How Much Does a Metal Roof Cost?

When you need a new roof, there are plenty of materials from which to choose. Metal roofs are almost as popular as asphalt shingles, thanks to metal’s durability, fire resistance and waterproof nature. Before you make a final decision, however, you should research how much each roof type costs, as well as how much it costs to repair them.

Metal roof repair depends on how much damage and labor is involved. You may need to recover parts of the roof or simply seal leaks and refinish. Here’s an overview of what to expect.

Metal roof types

Metal roofing has come a long way over the years. You’re probably familiar with corrugated (or “standing seam”) metal roofing, which can be used on both commercial buildings as well as residences. However, metal roofs also include metal shingles. These shingles are aesthetically versatile—you might not even realize you’re looking at a metal roof!

Metal roof installation cost

If you’re installing a new metal roof, you can expect to pay around $8.50 to $16 per square foot. Shingles cost around $10.50 to $14 per square foot, while standing seam metal roofs cost between $12 to $16 per square foot. Of course, the total cost will depend on how large your building is, how much labor is involved and whether you have any architectural challenges that may make the work take longer. Typically, single-family homes have about 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of roof space. That means your roof could range from about $16,000 to $32,000, on average.

The best way to find out how much a metal roof will cost you is to talk to a roofing contractor. They’ll be able to give you a quote based on your square footage, design and chosen material. The good news is that when properly cared for, your metal roof should last around 50 years—and maybe even longer.

Metal roof repair cost

Repairing a metal roof depends on the source of the problem and how you want to fix it. There are three main options:

  • Sealing the leaks: Generally, repairing a leaking metal roof with sealant costs between $200 and $600. This will depend on how easy it is to access the roof, how much sealant is needed, how long the labor takes and whether there are any special challenges involved.
  • Covering with PVC membrane: You can recover your metal roof with PVC membrane, which costs around $2.75 to $4 per square foot. This is a great way to protect your roof, and depending on the brand and warranty, the investment could last you over 20 years.
  • Metal-over-metal recovering: Finally, you can recover your metal roof with additional metal coverings. This costs $7 to $10 per square foot, but it’s even more durable than PVC. It also adds superior insulation.

If you’re interested in installing or repairing a metal roof, call Greg’s Roofing of Bay County, Inc. today to arrange a consultation. We’d be glad to provide an estimate for your metal roof repair project.

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