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Standing Seam
Energy Efficient
85.9% Avg. ROI
15-60 yrs
$4–$6.5 per sq ft
Hail Snow Rain Fire
The average roofing installation price for a standing seam metal roof costs anywhere between $23,000 to $30,000 depending on the slope, pitch, and size of your roof. You can expect to pay $8 to $14 per sq. foot or $800 to $1400 per square installed on a standard sized single story home. Costs will vary depending on local roof contractor’s pricing. View your potential roof installation savings with local contractors below.

Standing Seam Metal Roof Types

Galvanized steel (G-90 steel): This zinc-coated steel is the most common material used for standing seam roofing. The steel is strong and provides durability, while the zinc coating protects against corrosion.

Painted aluminum: Aluminum is the most affordable standing seam material. It may dent more easily than steel, but it offers quality corrosion resistance and can be painted in a variety of colors, which can allow for a more congruent aesthetic on any type of home.

 Galvalume steel: With a corrosion-resistant coating of zinc aluminum alloy, this type is as tough as steel and as resistant to corrosion as aluminum. It tends to be the most expensive type of standing seam roofing material.

Copper and zinc are also on the table but, due to the premium cost of these materials, they are not as common as steel or aluminum.

Standing Seam Installation Costs

There is no material more capable of protecting a structure from wind, rain, hail, fire, insects, or rot than a metal roof. One of the great advantages of standing seam metal roofs in particular, is that the seams, the weakest point in any roof and a potential entry point for moisture, are raised above the level of the roofing panel. Additionally, because the metal panels run unhindered from the top to the bottom of the roof, not only are there no horizontal seams but in total the roof has a far fewer number of seams than other roofing systems.

Installation Costs: Most residential standing seam roofs are field-locked systems, which require a special seam locking tool and an experienced professional. Installation costs vary depending on where you live and the number of specialists there are in your area. You may also need to tear off your current roof in order to install a new metal roof, which requires a tear-off and disposal fee. In some cases, you may be able to install a metal roof over an existing asphalt roof and save money. Call installers in your area for quotes, but expect to pay at least a few thousand dollars for labor as a reference.

Total standing seam metal roofing installation costs can range from $125 to $1000 or more per square foot.

Standing Seam Roof Benefits

  • Standing Seam Metal Life Expectancy: 15 – 60 years.
  • 85.9% Return on Investment
  • Increased longevity
  • Cost efficiency
  • Durability – resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding
  • Performance in extreme weather, including heavy snow, hail and fire
  • Contemporary appearance
  • Extensive warranties, often 30-50 years
  • Environmentally friendly

While the initial material and standing seam metal roof installation is higher than asphalt shingle roofing or other standard roofing material, the longevity is far superior–lasting two to three times longer than a typical nonmetal roof. Across the country, homeowners who invest in metal roofing get an average ROI of 85.9%. 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.


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