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Exploring Roof Replacement Costs in Hilton Head Island, SC

January , 2024 | 18 min. read

By Anthony Marzbanian

Standing seam metal roof on hilton head island

Welcome to Hilton Head Island, SC, a beautiful spot on the East Coast. This place isn't just pretty; it's where people care about their homes, especially their roofs. You might have heard Bill Gates say something like, "Big money means big responsibility." Well, here, that means keeping your roof in top shape!

Even if Bill Gates wasn't exactly talking about roofs, the idea fits perfectly for Hilton Head Island homeowners. We at RoofCrafters have been fixing, replacing, and putting up new roofs on the island since 1994. We know how important a good roof is for your home.

If you live in Hilton Head Island and are thinking about getting a new roof, but you're not sure about the cost, you're in the right spot.

In this article, we're going to talk about the three big things that change how much a new roof costs. We'll also show you seven popular kinds of roofs, how much they usually cost, and help you figure out the best choice for your home. Let's dive in and find out all about getting a new roof!

I've also put together a short video below where I discuss the cost of new roofs.


how much does a roof replacement cost in hilton head island south carolina


Exploring Asphalt Shingle Options in Hilton Head Island


Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing materials installed in Hilton Head Island.  There are 4 styles of asphalt shingles to choose from. Which provides a variety of options depending on the curb appeal you prefer. Each style has its warranty for the materials which will affect the cost. 

The 4 types of shingles to choose from 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 the factors that determine the final cost, so I’m going to provide you with the average cost of a home in Hilton Head Island, SC with one of the most popular roof materials.

Drone shot of a GAF HDZ shingle on a hip roofMost homeowners in Hilton Head, SC can expect the cost of their roof to average between $13,800 to $22,500. This price is based on a typical 3 to 4-bedroom home with a standard 2 to 3-car garage. 

Of the 4 asphalt shingles styles, the GAG Timberline HDZ shingles shown above are the most popular material installed on homes in Beaufort County. 

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The price may be slightly less, or it could be a little higher. Yet, typically, it'll fall somewhere in between depending on the different factors that go into calculating the exact cost of a roof replacement.

Factors such as the amount of eave drip and wall flashings your home will require. Or, does your home have skylights and chimneys that need special attention? All the details are needed to come up with the final price.

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

To get the exact cost for your roof, you may want a trusted local roofing contractor to come and get exact measurements. If you are ready to begin your journey, we'll send one of our professional estimators out to meet you.  Click the button below.  

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The roof materials you choose are one of the main determining factors that go into calculating the cost of your new roof. So, let's go over the 7 most popular roofing materials.

Top 7 Roofing Materials Used for New Roofs in 2024


In 2024, the top 7 roofing materials favored for new roofs are diverse, each offering unique benefits to suit different preferences and needs. These materials range from traditional choices to modern innovations, catering to various architectural styles and climates.

residention metal roof

Let's explore these popular options:


  1. 3-tab shingle roof average cost of $8,500 to $12,500

  2. Architectural shingles average cost of $13,800 to $19,000

  3. Upgraded architectural shingles average cost of $14,500 to $22,500

  4. Designer shingles average cost of $23,000 to $35,000

  5. Screw-down metal roofs average cost of $19,500 to $35,000

  6. Standing seam metal roof average cost of $35,500 to $49,000

  7. Spanish tile roofs average cost of $36,500 to $75,000

You may be thinking, "Why such a big price range?" So, let's discuss what influences the price.

Understanding the Cost: 3 Key Elements of Roof Replacement in Hilton Head Island, SC


Replacing a roof in Hilton Head involves several critical factors influencing the cost. Understanding these elements is essential for you to prepare for this significant investment.

home with labels showing gable and roof slope

The three primary factors to consider include:

  1. Choice of Roofing Material: The material you select for your new roof impacts the price. Options range from affordable asphalt shingles to more luxurious materials like metal or tile.

  2. Roof Size and Area: The total square footage of your roof affects material and labor costs. Larger roofs need more materials and more labor hours, increasing the expense.

  3. Roof Complexity and Steepness: Complex roof designs or steep slopes can add to the difficulty of the project. Also, requires specialized safety equipment. This complexity often translates to higher labor costs.

Each of these factors contributes to the final cost, shaping your investment in a new roof on Hilton Head. 

Budget-Friendly Roofing: The Price of 3-Tab Shingles in Hilton Head Island


3-Tab asphalt shingles are the least expensive shingles on the market. This material is often referred to as builder-grade shingles. They're mostly installed on new construction homes or investment properties. They're also great when you have a tight budget.

However, they will provide the least wind protection and will need to be replaced more often.


two story home with 3 tab shinglesA 3-tab shingle on a roof with 2 straight sides. With no chimneys or skylights. The average cost is $7,300.


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


View: GAF 3-tab colors here.

View: CertainTeed colors here.


The Cost of a New Roof on Hilton Head Island With an Architectural Shingle


Architectural asphalt shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, are heavier than the 3-tab shingles and offer a higher wind rating than the lighter 3-tab shingles. Most manufacturers offer a 130 mph wind warranty. GAF offers an unlimited wind speed warranty for 15 years!

This is the most popular shingle in the United States and one of the more popular materials for the Lowcountry area. Cost-effective and protection you can rely on.


simple architectural shingle roofAn architectural shingle on a home with a simple roofline. The roof has no chimneys or skylights. The average cost is around $13,800.


complex architectural shingle roofAn architectural shingle on a ranch-style house. The roof is more complex and has several hips and valleys. The average cost is $19,000.


View: GAF Architectural colors here.

 View: CertainTeed shingle colors here.


Enhanced Beauty and Strength: Pricing Upgraded Architectural Shingles in Hilton Head Island


Upgraded architectural shingles provide you with the same economic ease as the architectural shingles. The major difference is the curb appeal. Side by side with the regular architectural shingle,  there is no comparison. The upgraded shingle is much heavier in weight.

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

It's a thicker shingle giving your roof more definition. The added definition creates pop and beautiful curb appeal. This is the most popular of the asphalt shingles Installed on houses in Hilton Head Island for new roof replacements.  


slightly complex, upgraded architectural shingle roofAn upgraded architectural shingle on a home with a roof that is a little more complex, with several hips and valleys, the average cost is $16,050.


Upgraded architectural shingle on complex roofAn upgraded architectural shingle on a house with 2 stories. Complex roof, with dormers and walls and several valleys, the average cost is $22,500.


View: GAF Upgraded Architectural colors here.

 View: CertainTeed Upgraded color options here.


Elevating Elegance: Estimating Designer Asphalt Shingle Roof Costs on Hilton Head Island


Designer asphalt shingles are sometimes referred to as luxury shingles. Designer or luxury shingles are specially designed to add a one-of-a-kind look to any home. They'll add tremendous curb appeal. Adding curb appeal means your home on Hilton Head will be more valuable.

simple designer asphalt shingle on a stuccoFor a designer asphalt shingle roof on a home with an easy roof pitch and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $23,000.


GAF Woodlawn designer shingle roof on custom brick homeFor a designer asphalt shingle roof on a home with 2 stories or a split level with a complex roofline. The roof has chimneys, dormers, and several valleys. The average cost is $35,000.


View: GAF designer styles and colors here.

 View: CertainTeed's styles and colors here.


Pricing a Screw-Down Metal Roof in South Carolina


The screw-down metal was designed for agricultural purposes. Screw-down metal roofing is also called 5-V crimp metal, Maxi-rib, or Multi-rib roofing.  You may also hear it referred to as an exposed fastener roof system.  Screw-down roofing was designed to look like a standing seam metal roof.

However, it requires much less labor to install over the standing seam metal roof.


simple screw down metal roofA screw-down metal on a house with 2 straight sides. Easy roofline and walkable. The average cost is $19,500.


large home with screw down metal roofA screw-down metal on a home with 2 or 3 stories. A complex roofline. The average cost is $35,000.


View: Screw-down metal roof colors here.


Premium Protection: Pricing a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Hilton Head Island, SC


A standing seam metal roof is one of the best roof options for any home or business. It is the top-of-the-line for metal roofs. This roof system installed correctly will provide the best wind warranty and it has little to no maintenance whatsoever.

And yes, as you can see from the figures below, this roof system does come with a much larger upfront investment. Well worth it in my opinion! It won't blow off and little to no maintenance.


simple standing seam metal roofA standing seam metal on a home with 2 straight sides. The average cost is $35,500.


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 skylights.  The average cost is $49,000.


View: Standing seam metal roof colors here.


Estimating the Price of a Spanish Tile Roof in Hilton Head Island 


A tile roof replacement is sometimes referred to as a Spanish roof or a Spanish tile roof. It's one of the premium roof materials out here. They're designed for longevity and to appeal to a certain architectural design. Tiles are constructed from concrete or clay materials.

Typically they're installed on Mediterranean, European, Modern, and of course the most popular, Spanish-style homes.


simple tile roofA tile roof on a house with 2 straight sides and an easy roof pitch. The average cost is $36,500.


IMG_2759A tile roof on a complex roofline with 2 or 3 stories. The roof has chimneys, walls, skylights, and several hips and valleys. The average cost is $76,000.

View:  Styles and color options for tile. 


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Navigating Your Roof Replacement Decision in Hilton Head, SC


Deciding on a new roof involves balancing personal preferences with your budget. It's a significant decision, and consulting a local roofing expert can provide clarity. At RoofCrafters, we understand this process can be overwhelming. That's why we offer a helpful checklist and guidance on what questions to ask your potential roofing contractor. This ensures you find a perfect match for your roofing needs.

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If you're in the Hilton Head Island area and ready to embark on your roof replacement journey, we invite you to schedule an inspection with us.

To further aid your decision-making, explore our learning center.  It's filled with valuable resources, including our detailed guide on the 9-Step Process to Your Roof Replacement.

For those pondering the aesthetic aspect, our article on selecting the best roof color offers great insights. Let us assist you in making an informed and confident roofing choice.

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.