Metal Roofing Cost Guide

Find out How Much You Should Pay for a New Metal Roof


Metal Roofing Pricing Information

Metal Roofing offers many benefits over asphalt shingle roofs, and its cost is comparable to Cedar Shake and Tile roofing. On average, residential metal roofing costs twice, or even three times more than asphalt shingle roofs. Yes, metal roofing is indeed rather pricey, but expect to get a lot in return, as well. A professionally installed Metal Roof can easily last a lifetime of your home / building, with little to no roof maintenance, while providing significant savings on your cooling costs, offering a distinct look to your home, and appraising your home's value.

Aluminum Standing Seam Roof on a Salt-Box House

Before we go into a detailed cost breakdown, lets take a look at the cost-recouped, a metal roof appreciaton value, and lifecycle cost diagrams.

Metal Roofing Appreciation - Recouped value

appreciation and resale values

Metal Roofing has the Lowest Lifecycle Cost of All Roofing Materials

Metal Roofing lifecycle cost comparisons

Steel Roofing Prices

Expect to pay at least $700.00 per square (100 square feet) for materials and labor to install a steel shingle metal roofing system, and at least $850 per square and up for a standing seam metal roof made out of Galvalume steel. Steel shingles materials cost about $250 to $300 per square, while steel standing seam costs about $400 to $500 per roof square depending on a number of panels ordered. The fewer panels you order, the higher your cost would be. Just like, a smaller job is normally priced higher on a per square basis compared a larger exterior remodeling job.

Aluminum Roofing Prices

Aluminum roofing costs slightly more than steel. Expect to pay at least $400.00 per square for materials alone, including trim and metal flashings. The total package cost for materials and installation would be anywhere from $700 to $1200 per square for an aluminum roof, with $1000 per sq. being an industry average.

Copper and Zinc Roofing Prices

Copper and zinc roofing cost anywhere from $1100.00 to $1,500 for materials alone, while a professional installation would cost another $350 to $500 per square for copper or zinc shingles. It would cost anywhere from $500 to $800 per square to install copper standing seam, which involves soldering of copper.

Commercial Metal Roofing Prices

Find out why remedial metal roofing repairs of commercial and sometimes residential roofs, cost more than the installation of a new metal roofing systems itself: High cost of Metal Roofing repairs.

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