Metal Tile / September 7, 2018 / FifineAsselin.
Premium modern finishes are acrylic and are guaranteed to last in excess of 50 years. Metal roofing offers a lightweight alternative to the heavier concrete and clay tiles they imitate. Weighing less than a third of the weight of a concrete covering they require a less substantial structure to support the roof. This brings the build cost down and offers more flexibility with structure choice. The installation time of metal roofing is much quicker than that of clay or concrete. This also reduces labour costs and allows the second fix trades to commence earlier. Each roofing manufacturer will provide an installation guide for their product. Here are a few extra installation techniques not normally covered.
It can be used as a counter top also because it is resistant to heat; the only precaution you need to take here is that acidic things like vinegar or tomatoes should not be placed for a longer time as the shine would fade off. Metal tiles made up of zinc are a lesser known but another beautiful elegant and stunning option. Zinc is germicidal and hence its use in the bathrooms and kitchen is an excellent option. Metal tiles are very affordable on the whole though there are a few that are very expensive depending upon the design and pattern. They come in a variety of colors and are made from different metals from real iron base metal to brass and copper. There is another very good option and that is recycled metal tiles which not only add versatility and design to your bathroom or kitchen but are also eco friendly.
By finishing the tiles 450mm from the end of each verge it will allow two cuts to be made from one tile. In windy conditions it is a good idea to lay four rows at a time before nailing the top 3 courses. As with all roofing foot traffic should be kept to a minimum. By walking directly above the fixed baton you will prevent any denting of the surface. When it comes to the final installation of ridge and hip tiles take extra care with the "cutting in" at intersections. The aim is to provide a watertight seal using correctly folded cuts rather than using silicone to keep the water out. By spending a little extra time with your cutting and bending the roof will have a neat appearance and give years of maintenance free service.
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.