Nearly half of all new homes built in Australia have roofs made from Colorbond steel, so if you’re thinking of installing Sydney Colorbond roofing on your new outdoor structure – be it a verandah, carport, patio or pergola – or using it to replace your current roof, you’re joining a large club!
Long before there was Colorbond, there was another roofing material called corrugated iron. It was first produced in 1843 in England, when it was found that even a thin sheet of iron could produce a strong material when it was corrugated. The roofing material was soon adopted in Australia, helped by the fact that it was lightweight and stackable, and therefore easy to transport.
While the corrugated iron was protected by zinc coating and would therefore last a long time, it wasn’t long before people began to add paint to improve its appearance. However, unlike the Colorbond of today, the paint needed to be applied regularly to keep it looking its best.
The first Colorbond – which features paint bonded to the galvanised steel – was produced in Australia in 1966.
Life’s too short to compromise. If you’d like Sydney Colorbond roofing for your outdoor structure, phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 for a free quote.