How much noise can I expect having my new roof put on?
Unfortunately it can be very noisy especially during the removal of the old sheeting.
What is the difference between Colorbond & Zincalume?
Zincalume is steel that is dipped in a zinc based product to give a protective coating. To create Colorbond sheeting, the same procedure is carried out. This is then taken one step further. The Zinc coils are placed in an oven and the colour is then baked and bonded onto the zincalume coating. Hence the name 'Colorbond'.
Visit Bluescope Steel - Zincalume and Bluescope Steel - Colorbond for material specifications and further information.
Should I choose Colorbond or Zincalume?
Don't underestimate the importance of decision. There are advantages and disadvantages with both products.
Advantages of using Colorbond?
1. Unlike painted surfaces, it will not flake, peel or blister under the harsh weather
conditions that a roof is exposed to.
2. Manypeople use Colorbond so they can match or complement the colour of
their home. There is a good range of colours to choose from.
Refer to the Colorbond Colour Chart for a full range of colorbond colours.
Disadvantages of using Colorbond?
1. If you decide to use Colorbond, you will be 'locked in' to the colour you choose. You can paint it later on down the track if you get sick of the colour but the process is very expensive because of the difficulty of trying to get the new paint to adhere to the existing bonded surface.
2. Colorbond attracts more heat than Zincalume.The darker the colour the more heat it will attract. You will need to consider the use of insulation to compensate.
3. Colorbond as a product is more expensive than Zincalume and insulation is required resulting intwo extra costs; the product itself and the insulation.
4. If you choose Colorbond, the colour schemes of the rest of your home will always be governed by colour of the roof. You will reduce your flexibilty.
5. The latter could become a problem when it comes to selling your home because the potential buyer may at some stage decide they want to change the colour of the house and will realize that their colour options are now extremely limited.
6. After a few years, the dark colours tend to fade and begin to look tired and tardy.