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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Slate Roof Cost – Estimate Prices For Slate Roof Tiles

The average cost of a slate roof starts at $20,000 or more. This is not surprising, since slate is king among all “forever” roofing materials. Its set far apart from the rest in terms of exceptional curb appeal, durability and long lasting service.

Across Europe and US, slate roofs have been used to cover upscale homes and palaces for centuries. They have a time proven track record of resistance to severe weather, a service life lasting well over 100 years, and a classic look that never goes out of style.

How Much Does A Slate Tile Roof Cost?

On average, homeowners across US, report spending about $20,000-24,000+ to install slate on a 1,600 sq.ft.

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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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IB Roof Systems Cost: Estimate Membrane & Installation Prices

There are many flat roofing options, but my personal favorite is IB Roof Systems. On average, IB PVC costs $6.50 – 8.0 per square foot installed, depending on thickness.

The roof is made from a sheet of single ply thermoplastic membrane, reinforced with polyester mesh (scrim). Once properly installed, it will not leak!

I’ve been installing this flat roof since 2005, and in 12 years not one leaked, except for a mechanical damage to the membrane.

Here, I will discuss the features of the IB PVC membrane, its installation costs, as well as pros and cons.

How Much Does IB Roofing Cost?

On average you can expect to spend around $9,750-12,000 on an IB PVC roof installed on a 1,500 sq.ft.

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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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Metal Roof Cost Calculator

Estimate the cost to install a metal roof for your home or business – Standing Seam, Corrugated R-panel, Steel or Aluminum Shingles/Shakes, Stone Coated Steel, Copper & Zinc vertical panels.

Average metal roofing prices are $5.85 to $9.78 per square foot. However, your total cost may be 15% lower or much higher, depending on the material type, where you live, your roof footprint, and many other factors.

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


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

Number of Floors:

1 Level
2 Levels
3 Levels

Skylights / Chimneys:

Ridge Vent Length:
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Rubber Roof Repair – How To Fix A Leaking Roof

Repairing rubber roofing is a fairly easy DIY job, if you have the right tools and materials.

I have been working with EPDM rubber membranes for over 15 years, and in this guide, I will teach you how to fix a leaking roof in just one weekend, all by yourself, for less than $230-280!

I will also discuss the benefits of doing a DIY repair vs. hiring a roofing contractor, and how much you will be saving.

Note:I will also showcase “EPDM Rubber Roofing Repair Kit”,

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Why Roofing Prices Keep Going Up In 2018

Roofing shingles prices

If you need to replace your roof, you may have noticed that prices seem to be higher than what they were only one year ago. The average reported roofing cost for asphalt shingles is $5,460- 8,750 on a 1,600 sq.ft. ranch style home.

In this post, I would like to offer a unique insider’s perspective on this pricing situation to homeowners looking to get the best deal on installing a new roof.

People who are doing any kind of renovation, including re-roofing, often face the fact that today contractors are charging at least 8-12% more for the job than what their friends or neighbors paid only a few short years ago.

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How Roofing Cost Is Manipulated By Homeowner Insurance Using Xactimate Software

This is a guide for homeowners that need to know how to get insurance to pay for roof replacement.

When it comes to asking homeowner insurance to cover storm roof damage, most property owners get the short end of the stick in terms of quality, often without even realizing what is going on.

Let’s take an in-depth look at how this process works for the three parties involved: 1. Property owner 2. Contractor 3. Insurance company.

I realize that the majority of you reading this will be homeowners, so I plead for you to finish this guide, because it can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on roof repairs.

Insurance companies do not pay for you to do high quality roofing.

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