Colorbond steel has become synonymous with metal roofing and has protected Australian homes since the first sheet was manufactured in 1966. In the intervening years, around six million tonnes of Colorbond steel have been produced, and currently around half of all new homes built will feature a Colorbond roof.
Roofing trends change from year to year and from decade to decade, in much the same way that architecture and interior design fashions do. Yet Colorbond steel has endured while many other building materials have lost their appeal. Here are three reasons why Colorbond steel is a perpetual favourite for homeowners, building designers and roofing companies alike.
Colorbond steel is used to create everything from letterboxes to entire roofs. The manufacturing process forms it into a wide variety of lengths and widths, and the strong, yet pliable, structure of the material means it can be cut or moulded to fit onto even the most complex and unusual modern roof designs.
This versatility means that Colorbond roofing is suitable for both new builds and re-roofing projects. It also works equally well when it’s incorporated into a sleek, modern home design or when used to replace the original steel roof on a heritage property.