A roof replacement might not be something people like to think about, but it’s a fact of life for all homeowners. When the time comes to replace your roof, the big question is: how much does a new roof cost in Virginia?
In Virginia, we see a lot of humidity, strong winds, and a lot of rain that heavily impacts the lifespan of your roof. Ultimately, replacing a roof is an investment and an important factor for protecting the health of your home.
What Is The Average Cost?
The cost of a new roof can vary depending on where you live. In Virginia, the average cost of a new roof can range from $5,000 to $20,000,
but this can increase or decrease depending on the specifics of your project.
Key Factors That Might Impact The Cost Of A Roof
1. Roof Size
This directly impacts the cost of your roof. The more surface area you must cover, the more materials you’re going to need, including OSB/plywood, underlayment, and shingles.
2. Roofing Squares
When providing you with an estimate of your roof, you may hear the term “squares” being discussed. The roof surfaces are measured in squares. A roofing square is an area of your roof that equals 100 square feet and covers a 10’ x 10’ area.
The number of roofing squares needed for a project is calculated by dividing the total roof area by 100 (which is 1 square).
3. Roofing Materials
The type of roofing shingles and materials you choose, or may even be required to have installed based on your location and/ or HOA rules, will also impact the cost of getting a new roof.
In addition to the shingles themselves, you will also need to factor in the replacement of your underlayment, decking, flashing and vents.
4. Condition of existing roof
If your current roof is heavily damaged, it might affect the total cost of the roof. For example, if your roof has a hole, it will require working on the underlying wood structure that would involve extra labor and materials.
The Home Doctor will fully inspect the underlying structure and current issues with the roof in order to provide the most accurate estimate for your roof replacement.
What Type Of Roof Is Best For Virginia?
The best type of roof for Virginia is the classic, most popular option - asphalt shingles. They are common, durable, and offer a wide range of styles and colors to fit your home. It is the most cost effective option and you have many options for installation and
Metal roofing is also a popular choice in the area. On the one hand, metal is highly durable and will last much longer than your typical asphalt shingle. It can stand up to the storms and high winds that come our way. On the other hand, metal roofing can be loud when
heavy rain and hail come pouring down. Metal roofing is also heavy and can be very expensive, depending on your choice of metal.
Investing in a complete roof replacement may help you avoid further damage and costly repairs. Getting a new roof helps to protect your home and your own peace of mind – Our experts will provide a wide range of shingle styles and colors of your choice to ensure
you get the most out of your roof.
Contact The Home Doctor for local professionals to get your roof replaced on time and within budget! (866)276-2743