Metal Shingles vs. Standing Seam Metal Roof Costs

Turns out, many homeowners are not even aware that there is not one, but three main types of metal roofing systems available for residential properties; metal shingles, standing seam, and corrugated or ribbed metal panels.

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Thus, there are three distinct styles of metal paneling, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. On average metal roofing costs range from $1.50 to $5.50 per square foot for materials alone, and from $4.50 to $11.00 per square foot installed.

Since roofs are typically measured and priced by squares or 100 square feet of the roof surface, you can expect to pay anywhere from $450 to $1,100 per square of metal roofing installed.

Install Roof Shingles

$7,500
Average price
Install Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
Install Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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Metal Shingles, Shakes, and Tiles

Although, many homeowners are not aware of the existence of metal shingles, it’s a compelling alternative to the traditional composition shingles. All in all, metal shingles cost about double the cost of asphalt shingles installed.

The Cost of Materials for Metal Shingles, Shakes, and Tiles

Metal shingles/tiles and/or metal shakes materials average $3.00 to $4.00 per square foot, or $300 to $400 per square (100 sq. ft.).

Total Cost Installed

Based on that, you can expect to pay about $800 to $900 per square for a metal shingles roof installed. Thus, an average-sized ranch style roof measuring 1,700 square feet or 17 squares will cost anywhere from $13,000 to $16,500 installed, which is roughly twice as much as you would normally pay for an asphalt shingles roof.

Tamko Metalworks - metal shingles roof on a ranch
Tamko Metalworks – metal shingles roof on a ranch

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All You Ever Wanted to Know about Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof If you are looking for a roof that can give your home an exquisite, modern look coupled with superb durability and longevity, a standing seam metal roof is the perfect system to meet your needs. Standing seam roofs are quickly gaining in popularity among discerning homeowners who want to invest into an environmentally-friendly, premium quality roofing system that offers a true peace of mind for many decades to come.

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What is it all about?

A standing seam roof is a metal roofing system, where continuous interlocking panels run from the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. The upturned edge of one metal panel that connects it to adjacent panels creates distinctive vertical lines and a trendy, modern look. Most of residential standing seam metal roofing systems are designed as watershed systems, requiring a minimum roof slope of 3:12 (14 degrees) or greater.

Residential standing seam panels are generally 12 to 19 inches wide. They are typically made out of painted galvanized steel/G-90 Steel, galvalume steel (offers greater protection from corrosion than galvanized steel), or painted aluminum. It is also possible to order panels made out of copper, or zinc, but these premium metals are more expensive, and are not a typical material choice for most homeowners.

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Exotic Metal Roofs: Zinc, Copper, & Stainless Steel – They really are Exotic!!!

You already probably know that not all metal roofs are made equal. There are the regular metal roofs appropriate for most homes, and then there are the exotic species that only a handful of homeowners inspired by classic beauty will ever consider as a viable option for a complete roof replacement. Exotic as they are, we wanted to share them with you just to keep you in the loop! 😉

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So what are these “Exotic” metal roofs anyway?

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While most regular roofs are typically made from galvanized or galvalume steel, or aluminum, the exotic ones, as the name suggests, are made from exotic metals such as copper, zinc, and stainless steel (often tin-plated). What really sets them apart from the rest is their unprecedented durability and longevity. In fact, while regular metal roofs are expected to last anywhere from 35 to 60 years, the exotic ones are truly permanent roofing systems, with zinc, copper, and stainless steel roofs designed to last for centuries!

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