Mr. and Mrs. Rees have enjoyed the benefits of a cooler home and greatly reduced power costs since April 2007 when their zincalume roof was coated with Energy Star Metalflex, one of nine heat reflective coatings produced by Astec Paints Australasia .

For two years, the Rees family have not used the air-conditioning in their bedrooms because the temperature does not rise above 25° to 26°.

Energy Star heat reflective coating, Metalflex is resistant to mould and dirt pick-up. This coating is tough yet flexible and remains cool and lasts longer than conventional exterior acrylic roof coatings. Heat reflective coatings are available in 44 different colours.