Many Factors Impact the Cost of a Metal Roof
Metal roofing has gained popularity in recent years, especially in the residential roofing industry. Long seen as an exclusively commercial or industrial roofing material, homeowners have warmed to metal because it is durable, efficient, and customizable. However, metal roofing is still more costly upfront than other common roofing materials like asphalt shingles. What can you expect for the cost of a metal roof in San Antonio? We’re here to answer that question!
At Dolan Roofing & Construction, we work with a wide variety of materials, including metal roofing. We want to make sure our customers are well informed about all the options they have when it comes to their home’s roof. Here’s what you should know about the cost of a metal roof in San Antonio!
What is the cost of a metal roof in San Antonio?
In San Antonio the average cost of a metal roof falls somewhere in the range of $10,00 to $50,000.
Why is it that the cost to install a metal roof can vary so widely? Many factors about your roofing job can affect the final price of your metal roof.
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Factors that affect the cost of a metal roof
The size of your roof, the metal used, and your location are all factors that impact the cost of a metal roof. Let’s take a closer look at each of these.
Type of metal used
The type of metal used to build your new metal roof will greatly impact the overall cost. Materials like aluminum, galvalume, and steel (not stainless) tend to be less expensive metals that will still provide excellent durability. However, more durable metals such as stainless steel are more expensive, while copper roofing—highly durable, resistant to corrosion, and aesthetically pleasing—typically ranks as the most expensive metal used in roofing.
In addition to the material costs, some metals are simply more difficult to install. Copper, for instance, is easily warped during installation, and therefore takes a more skilled contractor to install correctly.
The size of your roof
Of course, the more roofing you need the more expensive your new metal roof will be. The roof of the average 1,800-square-foot home is around 3,000 square feet, some homes are much larger (or smaller)– the larger the roof, the more material and labor is required. If you are choosing more expensive metals, like copper, and you have a large roof, the cost can add up quickly.
Other considerations: Cost savings
Of course, while the cost to install a metal roof varies greatly, upfront cost isn’t the only thing that should factor in when deciding whether to install a metal roof on your home. Thanks to their unique properties, metal roofs are also an excellent investment in the long term, as their higher installation costs often outweigh the overall cost over the life of the roof.
The improved durability of metal means homeowners will spend less on repairs over time, and the greater longevity means a metal roof will not need to be replaced any time soon. Meanwhile, metal roofing is an excellent insulator, which can help cut down on heating and cooling costs. These and many other factors help to reduce the overall cost of a metal roof.
Contact Dolan Roofing to Learn More!
If you’re interested in a metal roof for your home, Dolan Roofing is the roofer to call! Our team of knowledgeable roofing experts will be able to provide more information about metal roofing options, including our recommendations for the type of metal roof that makes sense for your cost needs and for the climate here in San Antonio. Contact us today!