$7 – $12 Per Square Foot
There are a number of benefits to going for a metal-based roof. For one, a metal-based roof is highly effective as insulation – meaning it is great at keeping both cold and warm air inside, saving you on energy costs. Also, metal roofs are notorious for their longevity – lasting upwards of 75 years! And metal roofs tend to be fire retardant, making them ideal for areas where fires might be a threat.
The new roof cost when using metal materials may be a bit up there compared to the previous two roofs, but the lower energy costs and longevity can make it worth it in the long run.
Metal roofs come in a variety of metal types which effect the total cost of the material. Aluminum provides good protection against corrosion. Galvanized steel tends to be the best when concerned about new roof cost. And there are even stone coated steel shingles and tiles, but these tend to be more expensive.
Some of these choices may be a more visually pleasing alternative to standing metal seam roofing which can be more expensive. However, standing metal seam roofing is great for areas that experience heavy snow because it will slide down quite easily on a well sloped roof.