Can I Have a Metal Roof Installed for Less?

Metal roofs seem to be a common goal for many homeowners. This type of roofing offers some significant benefits compared to other types of roofing because it is durable. Therefore, as a homeowner, there’s a higher chance that you’ll permanently save vast amounts of money on repair, maintenance, and roof replacement. However, there have been some significant issues that are currently interfering with homeowners regarding metal roofing.

Types of Metal Roofing Materials

Generally, there are three common forms of metal roofs: standing seam, corrugated panels, and shingles. While each type of metal roof is different, they all offer the same kind of benefits: long-lasting durability and low maintenance costs.

  • Standing Seam Metal Roofs

These types of roofs feature raised seams that interlock and run vertically from the ridge of the top, down to its eaves. The ends of each panel are then crimped to grip onto the adjacent metal panel, forming a weather-tight seal. These metal roofs are highly durable and can last for decades without any problems. However, they are also quite expensive compared to other types of metal roofs.

  • Corrugated Metal Roofs

These metal roofs are made up of panels with wave-like patterns. These patterns help in providing additional strength and rigidity to the roofing panels. Corrugated metal roofs are usually made up of galvanized steel or aluminum, and they are quite popular in commercial and industrial applications. As you continue reading, you’ll know more about their residential applications.

  • Shake Metal Roofs

Shake metal roofs are designed to mimic the look of traditional wood shakes. They are usually made up of interlocking panels that have a textured surface. These metal roofs are quite popular among homeowners because they provide a more traditional and aesthetic look to the home. In this case, the metal panels are usually steel or aluminum.

What Is the Cost of Metal Roofing Materials?

Metal roof material cost can be easily determined or estimated using a square footage calculator. This is because most metal roofs are sold by the square foot. For instance, if you want to install a new metal roof on a home with 1,500 square feet of roof area, you would need to purchase between 15 and 20 squares of material.

The cost of the metal roofing material itself will range from $2.50 to $4.00 per square foot, depending on the type of metal roofing that you choose. For instance, corrugated steel roofs are usually the cheapest, while standing-seam roofs are generally the most expensive.

In addition to the cost of the metal roofing material, you will also need to factor in the installation cost. The standard cost of installing a metal roof is $5,000 to $10,000. This will vary depending on the size and complexity of your roof and the type of metal roofing that you choose.


It’s also important to note that the cost of metal roofs can vary depending on the region in which you live. For instance, metal roofs are usually more expensive in areas that experience a lot of snow and ice. This is because special considerations need to be made to ensure that the roof can withstand the weight of the snow and ice. Contact Manada Roofing Inc. today to get a free quote for your next roofing project.