As manufacturing processes become more efficient and cost effective and demand for metal roofing increases, the cost of metal roofing has stayed relatively the same and even decreased from time to time. Shingle prices, however, have continually increased as the price of oil has gone up. The combination of these two trends has made metal roofing very price competitive (and in some cases even lower) than shingle roofing. Depending on the metal roof purchased and your roof contractor, the total installed metal roofing price could vary from $125 to $1100 per square. A square is equal to 100 square feet and is the measurement that is used to determine the size of your roof coverage area for quoting a metal roofing price. Since metal is a premium upgrade, you can expect metal roofs to cost more up-front than an asphalt shingle roof. However, over the life of the roof, a metal roof can save you over 60% in total installation and maintenance costs.
The decision to select a metal roof is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal roofing, on the other hand, will provide years of low maintenance service life.
To make an informed decision, make sure your metal roof dealer or contractor quotes the prices and the costs of the full range of metal roofing paint grades and gauges available. Stepping up to a premium grade typically adds very little to the overall metal roofing cost since installation is such a large component of the metal roofing cost. In many cases, a few hundred dollars of metal roofing installation cost can mean the difference between getting an unwarranted low-end grade or a premium grade metal roof with a Lifetime Warranty.
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