Are you planning on renovating your home? Or do you need to replace your roof thanks to summer storms or is it simply at the end of its lifecycle? Planning your new roof can seem daunting. What material should it be constructed from? What would best suit my climate? What style and materials suit the age and design of my home? Materials made from COLORBOND® steel are tried and tested in Australia’s toughest conditions, so you can rest assured your roof will last. Developed for Australia’s diverse climate as well, COLORBOND® roofing systems fit both the climate and style of most Australian homes. We have put together a list of some of the other considerations you should be mindful of when choosing your new roof and the contractors to install it.
COLORBOND® steel as a roofing material is popular among designers, especially where tile roofs would not be effective or withstand the conditions of the home. Renovators also enjoy the way COLORBOND® roofing brightens and modernises the home, instead of typical roof tiles, the more common roof material in houses under construction is COLORBOND® steel. COLORBOND®’s lightweight and flexible nature allow it to be manufactured to your needs, meaning less environmental impact.
COLORBOND® steel comes in many colours, allowing you to make the choice between period colours, colours to match your street or neighbourhood or own personal taste. Some things to consider when choosing a colour include the design, for example using green, red or cream colours for those classic Australian style homes; or dramatic hues like blacks and greys for a more modern feel. Its best to experts like GT Roofing to work out which colour would suit your property best. They can also help determine if your Council has a palette to choose from based on the history of the area and whether you need to stick to that colour palette or if you can deviate.
Climate, Environment & Location
COLORBOND® steel has a baked on painted surface which prevents rusting. COLORBOND® steel is strong but light and malleable compared to other roofing systems. Specifically developed for the Australian climate it can protect you and your home from the blistering heat across the tropics as well as the freezing cold of the southern states.
So, living in Cairns you might choose a light coloured COLORBOND® steel roof, or in Adelaide, you might choose a midnight blue in order to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. COLORBOND® steel is so thermally efficient it can potentially reduce your energy bills year-round.
COLORBOND® steel roofing is ideal for collecting and being made from non-combustible material offers better protection from the elements, and in Australia, it’s important to protect your home from both water and fire damage. What better way to do that than with a stylish COLORBOND® steel roof and cladding system.
COLORBOND® Steel is completely recyclable as well as being recycled steel itself, making it a great choice for the environmentally conscious.
COLORBOND® Steel is simple to maintain; generally, only needing a hose down and cleaning out the gutters regularly. This also depends on if your roof is flat or sloped. The bulk of the cleaning is done by passing storms and rain.
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.