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# Metal Roof Cost Calculator

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If you're wondering how to calculate metal roof cost, this metal roof cost calculator is the right tool for you. Use it to find the area of your roof, determine how many metal panels you will need, and estimate how much does a metal roof cost. Plan your work in advance and enjoy having your time saved by this handy calculator.

## How to use the metal roof cost calculator?

1. Start by answering whether or not you can safely access your roof to take precise measurements.

• if you answer "YES", input the roof's length and width. The metal roof cost calculator will return its total area.
• if you answer "NO", you will have to base your calculations on the roof's footprint (which is essentially the area of the roof if it wasn't sloped). Input it's length, width, and pitch. You can refer to our roof pitch calculator if you don't know the pitch's value.
• NOTE: If your roof has a more elaborate shape, with many sections, calculate the square footages of each of them separately (you can do it with Omni's square footage calculator), and then add them up.

2. The next step is to calculate the measurements of a single roof panel.

• Input a single panel's length and width to get its area. The calculator will then find the total number of metal panels you will need to buy for your roof.
• Please note that it is always advised to buy an additional 10% of construction materials for such projects, to account for mistakes and unexpected repairs. You can use our percentage calculator to get this estimated quickly.

3. All that's left is calculating the total costs of the metal panels. Put in the cost of one panel, and the calculator will find your total expense.

## How to calculate metal roof cost? Metal roof formulas

Although our metal roof calculator will do all the work for you, we understand that you may feel more confident if you know how to carry out the calculations yourself. Here are detailed instructions on how to calculate metal roof cost on your own.

• calculating roof area based on roof measurements: roof length * roof width = roof area
• calculating roof area based on footprint measurements: footprint length * footprint width * roof pitch multiplier = roof area
• calculating panel area: panel length * panel width = single panel area
• calculating number of panels to buy: roof area / panel area = panels needed (rounded up)
• calculating the cost of buying the panels: cost of a single panel * number of panels = total expenses

## Metal roof calculator - example of calculations

Let's go through an example to illustrate how our calculator works. In this example, let's assume that we have a roof we cannot access safely, so we're going to have to base our calculations on the footprint. The roof's measurements are:

• The roof's footprint length is $100\ \mathrm{ft}$;
• The roof's footprint width is $120\ \mathrm{ft}$; and
• The roof has a pitch of $9:12$, which has a multiplier of $1.25$

With those numbers, the calculation is as follows:

$\footnotesize \begin{split} A_{\mathrm{roof}} &= (100\ \mathrm{ft}\times 120\ \mathrm{ft})\times 1.25\\ & = 15,\!000\ \mathrm{ft^2} \end{split}$

Let's say we want to buy $16\ \mathrm{in} \times 16\ \mathrm{in}$ panels. The area of such a panel is $16\ \mathrm{in} \times 16\ \mathrm{in}= 256\ \mathrm{in^2}$. By dividing the roof's area by a panel's area and rounding up, we find out that:

• This results is $20,000. For an exact cost, consider factors like roof complexity, material quality, and regional labor rates, and consult with a roofing professional. ### How do I calculate metal roof cost? To calculate the cost of a metal roof: 1. Measure your roof. 2. Compute the Area - Calculate the total square footage of your roof. 3. Determine Price per Square Foot - Find out the cost per square foot of your chosen material. 4. Include Additional Costs - Add installation costs and extra features like coatings. 5. Calculate Total - Multiply the total square footage by the price per square foot and add additional costs. Consider factors like roof complexity, material quality, and regional labor rates for an exact cost, and consult with a roofing professional. ### How much does a metal roof cost? The cost of a metal roof typically ranges from$5 to $14 per square foot, including installation. Factors like material type, roof size, and geographic location can influence the price. For precise costs, it's best to consult a roofing professional. ### How much does it cost to paint a metal roof? Painting a metal roof typically costs between$1.50 and $3.00 per square foot. This cost can vary based on roof size, paint quality, and labor rates. For precise costs, it's best to consult a professional. ### How much does it cost to put a metal roof on a 16 × 80 mobile home? Installing a metal roof on a 16 × 80 mobile home typically costs around$5,000 to \$10,000. Factors influencing the cost include:

• Roof size and design;
• Material quality;
• Labor rates; and
• Geographic location.

For precise costs, it's best to consult a professional.