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Cost of metal roof vs. composite

Posted by madisonkd (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 25, 12 at 11:45

Is the metal roofing typically a lot more in cost than composite? Every so often I see a metal roof on a smaller house, or farm house, that I know the value of the home is in the 150K range... I love the sound of rain on a metal roof, and I love the look of it too... just wondering on the cost difference between that and comp. shingles??


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RE: Cost of metal roof vs. composite

In MY area... 2 to 3 times the cost of regular shingles.


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RE: Cost of metal roof vs. composite

Ours was about 150% more. Can't remember exactly, but definitely less than twice the cost of a composite roof. We were happily surprised.


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RE: Cost of metal roof vs. composite

We are getting a metal roof. There are different types. It is more but will not need to be replaced for a substantial amount of time compared to the architectural shingles. We called the metal roof manufacturer direct and got prices and then called for labor from my contractor. On our 2000ish sqft roof (with high rise in part) was a $4,000 difference in product, labor is about the same for either installation.


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RE: Cost of metal roof vs. composite

I covet a metal roof but our builder said that because of the many angles in our roofline to expect it to cost 2 to 3 times the cost of 30 year dimensional shingles. Of course, if we never have to replace it vs every 10 to 15 with asphalt, we'd still come out ahead. The price of oil is just going to increase over the years which makes asphalt roof replacement more expensive down the road.


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RE: Cost of metal roof vs. composite

We've been in our house for a year, and we did look into a metal roof. Specifically, the metal roofs with an air gap for added insulation...or so they said. It was an $18,000 upgrade. Being that we are in our late 60s, we decided to just get a good shingle roof.


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