Guest User
1/12/2017
What is general cost for a 400 sq ft bldng
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
1/12/2017
In terms of what? Roof cost? What kind of materials, slope, style, etc.
Jack Foley
6/25/2018

Eric and team, I did not want to start something new as my topic is similar. Need all of your expertise in my decision.

I like idea of metal roof but not sure what costs would amount to, I am doing a new build. It's a 5:12 slope, i like the flatter roof style.
Main roof area is 3,937, roof floor area 1,889, 944.64 sq in roof vents. These are the details from my architect. I do have the drawings that I can send.

I see a lot of details on here about gauge, and type of steel or aluminum roof. I'm thinking mechanical seemed roof.

Thanks for your help.

I'm in Houston Texas, it's hot here, and it storms here, want to keep that in mind. Appreciate your input.

Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/25/2018

What is the design of the attic? Vented or non-vented?

As far as cost, I can't comment with certainty on the cost on Houston. What you can be sure of is that it is a premium for good metal over asphalt. That said, it should be for all the reasons that you are already thinking (i.e. look, energy efficiency, longevity, and environment).

Jack Foley
6/25/2018

minimal attic space, and yes vented. In general what are typical cost difference between conventional 10 year asphalt roof vs metal roof?

Also when you say good metal, what is considered to be good metal?

Between aluminum and steel are there benefits going with one vs the other? I would think one benefit may be corrosion, but seems the paint coating covers that, I was reading about some type of PV coating? Appreciate your input.

Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/25/2018

Depending on your distance from the coast, you may need to run aluminum.

On standing seam, I would like to a see a minimum of 26 gauge installed over the proper decking.

Have you picked a contractor or is your GC handling it? Or are you the GC?

Jack Foley
6/25/2018

I have not, I do have a gc but he's very easy going guy. He's telling me to go with shingles, this is why I'm trying to understand costs associate. I wouldn't mind talking with a contract about this locally, I realize you all have a pretty strong network. Any help here?

Jack Foley
6/25/2018

my architect says it will cost 4 times what it costs for a conventional asphalt roof, is this accurate? I just wanted to get some quotes both ways metal and also asphalt.

Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/25/2018

While metal is definitely a premium, it does not approach a 4X multiplier in our region.

I would start interviewing some well regarded metal installation companies and see what you come up with. Simplicity in roof design, a walkable pitch, and a new construction starting point are all great things for a roofer. Hopefully that will translate to observed price.

Jack Foley
6/25/2018

sounds good thanks Eric.

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