What is Colorbond Roofing? [2021]

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Colorbond roofing is a roof system made of metal parts. It is characterized by great permeability, resistance, and durability. 

Colorbond roofing is becoming an increasingly affordable and increasingly popular choice for almost all roofs, except for completely flat roofs.

Today, in addition to sheet metal and curved sheet metal, there are also sheet metal or metal tiles that are difficult to distinguish from traditional tiles made of brick, concrete, and other roof coverings.

Colorbond is a coated steel roofing material, it is more and more popular in the world, and we see it more and more often in Australia. It is resistant to various weather conditions, it is very durable and will make any home great.

How much does Colorbond Roofing Cost in Australia?

The cost of replacing the roof of a typical three-bedroom Australian house with a new Colorbond roof ranges between $ 5,000 and $ 20,000. However, the price can be much higher.

Most Australian homeowners spend between $ 10,000 and $ 25,000 on their new roof. The cost of replacing a roof will depend on the size of the roof, the slope of the roof, the difficulty of reaching the home page, and the type of material being replaced.

Here are examples of costing relative to the size of the house :

Home sizeColorbond roof prices
Small (100 – 150 m2)$9,000 – $13,000
Mid-size (150 – 200 m2)$13,000 – $18,000
Large (200 – 300 m2)$18,000 – $26,000
Extra large (300 – 400 m2)$26,000 – $30,000+
Colorbond Roofing approximate prices in Australia

Your existing roof will probably be removed. What does this mean for you? More costs, of course. The latest example of this linking of the total cost of a Colorbond roof is an asbestos-cement roof, which requires a certified asbestos supplier. Asbestos removal can add as much as $ 5,500 to replaced Colorbond roofs.

The total cost can be as much as $ 30,000. If you look at the cost of replacing tiles with Colorbond, you may pay $ 25,000. Tile removal is labour intensive. With a metal roof, which is much easier to remove, the price could drop to $ 15,000.

The price of a metal roof depends on the quality of the steel, the type of protection (copper, zinc, aluminium-zinc), the type of grinding, and, of course, the manufacturer.

Depending on the size of your house, the price will also depend. If you own a small house (100 -150 m2), the price should not be less than $ 9000 and not more than $ 13000.

If your house is a little bigger, prices will go up, so if you own a house of 150 m2 to 200 m2, your Colorbond roof will cost you between $ 13,000 and $ 18,000. 

However, you can reduce construction costs by careful planning. But be careful, since good tinsmiths are pretty busy, call them and ask for an offer as soon as possible.

Also, just removing your old roof will cost you. The price of this also depends on the size of your house. But rest assured that whatever you pay for, it will pay off for you as we will soon be talking about all the benefits of Colorbond roofs.

Of course, everything depends on your choice, any serious roofer will not give you a price without going to the location, talking to you, and analysing your wishes and possibilities. Only after that, the preparation of cost estimates and offers can be taken seriously.

Cost of Metal Roofing Installation

If you are skilled and capable enough, you can install the Colorbond roof yourself. But it is always better to hire a professional who will do the work professionally for you.

The cost of installing a Colorbond roof will cost you more than installing a regular roof. Also, the price you pay depends on where you live. Generally, prices range from $50 to $80 per hour.

Colorbond Roof Repair Costs in Australia

The cost of repairs depends on other factors; how long the repair will take, how demanding the repair will be, access to the roof, the cost of the material needed to repair it, and so on.

If there is a leak or some other type of roof failure, the most important thing is to be prematurely aware of what you need to do in these situations. And it is best to educate yourself online.

What’s the difference between Colorbond Metal Roofs vs. Roof Tiles.

Although Roof Tiles is still the most widely used in Australia, Colorbond roofs have gained great popularity in recent years. Wondering why? Let’s find out together.

Before choosing the roof itself for your home, you must know what type of roof would best suit your home. Each type of roof has its advantages and disadvantages, and now we will see in which situations which roof is superior.

The fact is that the Metal Colorbond roofs are longer lasting. Their lifespan is estimated at 30-50 years, but in practice, it has been proven that these roofs on our homes can be up to 70 years old.

Tile roofs are cheaper than metal ones. Due to the large selection of metal roofs, its price is higher. However, looking at the lifespan, metal roofs are more cost-effective, because once we install this roof, it is very likely that we will never have to change it again.

Metal roofs are also eco-friendly. In most cases, metal roofs are made from recycled material and can be recycled over and over again.

The advantage of flat roofs is that they are easier to install and repair. These roofs can be installed by anyone, with a little knowledge, while metal roofs require more skill and experience.

Advantages of Colorbond Roofing

Consider the following statements, each of which proves that it is a wise choice of cover.

Colorbond roofs are waterproof and have strong wind protection.

They are easily cleaned of falling snow and completely fire-resistant.

The metal roof has the longest service life and you get a guarantee for that.

Metal roofs are much lighter than other roofing components, so due to their lightweight, they are easy and quick to install.

Metal plates can be supplied in many more standard colours.

Metal plates covering the roof structure can be laid in one piece from the gutter to the ridge.

They are Australian, there are many domestic suppliers from whom you can get this roof.

Disadvantages of Metal Roofing

Metal roofs can be loud during rainstorms.

Metal roofs may fade over time or maybe sensitive to staining.

If not installed properly, metal roofs can crack at the seams.

Metal roofs are significantly more expensive than most other options.

Installation Time for a Metal Colorbond Roof

The time required to install metal roofs is usually no different from the time required to install other roofs. It all depends on the size of your house or building.

A medium-sized house in an area that does not suffer from bad weather and where conditions are good can be installed in a few days. Larger houses and bad weather that poses a danger to roofers will also prolong the time to install the roof.

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