How to measure a conservatory roof

How to measure a conservatory roof

The age of online retail has revolutionised getting a quote for a new tiled conservatory roof - but no matter how easy it may be the company will still need an accurate set of measurements. Any kind of ‘slap-dash’ approach to getting this information could result in an embarrassing gap when the order arrives, as well as wasted time and money, and even the smallest error could have serious consequences. The good news here is that there is a relatively straightforward system that will allow you to obtain the correct dimensions for your new conservatory roof, and with a bit of luck you won’t need to perform any acrobatics to obtain them!

If you imagine yourself standing inside your conservatory with your back to the main house, the walls on either side should be considered as points ‘1’ and ‘2’. The outer frame that is directly in front of you is point ‘3,’ and the highest point of your new roof is point ‘4.’ Take the distance from ‘1’ to ‘2’ first of all, and then the space between point ‘3’ and the back of your house. The ‘top to bottom’ distance from point ‘4’ to the ground can then be factored in along with the potential angle of elevation, and this set of statistics can then be forwarded to your chosen roof supplier.

There are also other steps that you can take to ensure that you collect the necessary measurements for a new/replacement conservatory roof. On the most basic level, it can help to have someone assisting you, and this is even more important when you are working out the distance from the ground to the highest point of the roof - even if they are just holding your ladder! If you take a look through the available apps for your smartphone or tablet, you may be able to download an application that is specifically designed for gathering this information, and they can also be useful for checking calculations relating to the elevation of the roof.