5 Colorbond Roof Myths

by | Aug 7, 2020

When it comes time to choose the right type of roof for your house, you have multiple options to choose from. Most of you have already heard about the many advantages colorbond roofs can provide. although, you have probably also heard some things about colorbond roofs that make you second guess the choice. As your local roofing professional, we thought we would focus on 5 common myths about colorbond roofs this week.


Contrary to popular belief, a colorbond roof will not increase the chances of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were to be struck by lightning, the colorbond roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. Since colorbond roofing isn’t flammable or combustible, it’s a low risk and generally desirable option, especially where severe weather such as lightning is concerned.


Steel colorbond roofing has a “metallic coating” the metallic coating is made either of zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminium so they are built to last! The metallic bonding process is done at the factory to prevent rust from forming. Then the paint is applied over the metallic coating to provide a long-lasting colour you desire for your new roof.


Most people think you can’t walk on a colorbond roof without damaging it. This is not correct; you can safely walk on any colorbond roof. With that being said, we recommend you talk to your Powerdrive Roofing specialist or roof manufacturer before walking on it. They will be able to provide you with details on how to best walk on your particular roof, based on the style and pitch of the roof there is also obvious safety issues to factor in also.


One of the most common misconceptions is that the colorbond roof is noisier than other types of roofing. The truth though, is that when installed with a decent Anticon, a colorbond roof on your home will actually act as a silencer for the noise from bad weather such as rain and hail. At times it will work even better to reduce the noise than some other roofing materials.


In most cases, a colorbond roof will withstand decades of extreme weather such as hail and heavy storms. This means your colorbond roof is also safe from the wind gusts that can accompany those occasional hail storms we have here in Perth. If you have any other questions about whether or not colobond roofing is right for you, give Powedrive Roofing a call at 0421768842. We can provide you with a free quote on your new roof!

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