A roof replacement for your Franklin, Tennessee home isn’t a fun purchase. You don’t get to enjoy it like you would a jet ski or a new car.
But even when you buy something “fun,” there’s one crucial thing you consider, how much it will cost. While a jet ski or car comes with a price tag that’s pretty easy to find, buying a new roof is a little different.
The main reason for this is that you need an inspection for an exact price. But the truth is, the roofing industry avoids talking about cost, even if it’s a ballpark number.
How can you possibly feel comfortable spending your hard-earned money on something without having the slightest idea how much it'll cost?
For the last 30 plus years, the team at Bill Ragan Roofing has helped countless homeowners in the Franklin, Tennessee area understand all aspects of their roofing project, including pricing. That’s why we’ll be answering the cost question head-on instead of avoiding it.
This article we’ll first cover the average cost of a roof replacement in Franklin, Tennessee. After that, we’ll give you the price per square foot of the different types of roofing materials popular in the Franklin area.
By the end, you’ll not only have a good idea of the budget you’ll need for your roof replacement but also which roofing material is right for you.
How much does a roof replacement cost in Franklin, Tennessee?
However, I can at least give you the average cost of a new roof for a standard middle-class Franklin, Tennessee home.
Homeowners in Franklin, Tennessee, can expect the average cost for a new roof to be around $12,000 to $15,000. This price range is for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a walkable roof pitch, a little roof complexity, and architectural asphalt shingles.
How much does a new roof cost in Franklin, Tennessee, based on the roofing material you choose?
Remember, the price range above is based on an architectural asphalt shingle on a common middle-class home. But what if you want a different asphalt shingle or a completely different type of roofing material?
For the rest of this article, we’ll cover the cost per square foot for the types of roofing materials popular in the Franklin, Tennessee, area. But remember, the prices in this article aren’t exact and are only used to give you an idea of the budget you’ll need.
How much does an asphalt roof cost in Franklin, Tennessee?
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 $4.00 per square foot. This includes basic 3-tab asphalt shingles, underlayment, and other roof components.
For a two-story house with a little complexity and good accessibility, you can expect your new asphalt roof to cost around $5.86 per square foot. This includes a good quality architectural asphalt shingle, upgrading your underlayment, and using all of the manufacturer’s roofing components.
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 $8.50 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 Franklin, Tennessee?
Your two metal roof options are a standing seam metal roof and a screw-down metal panel roof. Just like the different types of asphalt shingles, they both come in at very different price points.
(Screw down metal roof)
A new screw-down (also known as an exposed fastener) panel metal roof costs around $4.50 per square foot to start.
(Standing seam metal roof)
On the other hand, you can expect a new 24 gauge steel standing seam metal roof to cost around $12.00 per square foot for a one-story house with a basic up and over roof with no penetrations and no valleys.
(Standing seam metal roof)
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 $15.00 per square foot.
If you’re seriously considering a metal roof for your Franklin, Tennessee home, I recommend a standing seam metal roof to ensure you get the most out of your investment.
How much does a composite (synthetic) roof cost in Franklin, Tennessee?
Composite (aka synthetic) shingles are made of a synthetic polymer or recycled materials and designed to look exactly like a slate or cedar shake roof. While they are made of the same material, the price will differ depending on the type of composite shingle you choose.
A new synthetic cedar shake roof will cost around $14.00-$18.00 per square foot. You can actually expect to pay more for a natural cedar shake roof.
On the other hand, a new synthetic slate roof costs around $10.00 to $12.00 per square foot to start and has the potential to get up to $20.00 or more per square foot. Like its cedar shake counterpart, a synthetic slate roof will always be cheaper than actual slate.
How much does a cedar shake roof cost in Franklin, Tennessee?
A cedar shake roof is a premium roof system made of natural wood (cedar) materials. Because it’s considered a premium roof system, it will come at a pretty steep price point.
A new cedar shake roof will cost around $25.00 per square foot for a one-story house with a mildly complex roof. For a more complex roof, the cost of a new cedar shake roof will be around $30.00 per square foot.
How much does a slate roof cost in Franklin, Tennessee?
A slate roof is a premium roof system made primarily out of natural slate roofing materials. It’s one of the longest-lasting roof systems on the market and offers a big boost to your home’s curb appeal.
For labor and materials, you can expect a slate roof to start around $15.00 per square foot and has the potential to get up to around $30.00 or more per square foot.
If you’re strongly considering a slate roof, just know it’s one of the most expensive types of roofing materials in not only Franklin, Tennessee, but also around the country.
The best roofing contractors in Franklin, Tennessee
You now have a good idea of how much your new roof will cost in Franklin, Tennessee. Remember, the costs in this article aren’t exact.
If you want an even better idea of the cost numbers for the specific materials this article covers, multiply them by your roof’s square footage. If you don’t know how to calculate your roof’s square footage to properly use the numbers we mentioned, check out How to Calculate the Square Footage of Your Roof.
After reading this article, you’re ready to find a great roofing contractor in the Franklin, Tennessee, area. Unfortunately, there are so many options in Franklin and the rest of Middle Tennessee that it’s hard to know who’s a reputable roofing contractor.
While we’re confident we can take care of all your roofing needs in the Franklin area, we understand we’re not the right fit for everyone. That’s why we wrote an article on the 6 Best Franklin, Tennessee roofing contractors we’re confident recommending to homeowners in your area.
The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has provided high-quality roofing services in Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, and other surrounding areas since 1990. No matter what your roof needs, you can count on our workmanship backed by a lifetime warranty to give you a roof that lasts for decades.
If you think we’re the roofing company for your Franklin roof replacement, don’t hesitate to contact us today for all of your roofing needs.