How to Choose the Best Metal Material for Your Roof

If you’re in the market for a new metal roof, then knowing which type of metal material is the best solution for your project will help ensure that your roof lasts the test of time.

There’s a reason that COLORBOND® Steel is the most popular choice of metal roofing in Australia.

Coming in a wide range of profiles, COLORBOND® Roof sheeting is a great choice for any modern or traditional home. In this article, we’re going to look at the most widely used COLORBOND® Roof sheeting products to help you decide which solution is right for your project.


Why choose a COLORBOND® Metal Roof for your home?

COLORBOND® Steel roofs are cost-effective, energy efficient, durable and weather resistant. They also have Class A fire rating, can be designed to reflect the heat and come in a range of styles and colours to suit a wide range of house styles from modern through to traditional.

Another bonus of COLORBOND® roofing is that it is light. This means it places minimal strain on the structure of your home. It can also be custom shaped, making it a versatile solution that can cater to any roof style.


What type of COLORBOND® Steel is right for my project?

While the main material used in COLORBOND® roofs is steel, it can also be galvanised or coated with an alloy of zinc, magnesium, and aluminium.

The type of steel you choose for your project will depend on a number of factors.

One of these factors will be your location. For example, if your home is within sight of the beach, a COLORBOND®’s Ultra Steel is better equipped to stand up to the salt air conditions with less chance of corrosion. While it can be more expensive than other products, such as COLORBOND®’s Steel’s regular coating, you need to weigh up the investment you’ll make against the lifetime of your roof.

The most widely used COLORBOND® Roofing types are Corrugated, Trimdek and Kliplok and Nailstrip.

Let’s take a look at each option in a little more detail.


Corrugated Metal Roofing

Corrugated metal sheets can be used on your home both for roofing and for wall cladding.

The shape of corrugated sheet metal is round and wavy. Corrugated metal roofing is low cost, lightweight, durable, energy efficient, long-lasting, and easy to install.


Trimdek Metal Roofing

Trimdek is a square-fluted steel cladding.

Because it’s available in long lengths, for most projects you’ll only need to lay one sheet from the ridge to the gutter without end laps. This makes it perfect for a clean finish on large surface areas.

Along with its excellent spanning capacity, Trimdek is made of high strength steel and despite its lightness, it has a remarkable ability to recover after damage.


Klip-Lok Metal Roofing

Klip-Lok is a strong, versatile, long-length metal sheeting that’s especially good for low pitched roofs.

The fixing clip system allows the sheets to be secured without puncturing the metal sheet, giving Klip-Lok a clean and smooth finish.


Nail Strip Metal Roofing

Nail Strip panels have a thin rib and wide tray with a perforated fixing strip along one side. This allows the metal to expand and contract making it perfect for vertical facades and, of course, roofs. The Nail Strip profile has become extremely popular for modern home renovation designs and extensions.


What about Metal Roof Colours and Finishes?

Metal roofing comes in a range of different colours, and can even be repainted, which is a massive bonus if you decide you’d like a change a few years after your roof is installed.

Because metal is highly durable and lasts for decades, we find that people often get tired of their colour choice long before they need to replace their metal roof!

And if Matt colour is more your style, then COLORBOND® Roofing can deliver a Matt finish in a wide range of roof style and colour choices.


Why We Choose BlueScope Steel.

At B Anderson Roofing, our commitment to quality means we only use Australian-made COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® products for our roofing projects.

Roofs made from COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steel look beautiful, are strong, and are guaranteed for 30 years when installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements.

Both these metal roofing products have been designed and created by BlueScope Steel, who has developed  its products to withstand the harsh Australian climate. When installed professionally, BlueScope Steel metal roofing will outlast the rest of the building and require very little maintenance.


Considering Metal Roofing for Your Renovation Project?

Whatever your home style or location, COLORBOND® Roof sheeting is a great choice for your next roof.

But with all the colour and style choices available for your metal roof, we understand why you might be confused about what to choose. You can follow us on Instagram for regular inspiration for your future project.