Size of the Roof
The size of your roof is one of the biggest determining factors of the cost to install it. Determining the actual size of a roof can be a complex process, but an easy way to inspection the size of your roof is to look at the footprint of your home and determine the square footage of that area. That will give you a rough inspection of the surface area of your roof, and, although it certainly won’t be exact, it can help you determine a general range for the cost of your new metal roof.
- 1000 square foot roof: $5,500 to $8,500
- 1500 square foot roof: $8,250 to $12,750
- 2000 square foot roof: $11,000 to $17,000
- 2500 square foot roof: $13,750 to $21,250
- 3000 square foot roof: $16,500 to $25,500
- 3500 square foot roof: $19,250 to $29,750
How Pitch Affects Size and Cost
Pitch refers to how steep a roof is and is measured as the distance a roof travels vertically over a 12 inch horizontal span. As the pitch of the roof gets steeper, the surface area of the roof gets bigger. That means the steeper the roof is the more expensive it will be. Roofers use a standardized pitch multiplier that corresponds to each pitch to determine how the pitch affects the size of the roof.
Metal Roofing Materials
The material you choose for your metal roof will also have a big impact on the cost of the metal roof installation. Each material has its own pros and cons as well as price ranges.
Aluminum is the least expensive metal roofing material. It’s not the most stylish metal roof, but it’s affordable and has excellent durability plus the added benefit of being eco-friendly.
Steel is energy efficient, lightweight, and exceptionally durable. It’s the go-to metal for roofs and is highly customizable and long-lasting.
Copper is the most expensive metal roofing material and one of the most expensive roofing materials in general. It has unparalleled beauty whether it’s brand new or has developed its distinct patina. Copper is extremely durable and long-lasting, but comes with a hefty price tag.
Metal Roofing Panel Styles
The panel style you choose for your metal roof in Mobile will also have an impact on its cost.
Corrugated Metal Roof
Corrugated metal roofs are usually made from galvanized steel and rolled into U or R patterns. Corrugated panels are pre-fabricated and cost effective, although not necessarily the most attractive choice for a new metal roof.
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Standing seam roofs are available in several seam styles: snap-lock, mechanical lock, and batten panel to name a few. All of these have hidden fasteners that add to the durability of the roof and help to prevent leaks.
If you’re thinking a metal roof is the right choice for your Mobile home, call Super Roofers in Mobile today to discuss your options and schedule your free inspection!