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Metal Roof Pricing (6 Types of Metal Roofs)

January 12, 2024 | 3 min. read

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If your roof is old and leaking – it’s time for an upgrade. And for some homeowners, new, modern metal roofs are calling their name.

We know that metal roofs are expensive, but how expensive could they actually be? Is a metal roof really going to break the bank?

While Rescue my roof does not currently handle metal roofing projects, we have helped hundreds of homeowners navigate the roof budgeting process. With our strong belief in price transparency in the roofing industry, our customers understand what goes into the price of their roof – and you will, too.

In this article, we’ll explore the factors that influence the cost of metal roofs and provide insights into what homeowners can expect when considering this resilient roofing option. Ultimately, you’ll be able to budget appropriately for your dream roof.

How Much Does A Metal Roof Cost?

Price breakdown of metal roofing materials.

Rescue My Roof does not currently handle metal roofing projects, but you need to have a full list of available options when looking into the price estimation for your next roof. 

A metal roof is estimated to cost from $15,000 – $50,000. The range you see in price here is most likely impacted by the factors we are discussing in this article (size, complexity, etc.) but also by the type of metal roofing you are choosing.

Broken down by square footage, the price ranges from $15-50. With such a wide price range and selection of materials, you’ll want to consider all of your options for roof shingles. 

How Materials Impact A Metal Roof’s Cost

The overall cost of your roof will fluctuate based on square footage, accessibility, time and labor, and, of course, materials.

The type of metal you choose for your roof will have an impact on the price. Below, we’ve broken down the price ranges for the most popular metal roofs.

1. Aluminum Roofs

Gray aluminum metal roof.

Aluminum roofs are long-lasting and durable. They are also ideal in cases where you live in a hot climate as they reflect heat.

The bright side: they can last up to 40 years. The downside: the price. Aluminum shingles can cost anywhere from $9 to $12 per square ft

2. Copper Roofs

Copper roofs are extremely long-lasting (with some still standing over 60 years later) and they are fire-resistant. 

But the benefits of this type of roof come at a high cost: Copper roofs can cost between $13 – $25 per sq. ft. And the price can fluctuate greatly depending on the current market rate.

To get an accurate estimate on a copper roof, contact a specialized contractor to get an estimate.

3. Corrugated Metal Roofs

Corrugated metal roof.

Corrugated metal roofs look awfully fancy. They have repeated wavy patterns throughout that will give your roof a lot of texture. If you live in harsh weather conditions, this roof is perfect as it is stronger than many other types of roofs.

As a bonus: they are also one of the least expensive types of metal roofs. Corrugated Metal Roofs can run anywhere from $3.50 – $6.50 per sq. ft. 

4. Standing Seam Metal Roofs 

Black standing seam metal roof on a modern home.

These are most common for metal roofing in the U.S. They are long sheets of metal joined by interlocking edges. 

Standing seam metal roofs are also fairly inexpensive, running at $8 – $14 per sq. ft. 

5. Steel Roofing 

Steel metal roof.

Steel roofing has many upsides: weather-resistant, energy-efficient, and recyclable. 

But it comes at a price. Steel roofing tends to be $6 – $12 per sq. ft. and does not have as long of a life expectancy as other roofs. 

6. Tin Roofing

Tin metal roof.

Tin roofing has one of the biggest price ranges associated with it, as it can be anywhere from $3 -$15 per sq. ft. 

While it is extremely eco-friendly and long-lasting, this price can be a deterrent. Our advice: read through this article thoroughly to see if there is another more affordable option for you before doing an impulse buy. 

Choosing the Right Metal for Your Roof

Selecting the right metal roofing material involves a careful evaluation of your specific needs and preferences. Whether you prioritize durability, energy efficiency, or a unique aesthetic, the diverse range of metal roofing materials ensures that there’s a perfect fit for every homeowner.

Take the time to weigh the pros and cons of each option, consult with roofing professionals, and make an informed decision that not only protects your home but enhances its beauty for years to come.

Learn more about choosing the right roofing materials with “Why You Shouldn’t Install Metal Roofs over Shingle Roofs” and “Which Roofing Material has the Best Warranty?

While Rescue My Roof does not currently offer metal roofing, we are platinum-level certified installers of Atlas asphalt shingles. If you need asphalt roof replacements or repairs in southeastern Wisconsin, contact us today to get a free estimate.