Roofing and Siding Panels Cost Estimating Tips

The costs for metal roof and wall panels depend on type, finish, quantity and installation method, and can be found in RSMeans’ Building Construction Cost Data. According to the 2008 version of RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data, the cost to purchase and install metal wall panels is approximately $3.00 to $10.00 per square foot of wall area.

Many roofing and siding products are bought and sold by the square. One square is equal to an area that measures 100 square feet. This simple change in unit of measure could create a large error if the estimator is not observant.

Accessories necessary for a complete installation must be figured into any calculations for both material and labor.

Read more estimating tips for thermal and moisture protection.

Cost Estimating Resources from RSMeans

2014 Light Commercial Cost Data Book
Covers every aspect of light commercial construction pricing for a variety of building types
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2014 Building Construction Cost Data Book
Thousands of unit costs for building components, arranged in the new CSI MasterFormat® 2010 classification system
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