This tool helps you calculate the amount of roofing material needed for your project.

## Roof Sheathing Calculator

This calculator helps you determine the number of roof sheathing sheets required for your project.

### How to Use:

- Enter the length and width of the roof in feet.
- Enter the length and width of a single sheathing sheet in feet.
- Click the “Calculate” button to see the number of sheathing sheets required.

### How It Calculates:

The calculator computes the total area of the roof by multiplying its length by its width. It then calculates the area of a single sheathing sheet. The number of sheathing sheets required is determined by dividing the total roof area by the area of a single sheathing sheet. The result is rounded up to the nearest whole number to ensure full coverage.

### Limitations:

- Please ensure all input values are greater than zero.
- The calculator does not account for waste or overlap, so consider purchasing extra sheathing materials.
- This tool provides an estimate; actual requirements may vary based on specific project details.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate the Total Number of OSB Panels Needed

Enter the length and width of your roof to determine the total number of OSB panels required for sheathing. Our calculator will automatically calculate the square footage and recommend the minimum number of panels needed for your project.

### Determine the Cost of OSB Sheathing

Input the price per OSB panel to estimate the total cost of sheathing your roof. The calculator will multiply the number of panels needed by the price per panel, giving you an accurate cost estimate for your project.

### Account for Roof Overhangs

Add the length and width of any roof overhangs to ensure accurate measurements for sheathing. Our calculator will account for the extended dimensions of your roof and adjust the panel count accordingly.

### Adjust for Pitched Roofs

Select the pitch angle of your roof (in degrees) to calculate the surface area accurately. Whether you have a high or low pitch, our calculator will adjust the sheathing requirements based on the roof angle.

### Incorporate Waste Factor

Specify the percentage of waste factor to accommodate for cutting and fitting during installation. By including the waste factor in the calculation, you can ensure you have enough OSB panels for your roof without underestimating the requirements.

### Optimize for Different Panel Sizes

Choose from standard OSB panel sizes (e.g., 4×8 feet, 4×9 feet) for customized calculations. The calculator will adapt to the dimensions you select, providing accurate results based on the panel sizes available for your project.

### Calculate Weight Load Capacity

Enter the thickness of the OSB panels to calculate the weight load capacity of your roof. The calculator will consider the thickness of the panels when determining the structural integrity and load-bearing capacity of the sheathing.

### Compare Results for Different Sheathing Materials

Explore alternative sheathing materials by comparing results for plywood, foam boards, or other options. Input the material specifications to see how they differ in terms of cost, quantity, and overall suitability for your roofing project.

### Analyze Sheathing Requirements for Multiple Roofs

For complex projects with multiple roofs or sections, input the dimensions of each section separately. The calculator will aggregate the sheathing requirements and provide a comprehensive overview of the total panels and cost needed for all sections combined.

### Save and Print Your Calculation Summary

After obtaining the results, save or print the calculation summary for your records. This feature allows you to refer back to the sheathing requirements, cost estimates, and other details whenever needed during the planning and construction phases of your roofing project.