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Roofing

A roof made from COLORBOND® steel makes perfect sense

Strong, beautiful and durable, COLORBOND® steel roof is tried and tested in Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance. With 22 core colours in the range, including 6 in a premium Matt finish, you can choose a roof colour that sets the theme for your whole home, or complements your other building material choices. In particular, you can 'mix and match' colours with your gutter, fascia and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel. Furthermore, the range of thermally efficient light colours can help to keep your home cooler on hot, sunny days.

Adapting to the demands of the building industry, COLORBOND® steel has changed a great deal since it was first manufactured in Port Kembla, Australia in 1966. Not only has the colour range evolved, so too has the technology involved in COLORBOND® steel’s production. Activate® technology was introduced in 2013 and BlueScope holds numerous patents on the technology, both in Australia and around the world. No wonder we’re now seeing COLORBOND® steel being used on roofs for anything from homes all around Australia, to large commercial buildings like the Adelaide Velodrome and the Margaret Court Arena. To be sure you are getting genuine COLORBOND® steel from BlueScope, make sure you ask for it by name, and check for the brand mark on the material.

Why COLORBOND® steel
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Durability

With five layers of protection, COLORBOND® steel has been designed to endure our harsh Australian environment and provide long-lasting durability you can trust. Our high quality steel is coated in our industry leading enhanced corrosion-resistant Activate® technology*, then further enhanced with pre-treatment, primer and a baked-on topcoat.

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*Activate® technology is not available for COLORBOND® steel products with a galvanised steel substrate.

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Thermal comfort

COLORBOND® steel’s core colour range in the Classic and Matt finish features our specially designed Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. Thermatech® reflects more of the sun’s heat on hot, sunny days which may help increase your comfort while reducing your dependence on air conditioning*. Thermatech® is available in all core colours except Night Sky®.

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*Results will depend on roof colour, level and location of insulation, type and location of building shape and function.

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Sustainability

To help create a more sustainable ‘circular economy’, every COLORBOND® steel product incorporates recycled material and the steel itself is 100% recyclable.

Moreover, COLORBOND® steel’s proven longevity keeps resources in use for longer, minimising its impact on the environment.

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Make sure it's genuine

Over fifty years of Australian research and development has created a range of technologies that give genuine COLORBOND® steel its long lasting performance when subjected to some of the harshest Australian conditions. You can make sure you’re getting the genuine article by looking out for the COLORBOND® steel branding on the product, or its packaging.

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Tested in Australian Conditions

Here in Australia, our buildings certainly face some pretty challenging weather conditions from extremes of heat and cold, to dust, rain, wind and hail. And it’s for this reason that COLORBOND® steel is assessed at outdoor sites around Australia, as well as in accelerated laboratory testing. COLORBOND® steel undergoes corrosion testing, durability testing, application testing (to ensure it can be used in a wide range of building and manufacturing applications, and with all the common building products used across the industry) and outdoor exposure testing. 

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Fire performance

Roofing, walling, gutters and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel may be used as part of a compliant system in bushfire prone areas, including in the most extreme, BAL-FZ (Bushfire Attack Level – Flame Zone) as defined in AS 3959:2018. In BAL-FZ “there is an extremely high risk of ember attack and burning debris ignited by windborne embers, and a likelihood of exposure to an extreme level of radiant heat and direct exposure to flames from the fire front.” (AS 3959:2018). 

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Easy to Maintain

Simple maintenance of COLORBOND® steel by regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong its life but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods thus protecting your asset.

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Warranty backed by BlueScope

When you choose COLORBOND® steel, you’re also getting the support of BlueScope, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. That’s why COLORBOND® steel’s renowned durability is backed up by some of the most robust building product warranties for eligible applicants.

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