Metal Tile / August 31, 2018 / FifineAsselin
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.
Apart from the type of metal these tiles also come in a variety of colors patterns and with intricate designs on them. Their cost will of course depend on the type of metal used but the intricacy of design also plays a major part in the price. Apart from silver these metal tiles are quite affordable and you do not need a huge budget to complete a project. Although extremely durable the metal tile is mainly used to add elegance and grandeur to a room or structure. As a wall tile it provides a striking combination of robustness and style and you have a wide choice of colors and molds to create practically any effect you want. This versatility has made it the favorite of many interior designers and they use it as accents or also as centerpieces.
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.