Calculating metal roofing estimates can be a challenge and bore. Many people often see the price and wince, quickly wanting to jump for a cheaper option. This is, ironically, how asphalt roofing got so popular, as they are cheap and easy to install. What many only realize later is that asphalt shingles are more costly to maintain and replace, have a shorter lifespan and in the end cost more than a single installation of a lifetime metal roof.

As such, here are a few quick and easy metal roofing estimates for those looking for a quick idea as to how much a metal roofing may cost. Please remember that costs do vary state to state and area to area. The pricing stated here are just generalized prices and averages one might expect when purchasing or installing a metal roof. Moreover, I’ll only be covering the 3 best and most commonly used for home or small building usage, so keep that in mind.


The arguably oldest metal still in use, copper is also the most expensive in many places today. The best in many aspects, it is also the most expensive due to its versatility. Capable of lasting upward of 100 years if properly installed and taken care of, the cost per square foot can range anywhere from 10 to 20 dollars. Extremely costly, yes, but effective none the less. Should you be interested in a copper roof, consider buying when the cost of copper drops. This is because of the world cost of copper directly affecting the cost of copper products.


The best of both strength and affordability, zinc metal roofing estimates are usually stable around 4 to 10 dollars per square foot. Stronger than most other materials but also more malleable and corrosive resistant, it is the best middle ground for metal roof installations and more readily available than copper.

Steel Alloys

Widely used, it also holds the most variable price range. Metal roofing estimates range anywhere from 5 to 12 dollars per square foot. Meaning the deal you will get in one state or area can be vastly different when compared to other places. Those were just some rough and quick metal roofing estimates and costs for anyone curious. Looking for a more in-depth cost estimation? Contact us today for a free quote or leave your details online for us to call you!