Should I expect to pay more for a snap lock standing seam roof as opposed to an asphalt or shingle cedar shake roof?

A: Yes, a snap lock standing seam roof will cost more upfront than an asphalt shingle roof, but it will last much longer, require less maintenance and reduce the need for a cooling system during hot weather. Over the long–term you will save money by opting for a metal roof rather than an asphalt roof. But when the price of a metal roofing system is compared to a cedar shake roofing system, there is very little difference in cost.