Metal roofs are becoming popular in Arizona. They are prized for their durability and their eye-catching look.
Metal roofs are expensive with an average home costing between $3750 to $20000. While the upfront cost of metal roofs is high they have been known to last as long as 50 years. Metal roof also increase the resale value of your home.
Factors Effecting Metal Roof Cost
There are a lot of things that change the cost of a metal roof. Below are the biggest factors.
By far the biggest thing that determines the price of a metal roof is the material you choose. While everyone loves a copper roof they are the most expensive. Corrugated steel roofs are the cheapest and there are some new styles that look good – not like a barn as older styles did.
- Corrugated steel panels: $120 to $150 per square
- Steel or aluminum shingles: $265 to $375 per square
- Stone-coated steel: $350 to $425 per square
- Standing seam: $400 to $600 per square
- Copper or zinc: $700 to $900 per square
A square is a roofing term for 100 square feet. If your roof is 1950 square feet you will often be charged for 2000 square feet since materials can often be purchased only by the square.
Number of Roof Adornments
The cost of your metal roof will increase for every feature on the roof such as vents, solar panels, and sunlights. That’s because it takes a lot of extra work to create high quality seals around these areas.
Roof pitch is a term for the slope of your roof. If you have a high pitched roof it will cost more money. That’s because the surface area of your roof increases as the pitch grows. Please keep in mind that the square footage of a pitched roof will be different than the square footage of your home.
Not only do pitched roofs require more material but they can require additional safety rigs.
Which Contractor You Choose
There is a big difference in craftsmanship between roofers for metal roofs. While almost anyone can install shingle roofing, metal work is a specialized skill that must be done with care. Find a roofer with a specialized metal roofing crew.
We recommend that you get three quotes before selecting a roofer. If one of the roofers is a lot cheaper or more expensive than the others find out why. If it sounds to good to be true it is. Make sure the company will be around to service your warranty years down the line. Also, make sure that the roofer you select is licensed and insured or you could be held responsible for accidents are the job site.
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