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Navigating Affordable Roof Replacement Options in Georgia

October , 2023 | 11 min. read

By Mitch Owens

RoofCrafters estimator in Georgia doing a roof inspection

Concerned about your aging roof’s durability through Georgia’s signature weather fluctuations? Anyone familiar with the Peach State’s mix of sultry summers and unexpected weather shifts knows a sturdy roof is non-negotiable.

If your roof is no longer strong and leak-free, it's important to know your options and costs. Right?

We get it.

The RoofCrafters family has 30 years of experience in roofing. We understand that replacing a roof is a big investment for homeowners. Most homeowners want to find the least expensive way to navigate this project. We've helped many people replace their roofs and now we want to help you. 

In this guide, we'll explore:

  • The trio of factors influencing roof replacement costs.
  • An overview of the most economical roofing materials available.
  • A breakdown of the costs associated with the top 7 roofing materials found on Georgia homes.

After reading this, you'll know the best and cheapest way to replace your roof in Georgia. Hopefully, this will help you make a better choice for your upcoming roofing project.

Let’s dive into the heart of affordable roofing in Georgia, shall we?

3 Pillars Influencing the Roof Replacement Cost in Georgia


To find the cheapest way to replace your roof in Georgia, consider three key factors. Our 30 years of experience at RoofCrafters can help.

  • Choice of Roofing Material
  • Roof Square Footage
  • Complexity of the Job

In Georgia, 3-tab shingles are often the cheapest roofing material for homes. But, they may not be as durable in strong winds and storms.

4 columns showing the types of asphalt roof shingles

Georgia homeowners can choose from four different types of asphalt shingles, each with a unique look and level of protection. Your style, color, and desired protection determine your labor warranty and material lifespan. Both affect the cost of your roof replacement.

Here’s a breakdown of the shingle types to consider:

  • 3-Tab shingles
  • Architectural Shingles
  • Upgraded Architectural Shingles
  • Designer Shingles

It would be hard to give an exact price without knowing all the important details. Let's look at an example of how much a basic roof by GAF might cost in Georgia.

3-tab roof on a brick home in Georgia with valleys and gablesThe cost to replace the roof on a typical 3 to 4-bedroom Georgian home with a 2-car garage ranges from $7,300 to $10,600. The picture shows 3-Tab shingles. These shingles are the cheapest roofing material in Georgia.


Exploring the Top 7 Roofing Materials in Georgia


The roof materials you desire are one of the main factors that go into calculating the cost of a roof replacement. Below are 7 of the most popular roof materials installed on homes in Georgia:

1. 3-Tab shingle average cost of $7,300 to $10,600

2. Architectural shingle average cost $11,200 to $17,100

3. Upgraded architectural shingles average cost $13,100 to $19,000

4. Designer shingles have an average cost of $18,300 to $29,100

5. Screw-down metal roofs average cost of $16,500 to $31,700

6. Standing seam metal roof average cost $27,500 to $42,300

7. Spanish tile roof average costs $33,700 to $69,800

Which material is right for you? Well, different materials have different advantages and drawbacks. Your choice depends on your budget, desired look, and how much maintenance you're willing to do. As we explore together, remember to consider your home's structure and personal preferences. Choose the material that suits your Georgian home best.

Affordable Roofing in Georgia: The 3-Tab Shingles Solution


In the quest for cheap roofing in Georgia, 3-tab shingles reign supreme. These shingles are commonly used in new homes and investment properties in Georgia. Roofers call the shingles 'builder-grade'.

up close image of a 3-tab shingle

Choosing 3-tab shingles becomes a viable option when budget is a paramount concern. If you can find a balance between cost and some compromise on protection, it's a good choice for Georgia.

two-story cottage style home with porch and dormers

Installing a 3-tab shingle roof on a house with split levels or added complexities costs $10,600. While cheap, it’s important to learn if 3-tab shingles meet your anticipations and security needs amidst Georgia’s stormy weather.

Balancing Cost and Quality in Georgia: Architectural Shingles


Architectural asphalt shingles in Georgia are affordable and provide solid protection. If you want better wind resistance, choose this option, as it is thicker and denser than 3-tab shingles. It increases your wind protection from 60 MPH (3-tab shingle) to 130 MPH. 

architectural asphalt shingle

Architectural shingles are the most popular choice for roofs in Georgia. They come with superior material and workmanship warranties. Providing you peace of mind for years. 

Upgraded black architectural shingles on a large light gray home

Architectural shingles cost around $17,100 for Georgian homes with many levels and added complexities. These complexities include chimneys, skylights, and valleys. Architectural shingles are both durable and appealing, a perfect combination of value and quality.

Enhanced Aesthetic and Durability with Upgraded Architectural Shingles in Georgia


Homeowners in Georgia can get upgraded architectural shingles. These shingles are affordable and make their homes look better. These shingles are heavier and look better than regular architectural shingles when compared side by side.

GAF HDZ & GAF UHDZ side-by-side visual comparrison

Upgraded shingles are thicker because they use more asphalt, making them heavier and thicker. They enhance your roof's definition, making it appealing and improving your home's curb appeal.

two-story home with a new GAF Timberline UHDZ shingle in Pewter gray

Upgraded architectural shingles for Georgian homes with many levels cost about $19,000. These homes have intricate structures, chimneys, skylights, and valleys. Choosing upgraded architectural shingles in Georgia offers both attractive design and strong durability.

Elevate Your Georgia Home with the Premium Touch of Designer Shingles


When it comes to asphalt roofing, designer shingles are a high-end choice that adds a unique and unmatched look to your home. These shingles don't only provide a roofing solution; they enhance your Georgia home with an exclusive charm and elegance.

Designer Shingles

Enriching your curb appeal with their unique designs, designer shingles play a vital role in amplifying the value of your home. Curb appeal is important in real estate. It affects a property's value. By improving it, you increase your home's worth in Georgia.

Victorian-style home with red designer shingles

If you want designer asphalt shingles for your Georgia home, it can be expensive. The average cost is $29,100. This is especially true if your home has many levels, a complex layout, and features like chimneys, skylights, and valleys. This investment protects your home and makes it more elegant so that everyone in the Peach State will admire it as they pass by.

Choosing Screw-Down Metal Roofing in Georgia: A Practical Alternative


Looking to upgrade to a metal roof? Let's explore the option of screw-down roofing, also known as an exposed fastener roof. This roofing may go by various technical names, such as agricultural panels, 5-V crimp, or multi-rib. Screw-down roofing has a unique metal roof look and needs less labor. It doesn't need as much skill as the standing seam metal roof.

5V crimp  metal roof showing exposed screws

The metal expands and contracts, which can make exposed fasteners loosen over time. It's important to be aware of this. So, expect some roof maintenance around the 5-year mark with a screw-down roof. This will help you to manage these potential issues.

red maxi-rib screw down metal roof on a brick home

If you're thinking about using screw-down metal roofing, especially for split levels or multiple stories, it costs about $31,700. This investment provides a strong roof that looks nice by using metal roofing. It combines durability and beauty.

Georgians’ Preferred Roofing Choice: Standing Seam Metal Roof


Standing seam metal roofing is a fantastic choice in many Georgia communities. This roof is regarded as the best in metal roofing. It can withstand strong winds and heavy rain. 

up close photo of a red standing seam roof with a chimney and 2 sun-tunnel skylights

You can see from the numbers below that this roofing choice requires a larger upfront investment. Yet, having seen its performance and durability through many storms, we believe it’s a worthwhile commitment.

A standing seam metal roof has a lot of benefits. It looks great and protects against strong winds. Plus, it lasts a long time. In essence, it's a trio of benefits: Aesthetics, Durability, and Longevity.

black steel metal standing seam roof on a beautiful home with lots of trees

To install a standing seam metal roof on a multi-storied or split-leveled Georgia home the cost is around $42,300. This investment guarantees a strong roof and adds beauty to your home with metal roofing.

A Premium Choice in Georgia: Tile Roofs


Tile roofing is a high-quality material that combines strength and beauty. It is often seen as a luxurious choice for roofs. Tile roofing, also known as a Spanish roof, is costly due to the need for expert installation.

Multi-colored clay tile roof

Tile roofs are a great choice for Mediterranean, European, Modern, and Spanish-style homes. They are durable and have a unique design.

dark tile roofing on a stucco home

Adding a tile roof to a Georgia home with many stories or a split-level design, along with chimneys, skylights, and valleys, costs about $69,800. Although it's a big investment, it has the advantage of being a strong roof and beautiful design.

Navigating the Rooftop of Decisions: Opting for Quality Over Cost


Starting a roofing project requires more than choosing materials and knowing the costs involved. With 3 decades of roofing under our toolbelt. RoofCrafters of Georgia wants to educate you, so you can make informed decisions about this investment.

We've given you lots of info on materials, costs, and roofing types, but there's more to learn. If you're ready for the next step, our estimators can inspect your roof and discuss our products and services.

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Mitch Owens

My name is Mitch, and I have over 10 years of roofing experience. I enjoy my career in the service industry because I love helping others take care of their homes and businesses. With over 10 years in the roofing industry, my success comes from my honesty and integrity during my roof inspections. I do my best to listen to the needs of my clients and strive to provide an awesome client experience.