Frequently Asked general roofing questions

Yes, but like with any roof, care should always be taken.

A study 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 ABC Roofing’s four-way locking and fastening system and the proper underlayment, this roof will not contribute to additional noise.

Although ABC Roofing may cost more initially, an ABC Roofing metal roof should never need to be replaced. Therefore, it should be less expensive over the life of your home. Common asphalt shingles have a shorter life span. They will need to be replaced periodically because the average lifespan of an asphalt roof in Ohio is 15-20 years under the best conditions. So they will be more expensive over the life of your roof.

ABC Roofing Shakes and Slate are designed to withstand the impact of most hail storms. Their  double embossed panels made of 28 gauge steel will help minimize hail damage. They are covered by a hail protection warranty, carry the highest hail protection rating – class 4 – and are approved by many insurance companies for reduced homeowners insurance rates.

The metal used in manufacturing 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 ventilation.

ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes should be the last roof system that you ever buy. ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes are designed to withstand the northern regions’ extreme cold and the southern states’ blistering heat. ArrowLine Shingle-Shakes carry a Lifetime Non-Prorated Limited Warranty.

Most major building code organizations do not require the grounding of metal siding and roofing. Some local building codes might require it, so check with the local inspectors before starting the job.

The most common roofing materials used in residential construction are asphalt shingles, metal roofing, tile roofing, and wood shingles or shakes.

Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass or organic felt coated with asphalt and topped with ceramic granules. They are popular due to their affordability, wide variety of styles and colors, ease of installation, and weather resistance.

Metal roofing is made from various metals like steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc. Its advantages include exceptional durability, weather resistance, energy efficiency, lightweight, and recyclability.

Tile roofs are usually made from clay, concrete, or slate tiles. They are popular in regions with warm climates because they offer excellent heat resistance and provide a distinct aesthetic appeal.

Wood shingles and shakes are made from natural wood, and they are preferred for their rustic and natural appearance. They are commonly used in traditional and historical architecture.

Asphalt shingles are the traditional three-tab shingles, while architectural shingles (also known as dimensional or laminated shingles) have a multi-layer design, providing a more textured and three-dimensional look.

The lifespan of roofing materials varies. Asphalt shingles last around 20-30 years, metal roofing can last 40-70 years, tile roofing may last 50-100 years, and wood shingles or shakes have an average lifespan of 20-40 years.

No, modern metal roofs are typically installed with solid sheathing, underlayment, and insulation, which reduces noise levels during rain or hailstorms.

Metal roofing and some types of tile roofing (such as clay or slate) are considered environmentally friendly as they are made from recyclable materials and can have a long lifespan, reducing waste.

When choosing a roofing material, consider factors such as climate, budget, architectural style, local building codes, durability, maintenance requirements, and energy efficiency.

Signs of potential roof issues include leaks, missing or damaged shingles/tiles, excessive granule loss, sagging, and visible wear and tear. A professional roofing inspection can help assess the condition of your roof accurately.

Yes, hiring a professional roofing contractor is highly recommended to ensure proper installation, adherence to building codes, safety, and warranty coverage. DIY roofing can lead to costly mistakes and potential safety hazards.

Take a look at some of our completed work in our Metal Roofing Gallery done by our roofing contractors in the Wooster, Canton, and Ashland, Ohio areas.

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