Metal Tile / August 22, 2018 / FifineAsselin
In damp air copper tiles turns from a reddish-orange to a reddish-brown color. Today we find examples of aged copper on homes with copper rain gutters or copper awnings. These copper accents beautify and add uniqueness to the home giving the home owner creative standing over other homes in the neighborhood. Current trends have taken copper to new places in our own personal Egyptian palace we call home. Decorative hand-carved copper tiles are finding their way into elegant tile designs as center pieces to larger ceramic tile patterns. Entryway tiled floors kitchen backsplashes bathroom tiled floors tiled bathtubs fireplace mantles and other tile covered surfaces are being beautified by homeowners with copper tiles.
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.
Asphalt which is still used on 90% of the homes in the country has an expected life of 15 to 30 years. Metal on the other hand is often guaranteed by warranty to last 50 years or longer! One thing to be careful about is the installation. Your professional contractor should be a specialist in this type of work. They must follow the manufacturers instructions exactly in order for you to benefit from the warranty. There are often stringent criteria for underlayment flashing preparation of the surface and the like that they must abide by to fulfill the requirements. Metal tile roofing is better at resisting the harshness and extremes of the elements than the more often applied asphalt.