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How Much Does Metal Roofing Cost in Indiana?

Mon, Mar 23, 2015 @ 08:00 AM | Perry

The price of metal roofing in Indiana varies greatly depending on many factors such as the type of metal, the gauge or thickness of the metal, the warranty and the type of paint on the metal. The type of project will also change the price of a metal roof. Metal roofing installed on a new construction project will cost less than metal roofing being installed in re-roofing application because of the tear off of the old roofing. price adjustments are made for pitch of the roof, whether it is walk able or very steep, but also for the height of the home or building and the accessibility to the structure.

In this article we will focus on average cost most metal roofing companies in Indiana will charge in a re-roof application. The prices for metal roofs give here will include the metal roofing material, labor to remove old roofing, labor to install new metal roofing and clean up cost.

Keep in mind

1) Indiana is a large state and prices in lower half will be lower than in the top half related to differences is labor cost.

2) Metal roofing contractor's overhead rates are different because roofing companies vary greatly on the benefits, training, and the pay scale they provide their work force. As a rule of thumb, roofing companies that train their roofers and pay them well attract a more skilled and professional crew.

Exposed fastener metal roofing panels should cost the range of $250-$350 per square installed throughout the state of Indiana.

exposed_fastener_metal_pole_barnExposed fastener metal roofing is attached to the home or structure by driving screws through the metal panel into a framing member. The screw heads are visible after the installation is complete.

This metal roofing comes in 29 and 26 gauge and is the most common type of metal roofing and metal wall panels in Indiana. It works great for agricultural buildings, pole barns, garages, and light commercial buildings. However it is not recommended for homes or buildings with finished interiors. There are just too many potential leaks with all the exposed screws and this type of metal doesn't have sheet metal trims that interlock like other types of metal roofing systems. Exposed fastener metal roofing is vulnerable in valleys, around skylights, and around chimneys.

Standing seam metal roofs: the snap lock type should cost in the range of $600-$850 per square installed throughout the state of Indiana.

Standing_Seam_roofMoving to a standing seam metal roof system means a substantial price increase above an exposed fastener roof but the benefits of standing seam far outweigh at the additional cost. Not only does standing seam use hidden fasteners to secure metal roof panels which is a huge benefit, it is a developed and time tested metal roofing system with all the sheet metal trims and accessories to handle valleys, roof transitions, vented ridge caps, skylights, chimneys and dormers. Finding standing seam metal roofing in Indiana in 26 or 24 gauge is fairly easy as it can be ordered at lumber yards and roofing supply house the state however finding roofing contractors with crews experienced in standing seam metal roofing will be more of a challenge.Think regionally when you begin your search for qualified standing seam metal roofing companies. 

Snap lock standing seam metal roofing looks amazing when installed correctly and adds curb appeal to homes, church roofs, retail spaces, schools and office building roofs.

Standing seam metal roofs: mechanically seamed type should cost in the range of $800-$1,400 per sq installed in Indiana.

This type of metal roofing panel is heavy duty and found in 24 and 22 gauge on steel building with lower slopes, factories, and in industrial roofing applications. Architects and specifiers will call out this type of metal roofing panel on state and municipal projects for it durability and ability to span open framing distance of 5'-6' between struts or purlings.

A machine called a seamer must be used to connect the roofing panels together. The seamer bends the "legs" of the metal roofing panel together and then folds them both over a second time. This type of standing seam is often referred to as a double lock panel. It is the double lock that allows this type of metal roofing to be installed on low slope applications.