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:Read More
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What does a metal roof cost? It's what almost everyone who contacts us wants to know. And, by Murphy's Law, it's also the trickiest question to answer! There are so many variables that there is no single answer. The cost of a metal roof depends on any number of factors, but today we're doing our best to offer an answer that should be useful to everyone.Read More
Topics: metal roof cost
Since very few homeowners ever walk on the roof to get an up-close look, it’s not uncommon for problems up there to go unnoticed for years. While I have made reference to this “hidden” aspect of the roofing business in my free booklet, it’s reassuring to read about others in the building industry making the same observation. Here’s an interesting piece on the topic from MSN.
It probably happens once a week - we receive a set of drawings or blueprints with a request to “price a metal roof” for the owner or contractor supplying the plans. And every time, we ask the same question first - "What KIND of metal roof?" We can't take one step forward without a reply, because there are literally hundreds of possible answers to such a request!
When shopping for a metal roof, there are a few things you need to know to be sure you're understanding the numbers. Once you get the basics figured out, you should be able to quickly decide how to choose the best option for your application. While the fact that metal is the best roofing material you can buy, it does require either a little homework from you or a supplier who specializes in just metal roofing. Here are the important things that affect the prices of a metal roof:
One of the most confusing things building owners face when investigating metal roofing is the enormous range of prices. Almost no other architectural finish has such a dramatic difference between the lowest and highest prices. Understanding why is critical to choosing the best option for your home, so here are three things you absolutely need to know about metal roof prices (that your local big box store won't tell you!).
When it's time for a new roof, your budget is likely your top priority. But if considerations like performance, aesthetics and green factor matter to you as well, you're probably considering a metal roof. So how do you balance a metal roof budget? Read on!
Considering a new roof? Want the longevity and performance of a metal roof like one of these? Wondering how in the world to price that new metal roof? Well, here are a few ways we can help:
- Check out this interesting article written by our very own Chris Testa on exactly that topic.
- Use the handy formula in our re-roofing booklet - a comprehensive 50-page guide that no homeowner considering a new roof should go without. Get your free copy here. Or give us a call or click and we can throw some numbers your way.
- Understand that the short answer is probably somewhere between $5,000 and $100,000.
- Understand that the long answer depends on the material, the profile, the size, complexity and location of the job, the type of installer you want, the kind of permits your city or county requires and a few other factors too.
So what's the best way to price a new metal roof? It boils down to finding a reputable installer and supplier, choosing the material and profile, and then getting a take-off down of your roof. That's the only way to get an accurate number for your project. But if you're still considering your options and you just need a ballpark figure, the same reputable supplier should be able to give you a numbers range after asking a few questions about your project.
We're spreading the Metal Roof Network gospel as far as we can, because we think it's important to turn everyone into educated roof consumers. It's why we offer our FREE re-roofing booklet, nearly 50 pages worth of valuable information that helps you: