Stone Coated Steel Roof Cost 2021: Gerard, DECRA, Metro, Boral Steel

Stone coated steel roofing is generating a lot of buzz (and sales) with homeowners that want a roof with staying power — one that combines good looks with outstanding protection against the elements including fire, wind, and hail.

Gerard Stone-coated Steel Roof – Barrel Vault Profile via GerardUsa.com (Now Boral Steel)

It’s certainly a strong plus that stone-coated metal roofing is energy-efficient, uses recycled materials and is recyclable, unlike straight-to-landfill asphalt shingles.

Here’s your complete guide for comparing products, costs, pros and cons, and other options:

What to Expect in Terms of Costs

Total cost to install the product is the first factor many homeowners consider, so let’s see if stone coated steel roofing is in the budget for your home. Note that 1 square = 100 square feet.

  • Material Costs: $400-$550 per square for shingles, shakes and tiles and the underlayment, fasteners, ridge cap, trim and other accessories required
  • Installation Costs: $450-$900 per square depending on factors affecting cost, which are listed below

Total Installed Cost: $850-$1,450 per square.
That seems like a broad price range, but the range for asphalt shingles can be even broader. The best asphalt shingles can cost 3-4 times the cost of the cheapest option.

New Shingle Roof

$7,500
Average price
New Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
New Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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Concrete vs. Clay Roof Tile Cost 2021: Pros & Cons of Tile Roofs

Do you love the distinctive and attractive look of roof tiles? If the answer is yes, then you are among a growing number of homeowners who pick tiles as the roofing material of choice for their homes.

Clay Roof Tiles installed on a traditional roof hip roof

A tile roof is a costly upfront investment, especially if you opt for clay tiles rather than concrete ones. However, tiles offer many great benefits including durability, longevity, energy-efficiency, great curb appeal, low maintenance, hurricane-grade wind mitigation (with proper installation and maintenance), fire safety, and more.

Traditional (non-metal made) tiles are most commonly available in either concrete or clay, and come in a multitude of shapes, profiles, and colors.

The Difference in Cost Between Concrete vs. Clay Tiles

For all the reasons mentioned above it should come as no surprise that clay tiles cost about 30% more than concrete tiles, with an average cost of clay tiles hoovering around $10.50 to $18.50 per square foot installed.

Ludowici tile roof – Flat slab Georgian. Source: Ludowici.com

More exotic tiles can easily cost as much as $20 to $30 per square foot installed, though. Thus, there is a lot of variation in price to be expected, depending on how fancy a tile you want to pick.

In terms of total costs installed, a basic tile roof could cost anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000, depending on the size of your house, tile choice, and location of your property.

New Shingle Roof

$7,500
Average price
New Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
New Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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Since both, clay and concrete tiles are expensive in comparison to most other roofing choices, you’ll need to consider whether all the added benefits that real tiles have to offer are worth the extra expense.

Keep in mind that the total life-cycle cost of tiles is actually quite low compared to composition shingles, since clay tiles can last for as long as 100 years, while concrete tiles should protect your roof for 50 years plus.

Verdict: if unique style and authenticity is what you are looking for, then tiles can be a sound choice for your home, provided you are also willing to invest in the structural reinforcement of your roof truss structure.

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Concrete Tile Roof Cost in 2021: Boral & Eagle Roofing Tiles

Concrete tiles are a viable alternative to clay tiles – classic, contemporary, and even rustic styles are combined with durability and resistance to the elements.

Boral Saxony 900 Hartford Slate concrete tile – Toffee

via Boral America

For many homeowners, the bottom line is cost, and while many sources seem to pull their concrete tile pricing numbers right out of thin air, this guide provides real figures based on extensive research.

Cost

You can expect to pay between $8.50 and $17.50 per sq. ft. to install a concrete tile roof on your home. — This gives you an average cost of $10.50 to $14.50 per sq. ft. installed.

That said, the tile quality and thickness, installation difficulty, and your home’s location will impact costs.

The table below offers more detail on the low-end, mid-range, and high-end product pricing breakdown:

Concrete Tile Roof Cost per Sq. Ft. Installed
Low Average High
$8.50 to $10.50 $10.50 to $13.50 $13.50 to $17.50
*Add $0.80-$1.35/sq. ft. to remove and dispose of asphalt shingles
*Add $1.00-$1.50/sq. ft. to remove and dispose of tile roofing

New Shingle Roof

$7,500
Average price
New Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
New Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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Total Cost of a Typical Project

A larger home and garage will need about 3,600 square feet of tiles. That accounts for the slope of the roof and for waste. In the industry, enough material to cover 100 square feet is known as a square.

Thus, a larger home with a garage — a type of house that is stylistically suitable for a tile roof would require roughly 36 squares of roofing material. Here are the low, average, and high total project costs to expect:

Total Project Cost:
Low Average High
$34,200 $43,200 $55,800

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