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Although most consumers are very familiar with tin roofing, there are other metals used to craft panels to serve as the primary material in a roof. Today, builders can offer aluminum and steel roofing too. Metal roofing can also be formed to look like shingles or shaped into long "standing seam" varieties that install as large sheets.
For the purpose of this discussion we will explore the costs and materials needed for the installation of a metal roof on the average home. According to the United States Census, the current size of the average home is roughly 24'x45' and contains two full-sized stories. This is equal to 2200 square feet of which 1700 square feet is roofing. The average roof is also of a moderate pitch of 6/12 (which indicates that it will rise six inches in height approximately every twelve inches). Additionally, most modern roofs are very simple and streamlined, meaning that they will not have a great many angles that bump up overall costs.
Can this be considered a DIY project? There are websites and even roofing vendors that insist metal roofing can be a DIY project for an "experienced homeowner", but it is not a simple or short term project and most homeowners hire a roofing contractor to install them.
The average prices for this project would include:
(1,700 sq.ft. roof)
Cost to have metal roofing installed varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from roofers in your city.