Colorbond Roofing: Pros and Cons You Should Be Aware Of

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Colorbond Roofing: Pros and Cons You Should Be Aware Of

30 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Metallic roofs have steadily been growing in popularity over the years for a number of reasons. Firstly, they provide homeowners with a durable roofing option so they can rest assured that their home will be protected for the long term. Secondly, metallic roofing is resistant to the varying weather changes, which would decrease the chances of your incurring maintenance and repair costs during severe climatic conditions. However, there are different types of metal roofing that you could choose from. One of the options that you could consider is colorbond roofing. Below are some of the pros and cons that you should be aware of when contemplating colorbond roofing.

Pros of colorbond roofing

  • Colorbond roofing is suitable for residential structures that have little to no pitch. This is because the colorbond roofing will still allow for rainwater harvesting, as its surface will promote faster run off.

  • Colorbond roofing comes in a multitude of colours. This makes it suitable for homeowners who would like their roofing to stand out or to match the overall colour scheme of their home.

  • Colorbond roofing has a minimalistic and simple design making it a great option for homes with contemporary style.

  • Colorbond roofing is made from lightweight materials, which makes it easier to install. This, in turn, results in economical labour costs.

  • The smooth surface of colorbond roofing makes it optimal for inclement weather. For instance, snow will easily slide off the roofing surface so you do not have to worry about sleet forming on your roofing. In addition to this, the roofing can withstand high gusts of wind without acquiring any superficial damage.

  • Colorbond roofing is low maintenance. A misconception some people have is that this roofing will require routine painting to keep it in pristine condition. The reality of the matter is that the colour of the roofing is actually bonded directly onto the metal materials. As such, it will not require regular painting as other metallic roofing materials would.

Cons of colorbond roofing

  • One thing to note about Colorbond roofing is that it does not have the longest lifespan when compared to other metallic roofing materials. Therefore, it would be prudent to have it refinished after every other decade or when it begins to show signs of disrepair.

  • Colorbond roofing can be quite noisy during stormy weather. Therefore, it may not make a suitable option for people who do not like to hear the heavy pattering of raindrops.