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How to Tell Us About Your Project and Home

Pictures of the project area

  • Anyone can take the pictures needed from a cell phone. Stand about 20 ft away and take 3 pictures from different perspectives.
  • Also take any pictures of key features like a pool, or tree, major changes in the grade of the yard. Always stand back some so we can get a sense of how far one object is from another.
  • 6 or 7 pictures is usually enough.

Photo instructions

Measuring the house and project

  • For most projects, a 16 ft tape will be fine and most people have a 16 ft measuring tape.

Of course, knowing the width and depth of the project are important.

We also need to know:

-the height above the yard
-the house wall height
-Existing patio measurements
-distance to windows
-distance to trees or other features like irrigation valves, pools, etc…

• A copy of your survey is VERY important, if you have one, please email it to us.

How to measure

Roof Pitch

  • On roof projects, it’s important to know the slope of the current roof. The slope is measured by how far up the roof goes over a 12 ft horizontal distance. We suggest printing this, stand in the yard and hold it up to tell which one is most like the slop of your roof.
  • In many cases, we are tying into the roof and the slope will determine where the new roof runs into the existing roof.
  • The other important measurements are the floor to bottom of the porch beam.

Here are some examples:

312 pitch

412 pitch

812 pitch

612 pitch

List of what you want

Below is a list of the different kinds of projects we do. Check off which ones you want for use in the discussion with your design consultant.

Project Includes