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Metal Roof Cost Per Square Foot

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Calculating Metal Roof Cost Per Square Foot

Costs Depend Upon the Materials and Your Architecture

Building materials are usually sold by the “square” i.e., enough to cover 100 square feet. Professional installers calculate the total area plus the roof pitch, when applicable, to obtain the metal roof cost per square foot. For example, a total roof area of 6,500 sq ft, having a moderate roof pitch of 8 inches rise for every 12 inches run costs somewhere around $6.50 per square foot. The metal roofing cost per square foot also includes installation, labor, and all the materials needed to put up the whole system. The total contract value of the base roofing materials for that particular job would then be around $29,250, but the roof will probably not have to be replaced in your lifetime, which negates the upfront cost, actually saving money over the long run.

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Typical Metal Roofing Costs

Because of the slope, a roof generally has a larger square footage than the house it sits on — a 1,500-square-foot home could have a 2,100-square-foot roof. Interlocking aluminum shingles start around $6.50 to $9.00 per square foot for labor and materials, or $11,900 – $19,800 for a typical ranch-style home. Aluminum, standing seam, metal roof costs per square foot (panels) start around $9 to $11 a square foot, or $15,300 to $24,200 for a basic ranch-style home; costs can go up to $12 to $15 a square foot or more for complicated installation projects. These metal roofing prices could go higher depending on whether the residence is a two or three story home or townhouse; the location; the type of materials being removed and the difficulty of the removal project.

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Additional Factors Affecting Metal Roofing Prices

One of the factors that affect the price of a metal roof is the projected lifespan. While the average cost of metal roofing is more expensive than other roofing materials, a metal roof can give you a bigger chunk of savings because the materials used in metal roofing have longer lifespan compared to other roofing materials. For example, asphalt shingle roofs can last around 15 to 30 years (depending on environmental conditions) while metal roofs, such as those made of aluminum or copper, have a lifespan of 50 to 100 years.

The grade of the roofing materials (and the style) is also another factor that determines the price of the metal roofing. Metal roofing comes in different grades depending on the material it is made of. All roofing materials are coated with a certain type of alloy or finishing to make it corrosion-resistant; and the thickness of the coating used determines the grade of the metal roofing. Thicker coatings prolong the lifespan of the roof and come at a higher price, but it is worth it.

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Toll Free Calls: 866-Wis-Metal (866-947-6382)
In Madison, WI: 608-663-2687
In Milwaukee, WI: 414-727-1810

Metal Roofing Systems Only Works with the Most Reputable Metal Roofing Wholesalers

Metal roofing wholesalers sell all styles of metal roofs at a wholesale (reduced rate for B2B sales) price that can save the metal roof buyer, whether he/she is a contractor or homeowner, thousands of dollars. As metal roofing materials can be quite expensive, getting it from a wholesale dealer can help deter some of the costs for its installation in Waunakee, Madison, Racine, Stoughton, Milwaukee or elsewhere in Southern Wisconsin.

There are many benefits to metal roofing, and the fact that we only work with the most reputable wholesalers also means there’s …

  • No Skimping on Quality. The greatest thing about wholesale metal roofing is that you can save money, but you do not have to give up the quality. In addition, the quality of a wholesale metal roof is the same as a full price metal roof because it is a full price roof being offered at a discount price. And buying metal roofing in volume offers a deeper wholesale price.
  • High Volume Purchasing. Since Metal Roofing Systems deals in high volume purchasing of metal roofs as a metal roofing contractor, we are able to acquire our large variety of metal roofs at wholesale prices; and we pass those savings on to our consumers. You would never guess that our luxurious metal roofs were wholesale products because the quality is unmatched.
  • A Variety of Styles to Choose From. Wholesale suppliers have a huge wide variety of metal roof styles to choose from, so we too, can provide our own variety of metal roofs that come in many styles and colors, such as: Rustic Shingle, Oxford Shingle, Country Manor Shake, Clicklock 15 and IB Flat Roofing Systems (commercial flat roofs).
  • Plus, Wholesale Metal Roofing Definitely Saves You Money! Saving money with wholesale metal roofing is a great goal to have and is one that you can achieve by going through a reputable metal roofing contractor who deals with a reputable wholesale supplier. Not only will you find your new metal roof is pleasing to the eye, you will find it can be quite agreeable to your wallet, as well.

Metal Roof Wholesalers Provide Wholesale Roofs to Metal Roof Vendors like Metal Roofing Systems. Contact us today with questions, or to order your new metal roof!

Call Metal Roofing Systems Toll Free: 1-855-678–ROOF (7663)
In Madison, WI: 1-608-663-2687
In Milwaukee, WI: 414-727-1810


Metal Roofing Price — A Great Investment That Really Pays Off

Is a Metal Roof Worth the Price?

The price of a metal roof is certainly a consideration for homeowners contemplating a new roof but our Classic Metal Roof comes in at the low-end cost of the permanent roof category. Metal Roofing Systems has a range of permanent metal roofing systems that are ideal for residential customers and for business owners needing to install a flat roof.

Advantages of a Metal Roofing System

Let’s look at the advantages of our Metal Roofing Systems …

  • The very long lifespan of a metal roofs make them effectively cheaper than roofs that, at the outset, seem to be a bargain. The average lifespan of an asphalt roof is 17 years. An asphalt roof may require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years … if not sooner! On the other hand, our metal Roofing, which can last up to 100 years, will be the last roof you will install on your house. This will add to the resale value of your house and reduce the cost of insurance.
  • Metal roofs reflect the heat of the sun thereby reducing the energy required to cool your house during the summer. When our homeowners install metal roofing, they are eligible for increased energy tax savings of up to $1500 while the tax credit lasts.
  • Metal Roofing Systems can also handle all of your ventilation needs in the attic or under our metal roofs.
  • In addition, if your home qualifies for our “Showcase Home Discount,” you will receive a substantial reduction on your metal roof price. Plus, our Classic Metal Roof can be purchased for a great low price!

Testimony from our satisfied customers, Kerry & Patricia Pfeifer:
“After researching the product I realized the value was in the roofing system. So many conventional roofing systems need to be replaced ten, 15 or even 20 years later. I did not like the fact that I would have to put on another roof in 20 years — and I liked the fact that a metal roof adds so much to the resale value of my house.”

For an estimate or bid on a metal roof price, contact Metal Roofing Systems.

Our toll-free number is 855-678-ROOF (7663). For local calls in the Madison or Milwaukee Metro Areas, contact us at 608-663-2687 or 1-414-727-1810.


Metal Roofing vs. Shingles — Deciding What Is Cost Effective

Metal Roofing vs. Shingles Metal Roofs – Permanent Metal Roofing Solutions

Consider metal roof vs. shingles cost when determining your roof repairs or replacement. Metal Roofing Systems serves customers in Milwaukee, Madison and southern Wisconsin. If you are need of roofing, contact us for consultation on installing a metal roofing system on your home, house of worship, church or commercial building (flat commercial roofs). We will gladly offer advice and provide you with a bid estimate for your particular situation. We realize that there are many factors to consider when repairing or replacing your current roof and all of the costs associated with materials and labor.

Factors to Consider – Roof Repair or Replacement
There are many factors to consider when comparing a metal roof vs. shingles, cost being one of the main factors. Metal roof systems are permanent replacements (or in many cases, the metal roofs are installed over an existing roof) for traditional asphalt shingle and wood frame roofing. Some of the cost factors to consider include:

• Asphalt shingle roofs are less expensive than metal roofs

• Asphalt roofs need shingles replaced periodically

• Asphalt shingles and wood frame roofs usually require a complete replacement within 20 years due to natural deterioration

• Metal roofing systems are permanent and will last at least 100 years

• The initial cost of metal roofing and labor is always higher than with a shingle roof, but that is quickly offset when you consider that you don’t have to replace parts of the roof every few years, or the entire roof every couple of decades

• Usually, metal roofs are installed over existing roofs (the state of the current roof and local ordinances are the two main factors in whether a metal roof can be installed over your traditional asphalt roof)

• Metal roofs can withstand high winds (hurricane level winds) and easily withstand up to 1” hail, and the roofs are designed to be leak-proof – all of this means you do not have the occasional repair costs associated with shingle roofs

Learn what our customers have to say about metal roofing

Consultation and Information on Metal Roofs
We gladly provide estimates or bids (for churches and business throughout their bid analyses) for metal roof installation. Get the information that you need when considering a metal roof vs. shingles, and consider the differences in prices.

We invite prospective customers or “do-it-yourselfers” to attend one of our DIY seminars on metal roofing installation. You can also contact Metal Roofing Services customer service team with questions, or for more details about the various metal roof solutions we offer. Our toll-free number is 855-678-ROOF (7663). Local calls: 608-663-2687 or 414-727-1810.

Do It Yourself Roofing Seminars — Metal Roofing Systems, Madison & Milwaukee

Do It Yourself Metal Roofing“Do it yourself” metal roofing, available direct from the metal roof installation experts at Metal Roofing Systems, are available for residential customers in Madison, Milwaukee and in southern Wisconsin. Metal Roofing Systems installs entire roofing systems (most systems installed over existing roofs) in the metropolitan areas and suburbs, and we are pleased to offer periodic seminars. If you are considering installing a new home roof, a commercial roof, or a roof for houses of worship or churches, we invite your questions and attendance at a roofing seminar.

Roofing seminars for DIY roofers or for church boards considering long-term solutions to roofing are quite useful. Learn about DIY metal roofing seminars.

Attend a Seminar, Request a Bid from Metal Roofing Systems

Attend one of our “do it yourself” metal roofing seminars for information on attractive, durable, energy-efficient roofing. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your situation, and to provide a bid on our extremely durable, long-lasting metal roofing systems for church boards, residential or commercial customers, and to DIY roofers! We have a variety of attractive systems that fit well with almost any architecture.

Church boards are welcome to request a bid; we know this can be a lengthy process, so, consider a system that can preserve your new or historic building; reduce life-cycle costs for your building. Our innovative systems last at least 100 years – a practical legacy that your church board can leave to following generations of congregants. Review commonly asked questions about metal roofs.

DIY Metal Roofing – Consider Purchasing Our System

After attending a “do it yourself” metal roofing seminar, consider the wide range styles and quality roofing systems available from Metal Roofing Systems. Review our Photo Gallery to learn about metal roofing styles available to fit your architecture. When you request an estimate on roofing parts/panels and locking structures for your home or other structure, Metal Roofing Systems will gladly provide an estimate for the parts needed to replace your entire roof.

Whether you choose professional installation, or you can “do it yourself,” our durable, attractive, permanent products are available for installation. We can assist you with any part of the installation that you are not comfortable with doing yourself.

Interested in attending a Do it Yourself Metal Roofing Installation Seminar? Contact Metal Roofing Systems for more information. We serve Madison, Milwaukee and other nearby suburbs throughout Wisconsin. Our toll-free number is 855-678-ROOF (7663).