Metal Tile / September 13, 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.
Metal tile is available in a wide variety of shapes sizes and types of metal. They come plain or with intricate designs carved into the surface. No matter how you decide to use them in your home there are plenty of options to select from. Adding tile of any sort into your home decor is fun and allows your creativity to come out. You can use them in any arrangement or combination but working with metal adds more sophistication and luxury than ceramic and glass tile just cannot create. The most common use of tile made from metal is as an accent to the rest of the decor. They are worked into the room in a certain pattern or at very specific points in order to support and highlight other features in the room.
You can either select your own tile varieties and arrange them in an interesting pattern that catches the eye or purchase a mural pattern already arranged for you. This can be a feature of the room that pulls all of the other decor together. When done properly it can really set the mood in the room and give the allure of luxury and sophistication. The third use for this tile is as filler. If you have an idea for your wall using other types of tile or even just small areas that may be difficult to paint or wallpaper you can add in select metal pieces to fill small spaces where needed. In many cases this can be done so that the metal looks as if it were originally built into the design when in reality it was added at the last minute to hide a mistake or unforeseen problem in design.