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Metal Shingles vs. Standing Seam Metal Roof Costs

As it turns out, many homeowners are not aware that there is not one, but three main types of metal roofing systems available for residential properties; metal shingles/shakes/tiles, standing seam, and corrugated and ribbed “R” metal panels.

In other words, there are three distinct styles of metal roof paneling, all with their unique advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the particular style of metal, you can expect to pay between $5.50 to $18.00 per square foot installed.

Why is there such a wide gap in prices?

On the low-end, there are corrugated G-90 (residential grade) steel and ribbed “R” panels with exposed fasteners that tend to cost between $5.50 and $9.50 per sq. ft. installed.

On the high-end, there are architectural metal shingles, stone-coated steel tiles, metal shakes, and standing seam metal roofs. The high-end systems can average between $10.00 and 18.00 per sq. ft. installed, depending on specifics of a project (roof shape and complexity, accessibility, size and scope of the project, etc.) and where your home is located

Price per sq. ft. Vs. Price per Square

Roofs are normally measured and priced by squares. A square equals to 100 square feet of the roof surface. Many single-family residential roofs will measure between 15 and 20 squares.

In terms of squares, you can expect to pay anywhere from $550 to $1,800 per square of metal roofing installed, depending on the type of system being installed and your home’s location.

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 between $4.00 to $5.50 per square foot, or $400 to $550 per square (100 sq. ft.) including trim/flashing details.

Total Cost Installed

With professional installation, you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $1,500 per square for a new metal shingles roof.

For example, an average-sized ranch style roof measuring 1,700 square feet or 17 squares will cost anywhere from $17,000 to $25,500 installed, which is roughly two times 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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How to Get the Best Deal on a New Metal Roof for Your Home in 2022

If you have your heart set on a metal roof for your home, but you cringe at the thought of how much it will cost, the good news is that there are ways to save even on such a premium product as metal roofing.

Having some insight into different metal roofing materials and styles, as well as better understanding ways roofing contractors operate can help you save thousands of dollars on the cost of materials and installation. Check out these tips and make your dream of owning a metal roof a reality!

Go for Steel as your material of choice

Installation of a ribbed steel panels

It goes without saying that metal roofs can be made out of different types of metal, but what many homeowners don’t know is how greatly the price for these different metals may vary. The least costly aka the “cheapest” (but also lowest quality) G-60 galvanized corrugated steel panels typically at $175 per square for materials and trim (aka the cost of materials).

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Metal Roofing Costs – Consumer Guide

It is a well known fact that metal roofs have always been somewhat expensive compared to the far more widespread composition (asphalt) shingle roofs. – This is mostly due to a much higher base cost of metal roofing materials and installation, and partly due to a simple supply and demand.

As money more homeowners nowadays consider metal roofing as a viable alternative to asphalt shingles, it is very common and appropriate to ask how much it might cost.

LEED Platinum House with a standing seam metal roof

For corrugated and/or ribbed metal roofing profiles, the answer can be anywhere from $3.00 to $7.00 per square foot for the installation of the low-end G-60 (thin, galvanized 29 gauge steel) or mid-range (G-90 steel 26 gauge steel) corrugated or ribbed steel roofing (with exposed fasteners) finished with a lower-grade (cheaper) acrylic paint on the low end or Kynar 500 for G-90 steel panels.

Installation of a ribbed metal panels

For metal shingles and standing seam you can expect to pay anywhere from $7.00 to $12.00 per square foot for the installation of a high-end aluminum standing seam metal roof with concealed fasteners and a lifetime workmanship/labor warranty.

Installation of Aluminum shingles on a residence

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