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PVC Roofing Calculator: Estimate PVC Membrane Prices

Among flat roof options for residential homes, PVC roofing stands out for its exceptionally long service life, durability, leak-free seams and energy efficiency.

The average cost of a PVC roof is $6.5-8 per square foot installed, depending on the quality and thickness of the membrane.

Use this calculator to get an accurate estimate for installing PVC on your flat roof. Price quote includes: all materials and accessories, labor, tear-off and dump fees.

How Much Does A PVC Roof Cost?

Modern Flat Roof - PVC material

Installed on a 1,600 sq.ft. ranch style home, a PVC membrane costs $9,300-13,950. Prices differ primarily due the thickness of the material.

50 mil is the thinnest and also the cheapest.

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Stone Coated Steel Roofing Prices

Typically, a stone coated steel roof costs $12,000 – 13,500 installed on a 1,500 sq.ft. house. Compared to other metal roofs, it stands out for its exceptional curb appeal.

This premium roof is an ideal substitute for natural clay or concrete tile. It delivers all the benefits, but without the heavy weight and expensive cost.

Average cost

Across the US, homeowners reports spending around $12,800 – 14,400 to install a stone coated metal roof on a 1,600 sq.ft. simple ranch style home. This is equivalent to $8-9 per square foot.

Overall, stone coated steel is about 15-20% more expensive than the same roof with a painted metal coating,

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2019 Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost

With an ever increasing popularity, standing seam metal roofing is a top choice for high-end as well as new construction homes.

This roofing material is ideal for homeowners interested in a modern looking roof with superior weather protection. It is a highly durable, long lasting and energy-efficient alternative to asphalt shingles.

What is standing seam?

Standing seam gets its name from the noticeable ribs that run vertically up the roof. These prominent ribs are interlocking seams that join one metal panel to the next.

In fact, this roofing profile is so famous that when most people think of a metal roof, they picture “standing seam panels”.

Because most of these panels can be cut right at the job site,

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7 Best Metal Roof Shingles: Costs, Features, Reviews

If you want to install metal shingles over your house, you have an unprecedented variety of profiles, styles and colors to choose from.

In recent years, metal roofing shingles have grown in popularity because of an unbeatable combination of features. They are less expensive than standing seam panels, beautifully replicate the look of other upscale roofing materials, offer a long service life and great energy savings.

We have picked the top 7 products from the most reputable manufacturers – any one of them can become your “forever roof”.

In this post:

How to choose a metal roof
Aluminum vs. steel roofing
Tamko shingles
McElroy Metal
Classic metal roofs
Interlock roofing
EDCO steel shingles
Matterhorn metal tiles
Decra stone coated steel roofs

How to choose a metal roof?

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TPO Roofing: Membrane Options, Pros & Cons, TPO vs. PVC

Among different flat roofs, a TPO membrane stands out as a high quality material that offers the best value.

Proven durability, longevity, ease of maintenance and reasonable cost make it a top choice for both large and small scale building projects.

TPO material is available in a wide range of standard and custom colors, along with different style options. It will look equally attractive on a traditional Cape or Ranch Style home, as well as a contemporary one.

If you are considering a TPO system for your home, our comprehensive guide will provide essential information that will help you decide whether or not it is right for you.

What is TPO?

White TPO Roof on a Contemporary Ranch Style Home


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2020 Costs for TPO Roofing: Installation & Membrane Prices, Insulation Options, Top Manufacturers

Currently, the average cost to install a TPO membrane is $5.5-6 per sq.ft. Out of all flat roofing materials, TPO is considered to be one of the longest lasting and durable options.

Your total price will depend on a number of factors, such as: roof size and complexity, membrane thickness, insulation quality, and labor charges.

Use the calculator below to quickly estimate your flat roof replacement cost using TPO.

How much does TPO roofing cost?

For a decent quality TPO membrane, pricing starts at $5.50-6.00 per square foot installed, without tear-off. For example, if you have a 1,500 sq.ft. roof, you total installation cost for TPO will be $8,500-9,000.

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15 Best Roofing Materials: Costs, Features And Benefits

Depending on the roofing material you want to install, you can spend as little as $4,500 to as much as $30,000.

Today, the sheer number of options to choose from can be staggering. We have done all the research to help you select the best roof for your needs.

First, lets go over sloped roofing options and then discuss those appropriate for flat roofs. For each, we will focus on installation costs, durability, longevity, energy efficiency, as well as aesthetics.

1. Metal Shingles

Metal roof shingles offer an unbeatable combination of traditional style and exceptional durability. They replicate the appearance of classic shingle roofing, while giving you all the strength and longevity you’d expect from metal.

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4 Essential Parts Of A Roof

Here is a detailed guide to the most important roof parts: underlayment, insulation, ice and water barrier, and ventilation.

Getting high quality roof components should be a top priority if you want to have leak-free, long lasting protection. Sometimes contractors may take advantage of a homeowner’s lack of knowledge and install low quality roofing systems together with expensive shingles.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Find out which materials we recommend to use, and how to install them correctly. These offer the best value and long term performance in harsh weather conditions.


Parts Of A RoofOne of the most essential features of a durable roofing system is underlayment. It provides critical protection and serves as an additional barrier against the elements.

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Clay Tile Roof Cost – Estimate Clay Roofing Prices

Installing clay tiles on a 1,600 sq.ft. roof costs $15,000-18,000. A clay roof offers unique curb appeal and romantic flair reminiscent of palaces in Italy and Spain.

Today, clay tile is regarded as a premium roofing material, often used on upscale homes and luxury commercial properties.

In addition to beauty, these tiles are one of the most durable and longest-lasting roofs designed to protect your house for decades to come.

In the southern US states, Clay tiles are fairly common, and the prices of materials and labor there are considerably lower, than comparable roofs in the northern states, when clay tire are more “exotic” and are fairly rare.

Cost Of Roof Tiles

Natural clay is very high-end roof,

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Roof Vent Installation Guide

Roof vent installation guideHere is an in-depth guide to roof vent installation for both new construction and existing homes.

Before you go and spend money on a fancy, expensive roof, take some time to consider how you will vent it. Without a properly installed ventilation system, even the best roofing materials will be susceptible to moisture, rot, and mold.

We will discuss the cost of different roof ventilation types, as well as installation guidelines, to ensure that your system provides optimal air flow.

Understanding ventilation needs of different homes takes a lot of knowledge and experience. Not every roofer will be able to do a good job with this project, especially if a home has existing venting issues.

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