Cost to Install a Seam Metal Roof

Updated: January 2017

Seam Metal Roofing Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1" field lock panel 24 ga metallic coated steel in standard colors width to 21 3/4". Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$756.37$1,079.13
Standing Seam Metal Roof Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install seam metal roof with favorable site conditions. Install drip edge/extended eave trim, open valley flashing and ridge trim. Layout, fabricate, overlap and secure panels per manufacturer instructions. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$756.37$1,079.13
Standing Seam Metal Roof Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install seam metal roof including: fasteners, underlayment, drip edges and basic flashing.
129 square feet$756.37$1,079.13
Standing Seam Metal Roof Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Roof jacks, pneumatic roofing nailer, shingle cutting tools. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
129 square feet$756.37$1,079.13
Option: Tear Off Roof
Remove existing roofing material, roof paper, vents, jacks and flashing, gutters if needed. Dispose of debris. Sweep area clean of all nails /staples.
129 square feet$756.37$1,079.13
Standing Seam Metal Roof Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
129 square feet0.218531250.24859375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Install Seam Metal Roof   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Seam Metal Roof! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Seam Metal Roofing Installation project. For a basic 120 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Seam Metal Roof ranges between $11.07 - $14.93 per square foot* .

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install a Seam Metal Roof - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of standing seam roof new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Seam Metal Roofing Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Seam Metal Roofing Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Seam Metal Roofing Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Seam Metal Roof - References

Seam Metal Roofing Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Seam Metal Roofing Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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