Metal roofs are an excellent choice for Columbia homeowners who are looking for a roof that will be both beautiful and durable, capable of standing up to the often extreme weather in the area. Quality roofing systems do come at a price and, while their longevity makes them a cost effective option, metal roofs may cause a bit of sticker shock if you’re not ready for it. In general, you can expect to pay between $20,000 to $43,000 for a new metal roof in Columbia or $6.67 to $14.33 per square foot.
Factors That Impact the Cost of a New Metal Roof
There are a variety of factors that will impact the cost of your new metal roof. We’ll discuss a few of them here so you can get a general idea of what to expect, but the pricing for each roof is very unique. When you’re ready, call Certified Roofing to discuss your options and get a more accurate estimate of what your roof will cost.
Size of the Roof
The size of your roof is one of the most important factors that will go into determining the cost of installing the roof. While measuring the exact size of the roof can be somewhat complex and your roofing contractor will take exact measurements, you can use the square footage of the footprint of your home to get the approximate size of the roof. After you determine the size of your roof, you can take a look at these ranges to see the cost to install a metal roof on your home in Columbia.
- 1000 square foot roof: $6,670 to $14,330
- 1500 square foot roof: $10,005 to $21,495
- 2000 square foot roof: $13,340 to $28,660
- 2500 square foot roof: $16,675 to $35,825
- 3000 square foot roof: $20,010 to $42,990
- 3500 square foot roof: $23,345 to $50,155
Pitch of the Roof
Pitch refers to how steep the roof is and is determined by the number of inches a roof travels vertically over a 12 inch horizontal span. Roofing contractors use a standardized pitch multiplier to determine how the steepness of the roof impacts the overall size of the roof. As the pitch gets steeper the surface area of the roof gets bigger. To give an example, a 1000 square foot 3/12 roof will have an actual surface area of around 1031 square feet while the same 1000 square foot roof with a 9/12 pitch will have a surface area of around 1250 square feet.
Complexity of Roof
The complexity of the roof can also change the surface area of the roof. Additionally, it can make a roof more difficult to install which will ultimately increase labor costs. Very complex roofs will require more materials and more time for their installation making them more expensive than very simple roofs, even if the ultimate size of the roof is the same by square foot.
Roofing Material Chosen
The material you choose for you new metal roof will have a big impact on the final cost of your roof. Some of the most common metal roof choices for Columbia residents are:
- Aluminum: The least expensive metal roofing material, aluminum is lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly. Aluminum isn’t typically the most eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing metal roof, but it gets the job done.
- Steel: Steel is one the most popular choices for metal roofs because it’s energy-efficient, light-weight, durable, and can be endlessly customized to give your home extra curb appeal.
- Copper: The distinct patina of a copper roof is unmatched for traditional beauty. Copper is exceptionally durable and long-lasting, but it’s also very expensive.
In addition to the various metal roofing materials that are available, metal roofs can be installed in several panel types.
- Corrugated Panels: Corrugated roofing panels are pre-fabricated, light-weight, and cost-effective. They can be made in a variety of materials and are usually rolled into U or R shapes.
- Standing Seam Panels: Standing seam panels have a variety of seam options, but all of them have the benefit of having hidden fasteners. These fasteners add to the durability of the roof by helping to prevent leaks.
Does it sound like a new metal roof is exactly what your Columbia home needs? Call Certified Roofing for a free estimate, today! Proudly serving the cities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksville, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Frederick, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Green Valley, Highland, Hunt Valley, Hyattsville, Kensington, Laurel, Lutherville, Montgomery Village, North Laurel, Olney, Owings Mills, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Timonium, Towson, Wheaton, Woodstock, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and all surrounding areas.