Augusta is a beautiful city in Georgia well known for its rich history in golf and music. In fact, The Augusta Museum of History includes exhibits on the sport, as well as renowned soul singer James Brown. Our personal favorite song of Mr. Brown’s is the one where he sings about the cost of roof replacements. How does it go, again?
Alright, maybe he was too busy singing about love and “A Man’s Man’s World” to give roof replacements the recognition it deserves, but we won’t fault him for it. RoofCrafters, James Brown, and roofing enthusiasts have been installing and repairing roofs in Augusta for decades, and we believe in providing homeowners with full price transparency throughout the entire process.
Sadly, many roofing contractors view price talk as a pain point, and some even believe it to be taboo. We think it’s important to understand the pricing of your project before your initial inspection even takes place so that you can understand what you can afford. So, grab your notepad and calculator, and let’s get started!
In this article, you’ll learn about 3 main factors that determine the cost of a roof replacement in your neighborhood in Augusta, and the average cost of 7 of the most popular roofing materials used by contractors near you.
The 3 Main Factors Considered When Calculating Costs for a Complete Tear-Off and Roof Replacement In Augusta, Georgia
The cost of roofing your home in Augusta will vary depending on 3 main factors:
The type of roof material you decide to have installed on your home
The total square footage or size of your roof
The complexity or difficulty of your roof
The most economic roof materials installed are asphalt shingles. There are 4 different types of asphalt shingles to choose from depending on the particular style or curb appeal that you prefer. The warranty or lifespan for the roofing materials. And yes, of course, the cost or budget you have set aside for your roof replacement project.
The 4 different shingle types are:
Upgraded architectural shingles
It would be impossible for us to give you an exact price without knowing all of the many factors that determine the final cost, so we’ll go ahead and provide you with the average cost of a roof replacement on a typical home with asphalt shingles. We will provide the average cost for some of the other most common roofing materials used on homes in the Augusta area.
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, with 2 to 3 bathrooms and a standard 2-car garage, as shown above.
The price may be slightly less, or even slightly higher. Or it could fall somewhere in between depending on the different factors that go into calculating the exact cost for your roof replacement. To get an exact cost in Augusta, you would need to have a local roofing contractor come out and do an onsite inspection.
The Top 7 Roofing Materials Installed on Homes in Augusta, Georgia
The roofing materials you choose are one of the main determining factors that go into calculating the cost of your roof replacement. Here are 7 of the most popular roof materials of 2022 and the average cost for a roof replacement in Augusta, Georgia.
3-Tab shingle roof average cost $7,300 to $10,600
Architectural shingle roof average cost $11,200 to $17,100
Upgraded architectural shingle roof average cost $13,100 to $19,000
Designer shingle roof average cost $18,300 to $29,100
Screw-down metal roof average cost $16,500 to $31,700
Standing seam metal roof average cost $27,500 to $42,300
Spanish tile roof average cost $33,700 to $69,800
The Average Cost For a Roof Replacement With a 3-Tab Shingle
3-Tab asphalt shingles are the most economical shingles available for your home. These shingles are often referred to as builder-grade shingles. 3-tab shingles are commonly installed on new construction homes and some investment properties. They are good if you have an extremely tight budget.
Aesthetics: They provide a slate shingle look.
Lifespan: Typically they will last 12-15 years.
Protection: Being the lightest asphalt shingle they provide the least wind protection, during a major wind event the 3-tabs shingles are at a greater risk to blow off the roof.
For a 3-tab shingle roof on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $7,300.
For a 3-tab shingle roof on a home with 2 stories that are a little more complex, the average cost is $8,950.
For a 3-tab shingle roof on a home that is even more complex, with several valleys and gables, the average cost is $10,600.
Average Cost For a Roof Replacement With an Architectural Shingle in Augusta
Architectural asphalt shingles, also known as dimensional shingles and are much heavier than the 3-tab shingles. Therefore, they will provide you with a higher wind rating than the 3-tab shingle roofing. Architectural shingles have been the most popular asphalt shingles installed on homes in and around the Augusta area in 2022.
Aesthetics: These shingles provide dimension, which will provide your home with more curb appeal.
Lifespan: Most architectural roofs last 17 to 25 years with proper roof ventilation.
Protection: With the correct installation methods, they provide wind coverage up to 130 mph depending on which manufacturer you decide to go with.
For an architectural shingle roof on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $11,200.
For an architectural shingle roof on a home that is a little more complex, with a dormer and a few valleys, the average cost is $14,150.
For an architectural shingle roof on a home that's a little more complex, with several hips and valleys, the average cost is $17,100.
Average Cost For a Roof Replacement With an Upgraded Architectural Shingle
Upgraded architectural shingles provide you with the same economic ease as the previously mentioned asphalt shingles. The major difference is the curb appeal. Side by side with its little brother, the regular architectural shingle there is no comparison. This upgraded dimensional shingle is much heavier in weight. The added weight makes it a lot thicker giving your roof more definition. This creates a nice pop and great curb appeal.
Aesthetics: The thickness of these shingles creates a very noticeable difference that provides an extra pop from the street. Added curb appeal
Lifespan: Created with more asphalt in the shingle, these shingles typically last 25 to 30 years.
Protection: The heavier a product the less likely it is to blow off in a major wind event. These shingles can weigh as much as 100 lb per square more than regular architectural shingles depending on the manufacturer you decide to go with.
For an upgraded architectural shingle roof on an easy roof pitch with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $13,100.
For an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a home with a roof that is a little more complex, with a skylight and several hips and valleys, the average cost is $16,050.
For an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a home with 2 or 3 stories that is a little more complex, with dormers and walls and several valleys, the average cost is $19,000.
The Average Cost For a Roof Replacement in Augusta Witha Designer Asphalt Shingle
We saved the best shingles for last. Let’s talk about these designer asphalt roofing shingles. Or they are sometimes referred to as luxury shingles. Designer or Luxury roof shingles are specially designedto add a unique one-of-a-kind look to your home. This will greatly impact curb appeal. Adding curb appeal means your home in Augusta will have more value, plus your neighbor will love the look, bonus!
Aesthetics: These shingles are specifically manufactured to provide the most curb appeal.
Lifespan: You can expect these shingles to last 30 to 40 years.
Protection: Being the heaviest of the shingle family, with proper installation these provide unmatched wind and overprotection from storms.
For a designer asphalt shingle roof on a home with an easy roof pitch and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $18,300.
For a designer asphalt shingle roof on a complex home with 2 stories or split level, with a chimney or a skylight and valleys, the average cost is $23,700.
For a designer asphalt shingle roof on a home with 2 stories or a split level that is more complex, with a chimney, dormers, and several valleys, the average cost is $29,100.
The Cost For a Roof Replacement in Augusta With a Screw Down Metal Roof
The screw-down metal roof, also called an agricultural panel, 5-V crimp metal, maxi-rib, or multi-rib panel is designed to give the look and feel of a metal roof. The materials are also less expensive than the standing seam metal roof.
You get the look of a traditional metal roof without the upfront investment. The main difference is you will have exposed fasteners and these exposed fasteners will require maintenance typically around 5 to 10 years after being installed.
For a screw-down metal on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $16,500.
For a screw-down metal on a home with 2 stories that's a little more complex, with a chimney, dormers, and a couple of valleys, the average cost is $22,750.
For a screw-down metal on a home with 2 or 3 stories that's complex, with a chimney, walls, and several valleys, the average cost is $31,700.
Average Cost For a Roof Replacement With a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Augusta, GA
The standing seam metal roof system is one of the best roof options for any home or business in Augusta, Georgia. It is the top-of-the-line for metal roofing. And yes, as you can see from the figures below, this roof system does come with a larger upfront investment. Well worth it if you are planning to keep the property.
For a standing seam metal roof on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $27,500.
For a standing seam metal roof on a home with a roof that is a little more complex, with a couple of hips and valleys, the average cost is $34,900.
For a standing seam metal roof on a home with 2 or 3 stories that's a lot more complex, with a chimney, walls, or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $42,300.
Average Cost For a Roof Replacement With Spanish Tile
A tile roof replacement cost or as it is sometimes referred to as a Spanish roof or a Spanish tile roof replacement is one of the premium roof materials. Clay or concrete tiles are designed for longevity. They appeal to a certain architectural class. Typically these are installed on Mediterranean, European, Modern, and of course Spanish-style homes. Look at styles and color options here.
For a tile roof on a home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys, skylights, or valleys the average cost is $33,700.
For a tile roof on a more complex home with 2 stories or split level, with a couple of hips and valleys, the average cost is $51,750.
For a tile roof on a complex home with 2 or 3 stories, with a chimney, walls, or a skylight and several hips and valleys, the average cost is $69,800.
Should I Invest In a New Roof for My Augusta Home?
A new roof that’s installed with diligence and care will always be a good investment. Whenever you decide on the right time to replace your roof, your roofing contractor will first conduct a complete roof tear-off of the old roofing materials.
They will 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 vents that may be on the roof.
Whether you are in need of a full roof replacement or a minor roof repair, 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 right away.
We believe that knowledge is power and that you deserve to feel educated and confident about the roofing services you’re receiving. If you’d like to know more about RoofCrafters before your inspection, check out the Augusta roofing 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.