ADVANTAGES OF COLORBOND OVER TILE
More and more Australians are protecting their homes with a colorbond roof. Colourbond roofing is made from steel with a durable baked-on paint finish, that is perfect for Australian conditions, Colorbond roofing offers significant advantages over traditional roof tiles. First and foremost, colorbond is far less expensive than ceramic tiles, but the advantages do not end there.
If you are thinking of re-roofing your house then here are the five great reasons to switch to Colorbond over tiles:
ADVANTAGE #1: IDEAL FOR WATER COLLECTION
Colorbond roofs will collect more water for your rainwater storage tank. If natural water collection is important for your home either for livestock, gardening, or domestic use this can be a significant bonus over concrete tiles. The reason is that concrete tiles have a level of absorbency, which reduces the total amount of water collected with each rain. Colorbond is corrugated metal with a bonded paint finish that seals it from moisture.
Also, concrete roof tiles are more likely to get dirty, which either washes off directly into the rainwater tank or creates a film on the roof tile itself.
ADVANTAGE #2: WEIGHT
A tile made of concrete is obviously heavy, but did you know that a colorbond roof is 1/10th as heavy? This means that the supporting roof frame does not need to be as stout, which will mean that rafter spacing is also greater. That further reduces the cost of installation.
Also, remember, concrete tiles absorb water and that only makes them that much heavier. That extra weight must be considered when designing a roof support structure. Colorbond does not absorb any water and thus does not fluctuate in weight.
ADVANTAGE #3: RESILIENCE
If for any reason you need to send tradies or repairmen onto your roof, then you’ll want to choose colorbond roofing. It is much safer to go up on Colorbond due to the secure sheet installation. The sheets of corrugated metal are much more resilient than concrete tiles, which can be accidentally dislodged by a single misstep.
The uncertainty in footing makes the working environment for any chores on the rooftop that much more dangerous for the workers on the roof as well as anyone beneath the eaves of the home.
Colorbond is also one of the toughest and most advanced building materials in the world. It’s been tried and tested for over 45 years in some of the harshest climates in Australia. It’s also termite resistant – meaning Colorbond not only looks good – but is long lasting and durable.
ADVANTAGE #4: SAFER AGAINST BUSH FIRES
If you live in an area that is threatened by bushfires, then you definitely want to choose colorbond over tile. It’s non-combustible and it is much easier to seal corrugated metal sheets against flying embers and burning ash than hundreds of individual concrete tiles with porous surfaces.
Government regulations might also incent homeowners to choose a colorbond roof over tile. Be sure to check with your local council for any financial incentive.
ADVANTAGE #5: BETTER FOR EAVES & VERANDAHS
Eaves and verandahs are elegant additions to your home. Obviously, for many of the reasons already stated, particularly the reduced weight, colorbond sheets are ideal. At only 10% of the weight of concrete tiles, verandahs are eaves are safer during rough weather, cost less to install, and permit a greater variety of designs due to their sheet construction.
In addition, because colorbond is similar to the old-fashion corrugated steel roofing of the past, it maintains the traditional Australian look for historical neighbourhoods and houses. Colorbond also comes in a range of attractive colours to add a touch of stylish colour to your home.
CONTACT CERTIFIED ROOFING
If you are interested in re roofing your home with colorbond, contact Certified Roofing. We are Australia’s experts in all aspects of roofing, including installation for residential or commercial, insurance repairs, asbestos removal, and much more.
We have a wide variety of colours to suit your home’s design. Contact Certified Roofing today!