So, you’re planning to build your dream house, and you want a roof with a beautiful permanent American Metal Roof. Excellent choice! You’ll enjoy decades of maintenance-free beauty while lowering home energy costs and keeping your home dry and comfortable.
Now, here’s the big question: Just how much does an American Metal Roof cost? Based on where you are at in the process, here’s how to factor the estimated cost of a new construction metal roof into your planning budget.
- Early Planning Phase – If you’re just starting to pull some numbers together for your dream home project, we suggest the following rule-of-thumb when estimating the cost of an American Metal Roof: Estimate 3 to 4 times the cost of a quality installed asphalt roof – and we suggest estimating on the high side. Yes, it sounds expensive, but in the long run, your American Metal Roof will be far less expensive than replacing your asphalt roof every 10 years. It’ll be a lot prettier, too!
- Blueprint Phase – So, you have a set of plans for your project – awesome! One question: are they the final, final, final plans? We have to ask because plans often change in this phase, and even small changes in the total roofing area can have a big effect on the final cost of your new construction metal roof installation. To get the most accurate estimate, you’ll need to know the number of squares for your roof. When your plans are final, we recommend that you search for online resources that can help you calculate your total roof area from your blueprints.
- Building Phase – Ground is broken – congratulations! If you have selected metal for your new home, the steps outlined above will have given you a rough idea of the cost. In this phase, we can provide an exact estimate on your roof—we can use your final plans, or we can actually measure the existing structure to create a precise estimate. The estimate will be created as part of an appointment with one of our sales reps. We’ll discuss all of your roofing options and help you select the product that’s best for you.
In addition, we offer a Do-It-Yourself option that will save you up to half the cost of a new construction metal roof installation. We offer hands-on training, video support, and we can even lend you one of our professional installers for a day. The DIY option also allows for flexibility in the installation timeline – flexibility that can prove invaluable as you go through the complex home building process. Learn more and register for an upcoming class at our Do-It-Yourself page.