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Living in South East Queensland is all about the lifestyle, and your home should really match the weather conditions we see in the region. If you’re thinking about re-roofing your home, or have discovered damage to your tile roof, here are the two best Brisbane roofing options when you need a new roof.

Two of the Best Brisbane Roofing Options

Tile roofs are popular in some parts of the city but there are some big disadvantages which sees homeowners turning to other options. They are, in comparison, quite expensive to install when compared with a Colorbond or metal roof, and while they can hold up relatively well to storms, they are heavy and brittle. Roof tiles can easily break and if the roof isn’t maintained regularly, leaks can get into your home through broken tiles and flashing.

Colorbond and Zincalume roofing is similar in that they are both suited to roofing and are extremely durable. The main difference comes in the pricing and the aesthetics. Zincalume is the more affordable of the two but offers little in the way of colour options. Ccolorbond on the other hand is more expensive but there is a wide range of colours to choose from.

Colorbond Roof Advantages

Colorbond is becoming more and more popular with homeowner who are re-roofing. It is essentially a steel roof that has had a colour baked onto the surface, and comes in a variety of colours. There is plenty of technology that goes into creating a Colorbond roof:

  • Thermatech – a heat reflective technology that has been designed to reflect the heat of the sun on hot days; and
  • Activate – the addition of magnesium to the material which provides better corrosion resistance and improved protection

Colorbond is great for homes that have no or very little pitch as water still runs off. It is lightweight, durable, and provides a modern look to your home. It is low maintenance, and as long as it is installed correctly, a Colorbond roof can help cut down on power usage for heating and cooling.

Zincalume Roof Advantages

A Zincalume roof is made from steel that has a zinc, silicone and aluminium coating which is unpainted. It is a durable metal and will last around four times longer than a standard galvanized steel roof. Zincalume is now being made with the Activate technology which provides it with the same corrosion protection of a Colorbond roof. It is environmentally friendly, and more budget friendly than many other steel roof products. The one downside is that a Zincalume roof has a shiny aluminium colour which a) tends to fade over time and b) may not fit with the aesthetics of your home.

If you’re considering a new roof for your home, contact the team at Zen Roofing for your free quote. Our friendly and professional team can help you determine the best Brisbane roofing material for your home and budget.


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