Installing a metal roof on your home gives you the assurance of a durable and long-lasting solution. Now that you have made the decision, you have a choice of going with a Colorbond or Zincalume finish. Making this decision is tough given that you have to choose between the wide range of colours offered by Colorbond and the cost-effectiveness of Zincalume.

Both metal roofing options from BlueScope Steel offer the assurance of quality. To ease your decision-making process, Pantex Roofing Systems has listed out the unique advantages of each option to help you determine the best choice for your requirements.

Colorbond: 22 colours to suit your property

First introduced in Australia in 1966, Colorbond steel is highly popular in the building sector for its light weight, durability, strength and wide range of colours to fit any design vision.

Key advantages include ability to withstand extreme weather conditions; minimal maintenance requirement as the colour is bonded to the steel and does not require repainting; different profiles allowing further customisation in classic or contemporary styles; palette of 22 colours to suit any exterior colour scheme; and thermally efficient material utilising Thermatech technology to prevent radiant heat during hot weather as well as cool faster than tiled roofs in the evening.

Colorbond roofing is more expensive than Zincalume; however, the prefinished colour, low maintenance, and long term performance make it a great choice for the long term.

Zincalume: Cost-effective and strong

A blend of aluminium, magnesium, silicon and zinc, Zincalume has been thoroughly tested for its ability to withstand the elements. Zincalume is exceptionally durable, and also environment-friendly as a fully recyclable material.

Unlike older-style corrugated iron roofs that were susceptible to scratching during installation, Zincalume displays reduced risk of damage with advanced corrosion protection mechanisms built into the coating system.

Cost-wise, Zincalume does offer a competitive deal. From an aesthetic perspective, if the natural metal look of Zincalume fits with your vision for your property, you will be very happy with your choice.

Colorbond or Zincalume?

It’s a tough choice and the decision has to be made based on your expectations of the final outcome as well as your budget. Regardless of your choice, your decision to install a metal roof will anyway provide excellent long-term protection from the elements for your home and family. Colorbond will be more expensive initially but the roof will still look great years down the road, and will help you get a better price for your property. Zincalume will continue to retain its natural, somewhat rugged appearance.

Pantex Roofing Systems

Pantex Roofing Systems offers the best Colorbond and Zincalume products for industrial, commercial and home roofing in Brisbane.

Colorbond and Zincalume are registered trademarks of Bluescope Steel Ltd.