One of the most important decisions in any construction project is the choice of roofing materials. Luckily, technological advancements in the construction industry give homeowners a wide range of materials to choose from. Colourbond is a type of roofing material that is made by BlueScope Steel. It is made from lightweight reinforced steel that is painted during its creation process. Over the past few years, a growing number of homeowners are choosing to use Colourbond over the other ‘traditional’ roofing materials. Why is this?
It Adds To The Building’s Aesthetic Appeal
The house that you live in is more than just a shelter, it is an extension of your personality. One of the biggest selling points for Colourbond is that they offer more than 20 colours which you can choose from when purchasing your roofing material. This level of customisation is not offered by many other roofing materials. You can choose a Colourbond colour that compliments the painting theme used in the house, or simply what looks best in your environment. Apart from its more functional benefits, the popularity of Colourbond is significantly boosted by its colour range.
It Is Made For Australian Conditions
Australia has one of the harshest weather conditions in the world. Colourbond is made by an Australian Company for Australian clients. The roofing materials have been tested at Australia’s extreme temperatures and can handle strong gusts of wind. The long-term success and growing popularity of Colourbond is a testament to its suitability for Australian weather conditions.
It Is Durable
Durability is the most important factor to consider when deciding on the roofing material to use. You don’t want to re-do your roofing after five years because you made bad construction decisions. Colourbond is one of the most durable roofing materials available in Australia. The reinforced steel can last 40 to 50 years, sometimes more.
It Is Energy Efficient
Australia is known the world over for its high summertime temperatures. During such conditions, most homes see a huge spike in their energy bills since air conditioning is needed on a full-time basis. All the colours offered by Colourbond (except ‘Night Sky’ which is black) are designed to reflect sunlight away from the house. This increased solar reflective capability reduces the temperatures that the house occupants are subjected to. Lower indoor temperatures translate to lower energy needs for cooling purposes. This is not only environmentally responsible but over time you can see significant savings on your energy bills.
It Is Affordable
You don’t need to have an extremely large budget to afford Colourbond roofing. While costs vary depending on the specific type of Colourbond that you are using, in most cases it is more affordable than using conventional roofing tiles.
Low Maintenance Costs
Colourbond roofing is not ‘needy’ regarding its maintenance schedule. As it is made from steel, it is not exposed to the cracking that ceramic based roofing materials are plagued with. Similarly, the paint is not coated in the steel but introduced during its manufacture. Colourbond can last up to 15 years before it needs repainting.
It Is Versatile
Colourbond is best known as a roofing material, but most people may not be aware of the versatility that it offers. Colourbond can be used for fencing, especially for fencing off a portion of your property, such as a garden. If you use Colourbond roofing, you can also opt for Colourbond gutters and drainpipes that compliment the colour scheme that you have chosen.
The numerous benefits listed here show why Colourbond is such a popular roofing material. It is durable, aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly and in most cases, more budget friendly.