Making your own roof tiles from aluminum cans can be a viable project, as we see today. The raw material, aluminum cans, is fairly easy to obtain even in large quantities.
Maybe you are not going to put it into practice at home, but to protect a small shed or even our dog’s kennel I think it can work very well.
The designer’s experience dictates that beer cans are the best because they don’t have a sticky residue like soda cans, which you will need to clean before use.
The instructions are not complicated, I will try to make a little summary although with the pictures, the video and the full manual that I share at the end of the article, you will have no problem making this project yourself. -even.
Using gloves is important because if you can’t cut your hands. Use scissors to cut both the top and bottom parts of the box at the seam where the box folds. Cut off the part that remains in the center. You should now have a flat rectangular piece of aluminum foil.
To ease the workload and achieve the ideal shape of the box for use as a tile, you will see in the photos that it uses a machine or mold to make folding the boxes easier.
If you are interested in the project, you will find here the full instruction manual.
In the video you can see a small example of this technique in action: