Colorbond roof colours

Choosing a Roof Colour

Some may think it’s a simple decision on choosing a roof colour for your roof restoration. In some respects it can be, but it is always good to stop and think about a few things before you decide on what colour you want to paint your metal or tiled roof.


Choosing the Right Paint Colour for Your Roof

It’s exciting to start this process and with so many colour choices available there is no reason why you won’t find the right colour for you and your home! Stop and ask yourself some questions first, to help you focus on what is important to you when choosing the colour. You should consider a number of practical and aesthetic factors that are associated with the colours available.

  • Do you want it to reflect the heat or absorb the heat?
  • Do you want it to match or compliment the exterior colour of your house?
  • What colour has it been and have you been happy?
  • Is it a flat or peeked roof?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself before choosing a colour.

Dark colours can give your house a bold and sophisticated look while lighter colours can give a feeling of cool and calm. Let’s not forget those gorgeous earthy tones that represent Australia.
Go outside and really have a look at what stands out about your home. What colour are the sliding doors and windows? How much green landscape do you have near your house.

Having a light coloured roof will tend to reflect the heat (see the Dulux cool roof colours range) and make your house look taller, which is great if your house has a low roof or a shallow point. Choosing a darker colour will more likely absorb that heat (which is great in winter) and also make a high or tall roof seem less overwhelming.

Dulux Roof Colour Chart

When restoring a roof, ultimately it will be the coloured finish coatings that are going to be subjected to our harsh Queensland climate. The integrity of this layer is critical on the binding (first) coat applied to your roof. Dulux AcraTex is a great choice due to their excellent adhesion from the range of binding coats offered.

The Dulux Cool Roof paint range (AcraTex membrane with InfraCOOL technology) is available for many of the colours in the AcraTex 962 Roof Membrane range. Below is dulux acratex colour chart for the 962 roof membrane range.
Read the full Dulux AcraTex 962 Cool Roof with InfraCOOL Technology Gloss data sheet.
You can see the colours marked to indicate they are available in the Dulux cool roof colours…
Dulux AcraTex roof paint colour chart
Source: Dulux AcraTex Cool Roof


Colorbond Roof Colours

Colorbond Roof ColoursCOLORBOND® steel roofing is tried and tested in the Australian conditions and used on a wide variety of residential and commercial roofing jobs.

Colorbond has 22 roofing colours in the range, so you can easily choose a roof colour that sets the tone for your whole home, or complements your other choices of building materials.
Source: COLORBOND® steel roofing

At Roof Painters Brisbane we can repair, paint (& assist in choosing a roof colour), and restore your roof no matter whether it’s a metal or tile roof! We cover all areas of Brisbane North and South sides.
Speak to us and we can come to your home and offer some advice or visit our Brisbane roof painting page for more information.

Electrical storm over Brisbane, QLD

How The Australian Climate Can Affect Your Roof

Queensland is such an amazing place to live, the people are friendly, the beaches are among the best in the world and as the saying goes it is “beautiful one day, perfect the next”. It can come at a price sometimes though when it comes to coping with the climate and making sure we are prepared for weather events, storm season and the general impact the everyday climate can have on us and our home.

Just like we should slip, slop, slap to protect our skin from the harsh UV rays, it’s important to protect our roofs from the everyday climate and Brisbane weather conditions that come with each season.

Do you know the age of your roof?
Do you know the current condition of your roof?
Are you confident it can withstand the storm season and harsh summer sun and UV rays?

Think of the roof on your house like a really good sun hat, beanie or umbrella. We rely on each of these at some point to protect our heads, depending on the conditions outside.

Ensuring your roof is protected will ensure that you get maximum life out of it and you are protected from damage that an unstable or leaky roof can bring.

Preventative roof maintenance is important, no matter whether it’s a tin or tile roof. And it’s a great time to attend to this when the weather is sunny and dry. If you wait for damage to occur, the lead time to repair can be lengthy due to the high volume of work.

We are happy to come out at an agreed time and do an inspection on your roof and provide a quote for your roof repairs and maintenance.

Mother nature can often throw us a curve ball. Would you rather be prepared or deal with the consequences when it’s too late?