Metal Roof Installation Cost

What metal is used is an important factor in metal roof installation cost. Check out the article below to get a low down on prices of roof installation.
Talk about home improvement and increasing the value of your home, roofing is an extremely crucial aspect of that. Proper roofing not only increases the value of your house, but it is vital for insulation and to avoid leakages. It also gives a certain solidity and strength to the structure of the house. All in all roofing is that aspect of a house which cannot be ignored. Different roofing materials are used for their different characteristics like durability, style and cost. The form of the roofing material too matters a lot. It is the case particularly when you are looking at the cost of the roofing and of course its installation cost. Let us take a look at metal roofing cost.

Metal Roof Installation Prices

There are variations even if you say metal roofing - steel, aluminum, copper and so on. Plus there is also the form of material - large sheets, panels or shingles.

Aluminum Roof Installation
If for the roof installation, interlocking aluminum roofing shingles are used, they cost in the range of $7 to $9 for a square foot, including labor and material. For a typical ranch style home, the cost would be $11,900 to $19,800. For aluminum panel roofing, the aluminum panel, to be specific standing seam roofing will cost in the range of $9 to $11. That is for a square foot. Again here, considering that it is a basic ranch style home, the overall cost can be between $15,300 and $24,200. In addition to that if it is complicated installation, the cost of metal roof installation can go up to $12 to $15 per square foot.

Steel Roof Installation
The cost of installing metal roof with steel is around $600 for a roof square, for installing steel shingles. If you opt for standing seam metal roofing made out of steel, that will be around $750 per square. The equation is something like the lesser number of panels you order, the higher the price of the roofing shingles is going to be. An average ranch style home will cost around $22,000.

Copper Roof Installation
By far the most expensive when it comes to metal roof installation, copper metal roofing tops with costs around $12 only for the roofing material. If you want to calculate per square feet, the price including the material and labor can go till $18 and even more than that in some cases. If this figure is kept in mind, a single story house, can cost between $25,000 to $40,000. Further, if the installation is complex, it will cost even more.

Other Inclusions

There are some other factors which eventually affect the cost of metal roof installation. Here is more.

Professional Grade Work
Roof installation is basically a professional work and is not a project which can be done by individuals on their own.. For metal roofs, a number of websites will help you with some tips for that.

There is a larger square footage of the roof, than the house it actually is built on. Hence, a 1,500 square foot home can very well have a 2100 square foot roof. The building material have to be bought by the square, which is enough for covering 100 square feet. Moreover, it is a common practice to consider 10% more for waste on a simple roof. If it is not a simple installation that can go up to 15%.

All these things are important and affect the cost of installing metal roofs. A very important thing to remember is not to compromise on the quality of the roof even if it is slightly hard on your pocket. Finally, ensure that you check out the insurance credentials of the company. That's it! All the best!
By Medha Godbole
Published: 8/18/2010
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