Breathe New Life Into Your Colorbond Roofing With a Fresh Coat of Paint

There are plenty of compelling reasons why property owners choose Colorbond roofing. Over 45 years, this building material has earned an enviable reputation, due largely in part to its superior performance as well as its aesthetic and ecological benefits.

Made with BlueScope steel, Colorbond roofs are available in 22 designer colours that can match both classical and contemporary home designs. You can purchase these roofs online from reputable dealers which offer these at competitive prices.

But just like any other building material, the colours of your roof will eventually fade. That can be attributed largely to the elements and time. Fortunately, that issue can be easily solved with a fresh coat of paint. Rather than purchase a new set of roofing sheets to install in your home, you or a trusted roofing contractor can paint your current Colorbond roof.

When giving your roof a fresh coat of paint, it is important to consult the codes given by Colorbond. However, you should bear in mind that available paint colours may not exactly match the colour of your current roof. As such, be prepared to paint the whole roof as well as other parts of the structure, including the fascia, downpipes and gutters.

Painting roofs is a straightforward process. However, it is recommended that you enlist the aid of professionals who have the experience as well as the proper tools and equipment to perform the job correctly and safely the first time.

However, if you are keen on doing this task, here are some of the steps that you need to undertake.

Start off by cleaning your existing roof. Remove debris and dirt which may have accumulated on it. If you discover that there are moulds and mildew on the roof, you need to remove these. Also, if you see flakes of rust, remove these as well—for stubborn rust, you can use a wire brush. Use water and detergent to wash the roof and leave it to dry before moving to the next step.

Once the roof is completely dry, the next thing that you need to do is to apply a primer. Consult the professionals about the appropriate primer and paint to use for your roof. When applying the primer, be sure to follow the instructions of the manufacturer. Keep your safety in mind and wear the appropriate gear.

Next thing you need to do is to apply paint on the roof. Again, consult paint professionals in order to ensure that you use the right one. Typically, you will need to apply two coats of paint. After the initial coat, wait for the paint to dry completely. This can last up to 72 hours. Before applying the last coat of paint, do your best to make sure that it won’t rain the next day so as not to ruin the paint job.


What Every Homeowner Should Know About Colorbond Roofing with Thermatech

People who are building their homes today are much more knowledgeable about the process, thanks in part to consumer information that has become easily accessible online and the initiatives of brands to further educate their customers. This is most especially seen when it comes to roofing materials and roof installation. If you’re planning on building a home or in the process of building one, you most likely know that one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is your choice of roof.

The quality of your roof will have a significant impact on the state of your house. Your roof affects the security, safety and comfort levels inside your abode. It influences a wide range of factors, from how your household is protected from climate and weather elements, to how much energy you use, to how great your property looks from across the street. And if you did your homework, you also would know by now that one of the most recommended types of roof in Australia is metal roofing because of its quality and durability.

However, did you know that not all metal roofs are equal? For discriminating property owners and experts including architects, builders and contractors, Colorbond roofing is the preferred choice—particularly Colorbond steel developed with Thermatech solar reflectance technology.

One of the best reasons to invest in Colorbond with Thermatech is it helps you minimise energy consumption and therefore lowers your power bill. If you live in an area with a moderate to hot climate, you can enjoy as much as 20 percent reduction in your energy use every year. You save energy because of the superior insulation and heat reflection abilities of steel with Thermatech. And since you don’t have to overwork your air-conditioning system to lower the temperature inside your home, you also get to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions from appliances and electricity generation.

Since your home is well protected from the heat of the sun with Thermatech on your Colorbond roof, your interiors remain properly insulated, safe and comfortable all year long. What’s interesting is the cooling effect of Thermatech technology that is so useful during summer works in reverse during the cooler months, as the superior insulation it offers helps minimise heat loss inside your home.

Thermatech technology does not only assist your roof in protecting your home; it also protects the roof itself. Your Colorbond roof lasts longer because the technology of Thermatech shields it from extreme weather elements, minimising damage and the need for premature repairs and replacements, and allowing you to enjoy more returns on your smart investment.

Why Choosing Your Home’s Colorbond Roofing Colour Is Important

When having a new house built or an existing one renovated, it can be easy to overlook components of the house that are not easily accessible or visible from the ground. Interiors and exteriors get plenty of attention, but if you were to train your eyes farther up—to the roof of the house—you may think that picking out just any random colour for it would suffice, since you wouldn’t have to see it all the time anyway.

Speak to your trusted local building supply specialists, however, and they’ll tell you that your choice of colour for your Colorbond roofing sheets (because, let’s face it, Colorbond is the top choice for roofing materials in Australia—there’s simply no other logical choice) matters for a number of important reasons. You may be surprised at just how important their role can be in ensuring that you live in a beautiful, comfortable and fully functional piece of property.

Here are three excellent reasons why choosing the colour of your roof is crucial:

You’ll want the exterior of your home to have a unified design scheme. You may come home every day from work of school noticing nothing much about your home except for the colour of your walls, doors, windows and gutters, but the same can’t be said for the other people in your neighbourhood. Even from across the street, people will be able to view your house in its entirety—and they’ll be able to see right away if any careful thought had been given to the roof’s colour, because it will visibly clash with the rest of the house’s design scheme if it obviously does not match. The roof colour should go well with the exterior walls, front and garage doors, window frames and gutters.

This is especially important if you intend to sell the house sometime in the future—it can fetch a better price if the exteriors are well-designed and highly attractive to potential buyers.

You’ll want the colour of the roof and guttering to respond well to the environment and the weather conditions in your area. It’s no secret that Australia can have harsh weather conditions, so the colour of a house should be chosen with the local environmental conditions in mind. Lighter hues can reflect light and cause heat to bounce off the roof. Darker colours, on the other hand, can absorb the sun’s heat and cause the interior temperature to rise, which can result in higher energy bills because your cooling systems need to work harder.

Factor in the need to repel or let in heat when you choose the colour of your roof—and of course, it’s also important to choose a great shade that complements the local surroundings as well.

You’ll want colour that will look good and last for a long time. As previously mentioned, the roof is pretty much out of sight for the house’s inhabitants, but it works hard all year round to provide sturdy protection for the whole property and to provide a reliable defence against harsh sunlight, strong wind and rain, hail, snow, and other weather conditions. You need roofing sheets made of high-quality Colorbond steel that is unquestionably durable, non-combustible, 100%% termite-proof, resistant to chipping and flaking, and low-maintenance. Your roof will look good, and stay in great condition, for many years.