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Colorbond roofs are among the most popular in Australia. Image supplied.
  • Colorbond roofs are attractive as they radiate less heat
  • Colorbond roof sheets typically cost between $18 to $24 in Australia
  • Colorbond offers 22 different colours

Colorbond roofs are among the most popular in Australia. There are a highly thermally efficient materials, which insulate your home from extreme temperatures during both summer and winter.

It can radiate less heat, optimising the reflectance from solar heat, and cools down much quicker than tiles at night, especially through the lighter colours.

Colorbond is also commonly used as a type of fence in Australia.

Additionally, Colorbond is tailored to the extremities of Australian weather, and provides a range of protections, which prevent chipping, cracking and peeling. It is made from steel, which will never rot or be eaten by termites.

How Much Does Colorbond Roof Sheets Cost in 2022?

In Australia, Colorbond roof sheets typically cost between $18 to $24.

For installation, Colorbond roofing costs anywhere from $53 to $97 per square metre.

It should be noted that Colorbond costs more than other roofing materials, such as concrete roof tiles. There are also different types of Colorbond roofing.

Powder-coated Colorbond can cost around $22 per square metre, while double-sided Colorbond can cost about $24 per square metre, with Colorbond Ultra roofing costing around $37 per square metre.

How Much Do Colorbond Roof Installers Cost?

Depending on your state, roofing installers in Australia either charge per hour or a pay-per-square-metre basis. Per hour, this can range from $50 to $80. Per square metre, this can cost from $40 to $60.

Here are estimate Colorbond roofing prices, based on typical roof sizes.

Roof Size Estimated Colorbond Roof Prices
300 to 400m2 $15,900 to $38,800
200 to 300m2 $10,600 to $29,100
150 to 200m2 $7,950 to $19,400
100 to 150m2 $5,300 to $14,550

What Factors Can Affect Colorbond Roof Installation Costs?

There are a range of factors that affect the cost of a Colorbond Roof. This includes whether it is a new roof or a replacement roof. New roofs are cheaper as this removal cost does not need to be included. The more complex the present roof is, the more expensive to replace.

A simple skillion roof will be cheaper to replace than a more complicated roof structure, such as a four-sided pyramid roof.

Another factor is the location of the house – for example, the roof of a suburban house is far easier to access than a city terrace roof.

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How To Get a Good Quote For A Colorbond Roof Installation?

There are many factors that influence the cost of installing a colorbond roof. The best way to go about this is to take several quotes from roofing professionals. As much detail as possible should be given to the installer, such as access to your roof and if repairs are necessary.

When deciding on a installer, trade licenses and insurances should be checked.

Many service businesses have an online presence, including on social media. It is best to access their online portfolio to seek examples of previous work.

How Is Colorbond Roofing Installed? Can I Do It Myself?

Colorbond Roofing is made from metal; metal roofs are far less complicated to install than tile roofs. Usually, it takes a day or two to install. However, replacing an older roof will take it longer due to the removal and extra preparation processes.

A professional roof installer will firstly put fascias and guttering up, then the roofing materials will be brought to your house. From there, horizontal battens are installed onto the Trussel, which support the roof cladding.

Next, sarking and roof blankets are put in place. This followed by applying the metal roofing sheets.

Once this is finished, the final step involves removing any offcuts of metal.

In light of this, it is understandable that installing a Colorbond roof is a complex task. Therefore, it should only be carried out by professionals – with the added benefit being that installers work is covered by insurance and warranties.

What Options Are There For A Colorbond Roof?

There are 22 design colours offered by Colorbond. These includes contemporary colours, classic and matt and ultra.


  • Basalt
  • Cove
  • Dune
  • Evening Haze
  • Gully
  • Ironstone
  • Jasper
  • Mangrove
  • Monument
  • Shale Grey
  • Surfmist
  • Terrain
  • Wallaby
  • Windspray


  • Classic Cream
  • Cottage Green
  • Deep Ocean
  • Manor Red
  • Night Sky
  • Pale Eucalypt
  • Paperbark
  • Woodland Grey


  • Basalt
  • Dune
  • Monument
  • Shale Grey
  • Surfmist


  • Dune
  • Monument
  • Surfmist
  • Wallaby
  • Windspray
  • Woodland Grey

Why Should I Have A Colorbond Roof?

There are many benefits with Colorbond roofing, which has had a presence in the Australian market for over 50 years. These include bolstering your house’s energy efficiency, greater fire protection, easy maintenance and warranty.

Energy efficiency

One of the biggest benefits of a Colorbond roof  is energy efficiency. It comes with five solar reflective colour options to choose from. This includes thermatech solar reflective technology, which can keep your home naturally cool, lowering your energy use.

Fire Protection

Colorbond roofs meet bushfire zone regulations, which offer a layer of protection.

Easy maintenance

Colorband roofing can be easily maintained with regular washing – through the use of clean, fresh water –  which extends longevity and attractiveness. Every six months or so the top of garage doors and gutters should be hosed down.


Colorbond roofs come with a range of warranties – best ask with your specific installer about this.

Colorbond roofs also offer five layers of protection. Firstly there is steel base that is manufactured to Australian standards followed by metallic coating being added to base, which allows for corrosion resistance.

To optimise adhesion of further coating, a pre-treatment layer is added. Corrosion inhibitive primer is then baked onto surface area.

Lastly, topcoat of exterior grade paint is baked on, which provides resistance against chipping, flaking and blistering.

Colorbond roofing can last for up to 70 to 100 years, thanks to being less susceptible to damage, leaks and cracking issues.

Professional roof cleaning services cost around $35 to $80 per hour.

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