Hiring a professional to paint your metal roof costs between $1.20 and $2.72 per square foot or $120 to $272 per roofing square (100 square feet) not including the materials. Metal roof repainting costs $1,440 to $3,264, depending on the size and slope of the roof and the quality of the paint used.

Exposed Fastener
Each screw needs to be either replaced with a new rubber grommet or a high heat resistant caulk over each screw before repainting for the first time.  When the time comes after 5-10 years the high heat resistant caulk needs to be scrapped off and re-caulked or replaced screw entirely.
Standing Seam
Even though the screws are hidden the Galvalume Metal will eventually need to be repainted.  The average time to repaint depends on the amount of sun exposure and that can range from 10-15 years.


Things to consider when hiring a contractor to paint your metal roof
  1. What is the process and how are they going to repaint your roof.

Sometimes, contractors will skip steps to save on the operating cost by not cleaning the roof before they prime. 

Some paints have primer in the paint and if this is the case it may save you money but the quality of the paint will be reduced. 

Painting metal should follow a few simple steps so the paint doesn’t chip and peel after a few years.

Primer is important because it acts as a bonding agent to the metal before the paint is applied.  But washing the roof with a high-pressure washer with detergent for those tough spots if necessary.

      2. Is the contractor insured?

Making sure your contractor is insured can save your homeowners insurance if something would happen.

Have the contractor show you their certificate of liability insurance before you commit to hiring.

      3.  What safety equipment would they be using?

I can’t express this enough; wet metal is slippery and if the contractor doesn’t follow common sense seek other professionals in the industry.

Despite their experience wearing a harness can be the difference of the contractor going home that evening or the hospital.  If your contractor isn’t wearing a harness demand that they put one on or stop entirely.

     4.  Make sure you have an “Excavation Clause” or “Exploration Bid” before signing a contract with whom you decide to hire for the job.

It’s very common that contractors can come back and charge more for the job than what was agreed upon.  To protect yourself from unexpected costs make sure you have one of the two clauses filled out and signed before the project begins.

     5. Do your homework.

This is where DoorAdviser.PRO comes in.  We pre-screen companies to make sure that all the checks and balances are in place and that the homeowner is going to get the best contractor within 40 miles of where they live.

We have a critical process in how we screen companies to make sure that they have better than average products and customer service.

Every company says they are the best and that they have the best products and customer service.  Then why is it that according to several outlets like remodelers magazine & cost vs. value is the number one complaint is home improvement companies?