Metal Tile / August 22, 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.
This is because of the use of reflective paints used in this roof that makes less heat enter the surface of the roof. However the area where your building is located also plays an important role in making your place energy-efficient. Also the roof is totally maintenance free and can be cleaned easily with the help of a broom to sweep away accumulated leaves and other small and big debris. Also a little inspection of roof top ancillaries and air-conditioners support system can make it last longer without any problems. Whats more the use of metal tiles that meet the Energy Star program requirements can provide you tax benefits under the US Energy Policy Act 2005. However ensure getting a warranty from the manufacturer when getting these metal tiles installed. This can be done by putting coil numbers on each item making you aware of the date of manufacture of each metal tile.
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.