The average price for aluminum standing seam roofing panels is $12 to $15 per square foot, with more complicated projects costing more, as of September 2015. The average single-story ranch house costs about $15,300 to $24,200. On their own, the panels cost between $7 to $9 per square foot.
For copper panels, the price increases to $15 to $18 per square foot, making the price for a single-story ranch house about $25,500 to $39,600. Without installation, the panels are about $11 to $12 per square foot. The cheapest form of metal roof paneling, steel, costs about $3 to $7.50 per square foot with installation. Some factors that can make the project more complicated and raise the cost of labor include skylights, unique architectural components and steep slopes and angles.