Do you ever wonder why there is such a big price range when looking at the cost of a new or replacement roof? The ranges can be twice as much on the high side versus the low side. That’s because all roofing installations are different. You may have a simple walkable roof with just an eave, gable, and a ridge, but someone else may have a roof that is steep and has lots of elevation changes. Roofing terms aside, the simple explanation is that difficult installations require more time and labor and cost more.
You’re ready to build or remodel your dream house and you’re trying to decide between asphalt shingles, corrugated metal roofing, or standing seam. At Western States Metal Roofing, one of the first questions we get is “How much does standing seam metal roofing cost?” The steel shortage and price increases throughout 2021 made that a more challenging question to answer as the pricing of steel was volatile and rapidly increasing. Now that the price of steel has started to stabilize, we can give you a more accurate range of what to expect for standing seam pricing in 2022.
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So, you’re looking at the possibility of purchasing a new roof. You’re weighing your options between asphalt shingles and metal roofing, but you have one major concern.
Whether you're building or remodeling your dream home or you have an old roof that needs to be replaced, it's time to decide on what type of roofing system to install. It will be the focal point of your house and you really need something that will make your roof "pop". Metal roofing looks modern and stylish and has hundreds of color options. It looked like a great option until you realized it cost about twice as much as an asphalt roof. You're probably wondering, is the price of a metal roof worth it?
So, you are thinking about installing a metal roof and you don’t have any experience. You are concerned about installing the trim incorrectly because it will cause your roof to leak. As a DIY builder who may not read plans, a written install guide is confusing. That’s why we created a step by step written guide and a video that will make installing gable trim a breeze.
On a metal roof, a valley is formed by two intersecting slopes. Installing valley trim to this area of your roof prevents water from traveling up the opposite slope and penetrating your roof. Without the trim, water can easily become trapped with snow, leaves, and other debris.
If a leak occurs through the roof, the first place to look should always be around protrusions through the roof - like pipes and chimneys. These are usually the locations of roof leaks. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly and securely install a rubber pipe boot to ensure the roof is being kept watertight.