Metal Tile / August 31, 2018 / FifineAsselin
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.
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.
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.