COLORBOND® steel has long been the roof material of choice for those looking to build or renovate their dream home. And there’s a good reason for that. Below, we take you through our top three reasons for choosing COLORBOND® steel for your next home build and tell you why we think a COLORBOND® steel roof is an investment in the long-term future of your home.
1. They’re Thermal Efficient and Better for the Environment
We all know that an environmentally friendly home is good for the planet. But did you also know sustainability and environmental trends are driven from your roof, down?
The colour of your roof can make a significant difference to the temperature in your house and no less than five of the colours in the COLORBOND® steel range qualify as solar reflective (light coloured) roofing under the Green Star Communities tool.
Plus, the standard COLORBOND® steel range features Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. Thermatech® technology is designed to reflect more of the sun’s heat on hot, sunny days, which can mean less dependence on air-conditioning and reduced heat stress for your roof.
If that’s not enough, all COLORBOND® steel contains recycled materials and is 100 percent recycled. So, not only is your roof doing its bit for your wallet, but it’s also helping the environment.
2. They’re Low Maintenance
No one wants to spend a lifetime maintaining the roof of their house.
That’s why COLORBOND® design its steel roofs to require very simple maintenance. A regular wash with clean, fresh water will not only prolong the life of your COLORBOND® steel roof but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods. Plus, if your paint finish is naturally washed by rainwater, you may not even have to do that!
Just make sure there is no build-up of debris (such as soil and mulch) against it and your COLORBOND® steel roof should provide many years of low maintenance living.
3. They’re Perfect For Our Harsh Australian Conditions
From extremes of heat and cold to dust, rain, wind and hail, our homes face some pretty challenging weather conditions here in Australia.
The steel used to make COLORBOND® steel roofing not only undergoes accelerated laboratory testing, but it is also assessed at more than 12,000 outdoor sites around Australia. At these sites, the steel undergoes corrosion, durability, application and exposure testing in various environments including tropical, marine, and industrial locations.
BlueScope’s assessment program for COLORBOND® steel is also designed to replicate building applications in actual Australian conditions. By recreating real-life building applications – including varying pitches, profiles, product types and the inclusion of unwashed areas – BlueScope’s assessment regime exceeds Australian testing standards for steel building products, giving a genuine understanding of how COLORBOND® steel will perform on real homes.
The legendary lifespan of COLORBOND® steel is the direct result of this rigorous testing program and is the reason a COLORBOND® steel roof is renowned for withstanding whatever Mother Nature can throw at it.
So, there you have it. Our top three reasons for making COLORBOND® steel the preferred choice for your next home build or renovation. In case you need more, a COLORBOND® steel roof is also lightweight, sturdy and backed by BluScope, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. And don’t get us started on how gorgeously stylish they look… check out the range of COLORBOND colours here.