Metal Roof Vs. Shingles Cost

Comparing what metal roof vs. shingles cost? Expect asphalt shingles to top out at $5.75 psf installed, while copper can go up to $24.00 psf. The price differences are huge, mainly due to the high price tag of metals such as copper, which can cost up to $17 per foot. Compare this to the top end of singles at $1.75 a foot and you can see how the price tags would vary considerable. In the end, roof replacement costs are higher for metal roofs than for shingles.

“Roofing costs are certainly higher for metal roofs than for asphaly shingles, but metal can also last up to 5 times as long. So there is a balance between reroofing once for a high price tag or reroofing every 20 years.”

Metal Roof Vs. Shingles Cost (Materials Only)

Material costs are hugely different. Compare the price range of shingles to say copper and you will see how much more expensive the metal options are.

Asphalt Shingles: $0.75 to $1.75 per sq. ft.

Stainless Steel Panels: $4.50 to $6.00 per sq. ft.

Aluminum Standing Seam Panels: $6.50 to $8.00 per sq. ft.

Tin Roofing Tiles: $8.00 to $12.00 per sq. ft.

Copper Roofing: $13.00 to $17.00 per sq. ft.


Roofing Installation Costs

Shingles Install Pricing: $2.00 – $4.00 psf

Metal Install Pricing: $3.00 to $8.00 psf

Jsut as material costs differ, so do installation pricing. Prices are higher for metal roofs because they involve heavier material, require more experience from the roofing contractors and are a bigger potential liability to the company if something does go wrong.

Compare Total Costs Per Square Foot

Asphalt Shingles: $2.75 to $5.75 installed

Stainless Steel Panels: $10.00 – $12.00 installed.

Aluminum Standing Seam Panels: $10 – $15 installed.

Tin Roofing Tiles: $12.00 to $20.00 installed.

Copper Roofing: $16.00 to $24.00 installed.

Sample Prices For 1500 Sq. Ft.

Asphalt Shingles: $4,125 – $8,625

Stainless Steel Panels: $15,000 – $18,000

Aluminum Standing Seam Panels: $15,000 – $22,500

Tin Roofing Tiles: $18,000 to $30,000

Copper Roofing: $24,000 to $36,000