So you have decided your home needs a new roof and you want something durable and long lasting. Now that you have chosen a new COLORBOND® Steel roof the fun part of choosing a colour is next. COLORBOND® Steel comes in an array of colours suited to all of the climates across Australia as well as catering to different heritage palettes. You almost have too many to choose from.
COLORBOND® Steel has over 20 colours across its range but don’t let that overwhelm you. Some key design aspects to help you make your choice a little easier are to consider things like the style of the existing home, the local environment and any council restrictions as well as the colours of your external walls and fences. With their range separated into contemporary or classic, you will be able to find a COLORBOND® Steel colour to suit any Australian home.
The best way to tie everything together and get a sense of what colours will work best is to look around the property. Are there any repeating colours or highlight colours in your fence, or brickwork? If you’re repainting the exterior of your home, you have made your choice even easier.
Blending with your Environment
COLORBOND® Steel offers a range of colour choices to blend with the environment around your home from the teals and blues for coastal living to urban colours like black and grey or the classic country cottage greens and terracotta. COLORBOND® Steel has a colour to suit every landscape.
Make sure you always check with your local council as your home may be in a heritage area or you may be required to keep to a certain colour scheme. The last thing you want is to have Council knocking on your door asking you to repaint your roof.
Creating a sense of homeliness is a good place to start, but do you really have to make sure your walls match the roof? It is better to have what looks like a seamless feel to the home by complimenting your roof and wall colours. Whilst contrast can also work, you need to remember your goals and reasons why you’re installing a new roof. If you plan to sell in the near future, do you think the roof colour you have chosen with appeal to potential buyers or turn them away?
Guttering could be a way to introduce new colours to the roof structure or you can colour match to the roof and leave the contrasting for any eaves you may have.
It has been long debated whether the colour of your roof can impact on your heating and cooling costs. Having a lighter COLORBOND® Steel colour on your roof could reduce your cooling needs in summer as the colour refracts rather than absorbs the heat. Whereas darker colours could reduce your heating needs in winter by absorbing the heat. It would depend on your local climate and the weather the area is prone to.
If you are a visual person and want to see what your new COLORBOND® Steel roof will look like on your home, there are some great online tools for exactly that. COLORBOND® also display their entire range on their website so you can be inspired by what’s on offer.
What if you hate the colour once it’s installed?
If your new COLORBOND® Steel roof is not the colour you had hoped, or it doesn’t fit as well as you thought it would, Wattyl have some fantastic information on repainting your roof.
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.