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The Average Cost of Replacing a Roof in Illinois

Average Cost of Replacing a Roof

Wondering About the Average Cost of Replacing a Roof in Illinois?

When you learn that you need a new roof, you are likely to have a lot of questions. The most crucial question you and other Illinois homeowners have is how much that will cost.

The truth is that a roof replacement will not be cheap. It’s also impossible to give you an exact price for your roof replacement without first getting on your roof and estimating the damage.

That doesn’t mean we can’t give you an estimate based on what the average Illinois homeowner pays for a new roof. We’re going to do this because we want you to have the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

Holda Construction has been providing high-quality roof replacements in Northwest Chicago suburbs and the surrounding Lake and Cook County communities since early 2000s. We work with you and your budget to create a beautiful, long-lasting roof. And, once we’ve completed the roof replacement, you’ll have a lifetime warranty on our workmanship.

First, we will discuss the average cost of replacing a roof. Following that, you’ll learn the cost per square foot of four common types of roofing materials, which will help you decide which type of roof is best for your budget.

Finally, there’s a guide at the end with all the details you need to know about your upcoming roof replacement.

Average Cost of Replacing a Roof

The Typical Cost of Replacing a Roof in Illinois

The cost of your new roof is determined by a variety of factors. As a result, it’s difficult to provide an exact price for your replacement.

But we can give you an idea of the average cost of a new roof for a typical middle-class home, which many homeowners have. The price range listed below is for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a walkable roof pitch, minimal roof complexity, and dimensional asphalt shingles.

Although no two homes or roofs are alike, most homeowners can expect the average cost to replace a roof to be between $12,000 and $15,000. Be aware that your roof may cost less, more, or fall exactly within the price range listed above.

However, you won’t know the exact cost until you get a roof replacement estimate from a local roofing contractor.

What is the Cost of a New Roof based on the Roofing Material You Select?

You’ve just learned what the average homeowner pays to replace a roof. Remember that the price range listed above is for a new asphalt shingle roof.

You should be aware that the roofing material you select for your replacement has a significant impact on the cost of your new roof. That is why we will provide you with the cost per square foot for the four most common types of roofing materials.

You can get a good idea of the cost of your new roof by multiplying the numbers below by the square footage of your roof.

Please keep in mind that these figures are not perfect. The actual price you’ll pay is determined by a number of cost factors, including the type of roof you have and the contractor you hire.

Square Foot Cost of an Asphalt Shingle Roof

The most common type of roof found on homes today is an asphalt shingle roof. It is a roof system constructed primarily of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. It is also the most cost-effective type of roof on the market.

  • You can expect to pay around $3.68 per square foot for a one-story house with a basic up and over roof, no penetrations, and no valleys. Architectural shingles, underlayment, and other roof components are included.
  • You can expect to pay around $4.76 per square foot for a two-story house with a little complexity and good accessibility. This includes using a high-quality architectural shingle, upgrading your underlayment, and using all of the roofing components recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Expect to pay around $7.50 per square foot for a two-story house with a cut-up, complex roof, a steep pitch, and is not easily accessible. This includes using luxury shingles, all of the manufacturer’s roofing components, and upgrading to copper flashing and valleys.

Which Roofing Material Is Right for You?

Cost of a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are classified into two types: standing seam metal roofs and screw-down metal panel roofs.  A screw-down panel metal roof system (also known as an exposed fastener) is exactly what it sounds like: it is screwed down. Because the screws are screwed through the panel, there is no room for expansion or contraction.

Starting out, a screw down panel metal roof costs around $4.50 per square foot. A standing seam metal roof system is made up of panels that are locked together at the seams or mechanically seamed. When the metal heats up, this allows the panels to expand and contract freely. 
  • A 24 gauge steel standing seam metal roof will cost around $12.00 per square foot for a one-story house with a basic up and over roof, no penetrations, and no valleys.
  • A 24 gauge steel standing seam metal roof will cost around $15.00 per square foot for a one-story house with a moderately complex roof.

If you want to replace your residential roof with a metal roof, I recommend a standing seam metal roof. This does not preclude you from installing a screw-down metal roof over your home.

However, if you want to make the most of your metal roof investment, I recommend going with a standing seam metal roof system.

Cost of a Cedar Shake Roof

A cedar shake roof is a high-end roof system made of natural wood (cedar). While it performs the same functions as an asphalt or metal roof, it is one of the most visually appealing roofs you will see.

  • A cedar shake roof will cost around $14.00 per square foot for a one-story house with a basic up and over roof, no penetrations, and no valleys.
  • A cedar shake roof will cost around $18.00 per square foot for a more moderately complex roof.

The cost of your roof replacement will be influenced by the grade of cedar shake shingle you select, just as it is with asphalt shingles. Read this article on the different grades of cedar shake shingles to find the one that’s right for you.

Cost of a Slate Roof

A slate roof is a high-end roofing system constructed primarily of natural slate tiles and other slate roofing materials. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting roof systems on the market.

For labor and materials, a slate roof can cost as little as $15.00 per square foot and can cost as much as $30.00 or more per square foot.

A slate roof will cost at least four times as much as an asphalt roof. As a result, slate is one of the most expensive roofing materials available for roof replacement.

Expert Roofing Services

You now have an idea of how much a new roof will cost. You should have a good idea of which roofing material you want for your new roof based on the prices listed above.

Since early 2000s, Holda Construction Roofing and Siding team has repaired, maintained, and replaced all types of roofing materials in the Lake and Cook County communities. 

Our main goal is to provide you with the roof of your dreams and to be available to you in the event of a problem. If you live in Lake or Cook County Illinois, please contact us today for a free consultation!