Metal Tile / June 14, 2018 / FifineAsselin.
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.
Choosing the color and design of a metal tile requires an aesthetic taste and you need to consider several other aspects of your home décor like the color of the flooring and walls. Many people are also opting for metal tiles for their roofing. If you cannot afford slate clay tiles or expensive wood; metal tiles provide a reasonably priced option. Although it works out costlier than asphalt a metal tiled roof is more economical in the long run. An asphalt roof is expected to last a maximum of thirty years without any problems whereas metal roofing usually carries a warranty for at least fifty years. The metal roof is very durable and has a high resistance to extreme weather conditions.
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.
You can prevent this from happening by using a reliable solvent-based sealer. You can spray or brush it on the metal tiles and it will create a barrier to keep moisture from passing through the metal accent tiles for backsplash. However make sure that you cover the whole surface of the tile because even a small area that is left untreated will oxidize. Cleaning the Metal Tile You can clean most metal tiles using dishwashing detergent and warm water. Wash them down using micro fiber cloth making sure you rinse them thoroughly so there will be no smudges. Do not use water and soap on metal accent tiles for backsplash that are made from stainless steel. Instead use a proper cleaner for stainless steel. Apply it using a dry lint-free cloth and make sure that you do it carefully because stainless steel tiles scratch easily.