Metal Tile / August 22, 2018 / FifineAsselin
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.
If you have your heart set on metal know that recycled tiles are available. Another part of eco-friendly design is the idea of sustainability which is that the products last for a long time and need no replacing. Metal tiles are extremely durable. If they are installed correctly and taken care of these tiles can easily last for decades. When selecting a surface to apply metal to keep in mind that wet metal tiles can prove to be quite slippery. Also metal feels chilled and hard underfoot. This is why metal tiles are sometimes less popular as flooring.Metal tiles are becoming increasing popular with builders and home owners alike.This is mainly due to the fact that they are simple to fix and are easy to maintain.
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.