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COLORBOND® roofing makes perfect sense.
Strong, secure and energy smart, it looks great and delivers outstanding, long life performance.
And with 20 designer colours in the standard range, 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 fascia, guttering and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel.
COLORBOND® steel is a great material for giving you practically whatever look you want. It gives you design flexibility and its textural contrasts make it compatible with both traditional styles, as well as modern ones”.
COLORBOND® steel can be found on a wide range of products that add to the value, convenience and comfort of your home – everything from sheds and garages to patios and pergolas.
The big advantage of using COLORBOND® steel for these products is that you know the colours will coordinate perfectly with those on your COLORBOND® steel roof, fence, gutters and downpipes.
Other benefits include:
Matching new with old
Depending on the design and pitch of your roof, there are a number of roofing profiles (or shapes) from which you can choose for your new roof made from COLORBOND® steel.
Among these is the classic corrugated shape. This is helpful to know if you’re replacing an old corrugated iron roof and you want to maintain the original look and feel, or if you’re extending your home and want to match the profile of the existing corrugated roof.
If you’re doing the latter, you’ll find the wide range of colours available in the COLORBOND® steel range provides plenty of scope to complement the original roof colour.
Wall cladding manufactured from COLORBOND® steel is a cost effective, thermally efficient and attractive design solution for residential projects.
Thermal efficiency and sustainable design
A roof made from COLORBOND® steel can make a valuable contribution to the overall thermal efficiency of your home, which is good news for your hip pocket and the environment.
Touch The Earth Lightly
Sustainable design is all about designing and building homes that have a reduced impact on the environment.
That means, in part, using long life materials that are recyclable and low maintenance.
COLORBOND® steel falls into that category, which is why it’s recognised as a key component of ‘green’ housing and features on so many award winning, environmentally friendly houses.
Energy Efficient Roofing
Using thermally efficient roofing materials like COLORBOND® steel can help you reduce your cooling and heating costs. In summer, a lightweight insulated roof made from COLORBOND® steel causes less heat to be radiated into your home at night. That’s because steel has a low thermal mass, so it cools down fast once the sun is off it.
In winter the same steel roof, properly insulated, helps keep the heat inside. The choice of colour can also influence thermal performance. Lighter colours, in particular, radiate less heat during summer.
Designing A ‘Green’ Home
The choice of roofing material is only one factor to consider when designing a ‘green’ home.
Building Codes And Regulations
Both the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the New South Wales Building and Sustainability Index (BASIX) classify colours into light and dark according to their solar absorption rates.