So you live in St Johns Floridaand you are just starting to navigate through the roof replacement process
I know from experience it can be overwhelming trying to find an honest and trustworthy local contractor who will discuss the cost upfront.
And as a homeowner soon as we need to fix something around the house the first question that pops into our mind is, “What’s it gonna cost?”
And from what I see, no one here in St Johns, Florida wants to talk about the cost of a roof online.
That’s ok, here at RoofCrafters of St Johns we are not scared to discuss cost, price or money here on the internet. Being transparent with our clients is what has kept us in business for nearly 3 decades.
We know that your roof project is a major investment and maybe one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your family's protection for many years to come. We want to help be a part of you making the best decision.
As I said, we have been installing roofs for almost 3 decades, so we know a few things about estimating the cost of a roof. By sharing our 29 years of roofing knowledge and experience with you we hope to help you learn by explaining what all goes into the tear-off processso that you can make a well-informed decision about your upcoming roof investment.
I will promise you by the end of this article you’ll know what the average cost to tear off and replace an asphalt shingle roof in St Johns, Florida will run you, along with some other important information you need to make a well informed decision on purchasing the right asphalt shingle roof for your home.
What is the average cost to tear off and replace my shingle roof in St Johns, Florida?
The exact cost of replacing your roof will vary depending on many factors, so let’s go over the 3 main factors that are used to determine the price of a new shingle roof.
The 3 main factors considered when calculating the cost to tear off and replace a roofin St Johns, Florida.
The first factor is the type of roof material you choose.
The second factor is the total square footage of the roof area that needs to be covered.
The third factor is the complexity or difficulty of your roof project, such as how steep your roof is or the pitch of your roof, how high up or how many stories does your home have, and will your local roofing contractor in St Johns Florida be able to get their equipment close to your home.
Asphalt shingles that available to you in St Johns, Florida
The most economic and common roof materials used in the St Johns area are asphalt shingles.There are 4 different shingle types for you to choose from depending on the particular style you prefer, the duration of the warranty, and of course the cost or budget you have set aside.
The 4 shingle types are:
Upgraded architectural shingles
It would be impossible for me to give you an exact price without knowing all the factors that determine the final cost. So, I will provide you with the average cost of a typical home in St Johns, FL with one of the most popular roof materials used in 2022.
Most homeowners in St Johns can expect the cost of their roof to average between $11,200 to $17,100. This price is based on a typical 3 to 4-bedroom home, with 2 to 3 baths and a standard 2-car garage.
One of the first steps in the roofreplacement process is deciding which of the 4 different asphalt shingles is right for you. So understanding the average cost of each of the asphalt shingle roofs available in St Johns, Florida is the first step.
The average cost to tear off and replace a roof with a 3-Tab Shingle in St Johns, FL.
3-Tab asphalt shingles are themost economical shingles on the market, these shingles are often referred to as builder-grade shingles, they are mostly installed on new construction homes and some investment properties. Good choice, if you have an extremely tight budget.
Aesthetics: They provide a slate shingle look
Lifespan: Typically lasts 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 a split level or 2 stories a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and a couple of valleys, the average cost is $8,950
For a 3-tab shingle roof on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories, very complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $10,600
The average cost to tear off and replace your roof in St Johns with an Architectural Shingle.
Architectural asphalt shingles also known as dimensional shingles are heavier than the 3-tab shingles and will provide you a much better wind rating than the much lighter 3-tab shingles
Architectural shingles are sometimes referred to as laminated or dimensional shingles because during the production of the shingle the manufacturer laminates shingle parts together. This laminated part creates depth or provides dimension, fun fact, this shingle was designed to look like real wood shingles.
So, in my opinion, the darker colors, especially the brown colors, typically look more natural, because they resemble a real wood shake shingle roof more than the gray colors or lighter gray colors do. Hey, maybe it's because I know they were designed to look like wood shingles and wood shingles are brown…right?
Also, architectural shingles are also the most common of the asphalt shingles used today.
Aesthetics: These shingles provide a dimension that will provide more curb appeal
Lifespan: Most architectural roofs last 17 to 22 years with proper roof ventilation. Check out Bob Villa's how long shingle roofs last.
Protection: With the correct installation methods they can provide wind coverage up to 130 mph depending on which manufacturer you go with.
For an architectural shingle roof on a home in St Johns with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $11,200
For an architectural shingle roof on a home with a split level or 2 stories a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and a couple of valleys, the average cost is $14,150
For an architectural shingle roof on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $17,100
The average cost to tear off and replace your roof with an Upgraded Architectural Shingle.
Upgraded architectural asphalt shingles will provide you the same economic ease as the 3-tab and architectural shingles.
The major difference is the curb appeal, side by side with its little brother the regular architectural shingle there is no comparison, this shingle is much heavier in weight which makes it a thicker shingle giving your roof much more definition, creating pop and beautiful curb appeal.
Aesthetics: The thickness of these shingles creates a very noticeable difference that provides an extra pop from the street.
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 storm. These shingles can weigh as much as 100 lb per square foot more than regular architectural shingles depending on the manufacturer you go with.
For an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a home 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 split level or 2 stories a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and a couple of valleys, the average cost is $16,050
For an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $19,000
The average cost to tear off and replace your roof in St Johns, FL with a Designer asphalt shingle.
Designer asphalt shingles or sometimes they are also referred to as luxury shingles. Designer or luxury shingles are specially designed to simulate real products, such as real slate or real wood shingles.
They are by far the heaviest of the asphalt shingle family.
Designer shingles will add tremendous aesthetic value, they create amazing curb appeal with their unique designs. If you want your home to stand out from the rest or if you want all your neighbors in St Johns to be jealous and ask you what type of roof you have on your home, this may be the right shingle for you.
Aesthetics: These shingles are specifically manufactured to provide the greatest 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 an unmatched wind and overprotection from storms.