The Benefits of Installing Colorbond Roofing You Need To Know About
- 16 - 09 - 2021
- By Heritage Plumbing
Whether you are building a new home, or have an old roof that is in need of repair and replacement, there are plenty of reasons to consider installing a colorbond roof on your property.
Metal roofs are becoming more widespread in residential constructions, such as multi-story apartment complexes and single-family homes, after originally being utilised exclusively for commercial projects. In fact, metal roofs have quickly become one of the most popular house remodelling trends.
The rise in popularity of metal roofs is not without good reason, either.
Heritage Plumbing specialise in Colorbond roof installations, and we see first-hand the benefits they bring our clients, both in the short and long-term.
Designed by specialised steel businesses, here are just some of the benefits a Colorbond roof restoration in Melbourne can bring your home.
Colorbond Roofing is a lightweight roofing material
Colorbond’s weight is one of its most distinguishing characteristics. Colorbond roofs are a tenth of the weight of other roofing materials, including tiles.
This makes the installation more cost-effective as they can be completed much more quickly.
Another amazing feature with Colorbond roofing is that, unlike other roofing materials, it does not become heavier when wet. This feature ensures less stress on your roof framework, walls, foundations, and – perhaps most importantly – your wallet.
Water rushes right off Colorbond roofs, unlike other roof types which may absorb some rainwater and grow heavier or allow water to seep through.
Roofs Made of Colorbond are Resistant to the Elements
Colorbond roofing guarantees peace of mind because it is developed and manufactured to withstand even the most extreme weather.
It is not only tested in labs, but also in outdoor facilities around Australia to guarantee that it performs well under all weather conditions.
Colorbond Roofs are Corrosion-Resistant
Other metal roofs may be corroded by torrential downpours.
Colorbond’s five-layer construction, on the other hand, keeps it looking like new for considerably longer.
The five-layer protection system consists of the following components:
• A steel foundation built to Australian specifications.
• Bluescope metallic coating layer to improve corrosion resistance.
• A layer of pre-treatment to improve the adherence of subsequent coatings
• A primer that prevents rusting
• Exterior paint with reflecting technology as a topping
Colorbond Gives You a Lot of Design Options
Colorbond roofs are available in a variety of tints and colours.
With 22 colours to choose from, you’re sure to find one that complements your decor perfectly.
Furthermore, you will have a wide range of profiles to pick from to complement your home’s style.
Colorbond Roofs are Energy-Saving
The colour of a building’s roof has a direct impact on a household’s cooling and heating expenditures.
During the scorching summer days, lighter-coloured roofs (lower solar absorbance) reflect more heat away from your home than darker-coloured roofs (high solar absorbance) and help cool your property.
Colorbond roofing sheets use a technique called Thermatech to take advantage of this.
Some quick facts about Colorbond roofing:
• Thermatech solar reflectance technology is used in 21 of the 22 Colorbond roofing colours.
• Under the Green Star Communities tool, 5 of the 22 colours available for Colorbond roofs qualify as solar reflective roofing.
Colorbond Roofs Can Be Used on Any Roof Pitch
Colorbond roofs are suitable for all types of dwellings, regardless of the pitch of the roof.
Unlike other roofing materials, they do not pool water, making them an excellent alternative for residences with little or no pitch. Water runs directly off due to the metal bonded paint finish, which shields it from moisture.
Colorbond roofs’ lightweight and strong material also means less structural-weight strain, allowing for more spans and fewer columns in your home to support the roof, and more versatile and open floor spaces.
Roofs Made With Colorbond are Fire-Resistant
Colorbond roofs are the most modern roofing material on the market, and they offer exceptional bushfire protection.
Since Colorbond roofing and associated materials are incombustible even if struck by lightning during the intense electrical storms, they are approved for usage in bushfire-prone areas.
Colorbond protects your home and everything inside against the worst that nature may throw at it.
Roofs Made With Colorbond are Environmentally Friendly
Roofs made of Colorbond are completely recyclable. Steel, a key component of Colorbond roofs, is one of the world’s most recyclable materials.
Colorbond roofs are easy to transport and produce less waste on-site, decreasing the impact on the construction site.
Expert Colorbond Roofing Installation Melbourne
Ready to take the plunge with Colorbond roof restoration or installation?
Heritage Plumbing has got you covered:
• We provide the highest level of quality and workmanship
• We prioritise your experience and satisfaction
• Our team consists of fully qualified plumbers
• Our team receives ongoing job and safety training to deliver the best results
• We respect your property
• We are fully insured