Zinc: The Dark Horse of Metal Roofing – Zinc Roof Costs 2022

There are not many roofing materials that can match the longevity, durability, malleability, flexibility, resiliency, and cost-effectiveness of Zinc.

Not even aluminum or copper! Zinc roofs are known to last for hundreds of years, even in the most extreme environments.

How Much Does Zinc Roof Cost?

Truly unmatched durability, longevity, and classic beauty — that’s what zinc roofing offers to a homeowner. — At $14.50 to $20.50 per sq. ft. installed, it is the kind of value that is simply unmatched in all other roofing materials.

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Corrugated & Ribbed Metal Roofing Cost, and Pros & Cons 2022

Corrugated metal roofing and its close cousin, ribbed panel roofing, offer the original style of corrugated (iron) steel roofs. At an average cost of $5.50 to $8.50 per square foot installed, corrugated metal is priced somewhat similarly to asphalt shingles, especially at the low end, and yet, high-end corrugated metal panels are far more durable, energy efficient, and can last far longer than asphalt shingles.

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Liquid Roof Coating Cost, Plus Pros & Cons of Liquid Roofs in 2022

Of all the material types for a roof, a liquid roof coating is perhaps the oddest. It has multiple values, several material options and is definitely worth a more in-depth look.

Understanding Liquid Roof Options

Before the mid-20th century, liquid roof existed, but in an entirely different way than today. It used to be bitumen (think mortar) mixed with fillers, such as sand, straw, and later felt paper.

The one caveat was that bitumen needed to be applied hot. Piping hot, so as to form a liquid that could spread evenly. — And dangerously hot, because at times fires would occur. That’s not good, but it was the norm, until around 1960.

Enter the age of synthetics that amount to plastic and rubber in liquid form being adhered to the roof:

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