# What is a 12 pitch roof?

**12**inches (1 foot) is used, and

**pitch**is measured as the rise of the

**roof**over

**12**inches. For instance, a 7/

**12 roof pitch**means that the

**roof**rises 7 inches for every

**12**horizontal inches. Outside of the US, a degree angle is typically used.

Also question is, what does a 12 12 pitch roof mean?

**Roof pitch** (or slope) tells you how many inches the **roof** rises for every **12** inches in depth. An Example of a **roof pitch** would be a “6/**12 pitch**” which **means** that the **roof** rises 6 ” for every **12**″ inward towards the peak (or ridge). There are two suggested ways to measure a **roof pitch**.

**12 pitch**.

In this way, what degree is a 12 12 pitch roof?

A **12**/**12 pitch roof** has a **pitch** angle of 45°. Divide the first part of the ratio by **12** to work out the **pitch**. Find the inverse tangent of the **pitch** to find the angle in **degrees**.

**Roof pitch** is represented in inches rise of 12 inches run. For example a “3 **pitch**” or “3 in 12 **pitch**” or “**3/12 pitch**”, all mean that the **roof** rises 3 inches, for every 12 inches of it's horizontal run. On the other hand using **pitch** is simpler, faster, and often – more accurate.