As a manufacturer and distributor of all kinds of metal roofing systems, we hear from just people in almost every stage of the construction process - architects, designers, distributors, supply yards, roofers, contractors, home and building owners. Interestingly, it doesn’t matter who's asking the questions, because they tend to be quite similar. The two questions we hear most frequently are:
“How much does a metal roof cost?”
"How much does it cost to install?”
While these are sensible questions to be asking, it may surprise you to learn that roofers and roof contractors often ask these questions. Think about that. It would seem, to the common homeowner, that asking a reputable local roofer about the cost of a metal roof you saw online would get you useful answers. But in more cases than not, the local roofer just doesn’t have enough (or any) experience with metal roofing to understand either prices or options.
While metal roofing has doubled and even tripled its share of the roofing market over the last few decades, it still makes up less than 20 percent of the market. That means a greater than 80 percent chance that the roofer you call will have little or no experience with metal roofing, and so, no helpful answers for you.