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).
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