Why Colorbond

Colorbond is currently the number 1 material used for many Western Australian homes.

It is a combination of zinc and aluminium with an added protective coating. Due to the Australian weather, it is important to find the best materials capable of withstanding the country’s harsh climate while still providing homeowners with sufficient protection and comfort against the elements.

Following are some of the pros of metal as opposed to other roofing materials:

  • Incredibly easy to install, metal roofs are specifically manufactured to ensure that it only takes a small amount of time to accomplish replacement.
  • Durable, this roofing material can outlast a generation with proper maintenance.
  • Most roofing options are weather-efficient. Colorbond Steel for example cools down quickly during hot summer months but capable of retaining heat during cold winters.
  • Compared to tile roofing, metal is easier to maintain.
  • Price-wise, metal roofing is more affordable not just during initial installation but throughout its life.
  • The metal is capable of resisting hail or any high-impact object hitting the roof – unlike tiles which are easy to shatter.
  • Most metal roofing is covered by an extensive warranty, spanning 25 years and 12 years of guarantee against flaking or chipping.
Trying to decide what roofing material is right for you? Tile roofing has been the main material for roofs over the past decades. Today, homeowners have many more options and should definitely consider installing a metal roof over any other materials.

The life of a new roof is a huge factor when deciding what materials to choose. Metal roofs have a life expectancy of up to 60 years and with proper maintenance and care, they will exceed the life of a tiled roof. Certain materials will allow the roof to withstand high winds up to 240-kph. A metal roof will not deteriorate or crack and needs only occasional inspections and minor maintenance.

While tiled roofs are strong at the beginning of their life, metal roofs are both strong and resilient and do not change with age.

They only require occasional maintenance and they do not crack under pressure like tiles do.
In the event of a hail storm, the damage to a tiled roof can be extreme as the tiles will crack and allow water into the ceiling and cause damage to your home. Metal roofs are stronger, and if impacted by hail will not crack, tear or expose the ceiling to the rain. Metal roofs are considerably more secure against break-ins and much more suitable for commercial buildings.
Metal roofing offers a lot of benefits for modern structures. If you are considering renovating or replacing your roof, this type of material should top your list as it has been designed for Australian conditions. If you have an older tiled roof in place, this would be a great time to consider an upgrade to a metal roof.


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