Zinc roofs are extremely popular with architects and their clients in the UK. They are attractive, low maintenance and long lived. But how much will your zinc roof cost? And what about other metal roofs? There are three factors to bear in mind.

1. Cost of Materials

zinc coilsZinc and other metals used in roofing and cladding are commodities, and their price fluctuates in accordance with the market, influenced by supply and demand. Whilst demand for some metals in recent years affected the scrap price and therefore the risk of theft, demand for zinc is relatively comparable to supply and prices are therefore relatively stable.

SIG Zinc and Copper are suppliers of a range of metals for roofing and cladding, and we’re able to advise you on the comparable cost of the different materials for your particular project, including different options for zinc products by different manufacturers. Your choice of material can therefore also include cost and security factors as well as aesthetic ones.

2. Cost of Fabrication

Zinc Roof Cost - Fabrication Prior to installation on your project, the zinc, copper or stainless steel must be fabricated. The manufacturer, the supplier or the contractor may all be able to carry out the fabrication of sheets, panels, shingles and accessories as required.

As part of our full service the teams at our partner fabricators can provide metal processing (including producing bespoke quantities) and fabrication. A larger contractor working on large projects may have their own fabrication facilities available, so we are also available to deliver full coils or specific bespoke quantities.

Whatever the most cost effective solution for your project you can be satisfied that delivery won’t be a problem. SIG Zinc and Copper are part of SIG Plc, the FTSE250 quoted company who are one of the largest suppliers of specialist construction products in Europe. On time delivery is in our DNA.

3. Cost of Installation of Zinc Roofing and Cladding

Zinc Roof Cost - InstallationOne of the major factors in the cost of your zinc or metal roof will be the location of the project itself and the availability of experienced installers.

If your project is in an area with many existing zinc or metal projects (North London, for example), getting installers won’t be difficult, and healthy competition will keep the price down. Alternatively if you’re in rural Scotland or the North East, you may find that there are fewer contractors to choose from, and it may turn out be more costly to install your roof, particularly if it is small, complicated or difficult to access. There are pockets of experienced contractors, and others are willing to travel, so it can be difficult to work out the cost of installing a zinc roof in advance.

Installing a zinc roof is a skilled job and the installers should be FTMRC members. We run an accredited contractors scheme called DATAC and can advise you on the availability of installers in your area. The installation cost of the project may also affect your choice of material, so get in touch with us early to discuss the options.

As part of a large group of roofing and cladding specialists, we can advise on a number of alternatives so you can give your client a good picture of the market.

Look at the Whole Life Cost

Nedzink NOIR Zinc Roofing and CladdingWhen comparing whether to use zinc, copper, stainless steel, membrane, green or other roofing, it is important to look at the whole cost of the roof from the deck up, and to look at the whole life of the roofing system. This way you’re comparing apples with apples.

For example, a well-installed zinc roof will require virtually no maintenance throughout the whole of its life, which could be at least 25 years, when other roof types will require regular maintenance during this period, or even replacement. Looking at the whole life of the roof will give you an accurate picture of the CAPEX and OPEX costs together, so your client can make a decision based on the whole story.

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26 Responses to How much will a Zinc Roof Cost?

  1. […] out about the factors affecting the cost of zinc roofing and what you can do to reduce […]

  2. Kathy Hines says:


    Please advise on relative costs of zinc shingles compared with a standing seam roof, for floor area of approx 550m2. location Milton Keynes

    with thanks


  3. S Parnell says:

    Please can you advise on the typical supply and install costs for a standing seam clad pitched roof and wall cladding (located in Norfolk).
    I’m interested in the comparison between 1) Zinc and 2) Copper – typical “ball park figures”.
    Also what is the lifespan of Zinc and also copper ( to allow comparison of whole life costs.

  4. Paul Wolters says:

    Hi there, Living in a property that requires a new valley gutter over the whole length of the roof. Wondering if you estimate an approximate cost.
    Length 25 meters, width 60 cm and 15 cm deep with 2 separate drainage points.

    Many thanks,

    Paul Wolters

  5. Godfrey Rawlings says:

    Would like to know for costing purposes approxamatly 140 square meters of zinc standing using stainless steel fixings.
    The project is near Milton Keynes.
    Many Thanks
    Godfrey Rawlings

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  7. Tyrone WONG says:

    please can you tell me how much would it cost to have zinc cladding size
    approx 3mtrs by 12mtrs
    this is a corner house single storey wrap around side wall
    many thanks

  8. Ian says:

    Hi can you give me an estimate for a zinc seam clad flat roof in South Yorkshire approx 25 m2. Supply and install of the roof and equipment, and advise on order/lead times
    Thanks Ian.

  9. mark hawkesworth says:

    Hi could you please give me a estimate for cladding a dormer 6.5mts x3.5mts

  10. Matt says:

    Hi can you give me an estimate for a zinc seam clad roof in Milton Keynes approx 6m x 6m. To supply and install of the roof on a single story building.
    Thanks Matt.

  11. gary says:

    hi I am pricing for a extension in Gloucestershire and the roof is requiring a Zink standing seamed roof
    the roof is 7mtrs x 4mtr could you please give me a rough estimate to supply and fit so I can provide a price for the job

  12. Conor Browne says:

    Could you give me a estimate for supply/fit zinc standing seam roof to garage 6×6.2m.
    We are in Stocksfield, Northumberland

  13. Steve Richards says:

    Hello , I’ve been asked by a customer to put a budget cost together to build a Victorian carport with a curved roof in Zinc 7.5m long by 4.8 wide by 2.4-4.0 high .
    Would you guys be interested in pricing the zinc element of the job ?
    I’m on 07986-XXX-XXX if you Would like to Discuss .
    Regards. Steve Richards ,

    S.D.Richards Building Ltd .

  14. Jamal says:

    Please advise how much it would cost for a flat roof 6.5 by 5.5m in the following materials: 1) zinc 2) copper. Please advise asap as i am on a deadline! Kind regards.


  15. Julie Forde says:

    Hi I need a price for copper cladding approx 300sqm

  16. Andy Farrow says:

    I have a 3m x 3m pitched roof to price in vertical seam zinc and one wall of similar size in Bristol

    • mark williams says:

      How much a m2 is it to buy

      • Simon Walker says:

        Hi Mark,
        Zinc is sold by the linear metre in either coil (normally 100Kg) or sheet format (2×1 / 3x1m) to the roofing installer, SIG Zinc & Copper can provide bespoke quantities, but this will depend on the overall quantity required. If you have a project in mind please use the contact form to provide us with details and we’ll be able to give you a quotation.
        Hope that helps,

  17. Laabour says:

    I’m zinc metal worked if u need any help email me laabourx@gmail.co.uk

  18. grant butler says:

    hi we looking for a price for 100m2 of standard seam zinc wall cladding on a new build house in sawbridgworth hartfordshire

  19. Andrew Wallace says:

    Hello ,
    We need a standing seam zinc roof of 192 m2 .We are in central Scotland . Thank you .

  20. Cathy Williamson says:

    Please can you advise me of a contractor to supply and fit zinc roof. I am in Dorset (postcode is BH21)
    Many thanks

  21. Colin Jones says:

    In process of planning an extension. Can you provide a Square metre cost for raised seam zinc roof for a total of 55m sq.

    The project is in postcode CR3 0AH.

    Kind regards


  22. Ewelina says:

    Hello ,
    We need a standing seam zinc roof of 192 m2 .We are in central Scotland . Thank you .

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