Stainless steel is great.  It is corrosion resistant, incredibly durable, has no reaction issues being paired with other dissimilar metals.  The problem is, it is a bitch to work with.  Stainless is so durable that it is difficult to field form, or bend for on site flashings and takes forever to solder.  If only there was something with all the benefits of stainless and none of the drawbacks…

If only….

Introducing Roofinox 

Roofinox stainless steel is a 100% pure tin coating electroplated to a stainless steel base.  This combines the corrosion resistance of stainless steel with the naturally weathering finish of tin. It is unbeatable in terms of durability, practically maintenance-free and protects the environment – and offers an infinite number of design variants.  You can select from 7 design surfaces (Roofinox Classic, Spectra Vulcano and Sedona, Tin matte, Plus matte, Chroma and Pearl) to clothe buildings in skins that are matt and rough, as smooth as glass or perforated, elegantly following every bend, every edge and curve.

The Tin Matte finish in particular is a fantastic alternative for historical projects that were previously completed in Follansbee Steel (terne coated steel), lead coated copper or Zinc.  Roofinox Tin Matte, weathers to a natural matte patina in an incomparably beautiful gray tone. The weathering process takes around 2 to 3 years. (Note that the Tin Matter is usually only used on roofs because of a naturally unequally patination which can be unappealing on facades)




If you have ever tried soldering stainless steel, you will appreciate this…


Benefits Recap

Roofinox is softer and easier to fold, can be installed in any weather and offers perfect solderability. Additionally it is easy to clean, rust-free, robust, weatherproof and can be combined with any material. Roofinox stainless steel exceeds all building technology and architectural requirements placed on a building envelope of metal.

  • Natural  weathering and patination, rust free, robust & weatherproof
  • Offers same corrosion resistance of Stainless Steel with the weathering finish of Tin
  • Best price-performance ratio
  • Storm & Hail proof
  • 20% more malleable than any other stainless steel product
  • Solders easily
  • 100% natural
  • Can be processed and low temperatures (unlike Zinc)
  • Can be combined with other materials


*Roofinox is available in 7 different formulas.  Tin Matte was selected to highlight as we believe it is most relevant to the architectural details for our readers.  For additional information regarding Roofinox see the manufacturers website