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Corrugated Roofing

Average cost range:

$10,500 - $19,500

A corrugated metal roof cost can cost between $10,500 to $19,500 to install, or $15,000 on average, for a standard 3,000 square foot roof. The overall cost of the project will depend on the type of metal roof, slope, pitch, and size of your roof. You can expect to pay $3.50 to $6.50 per sq. foot or $350 to $650 per square installed. Costs will also vary depending on local roof contractor’s pricing.

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What are Corrugated Metal Roofs?

A corrugated metal roof is a type of roofing that uses metal sheets, which are shaped to have panels and ridges. These curves and patterns give the sheet strong structural integrity and sturdiness. Therefore, they have higher strength-to-weight ratios making the roofs weather resistant.

Corrugated Metal Roofs vs. Metal Shingles

The main difference between corrugated metal roofing and metal shingles is the size of the metal. When installing a corrugated metal roof, the entire sheet of paneled metals is screwed on the roof. For metal shingles or tiles, individual pieces are attached to the roof.

Corrugated Metal Roof

Average Cost: $15,000
  • Best for longer roofs
  • Cheaper than metal shingles
  • Great value for durability
  • Better for commercial buildings
  • Lasts 30 to 45 years
  • Less leak proof than shingles

Metal Roofing Shingles

Average Cost: $28,500
  • Various style and color options
  • Better for homes
  • Lasts 40 to 80 years
  • More expensive than corrugated metal roofing
  • Hard to repair if damaged
  • Shingles subject to expansion and contraction

Corrugated metal roofs are sturdy and strong and used to cover longer roofs. They are mainly used for agricultural, industrial, and commercial purposes, but can also be used for some types of residential home roofing. On the other hand, metal shingles and tiles are specifically designed for residential roofs and come in several styles and designs.

Benefits of Corrugated Metal Roof Installation

While the initial material and installation cost of a corrugated metal roof is higher than asphalt shingles or other standard roofing material, the longevity is far superior. Corrugated roofs last two to three times longer than a typical non-metal roof – their lifespan is 30 to 45 years.

Across the country, homeowners who invest in corrugated metal roofing get an average ROI of 85.9%. Corrugated metal roofing can also lower your insurance rates because of its fire resistance, especially in states like Texas and California that are vulnerable to wildfires. These roods are also extremely energy-efficient and durable.

Corrugated Metal Roofing Panels

Corrugated metal roofs are gaining popularity for homes because of their low cost, durability, and unique look. Simple laying procedures make corrugated roofing a quick and easy do-it-yourself project, too.

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Corrugated metal roofing structures are more rigid than flat roofing structures, providing more dimensional stability and structural integrity. For instance, corrugated roofing can make a lightweight metal like aluminum sturdy enough to withstand the elements. Corrugated metal roofing is most commonly available in aluminum, stainless steel roofing, and copper roofs. These three metals differ in appearance, cost, and durability.

We always suggest finding a local roofer to help you with a new roof installation to be sure you are getting it installed properly the first time around.

Corrugated Aluminum Roof

Corrugated aluminum metal roofing is your best bet in terms of value and quality. Aluminum roofing is durable, rust resistant without the need for additional coating, and can be painted to meet your design needs.

Corrugated Steel Metal Roofs

Corrugated steel metal roofing sheets come with a built-in, natural gray finish. Though some homeowners like the industrial look, changing the color of the sheets with paint can be challenging. Corrugated steel roofing is more expensive than aluminum roofing.

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Corrugated Copper Roofs

Corrugated copper roofing is easy to install and naturally resistant to rust. In fact, it will patina naturally over time. It is the most expensive type of corrugated roofing. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, corrugated roofing systems can withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow, hail, and wildfires.

Metal Roof Maintenance

Most corrugated products are made from galvanized steel. Galvanization is the process of applying a thin layer of zinc on the surface of the corrugated metal to protect it from rust (oxidization) and corrosion. At some point, long term exposure to the elements will deteriorate the protective finish and you will need to re coat your metal roof. A simple polymer re-coating will restore your corrugated metal roof to like-new conditions. To wash, use simple soap and water–a hose or a pressure washer can be used, but avoid abrasive tools like wire brushes or steel wool that can scratch your roof.