Metal roofing was once considered only an option for commercial buildings, but has quickly made its way to residential homes because of the amazing benefits it offers. If it is time for you to upgrade your roofing system, definitely keep metal at the top of the list.
When deciding on whether to install a metal roofing system or not, usually the first question asked is “How much can I expect to pay for a new metal roof?” And for a good reason, that is a wise place to start.
The cost to install a metal roof in Nashville is between $325 and $750 per square. One roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of material. Below is a chart to roughly determine what the cost will be for your particular home. Of course, it is best to speak with Undersun Roofing for a complete breakdown of the cost.
- 15 square roof = $4,875 to $11,250
- 20 square roof = $6,500 to $15,000
- 25 square roof = $8,125 to $18,750
- 30 square roof = $9,750 to $22,500
- 35 square roof = $11,375 to $26,250
What are the types of metal roofing we install?
This type of material is lightweight, therefore your home won’t need additional support. It is also easier for the installer to work with considering. In fact, it weighs about .5 lbs per square foot. Just because this material is lightweight does not imply it is weak. Aluminum has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios among roofing materials.
Even though the type of material does offer substantial benefits, it is a softer metal than steel. This feature does make it more prone to denting if it comes in contact with hail or falling branches. Secondly, the color options may not be as vast as some of the other roofing materials. Be sure to weigh both the pros and cons of aluminum as you make your decision.
If you are looking for metal roofing to stand out on the block, consider copper! It has a unique finish that will astound the neighbors and increase the curb appeal substantially. It is lightweight, malleable, and can be altered to appear as tiles, shingles, brick, or other material.
One downfall is the high initial cost of a copper roof. It is wise to consider the positives against the cost when considering copper.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
This metal is created in a wavy pattern, much like the inside of a cardboard box. This feature allows the roof to be tougher than some of the other metals. It is typically noticed in industrial buildings, and less on homes, but certainly can be considered an option.
Consider this type of roof may require more maintenance than the other options. It is wise to inspect this roof yearly to make sure the fasteners are still secure.
Standing Seam Metal
Standing seam metal roofing is one of the most common, if not the most common, of metal roofing. It is considered a “lifetime roof” considering it lasts from 40 to 70 years. It can withstand harsh climates and up to 140 mph winds. They are fire-resistant and require less maintenance than other metal roofing.
Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing
These panels are designed to withstand severe weather conditions. They can successfully battle high winds, strong rainstorms, and hail. This material can also reflect up to 85% of the sun’s UV rays and reduce attic temperatures by up to 40%. There is a huge advantage to lowering energy costs!
There are a variety of options when it comes to choosing a quality metal roofing material. To help with the decision-making process, be sure to reach out to Undersun Roofing in Nashville. We are knowledgeable professionals ready to assist with narrowing down the options for your particular roof and budget. Give us a call and let’s see what we can do to secure your home with a gorgeous new metal roof!