Painted Rusted Roofing

Pre-painted metal that looks like old rusted tin roofing. 12 colors to choose from and available in roofing, siding, flat sheets, and coil. The look of an authentic rusted metal roof, but without all of the problems. 


The look of blackened steel finish without any of the problems. Pre-painted metal panels that look like a blackened steel and other dark aged metals.


Why pay for an expensive copper roof ? Metal that has been pre-painted to look like patina'd copper is a growing favorite among architects and builders. Huge cost savings when compared to real copper. Available in metal roofing, siding, flat sheets, and coil.


Metal that has been pre-painted to look like old gray zinc roofing is a growing favorite among architects and builders. Huge cost savings when compared to real zinc. Available in metal roofing, siding, flat sheets, and coil.


VARI-Cool is a polychromatic paint system that will subtly shift colors depending upon the angle it's viewed from and the lighting conditions. Available in coil, flat sheets, metal roofing and siding. 


T-8 PlankWall® is a painted metal that offers architects and designers an alternative to real wood. Get the look of wood with all the benefits of metal!

Corten Components

Corten angle arrives unrusted and will develop a gorgeous patina after exposure to the weather. Corten angle is in stock and available for immediate shipment.


When you are looking to purchase Corten beams it will be referred to as ASTM A588. ASTM A588 covers high-strength low-alloy structural steel shapes, plates, and bars for welded, riveted, or bolted construction but intended primarily for use in welded bridges and buildings where savings in weight or added durability are important.


Corten channels in stock. Corten A588 weathering steel channels in 20 feet lengths.


Corten steel coils are in stock in a variety of gauges and widths. A606-4 coil can be split to any weight and slit to any size. Immediate delivery in most instances.


Corten flat bar arrives unrusted and will develop a gorgeous patina after exposure to the weather. A588 flat bar is in stock and available for immediate shipment.


Corten flat sheets arrive unrusted and will develop a gorgeous patina after exposure to the weather. A606-4 and A588 flats are in stock at 48" or 60" widths. Custom fabrication is available.


Pre-fabricated ASTM A606-4 landscape edging with stakes offer a great simple solution for that rustic look.


Shop a wide variety of perforated Corten® metal products in stock and have it shipped fast anywhere in the USA. We offer perforated Corten® metal in a variety of gauges and material types in various perforation patterns.


Corten pipe arrives unrusted and will develop a gorgeous patina after exposure to the weather. A847 pipe is in stock and available for immediate shipment.


4 Different sizes of planter boxes for sale. Sheet and plate cut to size for planter boxes.


Corten plate will arrive unrusted and will develop a gorgeous patina after exposure to the weather. A588 plate is in stock at 96" widths X 240" or 480" lengths. Custom fabrication is available.


Corten rounds in stock. Corten A588 weathering steel rounds in 20 feet lengths.


Corten squares in stock. Corten A588 weathering steel squares in 20 feet lengths.


When you are looking to purchase Corten tube it will be referred to as ASTM A847. ASTM A847 is a cold-formed high strength-low alloy steel that is welded and shaped into square tube and rectangular tube.


Welded wire mesh is constructed with two orthogonal wires that are joined together at their intersections using a resistance welding process to form a grid. 


Find fasteners, anchors, bolts, hardware and more. We are a leading provider of quality fastening products for metal roofing and siding


Flashing and trim available in steel with coordinating finishes and colors for your residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural metal roofing project.


Use sealant tape at the panel laps for metal roofs to increase weather tightness. Order yours today.


Self drilling metal roofing fasteners, rivets, and clips available. All types. Metal to Wood and Metal to Metal. Painted and Galvanized.


High Quality, Natural Illuminating FRP Panels that match our most popular metal roofing profiles. Immediate Availability - 8 OZ White.


Foam closures for metal roofing and metal decking. 7/8" Corrugated, PBR Panel, Western Rib (7.2 Panel). Shop a wide variety of foam closures and foam plugs.


Galvanized square tube in stock in 14 gauge at many different lengths. Galvanized tube used for metal fence posts, metal carports, deck posts, panic bar gates, or building supports.

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Metal Purlins and Cee Channel are in stock. Cee Purlins and Zee Purlins. Galvanized and Red Prime Painted. Immediate availability.


Buy Metal Roof Sealant. Available In A Variety Of Colors And Sizes. NovaFlex Construction Silicone Colored Caulk for Metal Roofing Applications.


We offer a wide range of pipe flashings in both square and round. Shop now.


Proper metal roof ventilation is essential for a healthy indoor environment. Our ProfileVent ventilation products are an intelligent solution for your roof.


Find high strength moisture protective covering for the underlayment of your metal roof.


All of S-5!’s snow guard retention systems dramatically reduce these risks associated with rooftop avalanches while maintaining the clean lines of the roof. With multiple options to choose from, you can browse our selection of metal roof snow stops to see which product will work the best for your metal roof.


S-5! provides the easiest, most cost-effective way to install solar panels directly to standing seam metal roofs.

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How Much Does Rusted Roofing Cost? (Installation Costs and Factors)
Paul Rubio

By: Paul Rubio on December 4th, 2019

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How Much Does Rusted Roofing Cost? (Installation Costs and Factors)

Corten Roofing

You’re ready to remodel or build your dream house and you have decided on a rusted roof. One of the first questions potential customers want to know when they call our company is, “How Much Does Rusted Roofing Cost?” This is a difficult question to answer as there are a lot of factors that determine the cost including:

  • Width and Coverage of Panel
  • Panel Profile
  • Panel Cost for Bare Steel, Corten, and Painted Rusted Roofing
  • Installation Cost
  • Trim/ Flashings & Accessories
  • Fluctuations in The Steel Market
  • Size of The Job
  • Job Location
  • Other Considerations

Purchasing a rusted roof is like purchasing a vehicle or a home. There are many options available and price ranges can vary drastically. Depending on which type of metal panel you choose, the price may vary anywhere from $2 to $6 per square foot. Here we breakdown the factors that go into price in more detail:


Width And Coverage Of Panel

Metal roofing panels are often 36" wide and in many instances you will get 36" of coverage. You do not lose any material for the panel side lap. In this instance you get what you pay for and do not have to purchase additional square footage. 

The profile shown below is PBR Panel and it shows that it will yield 36" of panel coverage


On the other hand, ⅞” Corrugated is lapped two corrugations for a roof and one corrugation for a wall. This is required for weather tightness. The manufacturer will charge you for 37” of width, but you get 32” coverage in a roofing application and 34.67” coverage in a wall application. This results in additional square footage that has to be purchased. You have to purchase 15% additional for a roof and 6% more for a wall.

Example: If you had a 3,000 foot roof and used standing seam you would purchase 3,000 sq. ft. of metal roofing. If you had that same roof in a ⅞” corrugated you would have to purchase 3,450 square feet of material to get 3,000 square feet of roof coverage.



Panel Profile

The type of panel that you select will have a direct impact on cost. Exposed fastener panels will cost less to purchase, are cheaper to install, and are easier to install than a concealed fastener panel such as standing seam. If you have a “ DIY “ project we recommend you use one of these three panel profiles. 7/8” Corrugated, PBR/R Panel, or Western Rib/7.2 Panel


Exposed Fastener Panels

  • PBR/R Panel is nicest panel for the least amount of money and there is no loss for the panel sidelap. This panel looks fairly similar to standing seam when viewed from ground to roof. It will cost substantially less than standing seam and is much easier to install for a “ DIY “ project.


  • ⅞” Corrugated is the most popular rusted roofing panel. You have a loss at the panel side lap as shown in the profile below. This panel will cost 15 % more than a PBR panel and you have to buy additional square footage to account for the panel side lap. This will put the total cost at 30 % more than a PBR panel.


  • Western Rib/7.2 Panel is the strongest of all of our panels. This panel can be used for a roof or wall, but we find that it is generally used on a wall or fence. There is no reason for this other than personal preference or aesthetics. This panel will cost 15 % more than a PBR panel and there is no loss for the side lap.


Concealed Fastener Panels

Concealed fastener panels will cost the most to purchase and install.

Standing seam panels are the most weather tight panel and requires the least amount of maintenance. This is NOT a panel that should be installed on a “DIY“ job. It is the most expensive panel and will increase cost by 40-50 %.


Panel Cost For Bare Steel, Corten, And Painted Rusted Roofing

There are three options to choose from if you want your roof to look rusted: Bare steel, Corten/A606-4, and Painted Rusted Roofing.



The Cost Of Bare Steel Rusted Roofing

Bare steel is simply uncoated steel. It does not have a galvanized or galvalume substrate. It is the least expensive, but will have the shortest lifespan. Bare steel will cost 25% to 35% less than Corten steel.

The Cost Of Corten Roofing

A606-4/Corten® looks similar to bare steel, but has different alloys that allow for a longer lifespan. Corten will cost an additional 25% to 35% when compared to bare steel. Corten steel cost about the same as a painted metal roofing or siding panel.


The Cost Of Painted Rusted Roofing

Painted rusted roofing is metal that is PAINTED to look like real rust. These products should be considered if rust stains are an issue, you want a panel that arrives pre-weathered, or you need a warranty. Painted rusted roofing will cost 40% to 50% more than Corten steel.

Rusted Roofing: Three Products To Make Your Roof Look 100 Years Old - This article will explain the four main considerations for choosing the correct finish for your roof: Price, longevity, warranty, and rust stains.

To learn more, you'll be interested in reading this: What Is Painted Rusted Roofing?


Installation Cost

Installation cost for rusted roofing will vary quite a bit based upon: Quality of your installer, difficulty of install, tear off of existing roof, job location, and the type of underlayment that is chosen.


DISCLAIMER: Western States Metal Roofing does NOT install metal roofing. However, we can recommend an installer for your roofing project. Email the details of your project and we can recommend an installer.


Trim/Flashings and Accessories

Trim and Flashings are different for every job. Some roofs are just easier than others. Standing seam has more trim than corrugated. In addition you will need accessories such as: screws, sealant tape, and foam closures. Cost for these items vary significantly from project to project.


Gauge or Thickness

Heavier gauges will cost more than lighter gauges. More than 90 % of our sales in Corten or bare steel is 22 gauge. Lighter gauge steel in 24 gauge will save 25 %. Heavier 20 gauge will cost 25 % more.


Rusted Roofing

Corten and bare steel roofing should be manufactured from heavy gauge steel. Anything less than 22 gauge is not recommended. Painted rusted roofing is normally 24 gauge.


Rusted Walls or Fencing

Anything less than 22 gauge is not recommended. However, there are applications where a lighter gauge steel would be appropriate: interior applications and fences in the correct climate.


Price Fluctuations In The Steel Market

The price of steel is always changing. Every time that we purchase steel the cost is different than the previous time. Normally, the fluctuation is minimal. However, that can add up over time. In addition, there are unusual circumstances such as steel tariffs that can drastically increase the pricing. If your project will not be built for a long time the price that you were quoted may not be the price that you get when you are ready to purchase. Typically quotes are valid for 15-30 days.


Size of the job

There are more cost associated with smaller jobs such as set up and waste. Larger jobs do not slow down the roll former and are more cost effective to produce. As a result larger jobs cost less money than smaller jobs.


Job location

The further away the job is from the supplier the more the shipping cost will be. Most manufacturers cannot ship cost effectively to job sites that are in a different state.

At Western States Metal Roofing, we have route trucks that service the entire USA, Canada, and Mexico. Our freight department is dedicated to sending your order on the fastest and least expensive route possible.


Other Considerations

It can be surprising to realize that there are a wide variety of products that fall under the category of rusted roofing. This is why the pricing for rusted roofing is not “one size fits all”. Before moving forward with receiving a quote, make sure you have an idea of which product you are looking for.

To help narrow down the choices, consider the following questions:

  • What type of finish do I want my roof to have?
  • Do I want the fasteners to be exposed or concealed?
  • How much is my budget for a new roof?
  • Am I going to do the installation myself or hire a roofing contractor?


Wrapping It All Up

There are many factors that we have discussed that go into the cost of rusted roofing. While we have given you a general overview of what to expect regarding the price of your new roof, we cannot give an exact price in this article as each job is different. The best way to know exactly what your project will cost is to request a free quote.

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About Paul Rubio

Paul Rubio is the Vice President and one of the owners of Western States Metal Roofing. He has been in the metal roofing industry for 25 years. WSMR is a manufacturer of metal roofing, wall panels, and metal siding. We have colors and finishes that nobody else has with nearly 100 different colors in stock. Our selection of color options and finishes is likely the largest in the industry.