Considering Metal? Learn More About the Cost of a Standing Seam Metal Roof
Metal roofing continues to grow year over year, particularly in residential roofing. Where previously metal was seen as an option only for commercial and industrial roofs, homeowners have come to appreciate the durability, longevity, and aesthetic of metal roofing. A standing seam metal roof is an excellent option due to its watertight installation, but how much will a full metal roof cost?
At Dolan Roofing & Construction, our team of roofers has years of experience working with metal roofing, including standing seam systems. We’ve seen firsthand how effectively these roofs stand up against everything from intense heat to severe hail storms. Here are the cost factors to consider if you’re looking into metal roofing for your home.
How Much Does a Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost?
Standing seam metal roofing typically costs around $9–$12 per square foot, or $900–$1200 per square. While this is a typical range, the precise cost can depend on a range of factors.
Thickness of the Metal
As may be expected, thicker metal panels will be more expensive as they contain more material compared to their thinner counterparts. In general, metal with higher thickness will be more durable. However, opting for thinner metal panels for your standing seam roof can be a good way to reduce the overall cost.
Complexity of the Roof
While this goes for all roofing materials, the cost to install a standing seam metal roof will increase depending on the complexity of your roofing system. Roofs with many different angles or especially steep roofs make installation more challenging overall. This added difficulty will be reflected in the final price of the roof.
Type of Roof Being Replaced
Some types of roofs are more difficult to tear off and replace than others. Asphalt shingle roofs, for example, are among the easiest to remove, while something like tile (or an existing metal roof) will be more complicated.
Your existing roof is also a cost factor depending on your roof decking. Some types of decking can support metal, while others cannot. If your decking needs to be replaced, the overall cost will increase.
Style of Metal Roofing
Within standing seam metal roofing, there are various types of styles and colors that may be available. However, colored metal roofing will cost more per square foot.
Is a Standing Seam Metal Roof Worth the Cost?
Whether a standing seam metal roof is worth the cost will depend on your priorities. However, all else being equal, a standing seam metal roof will be much more cost-effective in the long run than most other roofing materials.
This is for two major reasons: its durability and its longevity. Metal roofs stand up very well against damage of all kinds, including hail and high winds. When installed by an expert, standing seam systems are especially effective at preventing moisture from entering your home. This incredible durability means you will pay less for roof repairs over the life of your roofing system. What’s more, given a service life of around 40–70 years or longer, those savings have several decades to add up.
That said, there’s no denying that the upfront cost of a standing seam metal roof is higher than more traditional materials like asphalt shingles. For some homeowners, it’s more important to reduce the upfront cost and keep some cash on hand for other things.
Consult with a Roofing Expert Today!
There are many strong arguments to support metal roofing for your home, but it all comes down to your needs, your budget, and in some ways, your roofing system. That’s where the experts at Dolan Roofing come in. Our team knows the ins and outs of installing metal roofing systems, and we can provide a complete and transparent quote on the cost to install a new standing seam metal roof on your home.
If you’re interested in metal roofing but would like a more specific estimate from your home before deciding, get in touch with our team today! We’ll be happy to schedule an inspection and provide a more precise quote for your home.