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.
Thus, there are three distinct styles of metal paneling, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the particular style of metal, you can expect to pay between $4.00 to $12.00 per square foot installed.
Why is there such a wide gap in prices?
On the low-end, there are corrugated steel and ribbed metal roofs with exposed fasteners that cost about $3.50 to $8.00 per sq. ft. installed.
On the high-end, there are metal shingles, stone-coated steel, metal shakes, and standing seam metal roofs. These high-end systems average between $8.00 and 12.00 per sq. ft. installed.
Price per sq. ft. Vs. Price per Square
Roofs are typically measured and priced by squares. A square equals to 100 square feet of the roof surface.
In terms of squares, you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $1,200 per square of metal roofing installed.
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 $4.50 per square foot, or $300 to $450 per square (100 sq. ft.).
Total Cost Installed
Based on that, you can expect to pay about $800 to $1,200 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 $13,600 to $20,400 installed, which is roughly twice as much as you would normally pay for an asphalt shingles roof.