Zinc Roofing Costs, Benefits, and ROI in 2021 – Pricing & Buying Guide

Cost effective, durable, elegant — That’s what Zinc roofing is all about. Add in its magical, self-healing ability and it could just be the best roofing material. Ever.

Traditional zinc standing seam roof on a residence

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Steel and Aluminum roofing see much more play in the roofing market, thanks to their wide availability, lower costs, and mass production. Copper roofing is Zinc’s real competition, and yet Zinc wallops Copper when it comes to pricing.

However, Zinc is no stranger to the residential metal roofing market in the US. Consider the fact that galvanized steel means zinc-coated Steel. It plays a significant role in ensuring Steel doesn’t prematurely rust. In the European roofing market, 70% of all residential roofs utilize Zinc.

How much Does a Zinc Roof Cost?

Cost of Materials

The material costs for Zinc roofing range between $4.50 and $8.50 per sq. ft., or $450 to $850 per square. The breakdown for material costs is as follows:

  • $4.50 to $6.50 for Zinc Shingles or Tiles
  • $6.00 to $8.50 for Zinc Standing Seam

Note: A roofing square equals 100 square feet. It’s the term professional contractors routinely use when calculating both costs and materials for a roofing project.

A typical two-story home with a roofing surface measuring 2,300 square feet, is referenced as having 23 squares of roofing work to be done.

All roofing jobs will also require appropriate fasteners, underlayment material, flashing, and other misc. material. — These necessary supplies will add around $1.00 per sq. ft. or $100 per square.

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Metal Roofing Pros and Cons in 2021 – The Ultimate Guide

Metal aka the “forever roof” can be an excellent choice for residential re-roofing applications, particularly in comparison to the less-durable, temporary roof types such as asphalt shingles. via Anthony Wilder Pros of Metal Extremely Durable and Long-Lasting Compared to the more traditional asphalt shingle, metal is a far more durable and longer-lasting option for residential … Read more

Solar Metal Roofing 2021: Thin Film Laminates vs. PV Solar Panels

Not all PV solar power systems are created equal…

Some are more equal than others! 😉

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An ever-increasing number of environmentally conscious and high-energy-cost sensitive homeowners and businesspeople consider installing a PV solar power system to harness solar energy and generate electricity for their homes, or commercial buildings.

New Shingle Roof

$7,500
Average price
New Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
New Flat Roof

$8,225
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For years, the traditional approach was based on installing the rather heavy, crystalline solar panels on top of an asphalt shingle roof, an oil-based roofing system with a relatively short lifespan.

This approach has worked for a while, however, roof penetrations, needed for the installation of a solar panel mounting system, made to an asphalt shingle roof, increase the likelihood of premature roof leaks down the road, and further shorten the already-too-short lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof.

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