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Roofing Materials Prices In Kenya 2022 [Per Square Metre]

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This is not one of those articles that make vague assumptions about the roofing materials prices in Kenya. Rather, it stretches beyond indefinite pricing estimates to reveal the specific costs of roofing materials across different regions in Kenya. 

(You can compare this with the 2022 Construction Rates in Kenya)

The Guide To Roofing Materials Prices In Kenya

We’ve compiled the guide after scrutinizing an array of contract bills, as well as roofing materials price lists from various manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers. 

One other thing you’ll notice about this cost breakdown is that it doesn’t restrict itself to the material acquisition rates. The construction project managers at Integrum have, instead, drawn up an all-inclusive roofing materials price list that factors in the retail rates plus the corresponding construction labour rates.

So, in simple terms, these insights should give you a good idea of how much it costs to buy and install some of the popular roofing materials in Kenya. 

Examples of the roofing materials that we’ve featured are:

  • Stone coated roofing tiles
  • Metal roofing sheets 
  • Clay roofing tiles
  • Concrete roofing tiles

Then to top it off, we’ve provided even the cost estimates of the accompanying roofing accessories. These include:

  • Roof insulation
  • Roof waterproofing
  • Roof gutters

Before we dive into all that, though, allow us to address this commonly asked question – what’s the average cost of roofing materials in Kenya? 

Average Cost Of Roofing Materials In Kenya

Roofing materials prices in Kenya range from Kshs 490 per square metre to as much as Kshs 3,550 per square metre. 

Buying and installing 30 Gauge Mini-Corrugation Metal Sheet Roofing (MC 699), for instance, will cost you Kshs 490 per square metre in Western Kenya, Kshs 515 per square metre in the Coast Region, and Kshs 505 per square metre within the region of Nairobi and Mt. Kenya. 

Stone Coated Aluzinc Roofing Tiles, on the other hand, start at Kshs 3,500 per square metre when you factor in the corresponding construction labour costs. 

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Ok, fair enough. But then again, what in the world do these technical terms refer to in the first place? How exactly do you differentiate between the different grades and makes of roofing materials in Kenya? 

Well, luckily for you, Integrum has published The Complete Guide To Roofing Materials In Kenya. You can check it out to learn how to identify the best roofing materials for your construction project, as well as familiarize yourself with all the popular types of pitched and flat roofing materials in Kenya – such as slate roofing, metal shingles, asphalt shingles, clay tiles, concrete tiles, metal sheets, EPDM rubber roofing, thermoplastic roofing, tar and gravel roofing, modified bitumen roofing, etc. 

As for the prices of other building materials in Kenya, you might want to refer to our in-depth Construction Costs Handbook. You’ll find it to be quite the complement to the now widely shared Construction Costs In Kenya article, which reveals the average building rates per square metre for different types of properties. 

Now, with that said, let’s proceed to the primary matter at hand – the roofing materials prices in Kenya. 

Roofing Materials Prices In Kenya – Average Rates Across Every Region

#1. Stone Coated Aluzinc Roofing Tiles

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Stone Coated Aluzinc Roofing Tiles cost Kshs 3,500 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 3,570 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 3,650 per square metre in Western Kenya. 

#2. Corrugated Roofing Sheets and Box Profile Roofing Sheets (762mm Width)

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24 Gauge Corrugated Roofing Sheets/Box Profile cost Kshs 1,575 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,560 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,750 per square metre in Western Kenya.

26 Gauge Corrugated Roofing Sheets/Box Profile cost Kshs 1,280 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,255 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,220 per square metre in Western Kenya.

28 Gauge Corrugated Roofing Sheets/Box Profile cost Kshs 1,210 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,195 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,240 per square metre in Western Kenya.

30 Gauge Corrugated Roofing Sheets/Box Profile cost Kshs 1,000 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,050 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,020 per square metre in Western Kenya.

#3. Resincot Roofing Sheets

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IT5 Resincot 24 Gauge Roofing Sheets cost Kshs 2,750 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,600 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 3,000 per square metre in Western Kenya.

IT5 Resincot 26 Gauge Roofing Sheets cost Kshs 2,370 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,430 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,550 per square metre in Western Kenya.

#4. Clay Roofing Tiles (With Timber Battens)

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Portuguese Clay Roofing Tiles (measuring 41 by 190 by 14mm) cost Kshs 1,400 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,480 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,410 per square metre in Western Kenya.

Brosley Clay Roofing Tiles (measuring 260 by 150 by 25mm) cost Kshs 1,900 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,620 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 3,200 per square metre in Western Kenya.

Roman Clay Roofing Tiles (measuring 375 by 150 by 65mm) cost Kshs 1,860 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,750 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,690 per square metre in Western Kenya.

Interlocking Clay Roofing Tiles (measuring 400 by 250 by 50mm) cost Kshs 1,830 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,780 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,790 per square metre in Western Kenya.

#5. Concrete Roofing Tiles (With Timber Battens)

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Interlocking Concrete Roofing Tiles (measuring 420 by 330mm) cost Kshs 1,810 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,920 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,050 per square metre in Western Kenya.

Double Roman Concrete Roofing Tiles (measuring 420 by 330mm) cost Kshs 1,970 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,010 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,100 per square metre in Western Kenya.

#6. EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane (For Flat Roofs)

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EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane costs Kshs 1,800 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,120 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,630 per square metre in Western Kenya.

The Cost Of Roofing Accessories In Kenya

As you compare the above roofing materials prices, it’s advisable to additionally factor in the corresponding rates for the accompanying roofing accessories. We’re talking about stuff like roofing gutters, roof insulation, roof waterproofing, etc. 

Here are their respective market rates across the three regions in Kenya: 

#1. Roofing Insulation

Light Duty Double-Sided Reflective Foil With 2mm Thick Polythene Foam Core Insulation costs Kshs 425 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 425 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 460 per square metre in Western Kenya.

Heavy-Duty Double-Sided Reflective Foil With 5mm Thick Polythene Foam Core Insulation costs Kshs 505 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 515 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 570 per square metre in Western Kenya

#2. Roof Waterproofing

EPDM Rubber Waterproofing Membrane costs Kshs 1,800 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,120 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,630 per square metre in Western Kenya.

Integral Capillary System Waterproofing For Concrete Roofs costs Kshs 775 per square metre in Nairobi, Kshs 850 per square metre in the Coast, and Kshs 940 per square metre in Western Kenya.

#3. Roof Gutters 

22 Gauge Prepainted G.I/Aluzinc Roof Gutters with 300mm semi-circular cross-section cost Kshs 2,750 per linear metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,100 per linear metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,250 per linear metre in Western Kenya. 

24 Gauge Prepainted G.I/Aluzinc Roof Gutters with 300mm semi-circular cross-section cost Kshs 2,000 per linear metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,900 per linear metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,100 per linear metre in Western Kenya.

26 Gauge Prepainted G.I/Aluzinc Roof Gutters with 300mm semi-circular cross-section cost Kshs 1,900 per linear metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,700 per linear metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,840 per linear metre in Western Kenya.

22 Gauge Prepainted G.I/Aluzinc Box Roof Gutters with 100mm by 75mm cross-section cost Kshs 1,800 per linear metre in Nairobi, Kshs 2,100 per linear metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,250 per linear metre in Western Kenya.

24 Gauge Prepainted G.I/Aluzinc Box Roof Gutters with 100mm by 75mm cross-section cost Kshs 1,760 per linear metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,950 per linear metre in the Coast, and Kshs 2,050 per linear metre in Western Kenya.

26 Gauge Prepainted G.I/Aluzinc Box Roof Gutters with 100mm by 75mm cross-section cost Kshs 1,750 per linear metre in Nairobi, Kshs 1,675 per linear metre in the Coast, and Kshs 1,820 per linear metre in Western Kenya.

Over To You

Using this schedule of roofing materials prices in Kenya, you should now be able to compare common types of roof coverings by their rates, as well as estimate how much you stand to spend on your construction project. 

While you’re at it, however, please keep in mind that these regional estimates are just preliminary cost guidelines. So, you should proceed to consult a registered quantity surveyor for a detailed breakdown of the precise costs that’ll apply to your roofing materials. 

You can get started today by contacting Integrum Construction Project Managers. We’ll be glad to help you with material selection, procurement planning, and cost management. 


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Rehema Ramadhan
Rehema Ramadhan
10 months ago

I’ll be back to you with clear measurements calculations . with the different types which is best for collecting rain water safe for cunsuption

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1 month ago

A detailed blog and guide, we need more like this

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