Metal Roof Cost Calculator
Our metal roof cost calculator is designed to help you determine the completed project cost of replacing your current roof with one of the four metal options. All you need to do is enter your project requirements and click the "check prices" button, your quote will be displayed on the following page. These roof replacement projects can vary in price from $10.00 per square foot installed for stainless steel to $24 per square foot installed for copper tiles. You will find that when it comes to roof replacement prices, metal is more expensive than most materials (with the exception of slate).
Metal Roof Cost Calculator Basics
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Metal Roof Options
There are a whole host of metal roofing materials available that will change both the look and ultimate price tag of your replacement project. The most popular metal roofs include aluminum, copper, stainless steel and tin.
One of the popular metal roofing options are Aluminum roofs, these are an affordable alternative to copper or lead, but more expensive than the asphalt shingle options. The advantage to metal roofing is the easy maintenance they offer and their ability to handle any weather pattern including moisture and sunlight. Some of the benefits when it comes to aluminum roofs include durability, easy maintenance and the fact they have a long life span. Another factor to consider is the energy savings they offer making your roof a cost effective project.
Another popular option is copper which is easy to shape thereby providing a customized fit for any property or structure. Copper has been a popular choice when it comes to metal roofing options for a long time. You will need a metal roofer with experience to install your roof if you have chosen copper as it is installed differently, due to the weight of the sheeting. The advantage to copper roofs is the charm they offer both newly constructed and renovated homes. This metal offers a unique appearance. To keep the stunning golden color you will want to treat your roof regularly, otherwise it can develop that green color which is so easily recognized. A memorable appearance can be achieved with aged copper roofs.
Stainless steel is specially coated to reduce corrosion or rusting, making it one of the top metal roofing options. Normally these roofs are coated with Terne, which has a grey matte finish that will not suffer with mildew or rot. These roofs are strong enough for any weather withstanding fire, high wind speeds and heavy snow or rain. Stainless steel is a very durable thick material even though the sheets are light in weight. You can expect an average sheet of stainless steel to only be one hundred and fifty pounds or less. While it is easy to install these panels, it is a time consuming job. There are a selection of finishes available, you are able to select your finish and coating to achieve your desired look.
When it comes to tin roofs, especially when you are using the standing seam panels, you will notice that they have a very contemporary, sleek and distinctive appearance. Tin roofs can offer an industrial feel that balances modern and sturdy beautifully. The advantage is that if you use the seam panels you can run them from top to bottom and reduce the number of seams required while achieving a superior moisture barrier. Tin roofs are very versatile and able to handle all weather conditions, this is why they are so popular in the Gulf of Mexico where you find homes being forced to handle hurricanes, sea air and baking sun. Another advantage is that tin roofs are light in weight putting little strain on the frame of your home.
Installation Metal Roofing Costs
Installation on metal roofing proejcts can run $3 to $8 per square foot. The price is more expensive due to the difficulty of installation and the experience of your roofing contractor. Factors that affect the overall cost will include the roof slope, the project size and the installation pattern. Other factors include whether there are dormers or valleys and whether any structural work will be required to support the weight of the new roof.
Completed Stainless Steel Panel Project
Stainless steel panels are long lasting and expensive. This is an expensive material which can increase your price due to the length of time it takes to install. A project of 1,500 square foot of roofing would cost anything from $15,000 to $18,000..
Completed Aluminum Standing Seam Seam Project
Aluminum is a good choice when it comes to roofing, it offers superior insulation properties and works well in construction. Aluminum also offers a sleek appearance ideal for modern homes and blends in beautifully with traditional homes that have chosen a classic color. These roofs have long life spans with hassle free maintenance that last for many years. A project of 1,500 square foot of roofing would cost between $15,000 and $22,500.
Completed Tin Roofing Tile Project
Tin is a very soft material and often tin roofs are made up of twenty percent tin and eighty percent lead. This results in a roof that is stronger and less likely to corrode. Combining these two materials reduces oxidation, making the roof weather resistant and durable and is available in sheets, shingles or seam panels. A project of 1,500 square foot of roofing would cost between $18,000 and $30,000.
Completed Copper Roof Project
When it comes to metal roofs, copper is the most common which is weather resistant and long lasting. The advantage is that copper offers a desirable look. While it is a more expensive option when considering metal roofing costs, it is beautiful, durable and well worth the money. It is worthwhile to read about copper roofs. Metal roofing costs for a copper roof of 1,500 square foot would be between $24,000 and $36,000.