When it comes time to choose a roof for your new home, you will most likely be choosing between concrete tiles and corrugated metal with a paint finish known as COLORBOND®. While traditional concrete tiles have been used for many years in Australia, COLORBOND® roofs have become a new favourite and here are the reasons why.
Did you know that the colour of your roof can alter the price of your heating/cooling bill? COLORBOND® roofs are classed as solar reflective which means they reflect more of the sun’s heat to keep your air conditioning bills down. As well as being great for the wallet, COLORBOND steel is great for the environment. All COLORBOND® steel contains recycled materials and can be 100% recycled itself. So, you can feel good about doing your part for the environment.
More than just “paint on steel,” COLORBOND® is tried and tested to withstand extreme Australian weather conditions. If you want to increase your home’s protection from bush fires, a recent study by the CSIRO has found that “of the different materials tested, pre-painted and metallic coated, sheet steel (in this case made from COLORBOND® steel) performed best under all exposure conditions”. If quality is more of your concern, you’ll be pleased to know that COLORBOND® steel has 5 layers of protection including a metallic coating with enhanced corrosion and chipping resistance.
Easy to Maintain
COLORBOND® roofs require little maintenance due to their sturdy material which is known for its chip and scratch proof protection. If you want to keep maintenance costs down and your roof looking sharp for years, then COLORBOND® is for you.
Style is a priority, even when it comes to roofing and COLORBOND® is certainly top of the trend list. COLORBOND® is popular for its stylish options allowing you to match your gutters and fascia to your roof so your home is a cohesive, on trend masterpiece. With a huge range of colours to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
When considering future maintenance costs and aesthetics, COLORBOND® is a great, on trend option. They even offer a warranty so you know your home is in safe hands.
Aussie Living Homes uses COLORBOND® for a range of display homes which you can see here. If you’d like to keep on trend with the newest range of home designs, follow us on Instagram and stay up to date.
Has this helped your decision-making process or are you still struggling to choose? Let us know and we can guide you through the options.