Is It Still Expensive to Buy Metal Roofs This Year?

Metal roofing -- either corrugated or standing seam -- is what your dependable Littleton, CO roofer believes to be one of the best roofing materials available in the market. Unfortunately, you've seen how high its prices can get, which makes it quite an investment for anybody planning to use highly-durable roofing materials for their home. However, is it still expensive to buy metal roofs this year? Has the demand died down?

The price of metal roof depends on two factors: supply and demand. Basic economics tells us that metal roofing supply and demand should have stabilized long ago. While it has, metal is still highly-priced when you compare it against conventional asphalt shingles or clay tiles. You might even wonder why it's still expensive when most manufacturers use recycled materials to manufacture brand-new metal roofing material.

The entire process of manufacturing high-quality metal roofs makes it more expensive. Quality manufacturers focus on improving the roofing material's density and longevity. They achieve this by galvanizing or galvaluming roofing materials -- coating them with zinc or aluminum. As a result, they yield a roof that has 50 years of lifespan and dependability, and sometimes it even goes beyond expectations.

While they're still pricey, the high quality of metal roofs available from manufacturers is truly undeniable. You can approach any manufacturer or qualified Littleton, CO roofer partnered with metal roofing suppliers, and you can always get great results in every project.

Home Advisor has a great breakdown of metal roofing prices for 2020. Read more about it below:

Metal Roof Cost

Professional metal roofing installation costs an average of $9,166. Most homeowners pay between $5,143 and $13,589. The prices vary by material, style and labor rates in your area. Standing seam styles are between $7 and $14 per square foot. Modular press-formed panels and granular-coated unites are between $8 to $10 per square foot.

Metal Roofing Prices Per Square, Sheet or Panel

Depending on the form and material, metal roofing can run anywhere from $75 to $1,000 and more per square. A square, as mentioned above, is a measurement that equals 100 square feet. There are three common forms to choose from: sheet, standing seam, and shingles that resemble asphalt, wood, slate or tile. Within each of these categories there are many varieties – called profiles – to consider.

Sheet: $75-$600 per square

  • Types include: R Panel, 5V Crimp, corrugated, through-fastened
  • Typically galvanized or galvalume steel
  • "Agricultural" aesthetic
  • 24-30 gauge
  • Exposed fasteners
  • Painted and unpainted options
  • Low-cost

Standing Seam: $200-$1,000 per square

  • Types include: through-fastened, clip-fastened
  • Typically galvanized or galvalume steel
  • Also available in aluminum, copper, and zinc
  • Popular style
  • "Modern" aesthetic
  • 18-28 gauge
  • 24-26 gauge for residential
  • 12" to 20" wide panels that are cut to the size of your roof (Continued)

Remember, always work with professionals to achieve exceptional results for all your roofing needs. If you have yet to find a dependable contractor, you can count on us at Roper Roofing. We're always servicing homes all over Littleton, CO. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!


795 McIntyre St. Suite 303
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 720-809-7586



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