Metal Tile / August 22, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Others want their metal backsplash tiles to look as shiny as they did on the day they were installed. For iron metal accent tiles they will rust if you do not care for them regularly. If you want to keep iron pristine you need to seal and clean it. Sealing the Metal Tile There are only two types of metal tile that need to be sealed: copper tiles and iron tiles. Sealing the metal accent tiles for backsplash will help protect the finish of the metal and prevent oxidation that will eventually happen as the surface acts with moisture in the air. As mentioned iron will show rust and in the case of copper it will turn darker and acquire a patina.
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.
The tiles must be tight and correctly aligned. The bottom and top course is then marked using a bevel. Two people may now chalk a line along the length of the valley. This gives a much straighter line than individual measurements. Laying the tiles Contrary to other roofing practices pressed steel tiles are best laid from the ridge down. Lay the under lap into the prevailing wind. This will ensure the maximum wind resistance and stop the roof lifting. The first full top course is laid out and fixed at the head of the tile allowing the subsequent row to be slid underneath the bottom. It is important to even out the tiles to make the best use of the cut ends.