Metal Roofing

Metal Roof Buying Guide: Myths and Facts You Should Know

For decades, metal roofs have been associated with industrial buildings. Moreover, out in the country side, people would install tin roofs on sheds or barns. This created the undeserved rep that metal is a poor aesthetic choice for residential homes.

However, thanks to giant leaps in technology, you can find a wider range of metal roof colors, materials and styles that would be an excellent fit for your house.

Are metal roofs good?

While metal roofing offers many benefits unmatched by other materials, many homeowners still have a lot of incorrect information which prevents them from choosing this roof for their home.

Metal Roofing Alliance conducted a research study among 1,500 homeowners across US,

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2019 Metal Roof Cost Guide: Installation Prices, Style Options, Metal vs Asphalt

Many homeowners looking to replace their old shingle roof consider metal roofing to be the best alternative. While a metal roof is more expensive than asphalt shingles, it offers much better long term value when it comes to durability, protection against leaks, energy efficiency, and low maintenance costs.

Most people spend $8,960-12,240 to install a metal roof on a 1,600 sq.ft. ranch or cape style home. This is the equivalent of $560-765 per roof square.

Compared to other premium materials, such as slate stone or clay tile, metal roofing costs 35-60% less!

Learn about installation and material prices for: Standing Seam, Metal Shingles, Corrugated Steel Panels and Stone-Coated Steel Tiles.

In this guide:

Cost of materials
Professional installation charges
Types of metal roofs –

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Metal Roof Cost Calculator: Estimate Metal Roofing Prices

For many homeowners who are looking to install a metal roof on their house, cost is a huge factor. As of 2019, the average price to install metal roofing is $5.85 to $9.78 per square foot.

Calculate the cost of the most popular metal roofs: standing seam, corrugated R-panels, steel or aluminum shingles/shakes, stone coated steel, copper & zinc vertical panels.

Roof Size:

x ft.

Metal Roof Type:

Standing Seam
R-Panel / V5 Crimp
Steel Shingles
Aluminum Shingles
Stone-Coated Steel
Copper Roofing
Zinc Roofing

Roof Pitch:

3 (low slope)
5 (medium)
7 (medium)
9 (steep)
10 (steeper)
12 (very steep)

Job Complexity:

Simple roof
Medium difficulty
Very cut-up roof

Tear-off:

YES – 1 layer
YES – 2 layers
NO tear-off

Number of Floors:

1 Level
2 Levels
3 Levels

Skylights / Chimneys:
#

Ridge Vent Length:
ft.
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Metal Roofing Prices for Corrugated R Panel & 5 V Crimp Roofs

If you are looking for a durable metal roof that will not break your bank, corrugated metal panels are an increasingly popular option. R panel and 5V Crimp metal roofs cost as little as $4-6 per square foot, including all materials and professional labor.

The average price for corrugated steel roofing is at least 50% less than metal shingles or standing seam panels, which cost $7.65-12.59 per square foot.

Moreover, if you do all the work yourself, your total cost can be as little as $2 per square foot, because R Panels (5-Rib) and 5V Crimp metal roofs are $1.00 – $1.50 per square foot at Lowe’s and Home Depot.

Keep in mind that both chains sell these roofing panels only in select locations –

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Best Steel Shingles To Install On Your Roof In 2018

Steel Roofing

While steel roofing is a fairly mundane topic, there are still some innovative products that many contractors and homeowners can get excited about.

One such cool material I want to introduce is steel shingles and metal tiles manufactured by CertainTeed Matterhorn. They cost on average $7-9 per square foot installed. This includes labor and all materials.

What makes these metal shingles exceptional is their curb appeal: they masterfully replicate natural materials, such as wood shake, slate, and clay tile.

Here are their features, design and colors options, pricing and advantages.

How much do Matterhorn shingles cost?

Because this is a fairly new product,

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Copper Roof Cost Guide

If you are looking for a premium roofing material, you should consider copper metal. A copper roof costs about $10-13 per square foot, including materials and labor.

Because of the high price, many people choose to install copper roof panels only as decorative accents on their roofs. Homeowners love the original golden look of copper, as well as the green patina color that the metal develops over time.

In addition to beauty and distinctive curb appeal, copper boasts fire resistance, energy efficiency, and will protect your home from severe weather for at least 75 years.

Copper Roofing Prices Per Square

Copper is one of the most expensive metal roofing options.

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Stone Coated Steel Roofing Profiles And Designs

One of the greatest advantages of stone coated steel shingles is that they masterfully replicate the look and feel of other premium materials. Most notably, these are: clay and concrete tile, wood shake, and architectural asphalt shingles.

Stone coated metal is considered to be a premium material, and consequently costs more than many other types of metal roofs. On average, homeowners report spending $8-9 per square foot ($800-900 per square) on materials and installation. For premium roofs, prices can be as high as $10-11 per square foot.

Note, price estimates include all materials, accessories, tear off, dump fees, and labor completed by a licensed metal roofing installer.

Because metal roofing is a specialized field,

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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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