How Much Does a Metal Roof Cost in Beaufort, South Carolina?
February , 2023 | 13 min. read
Home improvement projects can be stressful, especially if you don’t have a knack for the specific part of your home that needs improvement. I mean, besides contractors, of course, does anyone really sit around and talk about how much they love roofing?
I think not. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us are terrified of being hassled by sweaty roofing contractors and ultimately dishing out major cash for products we’re not even sure we needed in the first place.
At RoofCrafters, your fear and apprehension resonate with us. We know just how sleazy some contractors can be, which is why we’ve made it our priority to educate the Beaufort, South Carolina residents. We want to educate you about roofing costs so that you can feel comfortable and confident when it comes time to make a decision.
All of that being said, our family here at RoofCrafters of Beaufort has been in the area installing metal roofs, one roof at a time for 3 decades. Our professionalism and integrity we demonstrate throughout the entire process will deliver what we call the “RoofCrafters Experience.” This is what we believe separates us from the other roofing companies and why our clients choose us. Now we want to share our experience with you.
In this article, we’ll cover the 3 main factors that determine the cost of a metal roofing project. We’ll also break down the most popular metal roofs used, and provide you with examples of the cost of metal roofs installed on homes in the Low Country.
So, let’s jump right in!
3 Main Factors Considered When Calculating the Cost of a Metal Roof in Beaufort
The cost of replacing your metal roof in Beaufort varies depending on several factors. Here are the 3 main factors that are used to determine the price.
- The type of metal material you choose.
- The total square footage of the roof area that will be covered.
- The complexity or difficulty of the roof. Such as the slope of your roof.
It would be impossible for us to give you an exact price without knowing all the many factors that determine the final cost. So we will provide you with the cost of metal with each of the different types of metal roofing installed on homes.
Most homeowners in Beaufort, SC. can expect the cost of their roof to average between $16,500 and $42,300. This price is based on a typical 3 to 4-bedroom, 2 to 3-bath home with a 2-car garage.
7 Types of Metal Roofing Available in Beaufort, South Carolina.
The type of metal and the thickness of that metal will be one of the main factors that go into calculating the final cost of your new metal roof. Some metals perform best in certain climates or regions.
Here is a list of 7 types of materials used for metal roofing:
- Copper metal roof
- Lead metal roof
- Zinc metal roof
- Terne metal roof (tin roof)
- Aluminum metal roof
- Steel metal roof
- Galvalume metal roof
We get it, 7 is a lot of choices!
So we'll provide you with the average cost of the 3 most popular metal roofs installed on homes in Beaufort, SC. We'll also show 3 examples of homes with the 3 different metal roofs.
Starting with an easy roof and getting a little more complex as we go. This should help provide you with a good visual example of the average cost. Keep in mind that after scheduling a professional roof inspection you will be able to get an exact price.
The Cost of a Metal Roof in Beaufort with a 26 Gauge Maxi-Rib Screw-Down Panel
A screw-down metal roof, also called an agricultural roof panel, maxi-rib metal roofing, or multi-rib metal roofing. This metal roof was originally designed for agricultural use such as barns and warehouses. A screw-down roof requires less labor and is much easier to install. 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. These exposed fasteners will require maintenance somewhere around the 5 to 10 years mark after being installed.
For a screw-down metal roof on a home in Beaufort with 2 straight sides. Without chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $16,500.
A screw-down metal on a more complex home in Beaufort with 2 stories. The roof has a couple of valleys, dormers, and walls, the average cost is $22,750.
A screw-down metal on a complex home in Beaufort with 2 stories. Roof with many facets and valleys, the average cost is $29,000.
View Maxi-Rib color options here.
The Cost of a Roof in Beaufort with a 26 Gauge 5-V metal
The 5-V metal roof is another screw-down metal roof system. It's also called a barn roof. This metal roof was originally designed for barns. 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 of an upfront investment for you. Because the materials and labor are slightly less expensive than the standing seam metal roofing. However, due to the expansion and contraction with exposed fasteners, you can expect to do some maintenance to the exposed screws between the 5 and 10-year mark.
For a screw-down metal roof on a home with 2 straight sides. Easy roof with some flashing work, the average cost is $19,200.
A screw-down metal on a home with a split level or 2 stories. Slightly more complex, with chimney dormers and skylights, the average cost is $25,450.
A screw-down metal roof on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories. More complex, with a chimney, skylights, and several valleys, the average cost is $31,700.
View 5-v profile and color chart.
The cost of a new roof in Beaufort with 24 gauge standing seam metal.
A standing seam metal roof is one of the best roof options for any home or business in Beaufort, South Carolina. It is the top-of-the-line for metal roofing. Many of the Historic houses in Beaufort have the original old “tin” standing seam metal roofing still on them today. Some are over 100 years old!
And yes, as you can see from the figures below, this roofing material comes with a much larger upfront investment.
For a standing seam metal on a home in Beaufort. With 2 straight sides and no chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $27,500.
A standing seam metal on a home in Beaufort with a split level or 2 stories. A little more complex, with dormers, gables, and valleys, the average cost is $34,900.
A standing seam metal on a home in Beaufort with a split level or 2 or 3 stories. ore complex, with a chimney, skylights, and several valleys, the average cost is $42,300.
View standing seam colors here.
Is a Metal Roof a Good Investment for My Home in Beaufort?
When determining if a certain type or style of roofing is best suited for you, it all comes down to personal preference and budget. Check out the determining factors that are used to calculate the cost of a new roof to better understand how the final cost is determined.
Also, It never hurts to get in touch with a local roofing contractor to come out for an onsite inspection to get the exact cost. While they are there they can go over the different ways to make metal roofing affordable by helping better understand your roof finance options.
If you’re just starting out delving into all things metal roofs, you’re probably getting ready to find and hire a local roofing contractor. To locate a great local roofing contractor that’s the best fit for you, RoofCrafters has provided a checklist of questions to ask your local roofing contractors, along with the right answers that you need to get back when you interview these contractors.
If you are in the South Carolina area, head on over to our contact page to begin your roof replacement journey! If you’d like to learn more about roofing services, feel free to browse the extensive resources located in our learning center.
My name is Anthony, and I am the lead estimator of RoofCrafters’ Georgia/South Carolina division. The roof is the most important part of a structure, and people count on that to protect themselves and their families. That is one of the many reasons why I love my job and enjoy coming to work every day. The continuous training, honesty, and providing the customer with the Roofcrafters experience is what makes me the best in the business.