When it comes to durability, performance and, sometimes, even looks, there is no doubt that metal roofing systems are among the top roofing systems available today. However, despite their many advantages, there are still many homeowners who hesitate to make the switch over to a metal roof. The main reason behind this hesitation is the cost.
Metal roofs offer plenty of benefits but these benefits can come at a higher initial price compared to other roofing materials. To understand why metal roofing systems are priced the way they are, it’s important to know the factors that affect its cost. Let our metal roofing experts at Custom Installations explain the whys and hows of determining the cost of a metal roof.
Different Styles Cost Differently
Many companies that offer metal roofing services often categorize installations into two styles: vertical seams and modular panels. Of the two, vertical seams are easier to install and, therefore, cost lower. However, modular panels are often the preferred finish as they can come in shake, shingle, or tiled patterns. Their designs give them more versatility when it comes to matching existing home styles, but this also means they usually cost more.
Metal Roofs Need Coats
The right coating can protect your metal roof against damage and even extend its life span. However, these coats come as an additional cost in many metal roof installations. Coats can vary from aggregate materials, which make the roof resemble asphalt shingles in texture, to colorized paint finishes, each with its own set of pros and cons, and price points.
The Metal Itself
Finally, the type of metal your roofing and siding contractor will use is perhaps the biggest factor in metal roof costs. Steel and aluminum are the most common materials and are comparatively inexpensive. However, high-end metals such as zinc and copper are also available.
At Custom Installations, we are your leading provider of metal roofing installation, replacement, and repairs. Give us a call at Illinois: (847) 558-1967, Wisconsin: (414) 405-1520, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on new metal roofs today. We serve homeowners in Highland Park, as well as all neighboring IL communities.