Metal Tile / August 21, 2018 / FifineAsselin
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.
It can be used as a counter top also because it is resistant to heat; the only precaution you need to take here is that acidic things like vinegar or tomatoes should not be placed for a longer time as the shine would fade off. Metal tiles made up of zinc are a lesser known but another beautiful elegant and stunning option. Zinc is germicidal and hence its use in the bathrooms and kitchen is an excellent option. Metal tiles are very affordable on the whole though there are a few that are very expensive depending upon the design and pattern. They come in a variety of colors and are made from different metals from real iron base metal to brass and copper. There is another very good option and that is recycled metal tiles which not only add versatility and design to your bathroom or kitchen but are also eco friendly.
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.