Metal Tile / September 12, 2018 / FifineAsselin
You can either select your own tile varieties and arrange them in an interesting pattern that catches the eye or purchase a mural pattern already arranged for you. This can be a feature of the room that pulls all of the other decor together. When done properly it can really set the mood in the room and give the allure of luxury and sophistication. The third use for this tile is as filler. If you have an idea for your wall using other types of tile or even just small areas that may be difficult to paint or wallpaper you can add in select metal pieces to fill small spaces where needed. In many cases this can be done so that the metal looks as if it were originally built into the design when in reality it was added at the last minute to hide a mistake or unforeseen problem in design.
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.
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.