Choosing between roofing materials is one of the first considerations you will make when you need a roof replacement or new roof installation. While metal roofing and asphalt have many similarities in price, they differ significantly in a lot of other ways. Paradigm Roofing is happy to assist you with information and resources to help you find the perfect roof. Our experts take all your requirements into account when choosing a new roof, including budget, durability, and aesthetic. Here are a few ways in which metal roof and asphalt roof compare in cost.
Initial Cost of Installation
In general, for most metal roofing, you will pay approximately $4-12 per square foot of metal roofing. If you choose a coated metal or specialty metal roof, the price may be a bit more. For example, copper or zinc roofing will cost a lot more than steel or aluminum. Asphalt will average between $3-8 per square foot depending on the brand, grade, and coating you choose. Make sure your roofing company provides you with a total cost comparison, including other materials and installation labor costs. Then you can make an informed decision about which material to go with.
Depending on the roofing company, installation costs may differ between asphalt and metal roofing. This can also depend on the slope and shape of your roof, which may make installation more difficult or time-consuming. Ask your roofer for an estimate before installation so you can budget accordingly.
Other Cost Considerations
Metal roofs can last much longer than asphalt roofing, sometimes two or three times the lifespan of an asphalt roof. This should be considered when deciding between these two roofing materials. The price of materials can vary depending on availability and your location as well.