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Cost to Install Metal Roof

There are many factors that will influence the cost of installing a metal roof. On average, you can expect to pay about $900 per square for a standing seam, metal roof. Use the list below to help you get a better idea of how much your project is going to cost.



Where do you live? Your geographic location will affect the cost of metal roof installation. If the cost of living is high in your area, you should expect to pay a little more for materials and labor. Also, the popularity of metal roofing varies by region. If there are only a few local contractors who specialize in metal roofing, you may pay a premium for their services.

Tear off existing roofing. Can the roof be installed over the existing material? Does the existing roof need to be torn off prior to install? The removal and disposal of the existing roof will increase the total cost of the project.

Roof deck reinforcement. Does the roof deck have an termite or water damage? Can the roof deck support the weight of the roofing material? Any repairs or reinforcement will cost extra.

Amount of material needed. Roofers will typically quote a fixed fee per square (or roughly 100 square feet). Larger roofs will be more expensive. Installing a matching roof on a detached garage or shed will also add to the material and labor costs of the project.

Underlayment. A basic felt underlayment may be included in the cost of installation. However, upgrading to a water barrier or premium underlayment will come at an additional cost.

Roof steepness (or pitch). How steep if your roof? Is it walkable? Does the project require the use of a lift or other special safety equipment? You should expect to pay more for installation on a steep roof.

Roof material. There are several types of metal roofing, including standing seam, shingles, metal tiles. Metal roofing comes in 1) stainless steel, 2) galvalume, 3) galvanized steel, 4) corrugated steel, 5) copper, and 6) aluminum. Copper is almost always going to be the most expensive. Steel or aluminum roofing will be more affordable.

Roof height. If you have a two-story home, you should expect to pay a little more for roof installation than you would with a one-story home.

Roof sealant. Applying a protective coating to your metal roof will incur an additional cost. However, the sealant will protect the roof from rust and water damage.

Soffits and fascia. Replacing soffits, fascia, and flashings may not be included in the cost per square. Make sure these pieces are included in the cost estimate though.

Rain gutter installation. Rain gutters prevent water from seeping into your roof. Many roofing contractors also install guttering. Gutters will add to the cost of your project, but they will help to protect your investment.

Roof ventilation. In some climates, it may be necessary to install some roof vents or an attic fan. If the proper ductwork is not already in place, venting the roof can be pretty pricey.

Cleanup. Make sure that cleanup is included in your written contract. The contractor should make sure that all nails and loose supplies have been picked up and thrown in the trash.

We hope this information has been helpful to you.
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