It sounds impossible until it happens: your metal roof — the sturdy companion and reliable barrier of your home against elements of the vertical kind — has begun to show signs that it requires replacement. However, you’re not sure whether leaks and creaking sounds during strong winds are clear signs that you need to replace it. After all, it’s only been a few years and less than half a decade since you had it installed or replaced.
In fact, you’ve been promised by its manufacturer that your metal roofs can last for more than 60-70 years — it even says so on the label and the actual advertising you saw. But alas, it has shown some signs of deterioration. However, before you get furious, it’s important to consider that no matter how properly quality-tested and guaranteed any roofing material is, elemental and other minute margin-of-error factors will make it deviate from its expected results. There is no 100% guarantee to the stability of any material, which includes standing seam metal roofs.
One of the clearest signs your roof requires replacement immediately is rust. This means the galvanized or galvalumed layer of your roof is beginning to tarnish. Moisture has completely made sustained contact with the steel core of your roof. This leads to accelerated rusting, which leads to the leaking you’ve noticed several times during a storm.
If you see loose panels along your roof, then it’s definitely causing leaks too. Often, panels loosen because of strong winds, storms, and high winds. This can be due to loosening gaskets, fasteners that have lost their threads, and consistent windy storms that keep pushing and destabilizing your roof system.
Lastly, all clear signs your roof requires replacement is something that reliable Denver CO metal roofers can help you find out quickly through a roof inspection. In addition, they can help you nip the problem in the bud with a regular roofing maintenance service. This involves a complete observation and equipment-based inspection of your roof. Once done, they can reduce all small problems that can evolve into huge ones and help you avoid huge replacement costs.
If you’re wondering how much it costs to replace a roof nowadays, Sheffields Metal has a great estimate below for your reference.
The type of metal material makes a difference in the final price, as some metals come at a higher cost and some cost significantly less. For the purposes of this topic, we’ll focus on the five most common metal materials: Galvalume, aluminum, copper, zinc, and stainless steel.
As far as pricing goes for metal coil and sheet raw materials, it can vary quite a bit. Here are average price ranges for just the coil and does not account for installation, other thicknesses, finishes, colors, locations, or special orders:
- Bare and painted Galvalume (24-gauge): $0.75 to $1.25 per square foot
- Painted Aluminum (.032” to .040”) : $1.05 to $1.60 per square foot
- Stainless steel (.015” to .024”) : $3.00 to $8.00 per square foot
- Copper (16-oz to 24-oz): $4.00 to $8.00 per pound
- Zinc (.7 mm to 1.5 mm): $3.00 to $6.00 per pound
The cost ranges differ from one another for a number of reasons, such as: (Continued)
Remember, make sure you’re working with greatly reliable and tried-and-proven roofing companies such as us at Ropa Roofing. We have consistently delivered exceptional results for all the roofing needs of our clients and look out always for the welfare of their roofs and property. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.