Metal Roofing Calculator

Metal Roofing Material and Price Estimate

Cost Comparison of Metal Roofing

MaterialMaterial price per square footTotal cost
MaterialMaterial price per square footTotal cost
Corrugated steel$1.00–$2.50$9,350–$19,500
Aluminum shingles$3.15–$6.00$15,500–$28,000
Galvanized steel shingles$3.35–$4.25$17,000–$25,000

How do I estimate the cost of a metal roof?

Divide the length of your roof by the width of the metal. In our example we will use 24-inch standing seam roofing, so we will divide 360 inches by 24, which equals 15. This is the number of metal panels needed for one side of the roof.

How much is a 24 gauge metal roof?

The actual price you’ll pay depends on multiple cost factors that are based on your roof and the contractor you hire. For a one-story house with a basic up and over roof with no penetrations and no valleys, you can expect a 24 gauge steel standing seam metal roof to cost around $12.00 per square foot.

Common Metal Roof Sheet Sizes

Roofing panels come in many styles and dimensions with different overlap dimensions. The most common lengths are 8′, 10′, 12′, and 16′, however many distributors will cut to length.

The most common widths are 24″ and 36″ exposed, but the actual width of the panel will be larger to accommodate an overlap. Each style of panel is unique and may have a different actual width and exposed width.

Metal roofs are beautiful and very durable. When installed correctly, they can last a very long time with little maintenance. See our other roofing resources for more roofing calculators and tools.

Metal Roofing Costs at a Glance

  • Average labor costs: $350-$400 per 100 square feet
  • Average labor costs, seam roof: $500 per 100 square feet
  • Corrugated metal sheets: $180-$250 per 100 square feet
  • Aluminum sheets: $325-$575 per 100 square feet
  • Copper sheets: $1,400-$2,200 per 100 square feet
  • Average total material costs: $4,875-$8,625
  • 2,000-square-foot metal roof cost: $8,000-$60,000
  • Compare to 2,000-square-foot asphalt roof: $6,000-$7,500

Replacing your roof can be inconvenient and expensive, so it’s hardly surprising that durability is one of the most important deciding factors for many homeowners. Metal roofing systems are gaining popularity thanks to their stylish appearance and long lifespans. However, metal is also one of the most expensive roofing options, so it’s important to understand the costs involved before replacing your existing roof with a metal one.

Types of Metal Roofing

There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to metal roofs. If you are not decided yet on the best metal roofing for your home, here’s a list of the common metal roofs out there.

  • Corrugated metal roof
  • Copper Roofing
  • Aluminum roofs
  • Metal slate roofs
  • Standing seam metal roofs
  • Tin Roofing
  • Steel roofs
  • Zinc metal roof
  • Metal tile roofs

Steel roofing is a common choice for property owners because they produce roof surfaces that effectively shed snow and rain. When you choose this option, you should hire a professional roofer to install them properly. Otherwise, the results will be noisy when it rains.

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