How much does a Metal Roof Cost in Northern VA?

Residential Metal Roofing – Helpful Tips   |   December 27, 2021

Greetings to all our Virginia Homeowners!

Metal Roofing has become increasingly popular for its long-life and unparalleled quality.

A newly installed metal roof can cost you anywhere $8-15 per square foot depending upon the type of roofing, quality of material used, labor costs and other customizations.
Metal roofing is considered to be our specialty because of the talented workmanship of our team, their attention to detail and the fact that we have our own custom metal shop where we design the perfect metal roof for you.

Now it is not uncommon to see advertisements where the roofing is conveniently priced at $3-4 per square foot. First of all, this refers to the lowest quality of metal used which does not conform to our standards.

More importantly, they portray the wrong picture to the end user by not revealing the different types of costs involved which will be added later.

The waste percentage can range on the low end from 7-10% and can go up to 25%, depending on the complexity of structure. Add to this waste factor details like drip edges, gable edges, ridge caps, valleys, fasteners, pipe flashings, freight, sales tax, crating and handling charges.

The labor charges represent the skill and hard work of our Metal Masters.

This easily brings your False Advertisement $2 cost to anywhere between $8-$15 per square foot.

There are 7 types of Metal roofing systems to choose from:

1) Aluminum Shingles – It is a good choice if you live in the coastal areas, as it is resistant to corrosion and saltwater damage. It is also relatively inexpensive to install. The downside is the appearance and aging of the aluminum roofing. It is prone to denting and creaking sounds with the change in temperatures.

2) Zinc – It is one of the most high-quality metals which can stay with little or no maintenance for as many as 150 years. It is more durable than aluminum and relatively less costly than copper. It has a self-healing coating that covers the scratches and scrapes.

3) Standing Steam Panel – It is a type of roofing panel which can be purchased depending on the material used to make the panel. These panels have a vertical ribbed appearance, with the raised ribs concealing the fastening between the panels. Some of these panels can simply be snap-locked together, but others require special metal caps to fasten the pieces in place. Typical standing seam materials include aluminum, steel, copper, and zinc. Fasteners are free from wear and tear, moisture, winds etc. The design also helps them to contract and expand as the temperature changes.

4) Copper – Highly premium roofing system, considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing is Copper. The durability of this metal combined with the lightweight is unmatched. If you are ready with a higher budget, Copper will never disappoint you!

5) Tin – A tin roof is made of a product called terne, which is a steel core coated with a tin alloy. It is durable and highly corrosion resistant. Tin can either be painted or left to develop a grey patina, which is a film that’s produced by oxidation over a long period.

6) Steel Shingles & Tiles – There are various types of steel roofing. A cheaper alternative is Galvalume, which is aluminum-coated steel. Galvanized steel is a popular choice for its strength and durability as it coated with Zinc to deter corrosion. Stainless steel is a rare but higher end of the scale. It is the most premium type of roofing with the most benefits in terms of strength, life and durability.

7) Corrugated Steel – It is the lowest quality of metal roofing. Being relatively inexpensive, this was a popular option amongst the masses. In recent times, homeowners are opting for higher quality metals to increase their resale value, instead of focusing entirely on the roofing cost. Corrugated metal panels have a wave-like appearance that allows for simple installation because the grooves of each wave fit together seamlessly. The panels can expand and contract under changing temperatures, and they’re lightweight and can be installed over an existing roof.

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Our goal is to bring out the best with what our clients have chosen, while keeping the quality and aesthetics intact.