Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I walk on the metal roof after it is installed?
Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.
Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?
A study conducted by the Acoustic Group found that the sound from a metal roof was only 6 decibels greater than that of a conventional asphalt roof. With our four way locking and fastening system and the proper underlayment your metal roof will not contribute to additional noise.
How does the cost of a metal roof compare to other roofs?
Although a metal roof system may cost more initially the metal roof should never need to be replaced and therefore should be less expensive over the life of your home. Common asphalt shingles have a shorter life span and will need to be replaced periodically and thus will probably be more expensive over the life of your roof.
Can a metal roof be damaged by hail?
ArrowLine Shingles are designed to withstand the impact of most hailstorms. ArrowLine’s double embossed panels will help minimize damage that might be caused by hail. ArrowLine Shingles are covered by a hail protection warranty and approved by many insurance companies for reduced homeowners’ insurance rates.
Can a metal roof reduce my energy bills?
The metal used in the manufacturing of ArrowLine Shingles will reflect the majority of the rays from the sun and therefore minimizes any heat build-up in your attic. All of the colors are EnergyStar approved which means that you could actually have a cooler attic when combined with proper ventilation.
How long should I expect my roof to last?
Our metal shingles should be the last roof system that you ever buy. They were designed to withstand the extreme cold of the northern regions and the blistering heat of the southern United States.
ArrowLine Shingles carry a Lifetime Non-Prorated Limited Warranty.
Can I install your Shingle-Shakes over my existing roof?
Yes, in most cases. Our Shingle-Shakes weigh only 70 pounds per 100 square feet, which is about one-fith the weight of conventional asphalt shingles. This means that you won’t have to tear off the old roof thus saving you money on labor and disposal.
Do I need to run a ground wire to the shingles?
Grounding of metal siding and roong is not required by most major building code organizations. Some local building codes might require it, so check with the local inspectors before starting the job.
Are steel roofs louder than other roofs?
This is a favorite myth about steel roofs. Most steel roofs are installed with a solid sheathing that actually makes them quieter than other roofs.
How do steel roofs stand up in hurricanes, high winds, earthquakes or other disasters?
Steel roofs stand up incredibly well in extreme weather, far above building code requirements. Most have a wind resistance of up to 160mph. To put that in context, winds during Hurricane Sandy reached 75-95mph as a category 1 hurricane.
Do steel roofs or metal shingles attract lightning?
No! Another myth.
Do steel roofs rust?
No. Steel roofs also come with a lifetime warranty against hail and fading.
What about pests?
Steel roofs resist infestations of insects and other critters that can make their homes in conventional wood or asphalt shingles.