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.