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How Much Does A Metal Roof Cost?

Considering a new metal roof for your Atlanta area home, but wondering how much metal or tin roofing costs?  This article will go over how much it costs to install two of the main metal roofing systems in the Atlanta, Georgia area. For additional info on styles of metal roofing in offered in Atlanta and all of North Georgia go here.  Unlike some other roofing systems, such as asphalt shingles, metal roofing is a little more difficult to price than simply offering a standard per square foot price for installation.  Also, I should note that many homeowners in Georgia refer to metal roofing as either steel or tin roofing, but they are all the same. If you are searching for the cost of shingle roofs read our article on how much roofs cost.

Most homeowners reading this article will have a different sized roof, so I will base everything off of a 30 square or 3000 square foot roof.  Keep in mind that the size of your roof is often much different than the size of your floor space.  We will also assume a basic roofline with one dormer and two valleys.  Unlike shingles, metal takes time to form on the job site. With all of this information out of the way, we will cover two of the most common types of metal roofing in Georgia:

Ribbed Panel Metal Roofs 

If you have found yourself driving down almost any road in north Georgia or Atlanta and noticed a metal or tin roof on someone’s home, undoubtedly you have seen a Ribbed Panel roof.  This roofing system belongs to a group of metal roofs known as exposed fastener roofs.  The screw heads that attach the roof to the decking are drilled straight through the panel and into the decking below.  Expect to pay around $18,000.00 – $22,000.00 for a ribbed panel roof depending on if you have the old roof removed or if you install the new metal roof over the existing system.  Again, I want to point out that this is simply a guide and shouldn’t be used for exact pricing.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

More and more homeowners in the Atlanta area are opting to upgrade their metal roof to a standing seam system.  Standing seam roofs have hidden fasteners that are protected from the elements.  For years only commercial customers opted for standing seam because of its superior ability to shed water on low slopes, and the system is practically maintenance free for its entire lifetime.  A common place to see standing seam metal roofs on residential homes is as an accent over front porches or bay windows.  Expect to pay $28,000.00 – $33,000.00 for a standing seam system on your 30 sq roof.

Real Cost Of Metal Roofing?

I know what you are probably thinking: “Those prices are much higher than shingles.” I understand your concern, and that’s why Fowler Homes offers both shingled and metal roofs.  However, I will say that the long term cost of metal roofing vs. shingle roofing is much more favorable.  The average Atlanta metal roof will last between 40-50 years, meaning most homeowners will never have to replace their roof again.  Most shingled roofs last between 12-15 years for 3-tab shingles and 20-30 years for higher end shingles.

Keep in mind that Fowler Exteriors serves North Georgia and the Atlanta areas; as such, our prices are not applicable to homeowners living anywhere else in the country.  However, if you live in our service area and are considering a metal or tin roof, feel free to give us a call at 770-800-8758. We will be happy to come out and discuss your roof with you.   We always include a quote for both shingles and metal, giving you all the options so you can make the best choice for your home. 
(Metal prices were updated May 2024)

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