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Why Should I Choose A Colorbond Roof?

Last year we touched on Colorbond roof replacements and now we continue to explore why they are so popular. We want to remind our readers just why Colorbond roofs are the number one metal roof choice. Colorbond roofs are able to mimic other roof styles, while still being lightweight, sturdy and highly resilient given our Australian weather.

In this post we will talk about the advantages of Colorbond roofs over tiles or other metal roof options, and give you all the information you need to make your new home or next renovation a success.

What’s Colorbond?

Colorbond is a coated steel material which has been used all over Australia for over 50 years. It offers 5 layers of protection and is backed by a trusted warranty.


Colorbond roofing is lightweight but also very strong. It is tested in harsh Australian weather conditions and is termite resistant and non combustible, as well as being resistant to corrosion, chipping, peeling and cracking.

Roofing tiles, on the other hand, are more likely to blow off in strong winds and are more easily corroded. Also, due to it being lightweight, there is almost no structural weight strain when installing Colorbond, contrary to tiles, which can carry far more weight.


Not only does it make your home look modern and minimalist, but Colorbond also comes in different shades and colours, so you can pick the one that suits your home best. Furthermore, roof sheeting is available in a range of profiles so as to suit the design of your home.

Because it's so lightweight, Colorbond also offers a greater spanning capability. This means you need less support columns in your home to hold up the roof, allowing for a more adaptable, open floor space.

Ease of installation

Colorbond comes in metal sheets up to 100 metres in length, which means it’s really easy to use them on site without the need of having lap joints.

Choices, choices!

At the end of the day, the choice of what roof material to use is up to you. But Colorbond is a great choice for modern Australian homes and it is relatively cost efficient versus tiles or other metal roof options.


Looking for a Colorbond roof replacement? Get in touch with us today to organise a free roofing quote.


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