Metal Tile / September 12, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Choosing the color and design of a metal tile requires an aesthetic taste and you need to consider several other aspects of your home décor like the color of the flooring and walls. Many people are also opting for metal tiles for their roofing. If you cannot afford slate clay tiles or expensive wood; metal tiles provide a reasonably priced option. Although it works out costlier than asphalt a metal tiled roof is more economical in the long run. An asphalt roof is expected to last a maximum of thirty years without any problems whereas metal roofing usually carries a warranty for at least fifty years. The metal roof is very durable and has a high resistance to extreme weather conditions.
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.
For roofing it is entirely another story as you will need professionals who are specialized in this type of work. The instructions from the manufacturer have to be followed to the last detail if you want to reap the benefits of the warranty which is being offered. There will be special instructions for preparing the surface under-laying and so on. Metal roofing tiles offer an attractive solution to modern roof coverings. Pressed metal tiles come in a number of different styles mimicking more traditional clay or slate roofing. Metal roofing tiles have come a long way since their introduction 50 years ago. The first tiles introduced had a bitumen coating which tended to melt in hot climates.