Why is Colorbond steel so popular on the Northern Beaches?
It’s an aesthetically beautiful, strong steel roofing material that is tried and tested in harsh Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance. In Australia we experience some pretty challenging weather conditions from extremes of heat and cold, to dust, rain, wind & hail. Australia really has it all.
Tested in Australian Conditions
Colorbond steel undertakes corrosion testing, durability testing, application testing and outdoor exposure testing. As part of the assessment program, there are over 12,000 panels on exposure across Australia, ranging from moderate to quite severe marine environments, and from tropical to industrial locations.
BlueScope’s assessment program for Colorbond steel is designed to replicate building applications in actual Australian conditions. By recreating actual building applications – including varying pitches, profiles, product types and the inclusion of unwashed areas – BlueScope’s assessment regime exceeds Australian testing standards for steel building products, giving a genuine understanding of how Colorbond steel will perform on real homes.
Sustainability and Thermal Efficiency
Sustainability: Colorbond steel is durable and resilient to Australia’s harsh climate and its long life helps conserve resources and energy that may otherwise be invested in products with a shorter life span. All Colorbond steel contains recycled content and the steel itself in Colorbond steel is 100% recyclable. In some cases it can be reused without reprocessing, again saving on energy and resource use.
Thermal efficiency: Choosing the right roof colour and roofing material
can mean real savings on energy bills and help create more comfortable
temperatures within a home. Twenty-one of the core Classic colours in
the Colorbond steel range (that’s all of them except for Night Sky)
together with the six Matt colours feature special Thermatech solar
reflectance technology. Thermatech technology is designed to reflect
more of the sun’s heat on hot sunny days, which can help keep homes
cooler in the summer.
The Diverse Range of Colours
With 22 core colours in the range, including 6 in a premium Matt finish,
you can choose a roof colour that sets the theme for your whole home,
or complements your other building material choices. In particular, you
can ‘mix and match’ colours with your gutter, fascia and downpipes
made from Colorbond steel. Furthermore, the range of thermally
efficient light colours can help to keep your home cooler on hot, sunny
Easy to Maintain
Simple maintenance of Colorbond steel by regular washing with clean,
fresh water will not only prolong its life but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods thus protecting your roof.
Applications where the paint finish is naturally washed by rainwater do not usually require this maintenance, e.g. roofing. However, some areas such as wall cladding under eaves, the top of garage doors and the underside of eave gutters are often not washed by rainwater, and so require some attention.
Ensure these ‘unwashed’ areas are hosed down at least every six months and more frequently in coastal areas where marine salt spray is prevalent, and in areas where high levels of industrial fallout occur. It is also important to ensure that there is no build-up of debris, such as soil and mulch against Colorbond steel products.
Obviously every one has an opinion on what is the ultimate roofing product for they’re existing or newly built home. Pending on what you’re after and where you live might argue that other products are better suited.
As you can see above there are a few great reasons why Colorbond can be a good match for your Northern Beaches home. These conclusions can be drawn from the fact that all of their products are tried and tested in harsh Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance.
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From Team CLAD