specifications.

The Pricing Data can be used for the **Subflooring Material Cost Calculator**, CLICK HERE or in the **Cost of Plywood Calculator**,CLICK HERE.

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