Is It Still Expensive to Buy Metal Roofs Today?

Many Littleton, CO homeowners are seeing the vast advantages that metal roofs can provide their properties. These roofing materials can last for more than 50-70 years and require minimal maintenance and repairs thanks to their high durability and resiliency. However, there's one thing that puts off many potential investors in this high-quality roofing material: the price.

On average, metal roofing materials are about 140-160% the price of an asphalt shingle roof. Fair enough, asphalt shingle roofs can last for more than 20-30 years, a far cry from the 50-70 years (or a century) lifespan length of metal roofing materials. For homeowners who built their properties from scratch where cost reduction is heavily needed, asphalt shingle roofs can suffice.

However, because of its high demand in many cities and towns across the country, corrugated and standing-seam metal roofing have ideal material prices. You won't face any sudden price inflations when purchasing metal roofing materials. However, you'll need to contend with a higher-than-average material price tag.

In this light, the last thing that justifies a metal roof purchase is if it's exceptional enough to warrant a long-term investment. As professional roofers in Littleton, CO, we highly agree that metal roofs are an excellent buy thanks to its exceptional performance, long-term durability, and aesthetic options available to homeowners.

Remodeling Costs has an excellent post that dissects and shows the current prices of metal roofing materials below.

Installing a metal shingle roof on a residential home will cost, on average, between $8.00 and $10.00 per sq. ft. There are a number of factors that determine that cost, and we’ll explore them in this guide.

It’s perhaps most important to realize that of the three primary options for metal roofing (the others being Standing Seam at the high-end, and Corrugated and Ribbed Metal Panels at the low-end), Metal Shingle is in the middle of pack in terms of costs.

Understanding Your Options

At first mention, metal shingles sound bland, or perhaps too risky of an option in an area where they would clearly be outside the norm (i.e. all your neighbors have asphalt shingle roofs).

Yet, when researching metal shingles styles and options for residential homes, you might be surprised to pull up some images that look a lot like asphalt shingles.

Why would that be? Because the reality of metal shingles today, is that these are really metal tiles that are intended to mimic just about all other possible roofing styles designed for sloped roofs; slate tiles, ceramic tiles, asphalt shingles, cedar shakes and say redwood shingle are all materials that metal shingles can mimic.

From the curbside view, it would be hard to tell the difference between the metal material and its usual counterparts. That’s how diverse the metal roofing industry has gotten.

Add to this the idea that metal itself can have a pleasing appearance, as is the case with copper, zinc and painted aluminum and steel tiles. Gone are the days when metal shingles only have a silver/gray, metallic appearance. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a dependable metal roofing contractor to install your roof, you can count on us at Roper Roofing to deliver everything that you need. Contact us today to learn more!

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