If you are considering investing in a new metal roof, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, now only we will cover the latest prices homeowners are paying for metal roofing across the US, but we will also shed some light on ROI expectations across several different dimensions like enjoyment factor and curb-appeal, energy savings, and lifecycle cost.
We will also explain how much of your initial investment you can recoup at the time of selling your property aka resale to help answer the key question: “Is a metal roof worth the cost?”.
Before we jump into the various cost factors and benefits of metal roofs, we must make it clear that not all metal roofs are created equal. In fact, there are four main types of metal roofs you need to be aware of:
Metal shingles, shakes, and tiles – This category represents one the more traditional types or styles of metal roofing for homes, as metal shingles, shakes, and tiles are designed to mimic or resemble the traditional roofing materials like composition asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, tiles, and natural slate.
Standing seam – This is by far, one of the most well-known and popular styles of metal roofing characterized by the raised vertical ridges called the seams, hence the name “standing seam.
Stone coated steel shingles, shakes, and tiles – this style of metal roofing is popular with homeowners in Florida and southwest including Texas, Arizona, California, and Nevada.
Ribbed metal panels – This is a budget category of metal roofs for homeowners who want the look and durability of metal but don’t want to pay the premium cost.
Residential-grade metal roofs can cost anywhere from $7.50 to $18.00+ per square foot installed, depending on the style and choice of material, project difficulty, your home’s location, and the company you choose to hire.
Standing seam is considered the most expensive kind of metal roofing, while ribbed and corrugated metal roofs are the least-costly of the bunch, making them the most-budget friendly option (not necessarily the best option, in some cases far from it).
Here is a detailed breakdown of costs by system type to help you get a better sense of what to expect:
If you are a homeowner wondering about the cost of a new roof, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will cover the most common roofing systems and what you can expect to pay for a complete roof replacement on a typical home.
First and foremost, it needs to be stated that consumer inflation has been running wild in the last couple of years, impacting the cost of building materials and the cost of professional labor due to supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. With that being said, we have seen double digits annual increases in residential roofing costs for homeowners in the last two years.
Unfortunately, the inflation shows no signs of slowing down, as consumers are looking to protect the value of their dollars by making all sorts of purchases including major home remodeling upgrades that have been bolstered by the unprecedented gains in real estate values since the beginning of pandemic.
Cost per square foot for most common roof types:
Fiberglass composition shingles (asphalt)
3-tab strip shingles (basic):
$4.00 to $6.00 per square foot installed
Architectural or dimension shingles (better):
$4.50 to $8.50 per square foot installed
Premium designer and specialty shingles (best):
$6.50 to $9.50 per square foot installed
Metal shingles, shakes, and tiles (good):
$8.50 to $14.50 per square foot installed
Corrugated and ribbed metal panels (basic):
$4.50 to $9.00 per square foot installed
Stone coated steel shingles and tiles (good):
$9.00 to $14.50 per square foot installed
Standing seam (premium):
$10.00 to $18.00 per square foot installed
Concrete and Clay Tiles
Concrete tiles (good premium quality):
$8.00 to $20.00 per square foot installed
Clay tiles (best premium quality):
$10.00 to $25.00 per square foot installed
Cedar Shingles and Shakes
Cedar shingles (good quality):
$8.00 to $14.50 per square foot installed
Cedar shakes (premium quality):
$10.00 to $16.50 per square foot installed
Composite roofing: Simulated shingles, shakes, and tiles