Take a moment to immerse yourself in the thrill and unrivalled rush of building your dream home or undertaking a once in a lifetime architectural project. The culmination of hard work and creative flair to create a building that will house a vision, create memories, and make dreams come true.
How important is having the right roof for making your dream project a reality? The roof makes up a third of the structure’s exterior - it contributes to the overall design and street appeal of your build, and also serves to protect your most valued assets inside. Selecting a suitable roof material can have a significant impact on your build's long-term value and performance.
Here’s 11 essential reasons why a steel roof is an ideal solution for your dream build.
Steel roofing provides unparalleled visuals, offering a modern, elegant, and flush finish that complements most home designs. Contemporary manufacturing techniques have provided a versatile and durable material with on-trend profiles to maximise the design appeal of your build.
A huge advantage of steel roofing is the need for very minimal maintenance after installation. Your steel roof only requires the odd inspection and rinse when located in a coastal environment.
Protection against the elements
Impervious to the most unforgiving weather conditions, steel roofing provides superior protection against extreme weather events, including hail, high winds, torrential rain, and considerable snow loads. A non-combustible material, steel roofing is an excellent option in bush fire prone areas due to excellent fire-retardant properties against sparks, embers, and other fire threats.
The application profile and secure installation procedure for steel roofing makes steel impervious to unauthorised roof access.
Not only is steel a durable and versatile solution, but it’s also a resilient and robust material. We use a world-leading technology system that ensures the colour is bonded to the steel, making it resistant to peeling, chipping, or cracking. Superior painting technology safeguards the material against corrosion and ensures colour retention for years to come. The performance assurance gives you peace of mind with a long-term solution you can trust. Learn more about ColorCote® performance here.
Steel roofing serves as a truly eco-friendly solution, offering notable benefits to the environment and savings on utility costs. A well-insulated steel roof will assist with year-round temperature regulation and reduce your overall energy consumption. Save further on energy costs by using renewable options such as solar. Steel roofing is a great material for solar panels, mainly due to the ease of installation. Steel is also a 100-per cent recyclable material which reduces waste and our environmental impact.
Extensive on-trend colour range
There’s no need to rein in your design flair; opt for a steel roof to achieve a bespoke scheme that enhances your buildings street appeal. We offer an extensive colour palette to provide design flexibility tailored to your vision. We give you options to meet a contemporary colour need to blend with your environment or provide a unique substitute for natural, exotic, or metallic finishes.
Steel roofing offers superior water runoff, reducing the risk of moisture absorbance and water collection that causes corrosion and mildew. The material's superior water runoff and nature also make steel a suitable solution for a rain harvesting system to gather potable water.
Lifetime cost saving
While the initial outlay for a steel roof is marginally more than other options, steel roofing offers a lifetime cost-benefit due to several cost-saving additions that come with the solution. The low maintenance solution doesn’t require additional investment post-installation. The eco-friendly solution also provides yearlong savings on your utility bills. A steel roof in severe weather areas will also ensure you don’t have ongoing repair costs or insurance claims because of storm damage.
Peace of mind warranty
Steel roofing comes with a guaranteed manufacturing warranty of 20 years for paint and 30 years for perforation in builds that are 400m+ from marine environments. And, for gutters, downpipes and fascias, you’ll receive a warranty of 20 years for both paint and perforation, giving you peace of mind and a long-term solution you can trust.
With an inspirational range of choices to add an ideal roofing solution to your dream build, ColorCote® offers you a designer range that inspires elegant showpieces, while UniCote® provides you with a modern alternative to gutters and fascias that ensures endurance through colour steel. Our premium offering provides a unique substitute for natural, exotic or metallic finishes. Maximise your architectural creativity and embrace the future of Australian pre-painted steel.
We’re here to help you find the ideal solution. Visit Spectra Online or speak to your Colour Consultant for more information. Or if you’re looking to start your journey, call us on 1300 535 416 to speak to one of our friendly staff.