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roof replacementHow Much Should You Pay for a Roof Replacement?

Many factors go into the cost of your new roof in Knoxville, so it’s impossible to give an exact price without getting a roof assessment. However, we can at least give you the average cost of a new roof for a standard middle-class Knoxville, Tennessee home.

Most homeowners in Knoxville can expect the average cost for a new roof to be around $10,000 to $14,000. This price range is based on a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a walkable roof pitch, a little roof complexity, and dimensional asphalt shingles.

No two homes or roofs in Knoxville will be the same, so your roof could be less, more, or fit right in the price range above. The only way to get an exact cost is to call a local Knoxville contractor to give you an estimate for your roof replacement.

How much does a roof cost in Knoxville, Tennessee, based on the roofing material you choose?

Remember, the price range above is based on a dimensional asphalt shingle. But what if you want a different asphalt shingle or a completely different type of roofing material for your Knoxville home?

Below you’ll find the cost per square foot for the different types of roofing materials that are popular in the Knoxville area. Don’t forget, the prices in this article aren’t exact and just give you an idea of the budget you’ll need for your new roof.

How much does an asphalt roof cost in Knoxville, Tennessee?

There are 3 different types of asphalt shingles, 3-tab, dimensional (architectural), and luxury. They all have different looks, lifespans, and, most importantly, prices.

  1. For a one-story house with a basic up-and-over roof with no penetrations and no valleys, you can expect your new asphalt roof to cost around $3.00 per square foot. This includes basic 3-tab asphalt shingles, underlayment, and other roof components.
  2. For a two-story house with a little complexity and good accessibility, you can expect your new asphalt roof to cost around $3.50 per square foot. This includes a good quality architectural asphalt shingle, upgrading your underlayment, and using all of the manufacturer’s roofing components.
  3. For a two-story house with a cut-up, complex roof, a steep pitch, and not easily accessible, you can expect your new asphalt roof to cost around $6 per square foot. This includes luxury asphalt shingles, using all of the manufacturer’s roofing components, and upgrading to copper for the flashing and in the valleys.

How much does a metal roof cost in Knoxville, Tennessee?

There are two types of metal roofs: a standing seam metal roof and a screw-down metal panel roof. While they’re both made of metal, they have very different price points.

  1. A new screw-down (also known as an exposed fastener) panel metal roof costs around $5.50 per square foot to start.
  2. On the other hand, you can expect a new 24” gauge steel standing seam metal roof to cost around $8.00 per square foot for a one- story house with a basic up and over roof with no penetrations and no valleys.
  3. For a more complex roof on a one-story home, you can expect a new 24” gauge steel standing seam metal roof to cost around $12.00 per square foot.

If you’re seriously considering a metal roof, I recommend a standing seam metal roof to get the most out of your investment.