Metal Tile / August 25, 2018 / FifineAsselin
They come in various styles molds and colors. This versatility is highly sought after by leading interior designers. Metal wall tiles are excellent accents or primary centerpieces in any environment. However knowing what styles and types to pick can be time intensive. To help us with our designing dilemma Lets look at copper metal tile. As early as 6000 B.C. copper was used for making beautiful jewelry worn by Egyptian pharos and was considered a precious metal. Once the Egyptians learned how to hammer native copper into sheets they made tools for building and ornaments like copper tile to adorn the buildings they made. Copper tiles were chosen for beautifying Egyptians buildings because of the resistant qualities copper has to deep corrosion in that it will not rust.
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.
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.