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What Is The Cost For a Shingle Roof Replacement in Augusta, GA?

January , 2024 | 13 min. read

By Scott Wilson

4 types of asphalt shingles

You live in Augusta, Georgia, and are looking for some prices to replace a roof.

Look, we know from experience it can be frustrating trying to find a local contractor who will discuss money or their prices here online. As a homeowner myself,  as soon as we need to fix something around the house the first question that pops into our mind is, “ How much is it going to cost? What’s it gonna cost?

Right? We get it.

And from what we see, no roofing companies in Augusta, GA talk about the cost of a roof replacement online.  I'm not sure about you but I know I don't want to call a contractor out to my home, only to get a budget.

That’s ok, here at RoofCrafters of Augusta we're not afraid to discuss prices on our website. Being honest and transparent with our clients is what has kept us in business for 3 decades. We know that your upcoming roof project is a major investment and may be one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your family's protection for many years to come. Whether you choose to work with our family or not, we still want to be a part of helping you make the best decision for your family's protection.

By sharing our 30 years of experience with you, we hope to help you learn more by explaining what goes into a shingle roof replacement so you can make a well-informed decision about your upcoming project.

Now we won't be able to give you an exact price for a roof but we can promise you that by the end of this article, you’ll know... "What the average cost for a shingle roof in Augusta, GA in 2024 will be." We'll also provide you with some other valuable information that we believe will help you make an educated decision on selecting the best asphalt shingle roof for your CSRA home.


What is the Cost for My Shingle Roof Replacement in Augusta, GA in 2024?


The exact cost of replacing your roof will vary depending on several key factors. Which we will cover below. However...

stucco home with architectural shinglesMost homeowners in Augusta, GA can expect the cost of their roof to average between $11,200 to $17,100. This price is based on a typical 3-bedroom home and a standard 2-car garage. 



Cost of Asphalt Shingles in Augusta, Georgia


The most budget-friendly roofing materials used in the CSRA area are asphalt shingles. There are 4 asphalt shingle types to choose from.  Depending on the particular style, the duration of the warranty, and your budget. 

 The 4 shingle types are: 

  •  3-tab shingles
  •  Architectural shingles
  • Upgraded architectural shingles
  • 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, we'll provide you with the average cost of a typical home in Augusta with the most popular shingles used in 2024.

One of the first steps in the shingle replacement process is deciding which of the 4 asphalt shingle types is right for you. So understanding the average cost of each of the asphalt shingles available in Augusta is the first step. 

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The Average Cost for a 3-Tab Shingle in Augusta GA


3-Tab asphalt shingles are the most economical shingles on the market, these shingles are often referred to as builder-grade shingles. It was the first asphalt shingle put into mass production.

up close image of a 3-tab shingle

The 3-Tab shingles are typically installed on new construction homes and investment properties. It's a good choice if you have an extremely tight budget. Not the best choice if you are looking for the greatest wind protection.

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-tab shingles are at a greater risk of blowing off the roof.

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

two story home with 3 tab shinglesFor a 3-tab shingle on a home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories. Complex roof, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $10,600

Check out the 3-tab colors here. 

Cost to Replace a Roof in Augusta, GA Installing 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 also the most common of the asphalt shingles used today.

GAF Timberline Charcoal shingle

Architectural shingles are sometimes referred to as laminated because, during the production of the shingle, the manufacturer laminates shingle parts together. This laminated part creates depth or provides dimension. This shingle was designed to look like real wood shingles. 

So, in my opinion,  the darker colors, especially the brown colors,  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!

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 here.

Protection: With the correct installation methods they can provide wind coverage up to  130 mph depending on which manufacturer you go with. 

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

complex architectural shingle roofFor an architectural shingle roof on a home more complex and has several valleys, the average cost is $17,100

Check out  ​​Architectural color choices here.

The Cost in Augusta GA to Install an Upgraded Architectural Shingle


Upgraded architectural asphalt shingles will provide you with 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.

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

The upgraded shingles are 20% heavier in weight which makes it a thicker shingle. Which gives your roof more definition, creating pop and boosting the 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 choose.

simple upgraded architectural shingleFor an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a home in Augusta, GA with an easy roof slope and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $13,100

Upgraded architectural shingle on complex roofFor an upgraded architectural shingle on a split-level or 2-story home. The roof is a little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys. The average cost is $19,000

View Upgraded Architectural color options here.

The Cost to Roof a Home in Augusta Installing a Designer 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

Designer shingles will add tremendous aesthetic value, they create amazing curb appeal with their unique one-of-a-kind designs. If you want your home in Augusta to stand out from the rest, this may be the right shingle for you. 

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

simple designer asphalt shingle roofFor a designer asphalt shingle on a home in Augusta with hips and valleys on a standard roofline. The average cost is $18,300

two story home with complex roofFor a designer asphalt shingle on a home with multiple levels. The roofline is complex, with a chimney, skylight, and several valleys. The average cost is $29,100

You can view designer styles and colors here.

You may be asking, "Why is there such a big price range?" Let’s go over the 3 key factors that are used to determine the price of a new shingle roof on all residential homes.

Key Factors Roofers Use to Calculate the Cost of a Shingle Roof Replacement


Cartoon house showing slope and gable style of roof

  1.  The type of roof material you choose.

  2. The total square footage of the roof area that needs to be covered.

  3. The complexity of your roof project. (how steep is your roof?

These 3 main factors will have the biggest impact on the final costs for your project.

Which Shingle is Right for Your Home in Augusta? 


It depends! On your style, on your preference, on your level of protection desired, and on your budget. Picking the best shingle really comes down to deciding what style and color you love best.

The Asphalt Shingle Color Guide

We'd also recommend you check out our 'Homeowners Guide to Roof Replacement' below. It's an in-depth guide to the entire roof replacement process. Hope you enjoy it and it helps you along your roof replacement journey!

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Our family at RoofCrafters of Augusta has been helping homeowners take the worry out of selecting the right asphalt shingle for 30 years. If you'd like one of our professional estimators to come out and go over your upcoming roof project, click the schedule an inspection button below.

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Scott Wilson

My name is Scott Wilson, and I am an estimator at RoofCrafters Roofing. With over 24 years of industry experience, my main objective for every roofing project I tackle is to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible for home and business owners. Outside of work, you can find me hiking, spending time in nature, and working on my overall fitness!