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DID METALLIC ROOF TILES TAKE THE MARKET?

DID METALLIC ROOF TILES TAKE THE MARKET?

The metal roof is an excellent architectural solution in buildings. With small slopes they achieve resistance to external agents in the same way as with other materials on steep slopes.

Metal tiles are made from rolls of galvanized and/or pre-painted sheet, coatings that guarantee resistance to oxidation. Its main advantage is the easy installation and handling avoiding the use of heavy machinery; moisture absorption is nil thanks to its impermeability; It has excellent structural and architectural performance thanks to its profile and its very coating.

In architecture, the use of metal roofing is increasing. In residential buildings, high slope roofs are usually used, using conventional solutions. Low slope metal roofs are ideal for commercial buildings such as warehouses, offices, schools, shopping malls.

IMPORTANCE OF METAL ROOFING

  • It is a light and durable tile
  • Color and finish options are plentiful for consumers, creating a versatile decking material.
  • They come today in monolithic panel systems with thermo-acoustic insulation.
  • Because it is light, it can handle large tiles that facilitate its installation and possible leaks.
  • flexibility in manufacturing in the management of different thicknesses of steel according to the relationship with the structure and the shear capacity that the client is looking for in his roof.
  • It can be used to be part of the architectural design with curved styles, large or low slopes.

GENERAL BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING

1. Initial Cost
Installing a metal roof can save money in the long run, but the initial cost can be high compared to other types of roofing materials.

2. Durability

  • Because they are extremely durable, the metal roofing industry is designing them in typical shingle shapes, such as asphalt or cedar shingles.
  • They are naturally resistant to fire, mold, insects.

3. Repairs and Maintenance

  • It does not need constant maintenance or waterproofing like a common roof.
  • Depending on the caliber of the sheet of the tiles and the direct relationship with the support structure, these facilitate or hinder the movement of maintenance personnel on it. It also allows you to put a much greater distance from the structure than other types of tiles.

“The metal tile is not going to be more difficult to maintain compared to the clay tile, PVC tile, eternit tile”.

3. Electric power saving

  • It promotes the saving of electrical energy if the corresponding acrylic strips are left, since natural light is used.
  • A metal roof is good for cold climates, as snow and ice tend to slide off the corrugated metal surface, which can prevent snow and ice buildup on the roof.
  • Metal roofs are virtually impervious to rain and snow due to the way the panels lock together and because the surfaces are hard and slippery.

4. Ease of installation

  • Because metal roofs can be installed over existing roofs, they are among the fastest and easiest to install.
  • A metal roof can be installed directly over shingles or other roofing materials, eliminating the time and hassle of demolishing the old roof.
  • Depending on the use that is going to be used, such as housing, auditorium, church, school, auditorium, etc., nowadays acoustic insulation complements are used that can be added to the tile or part of the same tile (monolithic panel).
  • Facilitates the installation of solar panels.
  • Facilitates the installation of shielding and lightning protection system.

5. Expansion and contraction.

  • Because metal expands and contracts as it heats and cools, most new products have clamping systems that allow movement; Otherwise, the fasteners that secure the roof tend to come loose.
  • Expansion and contraction on hot days can cause a rippled effect.

IMPERFRESCOS SYSTEM ( Protection system for roofs with the use of metal tiles. )

Technical Advantages

  • Perfect waterproofing of the slab.
  • Better thermal insulation

Technical advantages in unfresh system ( Metallic VS. Fiber cement )

  • Required length shingles
  • Minimum slopes up to 4% or waste due to overlaps (LONGITUDINAL AND LATERAL)
  • Does NOT require the use of additional seals.
  • Easy maintenance, it allows to walk on the cover.
  • Less weight on the support structure of the tiles and on the slab
  • Easy to lift materials to the slab
  • Greater load capacity
  • Greater distance between the straps.
  • Concealed Fix Shingle Alternative
  • Alternative of tiles with distance between straps up to 5 meters.

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