Roof Replacement Northern Virginia
Residents of Northern Virginia are no strangers to inclement weather, and the types of home repairs that accompany this. With winds higher than the national averages, rainy springs, and snowy winters, homeowners in Northern Virginia need to know the basics of roof replacement, and what it means for their homes. After all, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home; when it’s time to have it replaced, make sure you understand what to look for to protect your home and your assets.
Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement
When your roof is in rough shape, you may end up wondering what you need to do to get it fixed. Repair sounds a lot less invasive than replacement, but it may not always be enough to fix the problem.
Roof repair is usually limited to a small area of the roof; a few broken, missing, or damaged shingles, for example. Roof replacement generally deals with a larger area of the roof, or the entire roof. It involves stripping the shingles off the roof right down to the roof deck and replacing them with new ones.
A partial reroofing is also an option. This is when a complete section of the roof is taken down to the decking and replaced, but the rest of the roof is left alone. Because roof problems tend to spread, this can be an option when the damage is widespread, but confined to one side of the house or roof.
Signs That You Need Roof Replacement
Most people are aware of some of the more catastrophic signs that you need a roof replacement, such as a sudden or large leak allowing water into your home. There can be other signs, though, that could indicate that you are going to need roof replacement in the near future. Many of these signs are similar to those that indicate a need for roof repair. Remember that roof replacement is usually due to much more widespread damage to the roof, rather than a localized problem.
Signs that you may need roof replacement may include:
- Curling shingles
- Shingles that are missing granules, or excessive amounts of granules appearing in your gutters when you clean them
- Missing or broken shingles
- Missing areas of flashing
- Moss or algae growth covering the roof
- Signs that there has been water infiltrating your home such as mold or mildew or water stains in the attic
Cost of Roof Replacement
The final cost of roof replacement can be impacted by numerous factors, including the current condition and size of your roof, the shingles you choose, and the pitch of the roof. However, you can take a look at averages to give you a ballpark cost for your new roof in your area.
The average for a complete roof replacement in Northern Virginia is a little over $7,000 with the majority of homeowners spending between $5900 and $7,900 for a new roof. The less expensive roof replacements in the area cost around $3000 with the most expensive running around $11,000.
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If you think that your roof is in need of replacement, give us a call for your free estimate to determine the size and scope of the job. Northern Virginia Roofing and Exteriors has been operating in your area for more than 50 years and knows the type of factors that Northern Virginia weather can have on your roof. Give us a call today to discuss what can be done for your roof.
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