How Sustainable is Colorbond Roofing?

How Sustainable is Colorbond Roofing?

ByGroovy Green Mar 1, 2011

If you are re-roofing your home, you will want to choose a sustainable option.  A roof is one of the most important parts of the home; without it you cannot even live there.  But if choosing Colorbond roofing you will want to know that it ticks all the important boxes.

  • Durability
  • Strength
  • Low Maintenance
  • Aesthetic
  • Suits a wide variety of cladding
  • Offers a good number of colour options
  • Will blend into the environment or stand out as you require
  • Is quick and easy to erect, thus saving costs in time
  • Is affordable

Colorbond ticks all those boxes and more besides.  It is one roof that is approved for use in bushfire prone areas. This is not only because it is flame retardant, but because it offers very few niches for burning embers to get stuck in. Each sheet is quite long and the overlap has no niche under it, like you find on most tile roofs.  So, hot embers from an approaching bush fire simply blow off, rather than lodging on the roof and catching it alight.

With the summer set to be a scorcher, bushfires are certainly likely in many areas.  Having a Colorbond roof might be the one thing in your favour that will save your home from this fast-approaching menace, especially if you have cleared the surrounding scrub and bushes away.

There is more.  A Colorbond sheet is wide, long and strong, so it needs minimal framework underneath to support it, unlike tiles.  This is yet another savings on the overall cost of the home or new roof. In addition, this material has been made to suit the wide variety of Australian climatic conditions, from mid-summer heat to icy cold snow or frost and from hail to gale force winds and lashing rain.

The colours are taken from our varied environment, from misty gullies to soaring mountains through to coastal dunes and the outback, so they merge and blend in with many backgrounds, or they can be chosen to stand out if you prefer.  Colorbond sheets also have insulation properties since all but two colours, black and silver, are designed to deflect the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them.

This roofing material has been the choice of many Australians for years and is becoming ever more popular lately as people look for more affordable options when building their homes. Knowing this roofing material has so many good points and is environmentally friendly into the bargain makes it the first choice for many people.

Better still it is Australian made, so you are giving jobs to Australian residents when you choose Colorbond.   In choosing Colorbond, you are joining many thousands of satisfied Australians who have done the same thing.