Aug01

Tips on choosing your new home's Colorbond roof

Posted by Image Buildings

Choosing your COLORBOND® steel roof colour can be a very enjoyable process if approached in a logical manner. COLORBOND® steel has 22 designer colours split into classic or contemporary palettes. Whatever your house styles you can be sure there will be a COLORBOND® steel colour that works for your home style.

Consider your surrounding landscape and environment.

For example, the colour may be one of the COLORBOND® steel grey/green colours if your country style house with surroundings verandahs is located in a treed area. COLORBOND® steel Woodland Grey® or Pale Eucalypt® would be ideal. Alternatively you may choose to contrast the roof colour with the environment; Manor Red® would be a perfect choice in this case as it's also a traditional roof colour for a farmhouse.

Make sure you consider the other external finishes with your roof selection, e.g. the wall finish - brick, timber weatherboard, stone, render, and COLORBOND® steel walling.

You may have already selected some of these finishes prior to the selection of the roof colour and therefore co-ordination is vital. Collecting actual samples of all the materials and finishes and assembling them will help you determine the final scheme. You will then have your own individual ‘Colour and Finishes’ Board.

Paint colours are another consideration and need to be integrated into the overall colour and finishes scheme. Add these colours to your ‘Colour and Finishes’ Board.

It’s a good idea to have a checklist with all the major components of the house listed and this will assist you in assembling your colour and finishes palette including:

  • Roof
  • Walls
  • Fascia, gutter and downpipes
  • Garage door
  • Window frames
  • Fence
  • Front door
  • Feature panel

Source:http://colorbond.com/learn/articles/how-to-choose-your-colorbond-steel-roof-colour

Why not call Image Buildings and speak direct to the builder about your new home.