September 9, 2019

How To Select Your Colorbond Roof Colour

Colorbond Steel Roofs offer a fantastic range of colour choice, however, this means it can be somewhat daunting when trying to select the right Colorbond roof colour for your home.

Colour preference is also personal and rather subjective, and our preferences can change over time. And for many people, it can be challenging to get an accurate picture of how your roof will look from a small colour sample.

Fortunately, there are ways to narrow down your perfect roof colour, and we’ve put together some advice to assist you with the process.

How to Select Your Colorbond Roof Colour

Consider the style of your home when selecting your Colorbond roof colour.

Your Style of Home

To help you find the perfect colour for your home, Colorbond® steel’s inspiring colours are presented in five groups:

  • Contemporary
  • Classic
  • Fencing
  • Ultra
  • and the new Matt finish.

All the colours have been inspired by the colours of Australia. So, whether you prefer colours that are subtle or bold, light or dark, cool or warm, just select one you like from the palette to find out more about the inspiration behind it.

For instance, there are colours that best fit traditional older style homes such as Cottage Green and Manor Red and colours that work for Hamptons or beach style houses include windspray and shale grey.

It’s also important to consider the overall structure of your house, the materials used, and how your roof colour ‘links’ to the rest of the design.

For instance, you could match your roof colour with a shade of colour in your bricks, or ensure that your roof colour is also used in a number of other colour areas such as trim or fencing. This will ensure your roof colour is connected to the rest of your house.

Roof Design and Shape

It’s important to consider the type of roof you have, and how your colour choice will impact on the overall look. For instance, if you have a very prominent style roof, you need to be careful that your colour choice does not dominate or overwhelm the rest of your house.

For more subtle roof styles and roof lines, you could choose a brighter or modern colour such as Surf Mist or Monument.

Building Requirements

Obviously, building requirements such as local Council regulations may play an important role, especially if you have a character or heritage listed house. Check your Council regulations to see if there are any restrictions placed on the type of roof colour that you can use.

For more information on Brisbane planning rules, visit the Brisbane City Council Planning and Building website for further information. Visit the Ipswich City Council Building website for further information on Ipswich planning rules.

Surrounding Houses and Environment

The range of Colorbond Roof colours means it’s possible to choose a roof colour that blends with your natural environment and surrounding properties.

Blues, greens and sandy colours are a great fit for a coastline house, while more subtle colours such as silver, grey or white may work better for urban roofs.

Alternatively, choose bold colours to make a statement in an ultra modern design.

Cooling Roof Colours for Summer

In the hot Queensland climate, your roof colour can also have a significant impact on the thermal performance of your roof. Lighter coloured roofs will assist your house in staying cooler, potentially saving you money in power bills. Read more about What Makes a Roof Cool.

Can I Repaint a Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roofs can indeed be repainted, so if you change your mind about your colour scheme, or need to repaint your roof to match new house colours, consult a roofing expert about how to paint a Colorbond roof, and the best materials you should use to paint your roof.

Colorbond Online Visualiser

The Colorbond Steel Online Visualiser tool is a great tool to help you visual the best colour for your roof. You can even download, print or email images.

For great advice on choosing or changing your Colorbond roof colour, or for an expert roof inspection and quote, contact the Brisbane and Ipswich roofing experts, Gutter and Roof Repairs today.

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