Although the initial cost of materials for a standing seam metal roof construction is higher than for an asphalt shingle or other conventional roofing material, the durability is much greater, lasting two to three times longer than a traditional non-metal roof. Homeowners who invest in metal roofing see an average return of 85.9% across the world. Because of its fire resistance, metal roofing will help you save money on your insurance, particularly in states like Texas and California, which are prone to wildfires. Depending on the type of metal roofing you choose, standing seam metal roofs will last anywhere from 15 to 60 years.
- The life expectancy of standing seam metal is 15 to 60 years.
- Return on Investment of 85.9%
- Prolonged life expectancy
- Performance in terms of costs
- Longevity – resists cracking, shrinking, and eroding.
- Extreme weather performance, including heavy snow, hail, and fire
- The appearance is modern.
- Long-term warranties, typically between 30 and 50 years
- Pleasant to the environment
Depending on the slope, pitch, and height of your roof, the estimated cost of installing a standing seam metal roof ranges from $23,000 to $30,000. On a standard sized single story house, plan to pay $8 to $14 per square foot or $800 to $1,400 per square installed. The cost of replacing a roof is dependent on a number of factors.
The majority of standing seam metal roofs are field-locked, which necessitates the use of a special seam locking tool and a skilled metal roofing installer. The cost of installation varies depending on where you live and how many specialists are available in your region. You will also need to remove the old roof to add a new metal roof, which will incur a tear-off and disposal fee. In certain cases, you might be able to save money by installing a metal roof over an existing asphalt roof. For quotes, contact local standing seam metal roof installers, but expect to pay at least a few thousand dollars for labor.
The most cost-effective standing seam roofing material is aluminum. While it dents more easily than steel, it has good corrosion resistance and can be painted in a variety of colors, allowing for a more consistent aesthetic on any form of house, making it a common option for standing seam metal roofing.
Galvalume steel roofs have a zinc aluminum alloy corrosion-resistant coating that is as durable as steel and as corrosion-resistant as aluminum. It is usually the most expensive form of standing seam roofing material available.
A galvanized steel roof, also known as a G-90 standing seam roof, is a zinc-coated steel roof that is one of the most common standing seam roofing materials. The steel is solid and long-lasting, and the zinc coating keeps it from corroding.
Standing seam metal roofs may also be constructed with copper or zinc roofing materials, but due to the higher costs associated with these metals, they are not as popular unless you have a big budget for your roofing project.
A standing seam metal roof is the only material capable of shielding a building from wind, rain, hail, fire, insects, or rot. Standing seam roofs have the advantage of having the seams, which are the weakest point of any roof and a possible entry point for moisture, elevated above the level of the roofing panel. Furthermore, since the metal panels extend uninterrupted from the top to the bottom of the roof, there are no horizontal seams and the roof has far less seams overall than most roofing systems.