Everything you need to know about selecting Colorbond roof colours

Whether you’re replacing your old roof or building a new home, one of the most popular materials is Colorbond® roofing. Versatile, durable and hard-wearing, a Colorbond® roof can last for decades. However, one thing you may not be aware of is the fact that Colorbond® metal roofing comes in a huge range of different colours.

So, whether you’re looking for a classic, timeless roof colour or something a bit more modern, Colorbond® has something for you to choose from. You may not think the colour of your roof is a huge issue, but in this article, we’ll look at why it’s very important.

Different Colorbond roof colours to choose from

The massive range of Colorbond® colours available has to be seen to be believed. The best way to organise them is into three distinct groups:

Contemporary colours

  • Basalt
  • Cove
  • Dune
  • Evening Haze
  • Gully
  • Ironstone
  • Jasper
  • Mangrove
  • Monument
  • Shale Grey
  • Surfmist
  • Terrain
  • Wallaby
  • Windspray

Classic colours

  • Classic Cream
  • Cottage Green
  • Deep Ocean
  • Manor Red
  • Pale Eucalypt
  • Night Sky
  • Woodland Grey
  • Paperbark

Matt colours

  • Dune
  • Monument
  • Basalt
  • Surfmist
  • Shale Grey

This gives you plenty to think about when choosing colours for your roof. Interestingly, some of the country’s leading paint brands have obtained a license to use the Colorbond® colour range. So, keep this in mind when planning all the other colours for your house.

The benefits of choosing the right Colorbond® roofing

So, why does the colour of your roof matter? It’s easy to overlook this because depending on your home’s position, you may not even see the roof all that often. However, there are actually a few key reasons why the colour of your roof is far more important than you imagined.

Better curb appeal

It might not be a problem for you now, but let’s fast forward to the time you decide to sell your home. First impressions are everything, and the roof is generally on display for all to see when they drive past your house. Appearances can mean a lot when it comes to getting the price you want for your home, and a nice roof goes a long way towards this.

This is why you need to carefully choose your roof colour to compliment the colour and architectural style of your home. Interestingly enough, lighter colour roofs can make the home appear bigger, and also highlight the good features of your home. A darker roof, meanwhile, can hide some of the home’s imperfections.

The colour of your roof affects your home’s temperature

When choosing the colour of your roof, consider the climate in your area. The roof colour can have a significant impact on the temperature of your home. With energy prices skyrocketing, you don’t need to be spending more on heating and cooling than you need to.

In simple terms, light roofs reflect heat away from the home while dark roofs absorb the heat. So, if you live in a warm climate and you’re more likely to use the air conditioner than the heater, choose light colours that keep your home cooler. In a colder climate, you want to trap as much heat as possible in winter, so a darker roof will work better.

Consider the colour of your house

The biggest key to choosing a colour is to consider the rest of your house. What colour are the exterior walls and trims? Lighter houses usually benefit from darker roofs. Although, if you have a white house, almost anything works well. For darker homes, you may not necessarily want a light roof, and it can often be best to choose a colour that’s a few shades darker than the rest of the house.

When it comes to architectural style, don’t try to match everything perfectly. This actually makes the house look bland, so don’t be afraid to try something a little different. Choose colours that complement the home rather than matching it.

Test colours at different times of day

Most importantly, if you’re using colour swatches to check what might look good in your home, always look at the swatches outside. Your roof is outdoors, so you need to check the colours in the same environment. This is because sunlight is different from normal household lights, and it’s always best to see how your roof colour would look in sunlight. Also, once you narrow down a couple of colours, check them at different times of day and in different lighting conditions.

Need expert help choosing a Colorbond® roof colour?

Here at Brastin Roofing, we use Colorbond® products not just for the colour choices, but for the material quality. Colorbond® roofing is tried and tested in the harshest Australian conditions. It won’t peel, rust or crack like lesser forms of roofing, meaning your home will look great for many years to come.

For all your roofing needs, the team at Brastin Roofing is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your roofing or re-roofing project.

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