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What is the Cost to Tear Off and Replace a Roof in Bluffton, SC?

March , 2024 | 17 min. read

By Anthony Marzbanian

Lowcountry style home

The cost of having your roof replaced is a lot like planning a family vacation. There are many variables that will determine the final costs to cover all your expenses. For example, do you plan to travel by car or plane? Are you staying at a resort or renting an Airbnb? Will you be eating at restaurants or living off of Cheetos? Hey, this is a no-judgment zone.

All of that effort and money spent doesn’t go unnoticed. You and your family get to have a great vacation filled with memories that last a lifetime. Now, what if we told you that you could have a vacation every day when you invest time, effort, and money into installing a new roof?

Okay, cheesy, we know. It’s true, though! You’ll have a permanent vacation from roof leaks, storm damage, pest infestations, and all of the other unruly aspects that come with having an outdated roof. Take it from us, RoofCrafters has been tearing off and replacing roofs for 3 decades. And with 30 years under our toolbelts, we can confidently say we know a thing or two about the cost of roofs in the Lowcountry!

If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to say that you’re curious about the costs of tearing off and replacing the roof on your Bluffton home. You’re in the right place because, in this article, we'll explain the 3 main factors that determine the cost to tear off and replace a roof. And we'll provide the average cost of the top 5 roofing materials installed on homes in the Lowcountry. Let’s jump right in!

And - We've also put together a short video if you'd prefer to watch instead of reading.


how much does it cost to replace a roof in bluffton south carolina


3 Main Factors are Used to Calculate the Cost of a Roof Replacement


The cost of replacing your roof in Bluffton, SC. will vary depending on 3 main 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

cartoon drawing of a home showing factors that go into cost of a roof

It would be impossible for us to give you an exact price without knowing all of the factors that determine the final cost.

Architectural Shingles are Most Popular in Bluffton


The most economical roofing materials installed are asphalt shingles.  With  4 different types of asphalt shingles to choose from the price does vary. Depending on the particular style or curb appeal you prefer. The duration of the warranty and the lifespan of the shingle will play a factor in determining the final price too. 

The 4 different shingle types are:  

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

We can provide an average cost of a typical home in Bluffton with architectural shingles. Which are the most popular shingles installed on homes in the Beaufort County area.

Nice split-level blue home with a light color architectural shingle Most homeowners can expect to pay, on average, between $11,200 and $17,100. This price is based on a typical 3 to 4-bedroom home with a standard 2-car garage, as shown above.

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

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Let's review the top 5 roof materials installed on homes in the Lowcountry

Cost of the Top 5 Roofing Materials Installed on Bluffton Homes


The roof materials you choose are one of the main determining factors of the cost of a roof replacement. Here's a list of 5 of the most popular materials we install on homes in Beaufort County.

  1. 3-tab shingle roof average cost of $7,300 – $10,600
  2. Architectural shingle average cost of $11,200 – $17,100
  3. Upgraded architectural shingle average cost $13,100 – $19,000
  4. Standing seam metal roof average cost of $27,500 – $42,300
  5. Spanish tile roof average  cost of $33,700 – $69,800

Image call to action, use the pricing calculator to estimate the cost of your roof replacement

The Cost to Tear-Off and Replace 3-Tab Shingles in Bluffton, SC


3-Tab asphalt shingles are the most economical shingles on the market.  These shingles are often referred to as builder-grade shingles. 3-tab shingles are mostly installed on new construction homes and investment properties. Good, if you have an extremely tight budget. Not so good if you are looking for the best protection.

View GAF 3-tab colors here.

View Certainteed colors here.

Single story home with 3 tab shinglesFor a 3-tab shingle roof on a Bluffton home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $7,300.


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


3 tab roof with complex valleysA 3-tab shingle on a larger home that has a simple roof line. The roof has several valleys, the average cost is $10,600.


The Cost to Tear Off and Install Architectural Shingles in Bluffton, SC


Architectural asphalt shingles are heavier than the 3-tab shingles. They will provide you with a much better wind rating than the lighter 3-tab shingle.

Architectural shingles are also sometimes referred to as laminated or dimensional shingles. During the production of the shingle, the manufacturer laminates shingle parts together. This laminated part creates depth and provides added dimension. 

This shingle was originally designed to look like real wood shake shingles. So, the brown shades look more natural to me. This is also the most popular shingle used on houses in Beaufort County. 

View GAF's Architectural colors here.

View CertainTeed's shingle colors here.

simple architectural shingle roofFor an architectural shingle roof on a home with 2 straight sides. Simple roofline, no chimneys or skylights. The average cost is $11,200.


architectural shingle home with few valleysAn architectural shingle on a one-story home. Has a standard roofline with a dormer and a couple of valleys. The average cost is $14,150.


complex architectural shingle roofAn architectural shingle on a ranch-style home. The roof is more complex with several hips and valleys. The average cost is $17,100.


The Cost in Bluffton to Replace a Roof with Upgraded Architectural Shingles


Upgraded architectural shingles provide you with the same economic ease as the other shingles mentioned. The big difference is the added curb appeal. The upgraded shingle is 20% heavier in weight. Which creates a thicker shingle, giving your roof more definition. The added definition creates pop and boosts curb appeal. Side by side with the regular architectural shingle there is no comparison.

View GAF's Upgraded Architectural colors here.

View CertainTeed's Upgraded color options here.

simple upgraded architectural shingleFor an upgraded architectural shingle on a home with straight sides. Without chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $13,100.


slightly complex, hip style roof with upgraded architectural shinglesAn upgraded architectural shingle on a home with a roof that is a little more complex. With a  skylight and hips and valleys, the average cost is $16,050.


White custome home with black architectural shingle roofAn upgraded architectural shingle on a home with 2 or 3 stories that are much more complex. With a chimney, dormers, and several valleys, the average cost is $19,000.

The Cost of a Standing Seam Metal Roof Replacement in Beaufort County


A standing seam metal roof is one of the best roof options for any home located in our beautiful Lowcountry area. It's the top-of-the-line for metal roofing materials. And yes, as you can see from the figures below, this roof system does come with a much larger upfront investment. 

An investment that's well worth it in my opinion because it'll provide the greatest protection from wind and blowing rain. Plus it makes a home in the Lowcountry so inviting and beautiful. (my opinion!)

View the Metal roof color chart.

simple standing seam metal roofFor a standing seam metal on a home with 2 straight sides. Simple roofline, no chimneys, skylights, or valleys. The average cost is $27,500.


Galvalume standing seam metal roof with valleysA standing seam metal roof on a home with a roof that has a standard roofline. The roof has multiple gables and valleys. The average cost is $34,900.


large home with a red standing seam metal roofA standing seam metal on a 2 or 3-story home. The home has a complex roofline with several levels, chimneys, and valleys. The average cost is $42,300.


The Average Cost for a New Spanish Tile Roof in Bluffton


A tile roof is also referred to as a Spanish roof or a Spanish tile roof. Tile roofing products are one of the premium roofing materials. Known to withstand brutal sun rays and heat. It's designed for longevity.  It appeals to certain architectural designs. Typically we install these on Mediterranean, European, Modern, and of course Spanish-style homes.

Tiles: Look at the different styles and colors here. 

Spanish tile roof on a stucco homeFor a Spanish tile roof on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights. The average cost is $33,700.


tile roof on a home with multiple hips and valleysTo install tile on a home with a standard roofline. 2 stories or split level with hips and valleys. The average cost is $51,750.


large custom Spanish style home with a tile roof A tile roof on a complex roofline. Two or 3-story home with several levels and hips and valleys. The average cost is $69,800.

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Invest in a Long-Lasting Workmanship Warranty for Your New Roof 


After reading this article, you now know the average cost when it’s time to replace your roof in Bluffton. We'd recommend you get 2 or 3 quotes before making your final decision. By choosing a company that will provide the longest-lasting workmanship warranties, you'll be protected for many years to come.

Hopefully, by now you have a better understanding of what it'll cost to have your old roof torn off and a new roof installed on your Bluffton Home. If you're ready to begin your roofing journey, our family here at RoofCrafters is eager to help. Click the button below. One of our friendly customer experience agents will be in touch to get your roofing journey started.

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We believe that knowledge is important and 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 the Bluffton page on our website 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.  

Anthony Marzbanian

My name is Anthony, and I am the lead estimator of RoofCrafters’ Georgia/South Carolina division. The roof is the most important part of a structure, and people count on that to protect themselves and their families. That is one of the many reasons why I love my job and enjoy coming to work every day. The continuous training, honesty, and providing the customer with the Roofcrafters experience is what makes me the best in the business.