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What's the Difference Between Zincalume and Colorbond Roofs?

Your roof is an integral part of your home. It ensures structural integrity, protects your home, and increases your property’s value. 

Choosing the right material for your roof is an important decision. You need a material that will withstand Brisbane’s harsh weather conditions and last for years to come. 

While there are many roofing materials available to choose from, Zincalume and Colorbond are two of the most popular. They are designed by specialist steel companies and are long lasting. 

If you’re trying to decide which is best for your home, then knowing the main differences between Zincalume and Colorbond can make this easier. 

What is Zincalume?

Zincalume steel is a tough and long-lasting roofing material. It’s known for its durability, making it popular in Australia. It’s also thermally efficient, resistant to corrosion and easy to maintain. 

Advantages of Zincalume include:

  • Toughness
  • Long lifespan
  • More affordable 

The main disadvantage of Zincalume is that it’s only available in one colour and can’t be customised to suit the style of your home. It can also make your home less energy efficient. 

What is Colorbond?

Colorbond was created as a solution to corrugated roofs which corroded easily and needed regular maintenance. It’s strong yet lightweight and built to last. It’s also available in a wide range of colours to suit your home. 

Advantages of Colorbond:

  • Weather resistance
  • Durability
  • Colour and design range
  • Energy efficiency
  • Low maintenance
  • Long lasting

The disadvantage of Colorbond is that it’s more expensive to install. However, the low maintenance costs help to make it more affordable. You can view the different Colourbond colours available at Roo Roofing here.

What's the difference?

While Zincalume and Colorbond are both strong, durable and long-lasting, there are two key differences: colour and price. 

Colorbond is more expensive, but comes in a range of colours. Zincalume is more affordable, but only available in a standard grey colour. 

The best option for you depends on what is more important to your home: affordability or aesthetics. If you are looking to install a metal roof in your home and need some advice, talk to the experts at Roo. 

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