Steel Roofing Frequently Asked Questions

Steel Roofing Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I walk on the metal roof after it is installed?
Answer: Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.

Question: Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?
Answer: 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 ArrowLine’s four way locking and fastening system and the proper underlayment your ArrowLine roof will not contribute to additional noise.

Question: How does the cost of an ArrowLine metal roof compare to other roofs?
Answer: Although the ArrowLine roof system may cost more initially the ArrowLine 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 replace periodically and thus will probably more expensive over the life of your roof.

Question: Can a metal roof be damaged by hail?
Answer: ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes are designed to withstand the impact of most hail storms. ArrowLine’s double embossed panels will help minimize damage that might be caused by hail. ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes are covered by a hail protection warranty and approved by many insurance companies for reduced homeowners insurance rates.

Question: Can ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes reduce my energy bills?
Answer: The metal used in the manufacturing of ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes will reflect the majority of the rays from the sun and therefore minimizes any heat build-up in your attic. This means that you could actually have a cooler attic when combined with proper ventialtion.

Question: How long should I expect my ArrowLine roof to last?
Answer: ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes should be the last roof system that you ever buy. ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes were designed to withstand the extreme cold of the northern regions and the blistering heat of the southern states. ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes carry a Lifetime Non-Prorated Limited Warranty.

Question: Can I install ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes over my existing roof?
Answer: Yes, in most cases. ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes weigh only 70 pounds per 100 square feet, which is about one-fifth 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.

Question: Do I need to run a ground wire to the shingles?
Answer: Grounding of metal siding and roofing 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.