Jul 27 2019 66729 1

Jul 27 2019 66729 1

Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles

If you are a homeowner considering installing a new metal roof on your house, then undoubtedly, one of the burning questions on your mind is how much will it cost?

On average, you can expect to pay between $5.50 and $12.00 per square foot of metal roofing installed. Granted, this is a pretty wide pricing range, but you can expect a metal shingle roof to average between $7.00 to $10.00 per square foot installed, while a standing seam metal roof will cost between $9.00 to $12.00 per square foot installed.

Now, assuming the average cost of $10.00 per square foot of metal roofing installed on an average-sized roof, it will cost about $17,000 to install approximately 17 squares or 1,700 square feet of metal roofing on a typical house.

The low-end cost for steel shingles installed over-top of the existing roof would be around $14,500 for the same roof, while the high-end cost of aluminum standing seam would be about $19,500 for a comparable roof.

If you opt for a less-costly option such as corrugated or ribbed steel roof, your cost will likely fall within $3.00 to $6.00 per square foot installed, depending on the metal thickness (gauges for steel or mils for aluminum) and the quality of paint finish (acrylic vs. Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000) for the system being installed, as well as your home’s geographic location.

When it comes to residential metal roofing, you are not only paying more for a higher quality material than asphalt shingle, but you are also paying for a more costly, professional installation that requires specialized skills, expertise, and equipment.

Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that may influence your final price for a new metal roof. These include the type of metal and the roof style you choose, your geographic location, and the overall complexity of your particular roof.

 Why a Metal Roof is a Smart Investment in your Home and Environment

Thanks to its superior durability, longevity, and energy efficiency, a metal roof can be a smart investment in your home.

With an energy efficient metal roof, you can save a good chunk of “change” on you air conditioning costs over the summer.

Electricity savings of 20% to 30% are common for CoolRoof rated metal roofs during the peak AC usage months. Over the years, these savings will add up.

Durability, Longevity, ROI and Recouped Value

Another benefit of metal roofing is its superior durability and longevity. Metal roofs are built to last. While an average lifespan of an asphalt roof is about 17 years, a properly installed metal roof will easily last 35 to 50 years.

Have you ever seen what a hurricane can do to an asphalt roof? It can literally rip off all the shingles from the roof deck! 😉 A properly installed metal roof will withstand most hurricane-grade winds, hail, snow and ice build-up.

In terms curb of appeal and beyond, a home protected by a metal roof not only looks beautiful, but its value increases and maintains for many decades to come.

A recouped value of a metal roof at resale hovers at around 90%. Meanwhile, a homeowner gets to enjoy the classic beauty of metal, along with substantial energy savings and often reduce home insurance premiums.



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