Aluminum is durable, lightweight,
won't rust, and has little maintenance. An excellent conductor, aluminum also has a
radiant heat reflection of 94.5%. A test house with sections of the roof shingled with
various materials was 19 degrees cooler under the section with aluminum shingles than it
was under the fiberglass-shingled section.
Aluminum shingles will not "hold-in" the summer heat, as
will an asphalt or fiberglass shingle. On a hot summer day a Reinke roof is cool when it's
cloudy...or after the sun has set, a Reinke roof will cool completely within 5 minutes --
no matter what the color! This thermal control assures you of reduced cooling and heating
costs when compared to other roofing materials.
Aluminum Shingles = Built-In Energy Efficiency