How much does metal roofing cost compared to asphalt?

Are you in the process of researching metal roofing because you are thinking about installing one on your home? There is plenty to know about metal roofing material, installations, and the numerous benefits of the material. At Metal Roofing Solutions, we take great pride in being a highly reputable and respected supplier of high-end premium quality metal roofing material. We work with contractors and customers from all over Canada and the GTA. If you are looking for information about how much metal roofing can cost compared to asphalt shingles, then you have come to the right place. Read on to learn more about this. 

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The material/product type can affect the cost 

The broad type of product selected and the family of products within that category greatly impact the cost. So while the first tier decision might be metal or shingles, the second tier decisions include things like: the thickness of the product and style/type of product. For example, there are two predominant types of metal roofing: concealed fastened and exposed fastener panels. The product and installation costs vary greatly between the two styles. So while exposed fastener panels on straight gable roofs with low eave heights might be priced comparative to asphalt shingles, a concealed fastener system might be much more costly. You can speak with your Metal Roofing Solutions representative about the most cost-effective or budget-friendly options for your needs. 

The aesthetics 

Another important factor in pricing considerations is aesthetics. Metal roofs come in a wide range of finishes and styles. You can choose a metal roof that looks like slate, shake or tile. You have many options. However, depending on the style you choose, the cost can be different. Additionally, with that, certain styles of metal roofing material will have different protective castings on them which can also affect the overall cost. Again, you can speak with your Metal Roofing Solutions expert about the characteristics of the metal material you are thinking about going with.  

The installation process 

The installation process for metal roofing material is also something that you should think about if you are weighing the overall cost. Metal roofing installation is different from asphalt shingle installation. Shingles are well known for being easy to install. With ease, comes a cheaper labor rate. Metal on the other hand requires much more skill, finesse, and training. So it’s only logical that per hour labor rates are typically higher for a qualified metal roof installer. 

To learn more about the differences in cost between metal roofing and asphalt shingles, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Metal Roofing Solutions today. 

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