Q & A

                                    About Metal Roofing Tile

Q1. Is metal roofing noisier in bad weather than asphalt?
When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home will silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather as well – if not better – than any other roofing material.

Q2. Does a metal roof cost more than a typical roof?
Because metal roofing is a premium home product, you can expect your new roof to cost roughly two to three times what an asphalt shingle roof costs. However, a metal roof is comparable in price to tile roofing or cedar shake roofing. If you currently have a slate roof, you can expect your metal roof to cost less.

No matter what kind of metal roofing style you choose, you’ll never have to worry about your roof again. Most come with a true 30 to 50 year warranty. Plus, your new metal roof will add to the resale value of your home, save you money on your energy bills, and give you piece of mind that you’ll likely never have to re-roof again.

Q3. Is a metal roof environmentally responsible?
Not only is metal roofing great for your home, it’s great for the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 28% from production to installation to reuse – far superior to asphalt.

shingle metal roof tile 6

shingle metal roof tile 6

A metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, without tearing off what’s already there, metal roofing helps to reduce this excessive shingle waste.

Q4. How will a metal roof stand up to extreme weather?
A metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like high winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, and even wildfires. Metal roofing has a 140-mph wind rating, meaning it can withstand wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour.

In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing has been the choice of homeowners for years. It sheds snow fast, which protects the structural integrity of the roof. And it can eliminate ice damming at the eves, so water can’t back up and collect under the roof then leak into your home.

If you live in a part of the country that is prone to wildfires, metal roofing can protect your home should burning embers land on your roof.

Q5. How much longer will a metal roof last than common roofing?
You can expect a metal roof to last at least 2 to 3 times longer than a regular roof. In general terms, count on a metal roof lasting 40 to 60 years and beyond.

To put it in context, the average life span of an asphalt roof is 12 to 20 years. That lifespan can be shorter depending on the pitch of your roof and the climate in your area. Made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, asphalt begins to deteriorate as soon as you expose it to normal weather. A metal roof, however, will never decompose.

Other roofing materials like wood shingle, shake and tile have varying degrees of weather-related problems that lead to breakdown. Wood shingle and shake roofs often need replacement before twenty years. Concrete tile roofs can crack and warp in the freeze/thaw cycle of more northern climates.

All of the above roofing materials are well-outlasted by metal roofing, which retains its good looks and durability decade after decade after decade.

Q6. I’m concerned that a metal roof won’t match my home ?
Today’s residential metal roofing is made to look exactly like common roofing material – such as asphalt shingle, cedar shake, clay tile or slate roofing – only stronger and more durable. there’s certain to be a style and finish to match your home and neighborhood.

Q7. Why would I choose metal roofing, not any other type of roof?
Valuable Investment
While the initial cost for a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials, you’ll save money in the long run. A metal roof can last a lifetime, whereas materials like asphalt require reproofing every 10 to 20 years. A metal roof can also increase the resale value of your home. In some country, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance by 35%.

Q8.What are the materials of metal roofing?

Metal Roofing & Coatings
Residential metal roofing is primarily made of steel or aluminum. Steel roofing for residential applications is very lightweight with the heaviest product weighing about 1.5 pounds per square foot when installed. The products are initially produced in giant rolls at the steel mills. They are then coated with a metallic coating to prevent rust at the steel plant. The rolls are then painted at a coil coating plant using high-speed paint lines that bake on the coating. The painted coil is then shipped to a roofing manufacturer where it is formed into long panels by a process called roll- forming or they are stamped into individual shingles using large presses.
Steel residential roofing is made in thicknesses designated by gauge and is generally 24 to 26 gauge, with the higher gauge being thinner than the lower. These gauges are appropriate since most residential metal roofing applications are over a solid substrate.
Aluminum residential metal roofing is designated by decimal thickness and ranges from .023 to .040 thickness.
Granular coated steel shingles, shakes, tile are a special category and are produced by stamping galvanized steel (26 gauge) then sprayed with an acrylic coating embedding granular stone then baked in an oven at the factory.

Q9. Would a metal roof be too heavy for certain types of home?
You’ll be surprised to learn that a metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. With metal roofing, weight on a structure is never an issue.

 

                                            About PVC Gutter

Q1.When should gutters be installed on a home?
After any roof work is completed (to avoid damage to gutters).
After any painting or pressure cleaning.
Before any extensive landscaping (to prevent damage to new landscaping).

Q2.Can the PVC gutter be cleaned?
Keeping the interior of the gutter free of debris, leaves, etc., will prolong the life of the gutter and prevent leaking.
The exterior of the gutter can be cleaned with non- abrasive household cleaners to remove grime, water stains, bug droppings and tree sap.

pvc gutter

pvc gutter

Q3. Why do I need gutters?
Gutters protect your landscaping from damage!
Gutters protect entryways and allow entry/exit without getting wet!
Gutters prevent flooding around the home and protect the foundation!

Q4.Why Choose PVC Gutters?
PVC gutters are easy to maintain and can last for a very long time. If you live in an area where the weather gets very cold during the winter, then you will want to consider reinforcing your PVC gutters to withstand the ice. While vinyl is very durable, it is not as adept at supporting the weight of heavy ice like an aluminum or metal gutter would be. That is why it is best to have your PVC gutters reinforced when you have them installed.

 

                                                                                                                            About Vinyl Siding

Q1.Will TILECOCH vinyl siding add value to my home?
Today’s vinyl siding adds value to homes and is the building material of choice for developers, contractors, and homeowners associations. The value-added advantages of vinyl siding include its low total installed cost – lower than all other exterior cladding because vinyl siding goes up faster and doesn’t need painting.

Q2.Can severe weather affect my PVC siding?
With the ability to withstand high winds (certified up to 110 mph or higher) and a composition that resists heat, cold and moisture, Tellingus vinyl siding provides highly durable and strong performance in even the most destructive storms.

Q3.Does vinyl siding deliver any environmental benefits to help?
Throughout the processes of manufacturing, transportation, installation, service life and waste management, vinyl siding scores well on tough environmental measures. What’s more, vinyl siding has the potential to contribute to achieving more points than other exterior cladding in the leading green building certification programs including the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED for New Construction and LEED? Homes Rating Systems and the ANSI approved ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.

Q4.Is vinyl siding resistant to moisture?
Yes. Vinyl siding offers exceptional rain-screening performance that decreases the build-up of water that can penetrate the underlying water-resistant barrier. This distinct benefit has been recognized by the International Residential Code and International Building Code, giving vinyl siding a significant advantage over other exterior claddings that do not vent/drain moisture.

Q5.Is vinyl siding durable?
Absolutely. The correct technical name for the material used in vinyl siding is polyvinyl chloride. It’s a durable, proven material that has earned a solid reputation for its beauty and permanence. It’s used in automotive applications, medical devices, appliances, floor coverings, and of course, exterior home construction. Vinyl siding is an ideal exterior material because it doesn’t rot, crack, dent or warp. Plus it never peels or blisters. And because the color goes completely through Tellingus vinyl siding, it never has to be scraped, sanded or painted. The warranty of Tellingus Vinyl Siding is 30 years.

Q6.I am planning on upgrading my brick and partially wood siding?
Yes. Vinyl siding is extremely versatile and can be elegantly mixed with just about any exterior building material. If you have special installation concerns–talk to your contractor. He’s probably handled a similar installation in the past.

Q7.Is the Vinyl siding Water Resistive Barrier?
It is very important to keep in mind that even though the vinyl siding products are weather resistant and a very durable exterior cladding product, it is not a watertight covering. Therefore, a water-resistive barrier system must be installed beneath the cladding that allows water shedding materials to divert the water and moisture away from the exterior wall surfaces. Typical water resistive barriers include flashings, building wraps, moisture barriers, and caulking and sealants that control moisture flow.

bubble heat insulation materials

bubble heat insulation materials

Q8. When was the vinyl siding first introduced to the exterior?
Vinyl siding was first introduced to the exterior cladding market in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity over the next four decades because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. The product is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength.

PVC starts with two simple building blocks: chlorine (57%) from common salt and ethylene (43%) from natural gas. Most of the natural gas utilized to manufacture ethylene is domestically produced, which reduces consumption of imported oil products.

Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States and Canada. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics show since 1995 more homeowners’ side their homes with vinyl than with any other material. Vinyl siding is available in a broad palette of colors, profiles and architectural trim to assist architects, builders and homeowners in customizing their new construction and renovation designs, and can complement historical restoration projects.

bubble foil heat insulation material

bubble foil heat insulation material

Q9.How does vinyl siding compare with other siding materials?
When compared to brick, wood, stone and stucco, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding in the United States. Vinyl siding has the lowest total installation cost and fewer long-term maintenance needs than any other exterior cladding. Moreover, Tellingus premium vinyl siding provides the rich beauty of costly wood siding in a wide-variety of low-gloss colors and industry-leading warranty protection.