If the metal roof on your business’ building is needing some extra care, you may be wondering if it’s time to do some repairs or if a full replacement is a better option. More importantly, how much could it cost for repairs or replacement? Let’s start with what prices you can expect.

The cost of metal roofing for commercial buildings can range anywhere from $4-$18 per square foot, depending on the type of metal. This includes both materials and labor.

The reason for the vast range in cost is that different types of metal cost more to produce. Also, the complexity of the project may require more hours of labor. Keep reading for a more detailed explanation.

Cost Per Square Foot By Metal Type (Comparison Table)

The following prices are estimates only, and the differences in cost are impacted by where the materials are sourced from and the cost of installation or repair.

Metal TypeCost Per Square Foot
Aluminum$4-$8
Corrugated steel panels$4-$5
Copper$12-$18
Stone-coated metal roof tiles$7-$10
Metal shingles$6-$11
Standing seem metal roofing$7-$13


Cost of Metal Roofing Compared to Other Types of Commercial Roofs

Sometimes people see the cost of metal roofing and think it’s much more expensive than other roof types. Typically this is because people are thinking of residential roof materials, such as asphalt shingles which can run as low as $2-$4 per square foot, which is of course much less expensive than a metal roof.

However, when comparing metal roofing costs to other commercial roofing options, the cost is not significantly different. For example, EPDM (rubber) roofing commonly runs between $4-$14 per square foot, not too far off from the average $4-$18 per square foot for metal roofing.

Ultimately, what’s most important is that you consult with an experienced commercial roofing contractor to get an inspection with recommendations on what type of roof is best for your business’ building.

How Much Does It Cost To Fix Or Restore A Commercial Metal Roof?

If you have only a few spots on your roof that are damaged and the rest of the roof is in good condition, you might be able to simply get the problematic spots fixed.

As you may guess, fixing damaged areas can be much less expensive than a full roof replacement. The cost of the repair depends on the type of metal roofing and the complexity of the repair, but expect to spend $15-$20 or more per square foot of repaired roofing.

So for example, if you have a total of 50 square feet of roofing that needs to be repaired, that may run you around $1,000 which is much less than a full roof replacement, as you’ll see in the next section.

Just keep in mind, ask a trusted commercial roofer for their advice before deciding between metal roof repair & restoration vs full replacement.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace Or Install A Commercial Metal Roof?

As shown in the table above, the cost of metal roofs varies drastically depending on the type of metal and the complexity of the installation. Therefore, the total cost of a full roof replacement can vary drastically in price as well.

On the low side, for a small 2,000 square foot office roof, a new metal roof could cost as little as $15,000-$20,000.

On the high side, for a large 15,000 square foot warehouse, it could cost as much as $250,000 or more.

Hopefully, this has helped you get a clearer picture of commercial metal roof pricing. If you have additional questions or would like to consult with our commercial roofing team, you may call us at (814) 724-9812 or click here to request a free commercial roof inspection.