Metal Tile / August 25, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Premium modern finishes are acrylic and are guaranteed to last in excess of 50 years. Metal roofing offers a lightweight alternative to the heavier concrete and clay tiles they imitate. Weighing less than a third of the weight of a concrete covering they require a less substantial structure to support the roof. This brings the build cost down and offers more flexibility with structure choice. The installation time of metal roofing is much quicker than that of clay or concrete. This also reduces labour costs and allows the second fix trades to commence earlier. Each roofing manufacturer will provide an installation guide for their product. Here are a few extra installation techniques not normally covered.
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.
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.