Each year our most commonly asked question is, should I replace my roof with COLORBOND®? We might be a little biased, but we love what COLORBOND® can do for your roof and your hip pocket as well as the general appeal of your home, so our answer is always a resounding YES! We have touched on it before, but we think its time to revisit replacing your roof with COLORBOND® steel and the perks and pitfalls, although there aren’t many of the latter.
COLORBOND® steel is one of, if not the most popular roofing material across Australia. How could you go wrong with a hardy material built to withstand our climate conditions and is constantly being improved on as the years go by. COLORBOND® is built to withstand our harshest weather and for longer than standard roof tiles, shingles and other materials. COLORBOND® remains the number one choice for its lightweight, sturdy, and resilient reputation. So, let’s talk advantages of COLORBOND® steel for your roof replacement.
COLORBOND® is a steel sheet coated in a protective sealant and has been used in the Australian construction industry for over half a century. That’s more than double the average shelf life for most roof materials. COLORBOND® is resistant to termites and fire, as well as most weather extremes which can cause corrosion, peeling or cracking. As a lighter material, COLORBOND® doesn’t put as much load on the structure of your home either, putting less stress on your foundations and walls. This also allows your home to have less walls to support the roof, meaning open plan living is just a roof replacement away.
COLORBOND® comes in a range of colours and shades to suit your neighbourhood, home colour scheme and the natural world around you. The choices are endless, from coastal blues to the heritage greens; COLORBOND® has a colour for your home. You can also choose the profile of your COLORBOND® sheeting, so you can truly customise your roof design.
Installation is a cinch with COLORBOND®, with sheets up to 100 metres long, COLORBOND® is flexible in size, there’s no need for joins as the sheets overlap themselves and the install is usually quicker saving you on labour costs.
We would be remiss if we didn’t list some of the minor pitfalls when it comes to COLORBOND® steel roofing. The biggest and probably most important is cost. For a roof that on average will outlive a tile roof by a decade or more, you may pay a little extra in materials up front, however, spread out over the course of the life of the roof, the costs work a lot more in your favour, with little maintenance required each year and a longer lifespan.
Sometimes a roof cannot be restored, and your money would be better used replacing the COLORBOND® roof on your home. GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.