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How Much Does Metal Roofing Cost Per Square Foot?

For many years metal roofs have gained much popularity all throughout the country. People love the fact that it is energy-saving, the aesthetic appeal, quality in weather emergencies, home protection, long-lasting, environmental sustainability. A metal roof is one of the most solid investments you can make to raise your home’s value. If you are about to replace your roof or are building a new home, then you should begin to research the different options available for you. Depending on the style of your home, your location, and your favored designs, the costs of your new metal roof will vary based on a mixture of things that will be detailed even deeper throughout this article.

Benefits of Metal Roofs

Metal roofing has a lot to offer for its homeowners and property owners. Of course, this is all depending on your average weather conditions and always checking with your roofing contractor first. Metal roofs are also highly fire resistant and resistant to smoke damage. This ability can make them an excellent long-term choice even though they tend to be more expensive at first, the long-term cost may surprise you. It can be both useful and appealing to the eye, plus it is expected to hold up through weather issues like snow, ice, rain, and hail damage better than many other material types of roofing. This type of material offers many benefits for any size of the home in almost every area of the country.

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You should expect to pay $850–$1,600 per roofing square.

Calculating the Roofing Square Cost of Metal Roofs 

The cost of a metal roof will typically pay off in the end. Even more, there are many different pricing options that could be helpful financially for you. So if you happen to be concerned about the cost of installing a metal roof, chances are that there is a metal roof or metal roofing material that fits into your budget! Even though at first glance you will think metal roof prices might seem overly high compared to the average wood or asphalt shingle choices, the benefits aren’t always considered right away. After you have heard this good news, you are most likely wondering how much a metal roof would cost you. Well to answer this question these prices will vary depending on certain metals and sizes you will need. As of March 2021, you should expect to most likely pay between $8.50–$16.00 per square foot of metal roofing including installation, or $850–$1,600 per roofing square. In roofing terms, a “square” or sheet is referring to 100 square feet of roof or a roll that is fit to cover 100 square feet of roof.

Now that you know this, you can calculate the cost of your possible new metal roof per square foot based on the size of your roof and the price per square or metal roofing price per sheet.

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As you know, this sizing is slightly approximate so you will need to give or take a little bit when you are calculating. The price of a square depends on the type of metal roof that you end up selecting; like, metal shingles typically cost between $10.50 – $14.00 per square foot including the installation, while standing joint metal roof costs tends to be slightly more expensive, costing between $12.00 – $16.00 per square foot on average. You will want to always check with your roofing contractor and make sure that the appropriate type of roofing they are working with is excellent from their perspective and if there might be any additional costs you want to know about.

Also, be informed that you may need to cover the costs of removing your old roof if it is offered. You should also be aware that metal roofing of any kind can be around two or three times more expensive than asphalt shingles or similar typical roofing materials in most locations, but it might end up being a worthwhile and cost-effective choice in the long term. The cost of a metal roof also depends on the size and shape of your roof, your local market rates, the type of home you have, and any other special conditions such as unique climate or weather factors like wind damage on your roof that they will build for.

With all of this being said, you can begin to estimate based on these costs and start to assume that your new metal roof will cost around $12.00 – $13.00 per square foot, and a typical single-family home requires between 1,500 – 2,000 square feet of metal roofing, or if your home is much bigger or shaped oddly you can assume that your new roof will cost between $18,000 – $26,000. The thickness of the metal roof, the roof type and quality of the color finish that you choose, and the unique shape, details, and other parts that make your roofing project unique all play a role in the cost of your roof as well. There are less expensive or cheaper metal roofing options like folded steel or ribbed steel in addition.

The most important thing is to find something that fits your budget, style and will provide the best protection as the literal roof over you and your family’s heads. If you think you might want something other than a metal roof, we have made a similar post for other types of roofs for you.

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