Over the years, the unique benefits of metal roofing (such as durability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness) are being realized and more people are choosing to install this type of roof. One question homeowners struggle with is the metal roofing price. It’s important to know how much these roofs may cost to install and to repair over time.
The average national cost for installing or replacing a metal roof is $8,123 for a home of 2000 square feet or less. This comes out to an average cost of $7-$13 per square foot. Metal roofs are more durable (and thus cost more) than other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles.
The overall metal roofing cost is influenced by factors such as material costs, labor and the size/shape of your home. The average labor cost is about $3,000 for a regularly shaped metal roof (with minimal steep slopes or shape changes). Labor costs can fluctuate if the roof is coated, waterproofed, or fitted with drip edges.
The biggest benefits of metal roofs are their durability and low maintenance costs. You’re likely to experience less frequent metal roofing problems and thus incur less on actual repairs. In many cases, repairs are done due to leaks, cracks and gaps, corrosion, or damage from inclement weather.
In addition, rust/corrosion issues can be minimized by using the right coating material. Damage from inclement weather is more difficult to avoid, but repairs commonly involve replacing damaged metal shingles or re-coating and re-sealing as necessary.