How Much Will a Metal Roof Cost?
For many the most important factor when considering a new metal roof is the metal roof cost itself. As a premium roofing solution, the initial metal roof cost is always higher than that of other roofing options such as asphalt shingles. However, when properly installed, a metal roof far outlasts many other kinds of roofing and provides huge savings in energy and maintenance costs.
At Carefree Metal Roofing, we have been in business over 20 years serving the Greater Portland, ME area with new metal roof installation services. We have the expertise to make sure your new roof is installed correctly to help maximize your investment. Contact our metal roofing contractors today to learn more about metal roofing costs and to get a quote for your project.
Factors Affecting Metal Roof Cost
The biggest single factor affecting your metal roof cost is the overall size of your roof. A metal roof is priced based on the cost of a roof square, which is one single panel of the material you have chosen for your roof. One square is equal to 100 square feet of roof surface. The price for one roof square can vary based on the type of roofing system you select, but in general the larger your roof, the more materials will be needed, thus causing your project to cost more.
Another factor affecting metal roof cost is location and labor costs. For example, some areas may have higher costs of labor, which leads to increased installation prices. As with all roofing, the biggest expense will be the labor. However, the longevity of metal roofing comes from proper installation and you should never attempt to save money by going with an inexperienced contractor. If you do, you will end up paying more in repairs down the line.
Paint and coatings also affect your metal roof cost. Some paints come with lifetime warranties, others with 40 year warranties, and so on. You should keep in mind that the more you pay upfront for a higher quality material; the more you will save down the line in reduced repair or replacement costs. For example, some areas such as those near the ocean require specific materials or coatings be used to resist corrosion. These materials are usually more expensive.
The general complexity of the roof design will also change the overall metal roof cost. Again, since labor is the biggest part of the job, roofs involving more labor and skill for precise cuts and measuring will be more expensive. For example, a simple sloped roof requiring 16 whole roof squares will cost much less than a 16 roof square job for a roof with lots of gables and eaves.
Contact Us for A Metal Roof Cost Quote
In Maine and the greater Portland area, contact our metal roofing contractors today to obtain a quote for your metal roof cost. We have experience installing metal roofs for residential customers throughout the area, and we can provide an accurate price quote based on the product, style, and other preferences you have for your metal roofing.