Make your roofing more appealing with the right roof colour.
Roofing is a key element of any effective shelter, protecting you and your loved ones from the elements, but good roofing also adds aesthetic value to your property. Colorbond roofing is a durable, stylish and impressive roofing solution.
What is colorbond roofing?
Colorbond roofing has long been a favourite for many Australian homes and buildings. Comprised of a lightweight yet heavy-duty steel, Colorbond roofing sheets are also easy to install and can withstand the extreme weather conditions commonly endured throughout Australia. For example, rainwater runs off the roof ridges leaving no chance for any future leaks and Colorbond steel roofing is also fireproof, making it suitable for bushfire zone areas.
Benefits of Colorbond Roofing
Colorbond Roofing is:
- Low maintenance
- Comes with built-in thermal insulation
- Available in a spectrum of colours.
- Resistant to chipping, peeling and cracking.
The right roof colour is essential. Here’s why.
When embarking on your own exciting construction and renovation projects, it is important to choose the correct materials in the most suitable colours. These decisions are important, you will save money by taking time in choosing your colours. Why make such a fuss over the roof’s colour when nobody sees it that much? Some people think that it’s a waste of time to think it through, but we beg to differ. Below are the reasons why the right roof colour is essential:
- The right-coloured roofing reveals your property’s beauty.
The roof is one of the most important aspects of your property. Imagine neglecting to choose the right roof colour for your construction or renovation. Can you live with mismatched roof and house colours for years? Think of the costs and stress of reroofing – it might not be worth it.
The optimum roof colour adds beauty to your residential property, wrapping your house and tying together the whole design concept. Choosing the right colour also increases your property’s curb appeal, which helps when the time comes to sell.
- Roofing colour affects internal home temperatures.
One of the benefits of installing Colorbond roofing is thermal insulation, the effect of which can be maximised with the right colour. For example, lighter colours such as pale eucalypt, paperbark, and evening haze reflect the sunlight which will help the efficiency of your air-conditioning in warm weather. Enjoy lower electricity bills and cool indoor temperature thanks to the right roof colour. Wallaby, basalt, manor red, and other darker colours absorb heat. This roofing is more suitable for the cooler weather in New South Wales.
- The right roof colour works for your property.
Colours create perfect optical illusions. Got a smaller house? Choose light colours to make it look that bit larger. Are you saving for furniture and other fixtures and you can’t afford further construction? Select darker colours to hide smaller, non-structural imperfections.
Things to consider when choosing roofing colour
Colorbond roofing colours draw inspiration from the colours of Australia. Turning your dream property into solid reality is easier, thanks to a well-chosen colour for the location because different roof colours have different benefits. Here are things to consider to help you identify the right colour:
- Property Situation
Consider sunlight when choosing colours. Sunlight varies in different regions and affects the colours. Shades of brown, red, and orange work well with warmer and reddish sunlight in southern regions, whereas blues and greys are more appropriate for northern regions. If your property is in a subdivision, check for any pre-determined colour selections, rules, and regulations.
- Roof Style
Traditional gables are very prominent elements of a roof. Use neutral roof colours that will not overshadow your property design. Lighter colours also make the gable roofing look smaller. For more modern mono-pitched roofs, don’t be afraid to try bold colours because the roofing is less prominent, so bolder colours make a statement and prevent your house from looking flat.
- Other Property Colours
Make sure that the house colour goes well with the roof colour. A white house, for example, will go well with any roof colour. Are you working with neutral colours such as beige and cream? Add flavour by choosing a roof colour in shades of blue or grey. Besides the house itself, the fence, driveway, and surrounding colours should also be considered. Choose roof colours that are two to three shades darker than the siding and trims – playing with colours will add interest to your property’s aesthetic.
- Personal Preference
Roofing colour – or any property colour for that matter – is a personal choice. Colours affect your mind and mood. What good does going with beige offer if it doesn’t make you feel energised about your property? The most important thing to do is to choose colours you like. With so many colours available, you are bound to find some options that work with your property’s colours.
Tips for choosing the roof colour
Ready to choose the colour of your Colorbond roofing? Here are some tips to help you in the selection process:
- Refer to the colour wheel.
The well established colour wheel is an invaluable tool when seeking multiple colours. It will show you which colours complement each other and which one’s contrast. Looking at the colour wheel will give you the chance to brush up on your colour theory to help you choose what’s good for your design concept.
- Test colour swatches
After selecting prospective colours, you should test paint swatches at different times of the day because the level of sunlight will affect the way the colour looks. Don’t settle for any colour without seeing it outdoors. It will be stressful to find out that the colour didn’t turn out as you imagined.
- Use online tools
Swatch tests can be time-consuming, however, especially when you need multiple colours for roofing, siding, and the trims. Thanks to technology, you can use online tools to visualise prospective colours. Mixing and matching colours virtually can save time, effort and money.
Hire Experienced Roofing Contractors in Newcastle
Can’t seem to decide on your own? Our team at Amazing Roof Restorations has decades of professional and industry-leading services for all your roofing needs. Ready to put roofing colour to your property of dreams? Say hello at 02 4944 2085 or contact us for any enquiries.