Metal Tile / September 7, 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.
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.
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.
This means it is environment friendly and is good to have either in your home or in your office. Unlike wood or other traditional materials used for roofing it is not prone to insects mold or rot so you do not have to apply any harmful chemicals that could damage the environment. Having it for your home also saves energy. This means you can reduce the cooling costs by almost 40% together with the help of reflective paints that have energy saving properties. But of course this still depends where you live. The paint used in it reflects instead of absorbing the suns rays so less heat enters the structure. It does not require a lot of maintenance.