“COLORBOND metal roofing: designed for Australian conditions.”
This sentence features pretty heavily in all of COLORBOND’s marketing material – we’ve even referenced it a couple of times ourselves.
It’s precisely this quality (among many, many others) that makes COLORBOND such a great choice for metal roofing installation, whether you live in humid Port Douglas or dry Alice Springs.
But what exactly does it mean?
As with many pieces of marketing puff, it can be hard to figure out exactly how this helps you.
Luckily for you, we here at Watermaster Roofing favour COLORBOND metal roofing as one of our preferred metal roofing materials. We’d be happy to shine a light on exactly what this phrase means!
Your new metal roof is “tested for Australian conditions”
Australia is a big country. With that, comes huge variation in weather conditions, temperature and climate.
And since COLORBOND metal roofing is sold and installed all over Australia, it needs to stand up to each of these conditions!
Using a combination or lab testing and real-world trials in a variety of conditions, COLORBOND metal roofing is specially-formulated to stand up to the harshest of conditions, no matter where you live.
COLORBOND is engineered for fire-resistance
We often refer to ourselves as a sunburnt country – most summers however, our skin isn’t the only thing that burns!
While tragic and destructive, there’s no denying that bushfires are part of the Australian experience.
As such, COLORBOND metal roofing is specifically designed with fire-resistance in mind.
COLORBOND metal sheets are designed to be compliant with the BAL-FZ standard, which represents the highest risk of fire and comes with the strictest requirements. In particular, it protects against embers, sparks, radiant heat as well as direct exposure to flames.
And this is in addition to metal roofing’s inherent fire-resistant qualities:
- Its light weight reduces the risk of a roof collapse in the event of a fire
- Metal sheeting eliminates entry points for sparks
- Metal is less prone to moss and growth, which can attract fire
- Roof sarking offers an additional layer of protection
If you live in rural Victoria or one of Melbourne’s fringe suburbs like Mt Eliza, this is something you can’t afford to ignore.
Click here to learn more about Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs), and how a new metal roof from COLORBOND can help protect your home from fire.
High humidity and salt resistance
Are you lucky enough to live right along the coast? Getting a new roof installed, or an old one replaced?
If so, you’ll have two unique roofing considerations to think of:
If not properly accounted for, you might find your roof wearing out a lot sooner than you initially expected!
Using specialised coatings and paints, COLORBOND is able to resist the negative effects of humidity and salinity.
This makes COLORBOND metal roofing the ideal choice for homes located along coastal areas (and as an island nation, there are a lot of them!)
Building in a coastal area? Click here to learn about some of the other problems inherent with building near the beach.
Metal that doesn’t rust or fade
Despite what you may have been told, the truth is that there isn’t (and never was) a hole in the ozone layer right above Australia. Of course, that doesn’t make sun safety any less important!
Your skin isn’t the only thing that suffers when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time – so too can your metal roof.
Fading isn’t the only problem – metal is known to rust. If you live in a more humid part of the country, you may be worried about how likely your roof is to start rusting.
Not to mention, the paint and coatings used to finish COLORBOND metal roofing are designed to resist UV damage, which minimises the risk of your roof fading as it ages.
Choose COLORBOND for your new metal roofing installation
Australia is a continent of extremes. Not only do we have just about every biome imaginable, but we also experience some of the most extreme conditions on the planet too.
Whether you live in the tropics, an alpine region or the red centre, you can rely on a COLORBOND metal roof to keep you dry and comfortable for decades to come.
Sure, most homes in Melbourne rarely experience conditions that are quite this extreme.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the benefits of metal roofing too!
Planning metal roofing installation in Melbourne? Give Watermaster Roofing a call!
We’re Melbourne’s leaders in metal roofing. We’re intimately familiar with COLORBOND metal roofing, and consult with you from beginning to end, contributing our expert advice and quality workmanship to your project.