Metal roofs are becoming more popular due to many factors. There are many benefits, such as lower maintenance, durability, and energy efficiency. However, you may be concerned about the price.

When it comes to pricing for metal roofs, it’s hard to give an exact figure because there are so many factors involved and various colors and material options to choose from. Location and project size can also influence the final cost. Consult this metal roofing cost guide to learn more about pricing and benefits.

Contact 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply to learn more about the costs involved and get a quote for your specific situation.


Why Go Metal?

From the variety available to perks like durability, metal roofing has many benefits you just can’t pass up.

Numerous Panel Options

When it comes to metal roofing, you have many options. Choose from the following types of panels:

Metal Roof Panel Types

  • Armour PBR Panel: Low maintenance and easy to install. 
  • Armour Rib: This is a smaller version of the Armour PBR Panel.
  • Armour Loc: Long-lasting design that saves money over time.
  • Armour 5-V Crimp: Classic design combined with durability. 
  • Armour Loc Crimp: Clean elegance combined with quality. 
  • Distributed: Comes in several designs, such as Standing Seam, Stone Coated Metal, Thru Fastened Panels, and Commercial. 


Multiple Trim Options

There are also many types of trim available. You may need many of these, depending on the shape of your roof. 

  • Eave
  • Gable
  • Ridge cap
  • Valley
  • Valley cleat
  • Transition
  • Sidewall
  • Corners
  • Fascia
  • J-channel
  • Z-closure

Longer-Lasting/More Durable

Metal roofs are highly durable, often lasting twice as long as traditional roofs. While an asphalt shingle roof may last 15–30 years, a metal one can last 50 years or longer. 

Metal roofs can also withstand more wear and tear. They can get dented, but not very easily, whereas asphalt shingles are easily torn.

Easier to Clean

Cleaning Metal Roof with Power Washer

Metal roofs can be cleaned by using a hose or pressure washer. Other types of roofs require more maintenance. They can grow moss or algae, which requires deeper cleaning. 

Better for the Environment

Metal roofs are more energy-efficient. They are made of recycled metal, and because they are so durable, they don’t need to be replaced as often, which reduces waste. 

Because metal roofs are reflective, they block heat, reducing cooling costs. You can expect to save as much as 30% when cooling your home during the summer. 

Weather/Fire Resistance

Metal roofs are very durable and can stand up to hail, storms, high winds, and other severe weather events. Metal is also resistant to fire and smoke, which is helpful if you live in an area prone to wildfires. 

What Impacts the Cost of Metal Roofing?

A metal roof can usually cost between $5,000 to $40,000. Why is there such a huge price range? What influences the cost? This metal roofing cost guide outlines some of the factors.


Not all metal is created equal. Aluminum is among the cheapest, costing under $6 per square foot. On the other end of the spectrum is copper, which can cost as much as $25 per square foot. Zinc can cost up to $10 per square foot, while tin can cost $14 per square foot. Each material has its pros and cons.

Order Size

The amount you need to order is a factor, as prices are based on square foot. The larger the roof, the more labor will be required, which will increase the overall roof cost.


Labor and material costs vary from one place to another. A metal roof may cost more or less in certain states, depending on several factors.


Roofing companies get their materials from a supplier. Therefore, your cost will vary based on what the supplier is charging. If there is high demand but low stock of a certain product, prices tend to go up. Roofing companies pass on these costs to customers.

Cost Factors to Consider Before Installing a New Roof 

This metal roofing cost guide outlines some other factors that will need to be considered before getting a quote for a new roof:

  • Size. Size does matter. Smaller roofs are cheaper than larger ones due to the amount of materials and labor involved. 
  • Slope. Slope affects the cost since a roof with a huge slope is more difficult to work with.
  • Complexity. Roofs that are steep and have a lot of hips and valleys are harder to work with. Gutter systems and the climate in the area (such as snow) can also make roofs more complex. 
  • Accessibility. A roof that is hard to access (such as a house on a hill) may require a crane or other equipment, which can cost more money. 
  • Existing roof. If the existing roof needs to be removed before installing the metal roof, this will cost more. 
  • Material type. There are many types of metal roofing material to consider, including copper, tin, aluminum, and steel. These materials can range widely in price and affect your quote by thousands of dollars. 
  • Underlayment and accessories. Metal roofs require a special self-adhesive high-temperature Class A underlayment, which can be expensive.
  • Ventilation. One square foot of ventilation is needed for every 150 square feet of roofing. 
  • Flashing. Flashing is needed in chimney areas and where your roof ends.
  • Labor. Labor costs can significantly affect your price. The more people it takes, or the longer it takes to install your roof, the more you’ll pay.
  • Scope of work/project size. Project size is important. The larger the project, the more expensive your roof installation will be.

While getting a metal roof may seem cost-prohibitive, keep in mind that a lot of the cost is upfront. A metal roof can save you money over time, plus there are many other benefits. If you don’t have enough money right now, consider one of our financing options.

Contact Us Today

There are lots of things to consider when getting a new roof. The cost will vary, but hopefully this metal roofing cost guide will give you a good idea of what to expect. Contact 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply today to get a quote on a metal roof for your home. We also have special programs for contractors.