Because of the recent price increases that shingle manufacturers have implemented, Roofs for Life, Inc is finally able to offer 16” standing seam Galvalume metal panels for about the same price as shingles! if you take a look at a basic price for GAF SHINGLES it would be about 105-115 plus you would need to buy the underlayment cost would be about 25.oo per sq. then we need to add in metal eave drip at about 8.00 per 10′ stick now you are about 148.oo per sq plus tax. to buy the material, then you would need to add in pitch of the roof, difficulty of the tear-off/ installation, permit fees, and dump fees.
Metal would be about 142.00 per sq, the underlament about 25.00 per sq. eave drip 8.00 per 10′ stick and rake metal and ridge cap is about 25.00 per 10′ stick you about 190.00 per sq plus tax. then you would also need to add in then you would need to add in pitch of the roof, difficulty of the tear-off/ installation, permit fees, and dump fees.
So when you think about it metal is the way to go asphalt shingles can only last for so long with the heat and rain we have here in FL. but metal will last 50% longer with no worries.