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What is the Cost of A Metal Roof Vs Asphalt Shingles

Cost of Asphalt Roof

Asphalt shingles have been a staple roofing material for over 100 years. Asphalt is a cheaper option than most roofing materials and can be simply replaced if shingles start coming loose or falling off.  You can also install an asphalt roof yourself if you have some handyman skills.

On average an asphalt roof will cost $5000 to $10000 initially. During installation there are additional costs that are dependent on the following factors:

Pre-Installation Repairs

You may have leaks, holes, damaged or rotting roof sheathing that need to be repaired before the new roof can be installed. This will increase the final cost of your roof repair.

Material Pricing

 Asphalt and metal roofing come in various types with different prices for each kind and brand. Depending on the quality, amount, and type of the material will determine the total cost of your roof repair as well.


 Compared to metal roofs, asphalt roofing costs less for labor since it is simpler to install and takes fewer technical steps. Labor will cost around $2-$3 for asphalt, compared to $4-$12 per square foot for metal roofing.

Cost of Metal Roof

Installing a metal roof requires more technical skills and equipment specifically used for metal roofing. This means that costs are increased because of the intricacies of the installation process. The material is also more expensive than metal roofing.

An average-sized home may cost $10000 to $18000 for a new metal roof. Most metal roofs are made from tin or steel. Even though metal roofs initially cost more, they last longer than asphalt shingles and provide your home with more energy efficiency

Installing the Roof

Installation costs for metal roofing are higher than asphalt roofing installation. Metal roofing is more technical to install, may be more difficult to fit on odd-shaped roofs, and requires expertise for installation. In contrast, asphalt shingles can be installed by professionals or the owner of the property.

Overall, both roofing options have their benefits and disadvantages. However, if you have asphalt roofing you may be able to save your roof before you replace it with the rejuvenating properties of Roof Maxx.