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The Cost of a Roof Replacement In 2022

According to a national study by Remodeling Magazine, the average roof in Georgia in 2021 costs a little over $28K. But we at Georgia Roof Advisors feel that this number is inflated, and we have been in the roofing industry for over 10 years.

Keep reading for more information and our suggested roofing budgeting broken down by different materials.

Steepness of The Roof

The steeper the roof the harder it is to install, for example a roof that is 12/12 or 45 degrees steep where we are hanging from ropes is going to cost more than one that is a low slope and walkable.

Complexity of The Roof

A simple gable roof with 2 slope is going to cost less than one that has 45 degree slopes. The variables for complexity include how many valleys, side walls (additional step flashing will be need), hips (the edges that are sloped like the sides of a pyramid), rakes (the sloped front edges of the gable). Also, how many skylights your roof has is another factor.

Amount of Layers of Shingles That Need to be Torn Off the Roof

Always make sure your contractor is removing the existing roof so that they can inspect the wood under it to make sure you have a solid foundation for your new roof. In Georgia, it is against code to install more than 2 layers of shingles on a roof, however, sometimes people still install more. It takes more dumpsters and more labor to remove any extra layers, so there will be a higher cost if there are extra layers.

Wood Replacements Required

If the roof needs a lot of wood replacements due to the old wood being rotten, whether delaminated or warped, this adds a lot to the cost of the roof. Sometimes, if there are spaces between the old wood that are larger than 1/8”, then either if it is between 1/8”-1/4” we have the option to install another layer of underlayment. Or, if it is more than that we may have to install new wood to fill in the gaps. In extreme circumstances, we may have to install new wood over the whole surface.

Logistics of the Job

Is it possible to drop the roofing materials in a convenient spot close to where a laddervator (a platform to haul shingles and equipment up to your roof) could be put, or will we need to transport it a distance?

Extended Warranties or Upgrades You Opt For

Different contractors offer different warranties. We recommend you consider a manufacturer warranty for your own peace of mind, and at least a 5-year warranty. Georgia Roof Advisors is a Master Elite contractor with GAF, and we offer a 25-year workmanship warranty that is backed by the manufacturer.

If you don’t opt to pay for an extended enhanced warranty then we still offer a Georgia Roof Advisors 10-year workmanship warranty. You can also upgrade different things on your roof to give it more curb appeal, these include, hip and ridge shingles, skylights, open valleys and ventilation products. These all come at an additional cost to you.

Type of Material

The cost of you roof will depend on the type of roofing materials you want on your home. The most common roofing materials and their average costs installed on a single-family home in 2022 are as follows:

  • 3-tab asphalt shingles ($8,250 - $10,500 on average)

  • Architectural asphalt shingles ($11,000 - $18,250 on average)

  • Designer asphalt shingles ($20,500 - $25,750 on average)

  • Standing seam metal roof ($28,000 - $45,500 on average)

How Do I Get a Price?

Please call Georgia Roof Advisors at 678-757-3477 and we will get you on our schedule, come and take a look at your roof, and provide you with a free estimate!

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