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Energy Efficient
Eco Friendly
85.9% Avg. ROI
60+ yrs
$3–$15 per sq ft
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Tin Roof Pricing

The average roofing installation price for a tin roof costs anywhere between $9,000 to $45,000 depending on the slope, pitch, and size of your roof. You can expect to pay $3 to $15 per sq. foot or $300 to $1,500 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.

Tin Roof Installations

It’s always smart to get price quotes from at least four local pre-screened and licensed tin roof installers before starting your roof replacement project in order to get the best price in your area on your tin roofing installation.

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Tin Roof Benefits

  • Tin Roof Life Expectancy: Up to 60+ years.
  • 85.9% average return on investment for your home’s resale value.
  • Energy efficient.
  • Very durable.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Tin roofing is actually rolled steel, coated with tin. The tin is chemically bonded to the steel in a plating process where the steel is heated quite hot and saturated with molten tin. The steel and tin molecules that are rapidly vibrating because of the heat, interlock and bond permanently to one another. This process makes your tin roof durable and resistant to cracking. Properly installed and maintained, a tin roof can last for up to 40 years!

The two primary types of tin roof are standing seam metal roofs and the flat-lock. Both are attached to wood sheathing using blind-nailed clips. The flat-locked tin roof requires superior skill (i.e. not a DIY project) to form the pieces and more importantly, soldering the seams between all the interlocking pieces of metal.

Tin roofing is also eco-friendly. Tin is usually made from 30 to 60 percent recycled materials.

Tin Roofing Repair

Tin roofs are typically simple to repair and easy to maintain. For the longest life possible, gently scrub your roof once or twice per year and keep it clear of debris. Re-apply the protective coating every 5 to 7 years to make sure it stays looking sharp and resists the elements. Often seen in black or red, you can hire a paint company to tint an exterior metal paint to make your roof any color you desire. If you do scratch your roof, the scratched area can be wiped down with mineral spirits, and touch up paint can be applied with a paintbrush. Tiny areas of peeling paint and minor surface corrosion can be easily repaired, even if you’re not the handiest person.

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Tin Roof Considerations

Metal roofing is a far greater investment than an asphalt roof. Homeowners should consider the fact that the life of a tin roof is decades longer than other roofing material types— and that it can add value to your home.

Before investing in a metal roofing, you may have concerns about the potential for rust, noise from rain and wind, and denting, but modern engineering addresses these concerns. You do have to properly insulate your attic to prevent your roof from creating too much noise, but that’s sound advice regardless of the type of roof you choose to install. Additionally, with most textured roofs, minor denting if it occurs is not easily visible. Finally, some believe that metal roofing will increase your likelihood of a lightning strike. While metal does conduct electricity, electricity is not drawn to it. In fact, because metal roofing is fire resistant if your home is struck by lightning, your risk of fire is actually decreased with a metal roof.

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