Metal Tile / September 5, 2018 / FifineAsselin
The smaller rod is used to fix batons around hips and valleys and saves a lot of time messing around with a tape. Cutting and bending At roof terminations and intersections tiles are cut to fit allowing for a 50mm bend in the tile. It is this turn up/down that provides the waterproofing of the roof. It is important to bend a sufficient upturn or water may be blown under the ridge or hip. I have found by taping the jaws of the bender with several layers of duct tape it allows the tiles to be gripped firmer without damaging the paint of the tile. Aim to use half the tile per cut. This will leave you enough metal to get another cut for the opposing side. Valley cutting Marking and cutting the valley at ground level gives a much neater appearance. Instead of measuring each tile cut individually the tiles are laid along the ground as if they were on the roof.
An industrial shed that looks like a house roof plus with an advantage that is strong and easy to install sounds interesting right? If that interests you you should look at the metallic tiles which are the new generation of roofing materials. These metal tiles are high quality roofing steel which is zinc coated polyester coated and painted on its top for a better security. Metal tiles are light weight yet extremely strong plus it is weather resistant and water proof. It looks so much like the Spanish clay tiles that you wont even believe that it is the strongest steel that made this tile. Metal tile roofing is very popular among all forms of shelter these days; big or small a home or an office carports Brisbane patios pergolas garages gazebos and reloadable buildings. It is also used for re-roofing when you need to retain the tiled appearance of your home.
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.