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finished steel batten seam panel | Metal Roof Network

Among the most common questions we hear on a regular basis is: "How much for a new metal roof?" It's not an unusual question, but it's one that proves extremely difficult to answer with anything less than more questions. Metal Roof Network has metal roofs it sells for prices ranging from 99 cents a square foot up to nearly $30 a square foot. How to you "ball park" the cost of a metal roof with such an enormous range of options? There are at least half a dozen different types of metal roofs (more than one type of galvanized steel, natural steels, aluminum, copper, zinc and other uncommon types as well), a wide range of thicknesses and alloys for each material, different finishes and a big variety of profiles too. Add all of these variables into the mix and you can see why attempting to approximate the price of a metal roof becomes an exercise in guesstimating!

Here's a quick-and-dirty approximation for metal roof pricing: low end metal roofing (like our finished steel value panel) is typically in the $1 to $2 per square foot range (with most contractors installing these in the $1 to $3 per square foot range depending on the specifics of the job). Average quality metal roofing often ends up costing somewhere between $2.5 and $5 per square foot (plus roughly the same range of prices for installation) and high end metal roofs are between $6 and up to as high as $30 per square foot (plus installation costs). It's a very wide range and probably not very helpful, which is why we offer our free homeowner's guide to re-roofing booklet. There's a lengthy formula in there just for metal roof pricing, so it's certainly worth a read to anyone considering a new roof. Another option? Give us a call! We can ask you a few questions over the phone, narrow down the style and material you're most interested in, and provide general numbers specific to your job.


About the material itself or the price? For someone looking for a cheap, temporary fix, asphalt roofing is a decent choice. But it can't hold a candle to metal roofing in terms of durability, performance or lifespan.
Posted @ Friday, June 03, 2011 4:42 PM by Jessica Timmons
The prices of roofing are fluctuating these days. What do you say about that?
Posted @ Sunday, August 21, 2011 5:20 AM by Chimnew Sweep Portland
Prices have actually been relatively stable for some time. Most manufacturers of steel and aluminum products have only raised their prices once in the last few years and if you're getting differing prices from differing metal roof vendors, my suspicion is that you're comparing apples and oranges. We recently quoted a roof for a structure and the range of prices was $.65/sq ft up to $11/sq ft - and every product was a "metal roof."  
If you need some help clarifying the prices you're getting, we're happy to help you decipher the variations.
Posted @ Monday, August 29, 2011 2:41 PM by Jessica Timmons
Just shopping roof is est. 2K/sq/ft 
26/29 GA. Sand color prefered.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:22 PM by Frank Zubrick
It's true, you really need to know what type of metal roofing you want to get an accurate "ball park" figure. Most people think you can just throw a number out there based on square footage...just doesn't work that way. Good post.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 03, 2013 2:35 PM by Metal Roofing Orlando
Metal roofing is definitely the safe, durable option. Quality before price, I always say (when I can afford it).
Posted @ Monday, August 05, 2013 12:05 AM by Rooftop Construction
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