Six reasons to choose a roof made from COLORBOND® steel for your home

The choice of roof for your new home might not be your first consideration. But when you think about the vital role your roof plays – not just in shielding you from the elements, but in the visual impact your roof has on the overall aesthetic of your home – it’s an important decision that you want to get right.

The last few decades have seen increased use of steel roofing that offers a range of benefits.

Here are six reasons to consider a roof made from COLORBOND® steel for your home:


  1. Made for Australian conditions

Buildings in Australia face some pretty challenging weather conditions, from the extremes of heat and cold to dust, rain, wind and hail. As you’d expect from an Aussie manufacturer, COLORBOND® steel has been tried and tested in some of the harshest Australian conditions over the last 50 years.

COLORBOND® steel undergoes corrosion testing, durability testing, application testing (to ensure it can be used in a wide range of building and manufacturing applications) and outdoor exposure testing. This testing program exceeds Australian testing standards for steel building products, giving you even more confidence that your roof made from COLORBOND® steel will perform for many decades to come.


  1. Five layers of protection

Don’t be fooled by the sleek look and beautiful colours. COLORBOND® steel is far more than just ‘paint on steel’.

Tested in some of the harshest Australian conditions, COLORBOND® steel offers five layers of protection:

  • The steel base is manufactured to meet relevant Australian Standards, ensuring strict adherence to the required grade and strength.
  • The base is then coated in BlueScope’s industry-leading metallic coating to provide enhanced corrosion resistance.
  • A thin pretreatment layer is applied to optimise the adhesion of further coatings.
  • A corrosion inhibitive primer is baked onto the surface.
  • A topcoat of specially developed exterior grade paint is baked on to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering and to ensure the finish retains its good looks for longer.

This provides great protection for your home. In fact, roofing, walling, gutters and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel may be used as part of a compliant system in bushfire prone areas, including in the most extreme, BAL-FZ (Bushfire Attack Level – Flame Zone).


  1. Easy to maintain

Life’s too short to be climbing ladders to paint gutters or fix faulty roof tiles!

Maintaining COLORBOND® steel, and keeping it looking fantastic, is a breeze. In fact, all it takes is rainwater! (Note areas that don’t get rain, such as the underside of eave gutters, require a hosing down every six months.)

If cared for and kept free from debris, you will not only prolong the life of your roof made from COLORBOND® steel but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods.


  1. Warranty

COLORBOND® steel also offers the peace of mind of being backed by BlueScope, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. BlueScope offers a variety of warranties1 subject to application and eligibility criteria. The COLORBOND® steel team is ready to answer any questions you may have about the warranty on your roof; contact BlueScope on 1800 800 789 if you have any questions.


  1. Sustainability and thermal efficiency

COLORBOND® steel is durable and resilient to Australia’s harsh climate, and its long life helps conserve resources and energy that may otherwise be invested in products with a shorter life span. All COLORBOND® steel contains recycled content, and the steel itself is 100% recyclable.

The colour of your roof can make a difference to your cooling bill. No less than five of the colours in the COLORBOND® steel Classic and Contemporary colour ranges meet the solar reflectance (light coloured) requirement for roofing under the Green Star tools, and 21 of these 22 COLORBOND® steel colours (except Night Sky®) feature Thermatech® solar reflectance technology, which reflects more of the sun’s heat on hot, sunny days, which can mean less dependence on air-conditioning as well as reduced heat stress for your roof2.


  1. Aesthetics

It’s great to have all that hidden technology, protection and sustainability attributes. But the final reason is arguably the most compelling: a roof made from COLORBOND® steel just looks incredible. It provides a clean, contemporary aesthetic that enhances your property’s overall visual appeal.

The COLORBOND® steel colour palette offers the choice of 22 colours in the Classic and Contemporary range and six of these colours also come in a Matt finish. This provides the flexibility to suit any style and colour scheme – you can even match your gutters and fascia to your roof to maintain a cohesive exterior style.


Standard to Fairhaven Homes

Here at Fairhaven, we include COLORBOND® steel as standard for all our builds across all our ranges. That includes House & Land packages as well as Knock Down Rebuild.

Check out our display at Meridian which was the first to feature the new colour Southerly® by COLORBOND® steel in Victoria – or visit our blog here!



When it comes to choosing the right roof for your home, look no further than a roof made from COLORBOND® steel. It looks great, is durable and delivers long-lasting protection.

Fairhaven Homes has a long and proud association with COLORBOND® steel, and we have full confidence in recommending roofing made from COLORBOND® steel to all our customers.

  1. Warranties are subject to exclusions, application and eligibility criteria. For full terms and conditions and to determine the eligibility of your product for the warranty visit or contact BlueScope on 1800 800 789. Warranties provided by BlueScope do not affect consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
  2. Results will depend on roof colour, level and location of insulation, type and location of building shape and function.

 COLORBOND® and Thermatech® are registered trade marks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ABN 16 000 011 058. All rights reserved.

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