Zinc Roofing Costs
Zinc roofing costs range from $8 to $18 fully installed, depending on whether you go with shingles or panels. Zinc is often a preferred roofing choice for particular climates. Zinc isn't that common in the United States, however it is found much more often in Europe. The advantages to zinc are that the color and style of the roof can be changed to meet the homeowner's specific requirements and enhance the overall look of the home.
Material Cost For Zinc Shingles
The material costs for zinc shingle should run $4 to $6 per square foot or $400 to $600 per square. Zinc shingles will typically be warrantied for a shorter period than the panel option. Similar to other types of shingles, they are a number of grades, designs and shapes that will affect the overall material cost.
Material Cost For Zinc Panels
The cost for zinc panels should run $6 to $8 per square foot or $600 to $800 per square. These panels are considered a higher end product that are very durable and tend to have a commercial or modern look to them. They often carry a 40 to 60 year warranty.
All roofing projects will have additional materials such as housewrap, underlayment, felt, glue, nails etc. On average these will run $1 to $2 per square foot, depending on the project specifics.
Installation pricing for zinc shingles or panels will run anywhere from $3 to $8 per square foot. Labor costs for zinc roof are on par with other metal roof materials such as copper, steel and tin. Factors that will affect the price of installation include the expertise of the contractor, the state in which you live, the installation pattern and complexity, the slope of the roof, whether the existing material needs to be removed before the zinc can be installed.
Completed Zinc Roofing Project
The completed cost of a low end to mid range project will run $8 to $14 per square foot. For mid range to high end projects, consumers will be looking at $14 to $18 per square foot. To see how this matches up with other roofing options, check out our roof prices per square foot page.