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Pricing a Metal Roof in Fernandina Beach: A 2024 Guide

December , 2023 | 10 min. read

By Nicole Corson

Metal Roof Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Thinking about a metal roof for your Fernandina Beach home? It's a great choice, especially in our lovely beach town. But, let's address that big question you're probably pondering: How much does a metal roof cost?

It seems like it's the best-kept secret, right? Most companies make you jump through hoops to get a price. But here, we're changing the game. We believe in transparency and helping you understand the elephant on the roof, upfront.

Elephant on the roof

At RoofCrafters of Fernandina Beach, we've been fitting homes with stylish metal roofs for nearly 30 years. Our experience means we know a thing or two about metal roofing, and we're not shy about discussing costs. Our goal? To educate you, so you can make the best choice for your family, with us or elsewhere. We're here to share our decades of insights, not just as roofers but as your neighbors in the Sunshine State.

In this article, we'll explore the three main factors that influence the cost of a metal roof. I'll show you some popular choices and their price tags for local homes. And, by the end of this read, you'll have a clear picture of what a metal roof might cost in Fernandina Beach in 2024.

Ready to find out? Let’s get started!

Approximate Metal Roofing Costs for Standard Home Sizes


Figuring out the exact cost of a metal roof without knowing all the details can be tricky. But, I can give you a general idea based on common types of homes and the different metal roofing materials available.

standing metal roof on a sea foam color Florida homeFor most homeowners, the price for a metal roof on a usual 3 to 4-bedroom house, with a standard 2-car garage, ranges from about $18,500 to $46,000. 


This estimate gives you a ballpark figure for planning your budget. It's a good starting point to understand what you might be spending on your metal roof in Fernandina Beach. Remember, this is a ballpark estimate.

You may be asking, "Why such a large range?" Let's discuss the key elements that can affect the price.

Key Elements Influencing Metal Roofing Costs


When it comes to replacing your roof with a metal one, the cost isn’t a random number. It depends on a few important factors. Let's look at the three main things that will affect how much your new metal roof will cost:

  1. Choice of Metal Roof Material: The type of metal you choose for your roof plays a big role in the cost. Different metals come with different price tags.
  2. Roof Size in Square Footage: The larger your roof, the more material you'll need, and that means a higher cost. We calculate the price based on how many square feet your roof covers.
  3. Complexity of Your Roof Project: Things like how steep your roof is. How easy it is for the roofing team to get their equipment to your house in Fernandina Beach also matters. Trickier projects usually cost more.

We can't give you an exact price without knowing all these important factors and more. But what we can do is give you some average costs for typical homes with different types of metal roofs. This way, you'll get a rough idea of what to expect. Also, try our pricing calculator below, it's free!

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Seven Popular Metal Roof Types and Their Impact on Cost


In Fernandina Beach, Florida, the choice of metal for your roof plays a big part in how much it'll cost. Different types of metals, along with their thickness, can change the price quite a bit. Knowing the options available helps you understand what might work best for your home and budget.

Here are the 7 most popular materials used for metal roofing: 

  1. Copper roofing
  2. Lead roofing 
  3. Zinc roofing
  4. Terne metal roofing (tin roof)
  5. Aluminum roofing
  6. Steel roofing
  7. Galvalume roofing

Lead metal roofing
Zinc metal roofing

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With 7 types of metal to choose we understand it can be overwhelming. We want to make it simpler and provide you with the average cost for 3 of the most popular metal roofs installed in Florida. We'll also show examples of homes that have those 3 different metal roofing materials on them. 

Pricing a 26 Gauge Maxi-Rib Metal Roof in Fernandina Beach


Screw-down metal roofs are also called agricultural roofing. Better known as maxi-rib, or multi-rib metal roofing. This metal roof was originally designed for agricultural use in barns and warehouses. 

A screw-down roof is much easier to install, so it requires less labor. The materials are also less expensive than the standing seam metal roof. You get the look of a traditional metal roof without the upfront investment. The main difference is you will have exposed fasteners and these exposed fasteners will require maintenance typically around 5 to 10 years after being installed.

simple screw down metal roofFor a screw-down metal roof on a home in Fernandina Beach with 2 straight sides and no chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $18,500


Maxi rib home with multiple valleysFor a screw-down metal roof on a complex home with 2 or more stories, with many facets and valleys, the average cost is $31,000.

The Cost for a Roof with a 26 Gauge 5-V Metal Roof


The 5-V metal roof is another screw-down metal roof, also referred to as a barn roof. This metal roofing was originally designed for barns and agricultural use. At some point farmers started using it on their farm homes, imagine that! This roof is one of the first agricultural panels to be installed on traditional homes. 

Again, less upfront investment because the materials and installation method needed to install this roof are less expensive than the standing seam roof. However, due to the expansion and contraction and exposed fasteners, you can expect to do some maintenance to the exposed screws between the 5 to 10-year range.

5v screw-down metal roof on a Lowcountry style home For a screw-down metal roof on a home with 2 straight sides and not much flashing work, the average cost is $19,200.


large home with screw down metal roofFor a screw-down metal roof on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $31,700.

Estimating the Price of a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Fernandina Beach


A standing seam metal roof is one of the best roof options for any home or business in Fernandina Beach, Florida. It is the top-of-the-line for metal roofs. 

And yes, as you can see from the figures below, this roof system does come with a much larger upfront investment. Some of the Historic homes and the older beach homes in Fernandina have the original old “tin” standing seam metal roof, still on them today.

standing seam metal roof on ranch home with beach colorsFor a standing seam metal roof on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $29,500


large home with red aluminum standing seam metal roofFor a standing seam metal roof on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories a little more complex, with a chimney, skylights, and several valleys, the average cost is $46,000


Hopefully, this helps you create your budget. If one of the metal roof types is in your budget and you're ready to locate a metal roofing contractor to get an exact estimate. Click the button below to schedule your inspection.

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Choosing the Best Metal Roofing Contractor in Fernandina Beach, Florida


Because of the high winds, a metal roof can be a great investment for any home near the beach. We know with all the different choices of metal available, choosing the right metal in the perfect shade, to meet your desires and budget can be a little overwhelming. We want to help make it easy for you.

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Our family at RoofCrafters of Fernandina Beach would love the opportunity to help you make an educated decision for your metal roof investment. Looking to learn more, check out our learning center. If you're ready to speak with someone about your options,  schedule your inspection below.

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Nicole Corson

At RoofCrafters, our mission is to provide job opportunities for others to thrive and grow while making a meaningful impact within our communities.