Wondering About the Average Cost of Replacing a Roof?
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 Lake County 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 Palatine, IL and the surrounding areas 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.
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.
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 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.
- 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.
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.
Complete Guide to Purchasing a Roof
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.
But there’s even more information you should be aware of in order to make the best purchasing decisions possible. This is where The Complete Guide to Buying a Roof comes in.
The guide discusses the benefits and drawbacks of each roofing material, all of the components that must be included in your replacement, how to find a great roofing contractor, and much more. Get your guide now so you don’t go into the roof replacement process blind.
Since early 2000s, Holda Construction team has repaired, maintained, and replaced all types of roofing materials in the Lake County area. 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 for any of your roofing needs.
Here’s Your Complete Guide to Purchasing a Roof to help you learn everything you need to know about your upcoming roof replacement and make the best decisions possible.