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 a wide variety of conditions all over Australia, from harsh marine environments where salt can corrode, through to urban areas with smog and pollution and on to the stunning heat and dust of the outback.
The roofing panels in different colours are put up to simulate a roof in these areas and left there 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. In fact, you may be amazed to know that there are 12,000 sheets of steel out there being tested. This gives the Australian public peace of mind to know 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.