Metal Tile / August 25, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Although more costly than the traditional asphalt metal provides qualities not found in the less expensive alternatives. Metal tile roofing is mainly made of one of the following - aluminum steel or copper. Your prices are affected by which material you choose as well as by the intricacy of the design pattern. Looking at one individual tile will not allow you get the overall feel of the roof surface. You should be able to view pictures or samples containing a larger section. This will give you the "picture" created by the assembly of the individual tiles. It may be quite different than what you expect. It is better to see this now than later when a whole section of your roof has been completed! One of the best qualities of metal tile roofing is the durability.
The coatings are designed to reduce energy use within the home by reflecting the heat of the sun. This will help offset the initial investment by avoiding costly repairs while saving you money over the course of time. Metal tile roofing has doubled in the past five years with a growth rate of about 15% annually. This is because the material itself is more capable of protecting your home against destructive weather conditions. To prove that studies have shown that it can last at least two to three times longer than an asphalt roof. That is about 40 to 60 years. Since it is also given anti-rusting treatment it will not corrode. The world is well aware of climate change. Another benefit of it is that when it is damaged it can by recycled and used again.
For copper you have a few choices unless you have sealed the surface. You may allow the metal tiles to age and simply clean them on a regular basis using water and soap. You may also use a copper cleaner if you want your metal accent tiles for backsplash to remain shiny. However patina copper tiles have a clear coat protection so it will not do any good if you use a copper cleaner on them. Instead just stick to water and soap to keep them clean. You have to apply special care on titanium tiles even if they are only titanium-colored. Never use water and soap on them. Instead prepare a solution with equal parts of water and vinegar and then apply it on the tiles using a clean dry cloth to keep them shiny and clean.