Roofs are expensive, but metal roofs cost even more than traditional asphalt shingles. But metal also presents the greatest value. It’s important to do your research first in regards to the best metal roofing systems out there for you as well as cost.
Metal shingle roof installation on a typical residential home will cost between $9.50 and $15.50 per sq. ft., according to Home Remodeling Costs Guide There are three main options when it comes to metal roofing (shingles, standing seam and panel), with metal shingles and tiles being in the middle of the road in terms of price tag.
Metal Shingle Roof Considerations
Metal shingle installation typically involves an interlocking system that’s quick in terms of installation, plus it can hide fasteners really well. Interlocking tiles are the second most popular kind of metal roof for homes after standing seam.
Metal shingles will cost you between $3.50 and $6.00 per sq. ft. for all materials, including trim, which is two to three times more costly than asphalt.
The total cost of installation is between $9.50 and $15.50 per sq. ft., double or triple the cost of standard composition shingles. But you’re getting a lot more for your money, as metal poses a higher value for homeowners than any other material. You’ll pay more for certain materials though, such as for zinc or copper.
For example, copper costs between $12 and $16 per sq. ft. just for materials, while zinc costs between $6 and $8.50 per sq. ft. Aluminum and steel shingles and tiles are the most affordable, ranging from $3.50 to $6 per sq. ft.
Let’s put that into perspective. A steel shingle roof that covers 1,600 sq. ft. ranges from $12,000 to $18,000 installed.
Many things will determine price range, such as location and material or contractor availability. Another thing impacting price will be whether or not the existing roof has to be taken off and disposed of. This isn’t very common with metal shingles but it’s something to think about.
Colors come in an unlimited variety, but you’ll likely be presented with 12 or so popular options to choose from.
When it comes to which roof materials last the longest, metal and stone take top billing. Metal shingles in particular make a great investment. In fact, by the time a house has experienced three lifecycles of asphalt shingles, a metal roof may need replacement for the first time!
Contact Revered Roofing in the South Shore
Eager to learn more about metal shingle roofs? Just contact our experienced Plymouth MA metal shingle roofers today at 781-536-4589. In the meantime, check out some of our recent metal roof projects for inspiration.
We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality roofing products, including Hanson, Taunton, Marshfield, Quincy, Falmouth and Plymouth.
Our home looks amazing and finally coming together. From materials delivered, roof installed, new skylight, new trim, and cleanup all done in 2 days. Paul and his team were professional organized and a pleasure to have around.