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What is the Cost of a Roof Replacement in Savannah, Georgia?

September , 2022 | 15 min. read

By Nicole Corson

home with both shingles and metal roofing

Savannah, Georgia, is known for its rich history and preserved architecture, and is known as “The Hostess City of The South”. As every good hostess knows, preparation is key. Beds are to be made daily, macaroni and cheese does go in the oven, cocktails before 5 are distasteful, and thou shall never allow your roof to leak on your guests.

Okay, maybe I made that last one up. However, if I were touring Savannah, the last thing I’d want is a chunk of the ceiling falling in my wine at the bed and breakfast.

RoofCrafters has been serving the Savannah, Georgia area for decades, and we believe that preserving the roofs on Victorian historic homes is just as important as the roof on your 21st-century fabulous ranch-style house.

How much is this going to cost, though? As a resident of Savannah, you know that this charming city is many things, but cheap is not one of them. If you’re hoping to break down the cost of your upcoming roof replacement, you’re in the right place.

In this article, you’ll learn about 3 main factors that determine the cost of a new roof in your neighborhood and the average cost of the 7 most popular roofing materials used by contractors near you. Grab your notepad, and let’s get started!

Or we've also put together a short video where we'll go over roof costs.

 

what is the cost to replace a roof in savannah georgia

3 Main Factors Considered When Calculating Roof Replacement Costs In Savannah, Georgia in 2022

The cost of replacing your roof in Savannah varies depending on these 3 factors:

  1. The type of roof material you decide to go with
  2. The total square footage or size of your roof
  3. The complexity or difficulty of your roof

The most economic and popular roof materials installed are asphalt shingles. There are 4 styles of asphalt shingles for you to choose from, depending on the particular style or curb appeal you prefer. Also the warranty level and lifespan for the shingles, and of course, the budget you have set aside for your roof replacement project will impact the costs.

4 shingle types are:  

  1. 3-tab shingles
  2. Architectural shingles
  3. Upgraded architectural shingles
  4. Designer shingles

It would be impossible for us to give you an exact price without knowing all of the factors that determine the final cost, however, we can provide you with the average cost of a typical house with architectural shingles below, followed by some of the most popular roofing materials installed on houses in the Savannah, Georgia area.

architectural shingle roof with valleysOf the 4 asphalt shingles types, architectural shingles are the most popular materials installed on homes.  Most homeowners can expect to invest, on average, between $11,200 to $17,100. This price is based on a typical 3 to 4-bedroom home. A home with 2 to 3 bathrooms and a standard 2-car garage.

The price may be slightly less, or it could even be a little higher.  It'll typically fall somewhere in between depending on all the different factors that go into calculating the exact price for you. To get an exact cost in Savannah, you would need to have a local roofing contractor come out and do an onsite inspection.

The roof materials you choose are one of the main determining factors of the cost of your roof replacement. Here are the top 7 roofing materials installed in Savannah.

Top 7 roofing materials installed on homes in Savannah, Georgia

The roofing materials you choose will have the greatest impact on the cost of your roof replacement. Here are 7 of the most popular roof materials and the average cost for a roof replacement installing these materials:

  1. 3-Tab shingle roof average cost $7,300  to  $10,600
  2. Architectural shingles average cost $11,200  to  $17,100
  3. Upgraded architectural shingle average cost $13,100  to  $19,000
  4. Designer shingles average cost $18,300  to  $29,100
  5. Screw-down metal roof average cost $16,500  to  $31,700
  6. Standing seam metal roof average cost $27,500  to  $42,300
  7. Spanish tile roof average cost $33,700  to  $69,800

The cost for a roof replacement in Savannah installing a 3-Tab shingle

3-Tab asphalt shingles are the most economical shingles on the market.  They're often referred to as builder-grade shingles. Because they're often installed on new construction homes and smaller investment properties. It's good if you have an extremely tight budget and are ok with having less wind protection.

Single story home with 3 tab shinglesA 3-tab shingle roof on a house in Savannah with 2 straight sides. The average cost is $7,300.

two story home with 3 tab shinglesA 3-tab shingle on a home with 2 stories with a little more complex roof. The average cost is $8,950.

3 tab roof with complex valleysA 3-tab shingle on a house with several valleys and gables, the average cost is $10,600.

View GAF 3-tab colors here.

 View Certainteed colors here.

The cost for a new roof in Savannah using an architectural shingle

Architectural asphalt shingles, also known as dimensional shingles. They're heavier than the 3-tab shingles and they'll provide you with a much better wind rating than the lighter 3-tab shingle. Again, these are the most popular asphalt shingles installed on homes in Savannah, Georgia.  

simple architectural shingle roofAn architectural shingle on a house with 2 straight sides. The average cost is $11,200.

architectural shingle home with few valleysFor an architectural shingle on a roof that has dormers and valleys, the average cost is $14,150.

complex architectural shingle roofAn architectural shingle on a ranch-style house with several hips and valleys, the average cost is $17,100.

View GAF Architectural colors here.

 View Certainteed shingle colors here.

The average cost for a roof replacement installing an upgraded architectural shingle

Upgraded architectural shingles will provide you with the same economic ease as the 3-tab and architectural shingles. The major difference is the added curb appeal. Side by side with the regular architectural shingle, there's no comparison. The upgraded shingle is much heavier in weight. The added weight makes it a thicker shingle. This gives the roof much more definition. The added definition creates pop and will add curb appeal to your home. 

simple upgraded architectural shingleAn upgraded architectural shingle on an easy roof pitch. The average cost is $13,100.

slightly complex, upgraded architectural shingle roofAn upgraded architectural shingle on a house that has several hips and valleys. The average cost is $16,050.

Upgraded architectural shingle on complex roofAn upgraded architectural shingle on a home with 2 stories. A complex roof with dormers and walls and several valleys. The average cost is $19,000.

View GAF Upgraded Architectural colors here.

 View Certainteed Upgraded colors options here.

The cost for a roof in Savannah installing a designer shingle

Designer asphalt shingles or they're also sometimes referred to as luxury shingles. Designer or luxury shingles are specially designed to add a unique one-of-a-kind look to your home. This will drastically impact the curb appeal and the added curb appeal means your home in Savannah will be more valuable.

simple designer asphalt shingle roofA designer asphalt shingle on a home with an easy roof pitch. The average cost is $18,300.

two story home with complex roofA designer asphalt shingle on a complex roof with 2 stories. The average cost is $23,700.

large home with designer asphalt shinglesA designer asphalt shingle on a house with a complex roof. With a chimney, dormers, and several valleys, the average cost is $29,100.

View GAF designer styles and colors here.

 View CertainTeed's styles and colors here.

The cost for a roof replacement in Savannah installing screw-down metal  

A screw-down metal was originally designed for agricultural use. It's also referred to as, 5-V crimp metal, maxi-rib, or multi-rib. The screw-down metal roof is designed to give the look and feel of a metal roof but it requires less labor to install over the standing seam metal roof.  This helps with the upfront cost, it'll require some maintenance with the exposed screws around the 5-year mark.

simple screw down metal roofA screw-down metal roof on a home with 2 straight sides. The average cost is $16,500.

screw down metal roof home with dormersA screw-down metal roof on a house with 2 stories with dormers, and a couple of valleys. The average cost is $22,750.

large home with screw down metal roofA screw-down metal on a house with 2 or 3 stories. More complex roof, with a chimney, walls, and several valleys, the average cost is $31,700.

View screw-down metal roof colors. 

The cost in Savannah installing a standing seam metal roof

A standing seam metal roof is one of the best roof options for any home or business in the Savannah area. It's the top-of-the-line for metal roof systems. And yes, as you can see from the figures below, this roof system comes with a larger upfront investment.  Well worth the investment in my professional opinion, if you plan to keep your home and love metal roofs.

simple standing seam metal roofA standing seam metal on a house with 2 straight sides. The average cost is $27,500.

standing seam metal roof with valleysA standing seam metal roof that has several hips and valleys. The average cost is $34,900.

large home with red, standing seam metal roofA standing seam metal on a house with 2 or 3 stories. A complex roof with a chimney, walls, and valley, the average cost is $42,300.

View standing seam color options. 

Your cost for a roof replacement in Savannah installing a Spanish tile 

A tile roof or sometimes tile roofing is also called a Spanish roof or a Spanish tile roof. Tile roofing is one of the premium roof materials. It's been designed for longevity and to appeal to a certain architectural design. Typically these are installed on Mediterranean, European, Modern, and Spanish-style homes.

simple tile roofA tile roof on a house with 2 straight sides. No chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $33,700.

tile roof with multiple valleysA tile roof on a more complex house with 2 stories or split level. The average cost is $51,750.

large home with tile roof that has multiple valleysA tile roof on a complex home with 2 or 3 stories. Roof with a chimney, walls, and several hips and valleys. The average cost is $69,800.

View styles and colors available.  

Should I invest in a new roof for my Savannah home?

If you’re the fine owner of the historic bed and breakfast with the crackling ceiling, I’d say it’s time to take the jump. For our friends with modern homes, it’s your call. Whenever you decide on the right time to replace your roof, you know that your local roofing contractor will first conduct a complete roof tear-off of the old roofing materials. They'll go over your existing roof and remove the old materials section-by-section to prepare for your new roof installation. This also includes removing the old components such as metal eave drip, underlayment, pipe boot flashing, and any old roofing vents that may be on the roof.

Now that you’re an expert in the tear-off and replacement process in your hometown of Savannah, go ahead and drop RoofCrafters a line on our contact page to schedule your inspection. One of our friendly representatives will reach out to you and get you scheduled with an estimator right away.

We believe that knowledge is power and that you deserve to feel educated and confident about the services you’re receiving. If you’d like to know more about RoofCrafters before your inspection, check out what does RoofCrafters do and learn more about the services we offer in your area. While you’re there, feel free to browse the extensive resources we have listed in our learning center

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Nicole Corson

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