About tin ceilingsTin tiles are actually made from an aluminium alloy. The main advantage is that tin is very resistant to corrosion and very durable. It makes a great investment for your home.
Panel wight/sized differences
Tin ceiling panels are smaller then plaster ones. They are also very light and can be lifted by anyone. This makes them also very easy to install. Comparing them with the wallboards, they have half the wight. They come in various sizes: 6′ x 2′, 6′ x 3′, 2′ x 2′.
Painting tin panels
If you want to ornate the tin panels, you should use an oil based paint. They are very easy to paint, much easier than plaster panels. You don’t need any special equipment and most important they can be painted before installation.
Considering the fact that they are made from aluminium, they are very sturdy and because they are made in shapes, this adds a bonus strength.
Patterns and design
If you want to buy tin panels, and you don’t have a certain design in mind, then it’s better to not go directly at your hardware store. There are many design, for commercial or house use and it’s better to study them from a brochure. This way you will save time and take a look at all the patterns.
Because of their resistance to corrosion and damage (they won’t rust and crack), tin and aluminium panels have a very long life span. Another advantage is that they are resistant to humidity too, so if you have a water infiltration, the ceiling won’t be damaged. This is a great thing because ceiling restoration costs a lot of money and also eats a lot of time.
If you live in a zone where tornadoes and cyclones are frequent, then you will find tin and aluminium panels very suitable because of their flexibility. They tend to bend according to the shape of the ceiling.
Another plus is that aluminium tiles add more value to your house. They can be very easily cleaned and painted and they will look like new for years. They are very valuable for any home.