metal roofing cost

Metal Roof Cost

What Does It Cost To Install A Metal Roof?

We understand that replacing a roof is a major undertaking that may turn into a significant financial expenditure for any household. Your roof is one of the most obvious parts of your home, as well as one of the most critical components in keeping it safe from the elements.

Water damage and rotting of plywood beneath the singles might result from many roof leaks. If you don’t take care of it, your home’s ceiling will eventually fall. Have you been putting off a roof repair or replacement that you know you need? We’ll give you all the information you need to address your most pressing questions right here.

As a homeowner, one of the most significant expenses you will face is roof replacement. It is an investment in your home that will keep it in good condition for many years to come.

In a real estate transaction, Zillow forecasts that a roof replacement will return roughly 60% of its value.

Metal roofing is more expensive to install than a standard asphalt shingle roof, but it offers numerous benefits. Depending on the type of metal roofing installed, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $5 to $14 per square foot for a metal roof. The most prevalent type of metal roof is steel, which costs an average of $35,516 for a residence of 1800 square feet. Other metal roofing materials can be significantly less expensive.

Roofing Prices Per Square Foot

When a local roofing business gives you a roof replacement estimate, they measure your home in squares:
1SQ = 100sqft A 30 square foot roof, for example, will cost between $9,000 and $13,500.

A new metal roof will likely cost between $300 and $450 per square foot. The square footage of your roof and the type of roofing material you choose are the two most important factors to consider.

Average Cost To Replace a Metal Roof by Material

Metal Roofing Material Cost per sq. ft / Cost per Square (100 sq. ft)
Aluminum Roofs $3.25 – $5.75/ $325 – $575
Copper Roofs $14 – $22/ $1,400 – $2,200
Corrugated Metal Roofs $1.80 – $2.50/ $180 – $250
Standing Seam Metal Roof $4 – $12/ $40 – $120
Steel Metal Roofs $3.35 – $4.50/ $335 – $450
Tin Roofs $3.25 – $14.65/ $325 – $1,465
Zinc Metal Roof $5.65 – $11/ $565 – $1,100

New Metal Roof Cost Factors

After getting quotes from 3-4 different local roofing companies, you start to wonder why all the roof replacement estimates are different. There are many factors that affect who you ultimately select as your roofing contractors, such as reputation, license and insurance.

How does a roofing company price a new roof? Here are the 6 factors that will affect the price of your roof estimate:

  1. Roof Size
    The size of your home is not the same as the size of your roof. Roofers will take an accurate measurement using square footage and divide that number by 100, giving them what is called a roofing square. You need to consider whether your roof has a lower or higher pitch. There are various roof types such as gable, hip, mansard, and others that cost more than a flat roof.
  2. Roof Pitch
    Some homes in the #maincity:t# area have a shallow roof pitch, whereas others have much higher roof pitch. The pitch elevation makes a difference in the installation cost, as the steeper the roof, the more surface area. Also the steeper the roof the longer the job will take because of safety precautions such as harnesses.
  3. Type of Roof Being Removed and Number of Layers
    Most homes only have 1 layer of asphalt shingle but sometimes a home can have two layers. The more material needed to be teared off, the higher of price because of labor and disposal costs which is typically determined by weight.
  4. Type of Roofing Material
    The average materials costs for roofing typically accounts for about 40% of your roof replacement cost. Material cost is one of the biggest and most important things to consider. There are different brands and differences in their materials being used.

The roofing material is going to be relatively the same for every roofing company. A cheap roofer that can only compete with other companies by offering a lower price is going to cut corners to keep a profit.

  1. The Right Roofer
    Not all companies are the same. If you are getting an estimate that is drastically cheaper be skeptical.

Hire a local roofing company that has these credentials:

Local roofing company
Established, with a great reputation
Years of experience
Credentials (Certification, License, A+ BBB, HARCA, Etc.)
Liability Insurance
Online Presence with reviews (Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Thumbtack)
*Remember: Most companies offer free roof replacement estimates

If you hire a cheap roofer you are having liability for your roof. We have been out to countless jobs where the homeowner just installed a roof but is now having leaks after 3 years.

With the company comes warranty. Prices change depending on what warranty you get

Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Life Time Warranty

Company Warranty: Companies can offer their own warranty to give homeowner peace of mind. Most problems with roofs come from improper installation.

  1. Additional Details
    Finally, there are the finishing details of a roof that can affect your roof replacement cost. Every home being unique, has a different amount of plumbing boots, possible skylights, even a chimney will affect the roof price.

One of the biggest factors is whether your home is one story or two story.