How does steel roof cost compare to asphalt roof cost?

The cost of a steel roof is more expensive than an asphalt roof in the initial construction, bu itt may save a homeowner in energy costs and homeowners insurance. A steel roof is fireproof, and because it reflects the sun off the roof—especially when painted in light colors—steel roofing cuts cooling costs in warmer climates or summer weather. A darker color paint saves heat during the cooler months.

The cost of a steel roof is $5.00 to $8.00 per square foot installed, depending on the pitch and are more durable than asphalt shingles. Asphalt roofs are $2.50 to $4.75 per square foot.