Steel, aluminum, and copper can last for almost a century even only with minimal maintenance. Given their sturdy and durable core, galvanized/galvalumed layers, and additional acrylic elastomeric protective paint, metal roofing is one of the best roofing materials available for homeowners. However, it’s truthfully one of the most expensive materials to invest in, which means it can take a while for any homeowner to secure a full-fledged corrugated or standing seam metal roof.
However, given the huge investment it requires, we believe as London ON’s finest metal roofers that metal roofing is a great long-term roofing material that is worth having. Metal roofs are unquestionably reliable. In addition, working with top-tier metal roofers ensures you have a well-installed roofing system. Metal roofs use fasteners that require proper concealing (standing seam metal roofs) and adjustments to ensure excellent allowances that prevent damages due to contraction and expansion during cold or hot temperatures.
The roofing material itself makes up about 75-80% of the total roofing expenses you’ll encounter. The rest is for labor, which might involve building additional roofing support structures. Standing seam panels are quite heavy than asphalt shingles or clay tiles. However, it can be easier to install and build than the support structures for slate tiles, which are some of the heaviest roofing materials available to homeowners.
In addition, if you’re using old traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles or tile roofing, your roofing labor will need to tear off this roof before they can install your standing seam or corrugated metal roof. This can extend the hours of labor, which can cause you to have huge expenses.
If you’re wondering how much it will be to tear off and replace your roof, here is Home Advisor with the most precise estimates:
Cost to Reroof a House
Reroofing a house costs an average of $7,817, with most homeowners spending between $5,347 and $10,561. It’s important to note that this price fluctuates depending on factors like:
- How it’s installed on your frame/deck
- Products and supplies
- Code requirements
- Skylights, chimneys, plumbing pipes or other features
When you’re getting an estimate, it’s important to know they’re going to quote you on a “per square” basis. For these projects, 100 square feet is considered a roofing square.
The per square rate contains all relevant factors:
- The price of the shingles
- Any protective elements (if you live in cold or hot climates)
- Removal of waste
Roofing materials alone cost anywhere from $100 per square to $1,000 per square, depending on the type you choose. For an average roof of 17 squares (according to the United States Census, which puts average home size at 2,200 square feet and two stories), that makes for average total product prices like:
$2,500 for 3-tab asphalt shingles
$3,000 for galvanized steel
$14,000 for stainless steel
$20,000 for high-end options like slate
$25,000+ for copper (Continued)
Remember, it’s important for metal roofs to have the best installations to ensure its long lifespan and performance. To achieve this, make sure you work with companies such as us at Cub Roofing. We assure you only of the best results in your roofing needs. Contact us today!