What is the Cost of a Metal Roof?

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This is a question we get asked on a regular basis from most of the folks that call and ask about metal roofing. The answer is simple: The initial price is more than your typical asphalt roof. How much more? The average is about 2½ to 3 times as much as an asphalt roof or an aluminum metal shingle type of roof. However, these roofs will last over 100 years and require almost zero maintenance. During the next 20 years, you as a homeowner should expect to pay more than that to keep an asphalt roof on your house ... and then you will need to replace it again.

If we do an installation of a standing seam metal roof in aluminum with hidden fasteners and high wind rating, you could expect a price of 3 to 4 times the cost of an asphalt roof.

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Keep in mind that these numbers are ballpark. Every project is unique to some degree. There are many factors to consider in pricing a metal roof for a home. “The bear is always in the details.”

Here are just a few items that will affect the price of a metal roof: sky lights, valleys, dormers, chimneys, any additional roof penetrations, and ventilation improvements – just to name a few. Does the roof need to be stripped? How many layers? Does the roof need to be resheathed? What is the pitch of the roof? Is the building a one-story or is it four stories? What is the access around the building? As you can see, there are many factors. It would be nice to be able to say, “Here is a metal roofing calculator. Just plug in your numbers and you can get a price.” Unfortunately you will have to meet with one of with our roofing consultants. We will come to your home and actually look at the project before we can give you an estimate.

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Classic Metal Roofs, LLC installs a full line of metal roofing: aluminum “slate,” “shakes” and standing seam. We also do custom copper roofs, zinc roofs, and stainless steel roofs. Call for a free metal roof consultation. It would be our pleasure to give you a free estimate on a quality lifetime warranted metal roofing system.

Give us a call toll-free, at 866-660-6668. Or click here.

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Classic Metal Roofs, LLC,
Serving Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire
Toll free: 866-660-6668