Metal Tile / September 13, 2018 / FifineAsselin.
With the amount of variety available online you can either choose from tiles that have a copper finish or from tiles that are made of pure copper. Tiles that have copper finished are generally available in a mosaic design. The pure copper tiles are made from 99% pure copper and are generally field tiles used to add character to the flooring or wall. These field tiles are available in sizes of 4" x 4" and 6" x 2" and generally have some sort of design or motif embossed on them. The designs can vary from birds animals flowers fruits insects to motifs. The variety is large. Regular copper tiles are also available in a 6" x 6" size. Most of the copper tiles you will find are generally come from Mexico.
Setting out Setting out the roofing before installation is a major part of any new roof build. With metal tile roofing it is imperative to get the correct gauge right from the start. Unlike concrete tiles that have a certain amount of play in the gauge measurements metal tiles have to be spot on or they will not fit. For this reason it is common practice to use set out pins to ensure accurate fixing of the batons. A measuring stick is used to mark the gauge up the rafter before driving in the set out pins. The batons are then cut in place before being lifted clear to allow the building paper to be laid. It is possible to cut down the setting out time by half by building a separate smaller gauging rod.
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.
The metal tile roofing is highly durable in nature and can last two or three times longer than other types of roofing made of asphalt or wood. Moreover the anticorrosion and anti rust properties make it last longer for over 40 to 60 years. Not only this the material used for making this roof is environment-friendly and can be recycled easily. It also does not require any chemical treatment to save it from rot or insects and helps in protecting the environment. Its available in different colors and shade and can easily find one that can fit with the color scheme of your walls. The metal roof tiling provides a cooling effect to your house thus saving energy.