Quality and versatility are associated with the “Colorbond” brand. It is reputed to possess high quality because of its strength, durability and colour finish. It is versatile because it can be used for the shed, the garage or the main house itself.
The right material for right purpose
Like every excellent product, meticulous thought must go into how to use or install such a product to your best advantage. The colour of a roof is simple enough to pick but choosing the type of roofing material is more complicated as it will involve choosing material that will blend in with the profile of the site. You will definitely need to insulate your home from radiated heat. You may opt for roofing material that reflects heat to minimize the inner temperature of your house or you may prefer roofing material that you can see from above or from underneath. Whichever type of material you choose, it should be chosen for the right purpose.
Roofing in-built insulation
The Colorbond roofing material of today is a far cry from the tin roofing material of the past which suffered from an extraordinary hot surface. There was no escape from the radiated stuffy heat circulating within the house. On the other hand, the Colorbond brand offers in-built insulation to prevent radiated heat from warning the house interior.
Heat reflective roofing
In many hotter areas where sunlight occurs all day long, or during most of the day, the most effective way of counteracting a potential build-up of heat in the house is by installing roofing material that reflects heat. It may be expensive but you can generate huge savings on your cooling costs.
Other uses for Colorbond roofing mterial
- The patio and add-on structures
The Colorbond brand can also be the perfect choice for your existing structures like a patio or an add-on structure such as a pergola. You can select roofing material that will reveal all from any viewing vantage, from the top or from below. A variety of posts, rafters and other support materials that blend in with the tone of your home are also available to choose from.
- Matching roof and gutters
To enhance uniformity of appearance, the same Colorbond material of similar or complementary colour can be installed at the same time, saving precious time and money.
A DIY Venture?
Who is to expedite the work? Personal initiative should be encouraged but with appropriate safety precautions. A do-it-yourself approach is recommended for flat, gently pitched and simple designed roofs. If the pitch of your roof is steep with a complex design, you should enlist the services of a qualified roofing contractor to install your roof for you. Doing so will ensure that your roof will be in place for a long time to come.