Metal Tile / September 5, 2018 / FifineAsselin
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.
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.
By finishing the tiles 450mm from the end of each verge it will allow two cuts to be made from one tile. In windy conditions it is a good idea to lay four rows at a time before nailing the top 3 courses. As with all roofing foot traffic should be kept to a minimum. By walking directly above the fixed baton you will prevent any denting of the surface. When it comes to the final installation of ridge and hip tiles take extra care with the "cutting in" at intersections. The aim is to provide a watertight seal using correctly folded cuts rather than using silicone to keep the water out. By spending a little extra time with your cutting and bending the roof will have a neat appearance and give years of maintenance free service.