What is COLORBOND® Steel?
COLORBOND® steel is a type of roofing made out of strong pre-painted steel. While corrugated roofs have always been one of the most popular and durable designs, even since their emergence in the 1800s, the standard corrugated steel has its downsides. As time went on, people found that these types of roofs corroded easily, requiring regular new paint jobs to maintain their condition. Unfortunately, this turned a good solution into a rather expensive one, but this is where COLORBOND® steel Roofing comes in. COLORBOND® steel uses both a Zincalume core and a pre-painted finish to keep costs down, remain durable, and maintain reliability. COLORBOND® steel roofing comes in a range of different colours and designs and has quickly become one of the top two most popular types of metal roofing on the market, along with Zincalume.
What is the difference between COLORBOND® Steel and zincalume?
Zincalume roofing is made out of a mixture of zinc, silicon, and aluminium, forming a very durable material. Zincalume is designed with longevity in mind, with a lifespan of four times that of galvanised steel roof rivals.
What are the advantages of COLORBOND® Steel Roofing?
A vast array of different colour options to give the customer flexibility in terms of appearance. COLORBOND® steel is very thermally efficient. In fact, it has been known for some people to qualify for insulation concessions due to this efficiency, especially when opting for lighter colours in the COLORBOND® steel catalogue. The colour does not fade after time like Zincalume can. Many owners also see COLORBOND® steel as a more aesthetically pleasing option over the likes of Zincalume.
What are the advantages of Zincalume roofing?
Zincalume is the cheaper of the two roofing options. It is also tough and resistant to scratches when the roof is installed thanks to the aluminium coating technology. Zincalume is more environmentally friendly than other roofing options as it lasts longer and therefore does not have to be replaced as often.
However, some architects and builders recommend that their clients use a mixture of both COLORBOND® steel and Zincalume due to the contrasting, complimenting advantages that each of them pose. For example, you can use COLORBOND® steel as the more aesthetic option for roofs which are in the public eye, while using Zincalume for more hidden roofs. This way the customer gets the best of both worlds.
What are the COLORBOND® steel colours?
COLORBOND® steel comes in a vast range of colours, separated into five main groups. These groups are Contemporary, Classic, Fencing, Ultra, and Matt.
|Classic Cream™||Cottage green||Deep Ocean||Manor Red|
|Night Sky||Pale eucalypt||Paperbark||Woodland grey|
Types of COLORBOND® steel finishes
COLORBOND® steel offers five types of finish: Contemporary, Classic, Fencing, Ultra, and Matt.
Types of profiles that COLORBOND® steel can be installed on
- Custom Orb
- Mini Orb
- Panel Rib
How long does COLORBOND® steel last?
COLORBOND® steel is specifically designed to last longer than your average metal roofing. The whole reason that the sheets are pre-painted is to avoid corrosion and the need for replacements. The average COLORBOND® steel roof can last for anything up to sixty years, making this a long-term investment, rather than a short-term solution.
How much is COLORBOND® steel?
As of 2019, COLORBOND® steel costs between $18 to $36.50 per sheet on average. Of course, this depends on the type of roof, the finish, and the colour you opt for when ordering. Basic corrugated steel costs around $18 per sheet. Powder-coated roofing costs around $21.50 per sheet. Double-sided roofing will set you back $24. Finally, COLORBOND® steel Ultra costs $36.50 for each sheet of roofing.
Why KC Roof Plumbing?
KC Roof Plumbing is one of the leading COLORBOND® steel roof installers in Melbourne, a fact that we pride ourselves on. We have years of experience in the COLORBOND® steel installation process from start to finish. Not only will our dedicated team turn up to install the roof itself, but we are also happy to offer advice and wisdom throughout the COLORBOND® steel journey. Our team is happy to give you advice on the type of COLORBOND® steel and choice of colour if you are unsure, or just want a professional opinion. We will talk you through the benefits, what to expect in the future, and even provide you with a seven-year guarantee after installation. We are the best in Melbourne for a reason.