Tin is used to make a variety of items, including household appliances, certain types of roofs, shingles and to fortify other metals. Tin is quite soft and malleable, which makes it ideal for transforming into sheets and molding into various shapes and structures. Tin is also resistant to corrosion, which makes it ideal for using in roofs and other outdoor structures.
Tin resists rusting and corrosion, and it repels water as well. These properties make it suitable for creating the structures and cores of appliances such as washing machines, sinks and stoves. Tin is used in sheet form to create roofing material, and it can be machine-pressed to create attractive shingles too.