Metal roofing cost compared to Asphalt shingles


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Old 12-02-14, 01:56 PM
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Metal roofing cost compared to Asphalt shingles

Would metal roofing cost of labor and material be significantly higher than the cost to install standard Asphalt shingles?
 
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Generally a metal roof has a higher upfront cost but might be cheaper in the long run. What is on the roof now? What has to be done to prepare the roof for whichever type of roofing plays a big part in the overall cost difference.
 
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Old 12-04-14, 11:14 AM
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This is a brand new house.
 
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Old 12-04-14, 02:15 PM
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The metal roof will cost more but you should be able to get estimates on the different types of shingles and metal so you can decide what works best for you.
 
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The initial cost is often not the full story. Checking with your insurance provider may assist in helping make the decision.
 
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Having lived in an area with metal roofs (along with living 5 years in a house having metal), and inspecting many of them, I think you need to be aware of the fact that there are different quality grades of metal roofing. The cheaper stuff that some roofers like to quote (because of its lower cost) is more likely to fade and even possibly warp. In our Colorado subdivision, a spec builder put cheap metal on 2 houses he built up the street from ours, and both were noticeably fading within 2 years, with the darker red one actually chalking. Not that it matters, but he cut lots of corners on the rest of the construction, too.

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