Metal Tile / August 25, 2018 / FifineAsselin
The coatings are designed to reduce energy use within the home by reflecting the heat of the sun. This will help offset the initial investment by avoiding costly repairs while saving you money over the course of time. Metal tile roofing has doubled in the past five years with a growth rate of about 15% annually. This is because the material itself is more capable of protecting your home against destructive weather conditions. To prove that studies have shown that it can last at least two to three times longer than an asphalt roof. That is about 40 to 60 years. Since it is also given anti-rusting treatment it will not corrode. The world is well aware of climate change. Another benefit of it is that when it is damaged it can by recycled and used again.
Apart from the type of metal these tiles also come in a variety of colors patterns and with intricate designs on them. Their cost will of course depend on the type of metal used but the intricacy of design also plays a major part in the price. Apart from silver these metal tiles are quite affordable and you do not need a huge budget to complete a project. Although extremely durable the metal tile is mainly used to add elegance and grandeur to a room or structure. As a wall tile it provides a striking combination of robustness and style and you have a wide choice of colors and molds to create practically any effect you want. This versatility has made it the favorite of many interior designers and they use it as accents or also as centerpieces.
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.