Advantages and Disadvantages of Colorbond Roofing
Are you thinking about a roof replacement or restoration? The same, old, and dull roof may need an upgrade. It may be time to replace your tiled or rusty steel roof with Colorbond roofing.
What is Colorbond roofing?
For more than 50 years, Colorbond has evolved its roofing technology to fit homes and even commercial buildings all over Australia. Now, it is a known and trusted name for steel roof painting in Newcastle, Hunter Valley region and the entire country. The latest innovation was the branding by BlueScope in 2013. Their patent on quality roof products ensures that you can enjoy several advantages over any other kind of roofing material.
Advantages of Colorbond Roofing
- Perfect for Australian homes, durable, safe and easy to maintain
Through thorough testing and assessment, Colorbond roofing is ideal for conditions in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region. It is made to withstand harsh weather conditions. Because it is lightweight, it is safer than any other material, especially heavy tiles. The metal allows sliding of water and snow, even if your roof has low pitch. Therefore it is easier to maintain.
- Wide variety of modern colours to choose from
With 22 colours to choose from, you can easily mix and match to fit the tone of your home. These colours are an evolution from the solid, dull colours usually found in a metal roof. Using Colorbond is a major upgrade into the aesthetics of your home as it transitions into a more modern design.
- Light colours for thermally efficient, cooler homes
Your colour choices serve another purpose besides aesthetics. These light colours are not only pleasing to the eyes but are also made to make homes cooler on a hot summer day. Solar reflective technology is one of the key features of Colorbond roofing.
- Five Layers of Australian Standard Protection
Colorbond roof is made to meet Australian standards. Most designs are equipped with five layers of top coat, primer, pre-treatment, metallic coating, and steel base.
Plus, the material has fire protection, which makes it safe for use even in bushfire zones.
- Cheaper than a tiled roof
One of the main concerns with roof replacement is the cost. For one, a steel roof is less expensive than a tiled roof. Especially if you install Colorbond roofing, the cost-effectiveness is ensured because of its high quality that will last many years.
Disadvantages of Colorbond Roofing
- Refinishing or repainting about every 10 years
Of course, no product can last forever. Something as exposed as your roof may need repainting every decade, depending on the weather conditions and degree of maintenance (such as regular cleaning).
- Counterfeit Colorbond products on the market
Make sure you have your Colorbond roofing applied by a reliable and reputable service. Some materials mimic Colorbond technology but are actually of lower quality. Beware of cheaper prices as you may end up spending a lot more if you have to repaint or replace your roof in just a few years.
- A metal roof can become quite noisy
The sound of raindrops on a steel roof can be loud. You may install an acoustic blanket to help with the noise if necessary.
- Installing a central air conditioning system requires cutting of the roof
If you choose to have an air conditioning system renovation or upgrade, you may need to cut parts of your roof. This process is irreversible so careful planning and consults with the experts are essential.
Amazing Roof Restorations for your Colorbond roof installation
Make sure you hire the right people to do the job. Amazing Roof Restorations use genuine Colorbond products for roof refurbishment in NSW. Send your request today, and we can start upgrading your roof into Colorbond steel!