Most of us wonder about roofing questions such as: 

  • How much does it cost for a new roof? 
  • What are the best roof shingles?
  • Does homeowners’ insurance cover roof leaks? 
  • How do I get insurance to pay for roof replacement?

These questions and a gazillion more can flood your mind concerning this very important investment. The answers to the following roofing FAQs will be very helpful in your decision-making process.  

What kind of roof is the best?2023-04-04T18:25:26+00:00

That’s a good question to ask before a roof replacement. It’s important to choose the best type of roof for your home and budget, as your investment will last a long time. Think about three questions while selecting the best type of roof for your home:

  • What do I want my roof to look like? 
  • What is the best roofing material I can afford?  
  • How long do I want the roof to last?   

The following are the top 5 types of roofing materials to choose from. 

Asphalt roof 

The most common type of roofing material is an asphalt shingle roof. Asphalt shingles are effective, affordable, and come with many options.  

Standing seam metal roof  

A standing seam metal roof is now a popular choice for many homeowners because it is very durable and attractive. Metal panels with locked seams allow the panels to expand and contract according to temperature changes. If you can afford the extra cost (more than twice the price of asphalt shingles), you should consider metal roofing. You will save on maintenance costs and energy bills with a metal roof.

Cedar shake roof

Many people choose cedar shake roofs because they are beautiful. Cedar shakes will be either hand-cut for a rustic look or taper-sawn for a smooth look. While cedar is attractive, it can discolor, rot, crack, and curl with age. Be sure to ask a roofing contractor about how your local climate will affect cedar shakes. 

Synthetic roof 

Composite or synthetic shingles are now popular. They are made from recycled materials like rubber and plastic and can be made to look like a cedar or slate roof. A synthetic roof is a budget-friendly option with an expensive appearance that is durable. 

Slate roof 

Made from natural slate tiles mined mostly in Italy, a slate roof is a top-of-the-line roof.  They are highly prized for their beauty and strength. Your home will have to be designed or modified to carry the heavy weight of a slate roof. Those who can afford a slate roof will not have to replace it.  

Can you finance a roof?2023-04-04T18:24:07+00:00

Sure! Roofing companies realize most of their customers will need financing of some sort for a new roof. Pyramid Roofing has different finance options available for any kind of roof replacement. Our partnership with financial services through Synchrony Bank offers our customers real purchasing power with 0% financing available for 18 months! 

How and when do I pay?2022-10-04T17:18:16+00:00

When your roofing project is complete and you are 100% satisfied, you will be invoiced via email or mail. We then have a few options on how to pay; you can mail a check, we can send out a Pyramid team member to pick up a check, we can submit an ACH or you can pay over the phone with a credit card. (There is a 3% fee for any amount over $2500)
If this is an insurance claim we will invoice your insurance and this notifies them to release the other portion of your insurance claim amount. Once you have received your claim amount you may pay your invoice via one of the four options above.

What areas do we service?2022-10-04T17:17:47+00:00

When having 2 large locations we are able to service a large area. We service the Springfield MO Metropolitan area including but limited to; Branson, Joplin, Lake of the Ozarks, Lebanon, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Springfield, Rogersville, Mansfield.

We service the Kansas City MO/KS Metropolitan area including but not limited to; Prairie Village, Independence, Raytown, Mission, Shawnee, Lee’s Summit, Grandview, Gladstone, Belton, Butler, Liberty, Bonner Springs, Blue Springs, Fairway, Gardner, Harrisonville, Leawood, Leavenworth.

If youre still not sure if we service your area, give us a call at 816-966-1101 Kansas City office or 417-943-4011 Springfield office.

Leaky area, do I need a new roof?2022-10-04T17:16:50+00:00

Having a leak can be worrisome when you automatically think “how much is this going to cost?”. A leak can be an easy repair, may just be a flashing that needs replaced or a few shingles that are causing water to get in. Schedule a free consultation for a professional to evaluate your leak. Pyramid Roofing will tell you honestly if you need a new roof or a simple repair due to a leak.

How do I know if my roof has a problem?2022-10-04T17:16:28+00:00

There are a few indications to look out for when asking yourself if your roof has a problem. Missing or curling shingles, recent storm that produced highly strong wind or hail, water stains inside or a leak in your attic. You may even notice a very hot room or attic indicating a ventilation issue.

What happens when everything is done?2022-08-30T18:00:43+00:00

Upon completion of your re-roofing project, a Final Inspection will be completed. It is at this time that a Pyramid Inspector will verify that all the work has been completed and is up to our expectations. Your Pyramid Inspector is expected to pick up payment at this time. After all the work has been completed, you will receive an itemized invoice. Final payment is typically due upon its receipt. Warranty and any other pertinent information are usually available for you at the end of the job and when the account balance is paid.

Do I need to be there while the crews are at my home working?2022-08-30T18:00:25+00:00

It is not necessary to be at home during the re-roofing process, but it is a good idea to be available by phone as unexpected things come up that your Pyramid Representative may need to consult with you about. It is typical to run into unforeseen roof repairs, but good communication between the Pyramid Representative and the homeowner is invaluable to the successful outcome of the project. For example: When the existing roofing materials are removed, repairs that were not visible and therefore not contracted for, are necessary (replacement of sheathing or other structural issues due to dry rot or water damage). This is what is normally referred to as a “change order”.

How long will it take to complete my roof (and any additional work that is contracted)?2022-08-30T18:00:04+00:00

Job length can vary from 1 day to several weeks. This depends on the complexity of the roof (or any other trade being completed), availability of material, weather, and other unforeseen extenuating circumstances that may arise. If the weather conditions get severe and safety becomes a factor, all work will halt until any and all risks to the crews has passed. If this would occur, we always carry tarps for unexpected emergencies to make sure your roof is sealed tight. Weather can create a slower process and may affect scheduling, so allow for possible delays in the completion of your project. Remember, re-roofing your home is major construction, but a reputable Pyramid Representative will take necessary precautions to keep your home and family safe and dry.

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