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.

Homes and commercial buildings must withstand all these conditions, so they must be built from solid materials. Steel is a strong material that, when combined with the technology Colorbond has, makes a roof you can be proud of and be sure of it lasting through all kinds of weather.

That is not the only testing the Colorbond product is put to. There is accelerated laboratory testing as well. The laboratory tests the steel sheets for corrosion, durability, and application. The latter ensures that this product can be used with other common building materials and products.

There is indoor testing that also mimics the outdoor environment, but this is accelerated. After all, the company would not want to wait 15-20 years before knowing their product would last that long. Nor would they want to sell it to the public unless they were certain the product was excellent and durable. Accelerated testing lets them know how well the steel sheets will last on your home.

That is why you can have peace of mind when you choose Colorbond roofing. You know it has been thoroughly tested under the kind of conditions that you live in – and passed the tests with flying colors. The colors are an essential part of the Colorbond roof. No other roofing product offers such a variety of colors to choose from. There are now 22 colors in the Colorbond roofing range, allowing you to create a home that you like.