Metal Tile / September 7, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Many of the shops employees are knowledgeable about the products they carry and what they sell and are glad to help. Does the tile have to be installed by a professional? Just about anyone can install them once they learn a few basic steps to doing the job correctly. If you are one of those of us who likes to do it your self it is defiantly something you will be able to do. There are also many professional out there that would be glad to take on the installation of your metal tiles. The bottom line is that you will have to decide if you want to install your metal ceiling tiles or do you want to hire a professional to do the job for you.
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.
The tiles must be tight and correctly aligned. The bottom and top course is then marked using a bevel. Two people may now chalk a line along the length of the valley. This gives a much straighter line than individual measurements. Laying the tiles Contrary to other roofing practices pressed steel tiles are best laid from the ridge down. Lay the under lap into the prevailing wind. This will ensure the maximum wind resistance and stop the roof lifting. The first full top course is laid out and fixed at the head of the tile allowing the subsequent row to be slid underneath the bottom. It is important to even out the tiles to make the best use of the cut ends.