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.
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.
This is because of the use of reflective paints used in this roof that makes less heat enter the surface of the roof. However the area where your building is located also plays an important role in making your place energy-efficient. Also the roof is totally maintenance free and can be cleaned easily with the help of a broom to sweep away accumulated leaves and other small and big debris. Also a little inspection of roof top ancillaries and air-conditioners support system can make it last longer without any problems. Whats more the use of metal tiles that meet the Energy Star program requirements can provide you tax benefits under the US Energy Policy Act 2005. However ensure getting a warranty from the manufacturer when getting these metal tiles installed. This can be done by putting coil numbers on each item making you aware of the date of manufacture of each metal tile.