Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular with many savvy homeowners and it’s not hard to see why; compared to the more traditional approaches like asphalt shingles and cedar shingles and shakes, metal offers many important advantages including a significantly longer lifespan, low maintenance, excellent durability, and superior energy efficiency.
On average, you can expect to pay between $10.50 to $20.50 per square foot to install a metal roofing system on a typical residential house. For example, an average-sized single-story house with a fairly simple roof shape measuring about 2,000 sq. ft. or 20 squares could cost anywhere from $21,000 to $41,000 for the installation of a high-end metal roofing system such as stamped metal shingles or tiles, or standing seam.
If you are looking for a roofing system that offers a classic beauty of slate, clay tiles, or stylish shingles, but without the premium cost, then a stone-coated steel roof could be a sensible option for your home.
Materials: Stone-coated steel tiles, trim, and nails cost about $4.00 to $6.00 per square foot, depending on a particular profile and order size.
In the US, the top manufacturers of stone-coated metal roofing products are Gerard USA and DECRA.
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Note that Boral Roofing has recently acquired a few top stone-coated steel roofing manufacturers including Gerard and Metro. As a result Gerard and Metro stone-coated steel tiles are now marketed under the Boral Steel brand.
Installation: On average, you can expect to pay between $10.50 to $18.50 per sq. ft. to install a stone-coated metal roof on a residential property. — The total cost installed includes all the materials, permitting, labor, and warranty.
For just a fraction of the cost slate or clay tiles, you can have a beautiful, long lasting roofing system that will provide superior protection for your home, with none of the structural disadvantages of other roofing materials.
To decide whether a stone-coated steel roof is right for you, consider the following features, benefits, and advantages:
Distinct Looks & Versatile Styles One of the reasons for the growing popularity of stone-coated steel roofs, is the wide variety of styles and designs available to homeowners who are looking to add some curb appeal to their home.
Advanced technology makes it possible to imitate the premium look of clay, slate or architectural shingle so closely, that it is nearly impossible to discern that the stone-coated tile is actually made of metal.
Panels of stone-coated steel roofs are formed into three profiles: shake, tile and shingle. In recent years, new tile designs that mirror the highly desirable look of Mediterranean clay tile have also become available to homeowners.
One very important advantage of a stone-coated steel roof is that it will continue looking fresh and new for many years to come without requiring any additional maintenance.