Installing a roof is one of the big ticket items of your renovation or new home build. Of course, given that your roof protects your entire home, it makes sense to invest in the best roof money can buy on your budget. In Australia two of the most popular choices for new roof installations are Colorbond or aluminium.
Each material has its own set of benefits, making either option a great choice for the homeowner or builder. While some people want the colour range available in Colorbond, other people will want the budget-friendly choice of Aluminium. Which option you pick depends on what you want for your home, as well as your design, your construction, and your budget.
At O’Boyles Roofing we have over 30 years of experience in roof installation and roof plumbing. We are the roofing exerts and can advise you on what is the best material based on your job. We don’t have a cost-based agenda; we just want you to be happy with your roof for years to come.
For more information about our services or for help choosing Colorbond or aluminium roofing, call O’Boyles today on 03 9718 2033.
When comparing the two materials side by side you can see where each option is strong. We’ve also gone into more detail below about the advantages and disadvantages of each.
|Colorbond roof||Aluminium roof|
|Pre-painted steel – can be heavy||Lightweight material|
|Strong with the hardness of zinc/aluminium alloy coat||Thicker gauge may be needed to match Colorbond’s strength|
|Light and flexible||Budget-friendly|
|Resistant to cracking, peeling and chipping||Corrosion resistant|
|Wide range of colours available||Comes in a range of colours|
This coated steel roof material has been gaining popularity among contractors and homeowners who are looking for a design choice with plenty of colour options and lasting performance. There are a range of advantages and disadvantages to choosing Colorbond for your home:
An aluminium roof is a great choice due to its relative low cost and its energy efficiency. There are, of course, certain advantages and disadvantages with choosing aluminium for your new roof:
With this in mind then, how do you choose the right material for your home? If it comes down to cost for you, know that while Colorbond is a more expensive option you will be getting a durable product which will look great for years to come. Colorbond is designed and engineered in Australia and it is made to withstand the harsh climate here. All Colorbond roofing comes with a 25 year warranty which ensures that your roof will continue to be an asset for the life of your property. That said, aluminium is a durable and lasting option as well, which won’t corrode or cause problems down the line with the right installation.
Ultimately, it’s down to your personal preference. But we don’t expect you to make that decision alone! Call us to discuss what you have in mind. We are Melbourne’s roofing experts and we are here to design and deliver a solution that suits your home down to the ground.
If you would like to see some examples of previous roof installations we have completed please take a look at our portfolio. We are happy to go through the options and to deliver you a no-obligation quote to help you choose Colorbond or aluminium roofing