Colorbond Roofing

How Long Does Colorbond Roofing Last?

When building or updating your house, deciding what to do for the roof is a fundamental step and one that can make a significant difference to safety, aesthetics, and house value long into the future.

So, how do you choose? An important factor is longevity of the roofing, and there are multiple aspects involved that impact the lifespan. When looking into this, one crucial element to consider is what it is made from. The tricky thing is, there is a wide variety of materials available.

One such option is metal. Specifically, Colorbond roofing is a popular choice as it has a variety of benefits. O’Boyles Roofing utilises Colorbond roofing that has been designed and created in Australia for the unpredictable, harsh climate.

O’Boyles can help you decide which roofing type suits your needs best. When looking for a roof that will last, Colorbond can be a great option.

What Is Colorbond Roofing?

Colorbond roofing is essentially a metal type of roofing, typically made from high-quality steel and treated with a powder coating for protection against corrosion and damage. The roof colour is also developed with this coating. Though Colorbond is metal, not all metal roofing is Colorbond.

Why Choose Colorbond Roofing?

Colorbond roofs are often the preferred material in Australia. There is an array of advantages the come from choosing this type of metal roofing. These include:

Simple To Maintain

When it comes to keeping roofing that will last well into the future, Colorbond is a great option because it requires very little care, unlike some other options. For the most part, all that is involved is keeping the roof and gutters free of debris.

Furthermore, as implied by the name, the colour is bonded to the metal. This avoids paint peeling and chipping, so paint jobs are not required frequently like some metal roofs.


Colorbond roofing is lightweight, which means installation is faster than many other types of roofing and is more cost-effective. It also does not change weight in wet conditions like some materials that absorb rainwater. Water runs off Colorbond roofing, so this is not an issue. Being lightweight means the house foundations, walls, and the framing of the roof sustain less stress.

Corrosion And Rust Resistant

Colorbond has a multi-layer design, which means it can cope with heavy rain and corrosive agents better than some metal roofs. This involves the steel base, a resistance-enhancing metallic coating, a pre-treatment layer, a primer to inhibit corrosion and rust development, and a topcoat. This results in a longer lasting product and better colour retention.


Bushfires and electrical storms are very real threats in many parts of Australia, so it pays to consider a roof’s fireproof ability. The materials used in Colorbond roofing are incombustible so they won’t catch fire.

Environmentally Friendly

The long-lasting nature and simple maintenance of Colorbond roofing means that there is also reduced production, removal, and scrapping of roofing and construction materials. O’Boyles Colorbond roofing is also 100% recyclable.

Does O’Boyles Colorbond Roofing Stand The Test Of Time?

These features of Colorbond roofing mean that it can last for up to seventy years and O’Boyles offers a twenty-five-year warranty. Not bad at all for something that is open to the elements and plays such a crucial role in the construction and preservation of a house!

O’Boyles has over thirty years of experience with Colorbond roofing. Our technicians and installers are suitably licenced and trained to perform safe and efficient installations that are compliant with the relevant building, plumbing, and height safety regulations. We can also provide advice based on extensive knowledge about what type of roofing best suits your house.

To install your Colorbond roof, we will inspect the current roof and take measurements. We will discuss options regarding the material, profile, and colour, and provide you with a quote. If required, we can replace guttering and downpipes to further ensure your roof lasts for as long as possible and can assess and fix the house battens. We will then carry out the installation, safely dispose of any waste, and tidy up your property.

Colorbond roofing has a variety of benefits – it looks great, can deal with the Australian climate, is simple to maintain, and is environmentally friendly. And crucially, it lasts a long time, which means it is cost effective too.

When you are looking at roofing options, call O’Boyles to discuss installing a Colorbond roof for your house.

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