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The Cost of a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are often known as the more expensive option when it comes to roofing materials, but that calculation doesn’t account for all of the benefits and long-term savings that they provide. Find out the truth on this page.

Don’t believe everything you hear

Common Metal Roof Myth

The cost to buy a metal roof today is sometimes expressed as two to three times the price of a shingle roof. This old school rule of thumb is very misleading because it contrasts the cheapest shingle roof with the most expensive metal roof and ignores many important factors.

Metal roof vs. shingle roof

Metal Roof Price Compared to Shingles

There are a lot of misconceptions about the pricing of metal roofs and how they can pay off in the long run. If you’re looking to stay in your home for an extended period of time, keep the following items in mind when considering metal or shingles.

How long will it last?

Durability and Lifespan

  • Shingle roofs will have to be completely replaced in 12 to 15 years at an even higher price as roofing rates are increasing every year.
  • Our DefenderRoof™ metal roofs are the last roof you’ll ever buy. We offer lifetime warranties and repairs, so you never have to worry again.

Will it save you money elsewhere?

Insurance & Homeowner Costs

  • Shingle roofs often fail during hurricanes, so there’s a chance that your hurricane deductible will be higher from your insurance if you choose shingle.
  • Metal roofs often help you save on insurance, electric utility cost, HVAC replacement cycle/repairs and the cost of a hurricane deductible of 2 to 5% of the home value.

Will it help you sell your home?

Overall Home Value

  • Shingle roofs don’t affect the overall value of your home nearly as much as metal roofs due to their short lifespans. The new homeowner will have to buy another roof soon.
  • Metal roofs have such a long lifespan that the new owner of your home likely won’t have to worry about repairing it or replacing it for years and years to come. This raises the price that you’re able to sell at.

Metal roof same price as shingles®

Finding the Right Price

There’s a wide range of prices for roofs, with quality shingles reaching up into the price range of metal roofs. However, these more expensive shingles still don’t match the benefits of a metal roof. So, it’s best to find a metal roof right in the sweet spot. Get all of the benefits of a metal roof at the same price point as a shingle roof.

Take everything into consideration

What to Consider When Buying a Roof

Aside from price, there are quite a few other factors to keep in mind when purchasing your roof. Read about them below.

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Plans to sell home

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Safety requirements

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Utility costs

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Home Value

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HOA restrictions


We’ve been serving Central Florida’s east coast for over 10 years and have come to know the area like the back of our hands. This has allowed us to understand the unique roofing needs that Florida’s costal homes require.

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