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What Determines the Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost

The popularity of standing seam metal roofs is growing every year. This is due to its main qualities such as durability, low maintenance, easy cleaning, and modern style.

It should be understood that the average standing seam metal roof cost is $20,000 – $32,000 for a medium-sized house choosing this type of roof. This is significantly higher than the price of other types of metal roofs. The initial high cost is offset by the long life of the roof, which will last more than 40 years.

This price is indicated for the use of steel as the main material in the coating. If you prefer another metal, then the cost may increase significantly. Let’s take a closer look at the prices in the table below.

Metal TypeCheap StandartExpensive
Galvanized Steel$24000$27000$32000

This table shows the average cost of a standing seam metal roof for a standard 2000 sq ft house. To clarify the exact cost in each case, it is worth signing up for a free estimate.

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Factors that Affect Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost

Many factors affect the standing seam metal roof cost. They can be divided into several subgroups, which include the cost of work, materials, and installation method. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

1. Size of the Roof

The most important factor affecting the cost of the installed roof is its size. The length of the panels used, as well as their number, depends on the size of the roof. A larger volume of work significantly affects the cost. Longer panels are more difficult to transport and install. This is reflected in the cost of the roof itself.

The approximate roof area is one-floor area * 1.5. It should be understood that this calculation is very approximate and will allow you to roughly determine the amount of work to be done. For a detailed assessment of the cost of installing a standing seam metal roof, it is necessary to make accurate measurements and agree on all the wishes of the owner of the house.

2. Used Material

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the selected coating material plays an important role in its cost. For metal roofs in Canada, galvanized steel is used in 90% of cases. This is a very durable metal that will cost you much less than other options. This is an excellent choice in terms of price vs quality.

Standing seam metal roofs can also be made of aluminum, copper, and zinc. These options are much less common due to their cost. However, they have additional positive characteristics. For example, an aluminum roof does not corrode, while a copper roof has a special appearance and can last up to 100 years.

3. Snap Lock vs Mechanical Lock

There are two types of standing seam metal roof panels that differ in the way they are attached. Panels with snap-lock do not require additional tools for installation and the connecting locks are installed on the panels themselves. This greatly simplifies the speed of installation of the roof, which affects the reduction in the cost of work. Nevertheless, these panels are slightly more expensive to manufacture than c mechanical lock.

When choosing panels with a mechanical lock, the situation with the cost is the opposite. The cost of work will be higher but the panels are cheaper to manufacture. When choosing panels, consider who is doing the work. The cost of operating a professional company is high and reducing the duration of work will be beneficial to you.

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4. Roof Color

The advantage of metal roofs over other coatings is that they can be made in any color. However, the price of panels in different colors may vary. The price can be significantly higher if you prefer an exclusive color for the future roof of your house.

Monarchy Roofing presents a wide range of colors for standing seam metal roof panels. You can order an exclusive roof color. To do this, first, consult with our representative. You can learn more about colors and styles in this article.

5. Additional Elements

Another factor affecting the standing seam metal roof cost is the installation of additional elements. This list may vary depending on the style of the home and the preferences of the homeowner. It may include snow stoppers, roof bridges, and many other elements.

The cost of installing such parts depends on the cost of the elements used and the complexity of the work. For example, the average cost of installing snow stoppers can cost $2,000.

6. Old Roof Demolition

In most cases, it is necessary to demolish the old coating before installing a new metal roof. The old coating may be in poor condition and may also hide damage to the roof beams.

The cost of demolition of an old roof depends on the amount of garbage that needs to be disposed of and the time spent on this work. In addition, the need to restore damaged sections of the roof may be added to the cost of this stage. A professional company will accurately determine the amount required for the old roof demolition at the stage of compiling the cost of the proposed work.

7. Installation Over Existing Roof

Metal roofs in some cases can be installed on top of the old coating. This is their distinguishing feature, unlike other types of roofing. You will save a lot in this case. The difference in the cost of a new roof can be up to $2,000 – $3,000. Workers will not need to remove the old coating and take out a lot of garbage.

It should be noted that this installation method is available only if the supporting part of the roof is in good condition and does not require repair. In addition, this method cannot be used with all coatings and types of roofs. You can read more about this installation method in this article.

Standing Seam Metal Roof Maintenance Cost

Metal roofs are renowned for their durability. Because of this factor, their maintenance is much less frequent than that of other types of coatings. For the first 5 years of operation, a metal roof does not need much maintenance, except for removing old leaves from trees and cleaning.

Standing seam metal roofs can be damaged over time just like any other material. Mechanical damage can lead to a violation of the integrity of the coating and leakage of rainwater into the roof.

In such cases, it is recommended to perform work to eliminate leaks. Small openings in the roof can be repaired without replacing the profiles, which will significantly reduce the cost of repairs. Such maintenance can be up to $400 – $500 in two years.

In case of serious damage that may occur due to external factors, it may be necessary to partially replace the standing seam metal roof sheets. Depending on the number of sheets to be replaced and the complexity of the work, the price may vary. On average, such repairs cost $2,000 – $2,500, but everything is situational.

It is worth inspecting the roof every season to avoid the possibility of serious damage. Timely cleaning and cleaning will help maintain not only its integrity but also its appearance.

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