Colorbond Steel Roofing

How Colorbond Steel Roofing is Tested

Everything is tested before it is released to the public market: cars and all their components, electronic devices, new or different tools, and new building materials. Colorbond roofing steel is tested in various conditions all over Australia, from harsh marine environments where salt can corrode to urban areas with smog and pollution and on to the stunning heat and dust of the outback.

The roofing panels in different colors are put up to simulate a roof in these areas until experts come and test them on sight or take them down for examination in the factory to see what wear and tear – if any – has occurred. You may be amazed to know that 12,000 steel sheets are being tested. This gives the Australian public peace of mind that the products have withstood the test of time. After all, the climate in Australia varies from extremely hot to cold ice and snow, from dusty and dry to cold sleet, hail, and teeming thunderstorms, as well as the humidity of tropical locations.

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Shades or Sails

The Fine Print for Shade Sail Purchase

Purchasing a shade sail for your business from Shade Sails Perth is a great idea. It shows your care about the comfort and well-being of your customers when you provide shade for them to sit in while they are at your establishment. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s a good idea to read all the fine print to ensure you are getting what you really need.

The fine print should contain the following information: –

  • Durability of the product. You’ll want to know exactly how long you can expect the sail to last so you can calculate the overall cost for that number of years.
  • Strength – this is not the same as durability. Some things last a long time but are not that strong in some ways. Strength means that the shade sail, posts and fittings should be strong enough to withstand a reasonable amount of adverse weather and the sail itself should not tear in the wind, or due to being over-tensioned.
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6 Things to Consider Before Installing Your Carport

It is easy to get carried away and eager to get the job done once you have made the decision to install a patio or carport on your property, but there are several things you need to consider before you even order it.  Not thinking about what you really need beforehand can mean you end up with a carport that does not really suit your needs. Even though getting a carport may seem like a simple thing to do, consider these 6 elements first.

  • Will it be wide enough? Cars are all different sizes and shapes so you need to be sure that your car will fit in the carport properly with enough room to open the doors on both sides at the same time. Otherwise there is soon going to be a door that is dented or scratched.
  • Do you have one car or two? Many people have two cars, so getting a carport meant for one car is not going to suit your needs. If you only have one car now, might the family end up with two cars in a few years, when the children are old enough to need a car for uni or work? Thinking ahead to your future needs can save on costs.
  • Is it high enough? Some people may have a truck or van, a caravan or a boat that could be stored in the carport – so long as it is high enough and wide enough. Since you are going to the trouble of installing one at all, it may as well be one that can store multiple vehicles if you have them. Keeping that caravan or boat under cover will extend its life, after all.
  • Is your ground level? Sometimes this is the last thing people think about. Even a slight slope can cause problems if you don’t build up the lower side. Carports are designed to go on level ground, so you will need to either level the ground somehow, or build it up with cement blocks. Or you might find concreting the whole area is a better solution.
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