When it comes to choosing the characteristics of your roof, colour, material, technology, and design are all decisive factors. Here, in Australia, your roof is protecting you from quite some extreme weather events and conditions, so it’s important to research this subject properly before you start building or renovating your home.
So, you have already decided to go with metal roofing material. Great choice! It reflects sunlight efficiently, reducing the amount of heat that’s absorbed by your house. It’s also resistant and can withstand high winds, hailstorms, falling debris, and heavy rain. Metal roofing is a great option because of its energy efficiency and durability, not to mention the huge variety of colours.
Go for a Certified Model
To make sure your metal roofing is, indeed, capable of reflecting sunlight enough to keep the rest of the house cool and reduce the amount of nighttime heat radiation that contributes to the urban heat island effect, look for products like the COLORBOND® steel range which qualify as solar reflective (light coloured) roofing under the Green Star Communities tool. You might want to check the indicators for each colour, as their performance can vary to.
What Colour Should You Choose for Your Metal Roofing?
If you think it’s just a matter of taste or increasing your curb appeal, you should try staying under a black umbrella in the hot Sydney summer sun. Of course, modern roofing usually comes with the technology to keep the energy transfer to a minimum, and there’s an industry standard for any material, but choosing a lighter colour for your roof is the simplest way of minimising the heat transfer to your home.
If your colour preferences are incredibly specific, not to worry – metal roof colours can have just about any hue you can think of. COLORBOND® metal roofing comes in 22 different colours, all suitable for the Australian climate. Yes, the vendors might not have a huge variety of every colour in stock, as they usually rely on the most popular colour options.
Whether you’re going for a darker colour or opt for a reflective bright hue, it’s important to know the technology used in the material design. By baking the colour into the metal sheet, the manufacturer creates a very strong bond of the protective layer with its base, which leads to a durable roofing material that doesn’t change much over time. Some hues don’t lose their intensity even after 20 years of exposure to the elements, while others are more prone to fading.
Your colour option for the metal roof is not only going to have an impact on the appearance of your home, but it can also influence its energy-saving properties. Whether you’re going for darker colours, or choose a matte finish that resembles ceramic or asphalt tiles, our experts at City2Surf Roofing can offer consultations about what type of roofing is the best fit for your home and area. Get in touch with us today on 1300 296 842.