7 Benefits of Colorbond Roofing

Colorbond is one of Australia’s most popular roofing choices and it can be found in homes across the country. Its durability, performance and landscape-inspired colour range make it a truly Australian home feature.


If you are considering a new roof, here are just some of the benefits of choosing Colorbond. 

1. Flexible

Colorbond roofing is a more flexible roofing material. Its lightweight design means the roofing requires less structural support and can cover large open plan areas without needing column supports. This saves on the costs of engineering construction while allowing for a desirable aesthetic.

2. Cool Roof

Colorbond is ideal for the Australian climate. With built-in Thermatech technology, Colorbond becomes a cool roof, meaning it reflects light and heat and keeps your home cooler on the inside. This saves you money and protects the environment, too.

3. Resilient

Colorbond is fire resistant. The metal sheeting is much easier to seal against potential sparks or embers and the metal itself is non-combustible.

The structure and makeup of the metal sheeting mean Colorbond is also resistant to insects such as termites. Termites chew through wood and once they get into support structures in your house, they can compromise the safety of your home.

Colorbond also protects against damp conditions, which means rot, mildew and mould won’t infiltrate your roof supports. Mould and mildew are renowned for causing health problems once they invade home and they can be difficult to get rid of. Colorbond keeps your home safe, aerated cool and dry.

 4. Water Collection

Colorbond roofing is corrugated, with a bonded paint surface to maximise water deflection. Unlike tiles, which are porous and can become water-logged, Colorbond steel won’t absorb water and is not prone to leaking. Its superior water shedding design allows for increased water collection for grey water. Its watertight qualities also protect against mildew, damp, and rot.

5. Weight

Without the need for extra support, Colorbond roofing remains light, providing a range of advantages. The lightweight design makes Colorbond easier to install and reduces the likelihood of complication onsite. Because it doesn’t absorb water, this lightweight design will remain consistent throughout the life of the product.

 6. Environmentally Friendly

Colorbond metal roofing is 100 % recyclable and is routinely re-used.  Its light weight makeup makes it less costly to transport, which also saves on resources. There is also less onsite waste involved in Colorbond installation.

 7. Style

With 22 colours to choose from, Colorbond allows you greater creative freedom to select a façade that transforms and enhances the aesthetic of your home. You can even use our Colour Visualiser to see how your colours will look. Colorbond paint is bonded into the roofing so it will look good for many years to come.


Colorbond has become an iconic feature of the Australian landscape and for good reason. For more information on installing Colorbond roofing in your home, contact One Stop Roofing today. We can talk you through your options and ideas.