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Coloured Metal Roofing, or Colorbond as it’s affectionately known, has been a leading roofing option for residential and commercial properties since the 1980s. It is perfect in almost any Australian climate and has a range of benefits over other roofing types. However, with time even the best roofs become worn and need to be restored. One of the most common signs that your Colorbond needs attention is when it starts to leak. There are plenty of reasons why this can happen — from a small crack to heavy exposure to salt water — but whatever the cause we have excellent solutions that will bring your roof back to life.

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What is a Colorbond Roof?

Colorbond is an Australian steel product that can be coloured with a wide range of pigments to match almost any colour. The most popular colours are red, blue, and green. It’s a great roofing material for anyone who wants a roof that looks as good as new for a long time. Colorbond is easy to install and lasts for decades. It’s very resistant to corrosion, so it will last a long time even in coastal climates.

It is also very energy-efficient, so it can help you save money on your energy bills over the long run. One of the best things about Colorbond is that it comes in panels that are easy to install. A typical Colorbond roof might have panels of varying heights, but they will all be connected with gutters. This makes cleaning the roof very easy.

Why Does Colorbond Roofing Leak?

Colorbond roofs can leak for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is due to surface damage, such as scratches or tears. Over time rocks, hail, and even hail can cause damage to the surface of the roofing, weakening it.

Other common causes of damage include high winds, falling branches, or just general wear and tear. Another reason for leaking is corrosion. While Colorbond is very corrosion resistant, it isn’t corrosion proof. If there is excessive moisture on the surface of the panel, such as from improper flashing installation, corrosion can occur and cause the panel to leak.


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Colorbond Roof Restoration Process And Options

If the damage is too significant to be repaired, our team can perform a metal roof restoration. Colorbond repairs can be used to fix a number of issues, including holes in the roof, rust, and even graffiti. While the repairs are more expensive than standard restoration work, they are a cost-effective way to extend the life of the roof.

This option is generally recommended for owners who want to repair an area and not the entire roof. However, repairs can be more complicated than standard restoration work. This is because the colour of the Colorbond cannot be matched exactly. Here are a few most effective options for you to treat your colorbond roof.


As mentioned above, this is one of the most common roof repairs for roof damage. You can use either a felt or a synthetic underlayment for the patch to ensure that it is properly sealed and watertight.


A paint sprayer can be used to repair spots and stains on your Colorbond roof. You can use solvent-based or water-based paint, but solvent-based is more durable. This is a quick and easy way to repair small and large areas on your roof. It’s also a great way to apply a new and vibrant colour to your roof. 


If you aren’t able to repair the damage on your roof, you may need to just colour the existing roof. This is an inexpensive option that will maintain the roof’s integrity as much as possible. You can use various roof paints to colour the roof. If the surface damage is too extensive, or if corrosion has eaten away at the surface, you will need a full panel replacement. Full panel replacements are much more common in coastal areas where the panels are exposed to saltwater.

If the damage is localized, you can replace just the damaged patch with a new panel. Otherwise, you will need to replace the entire panel. If you are replacing a panel, you can also choose to change the colour of the panel. This is very common in coastal areas where saltwater has turned the panel blue. If you change the colour of the panel, make sure that you choose a colour that is compatible with the blue.

Concrete Tinting

Concrete tinting is an option that is being used more and more often. Concrete tinting is a process that changes the colour of concrete through a chemical reaction. It doesn’t just cover the concrete and discolour it; it actually changes the colour to a distinct colour of your choice. This is a good option if you want to change the colour of your concrete, but don’t want to replace the roof. If corrosion is the cause of the leak, you can apply concrete tinting to the panel.

Concrete tinting is a surface coating that seals the surface of the panel without affecting its colour. It will protect the panel from further damage and will prevent further corrosion. This repair is commonly used on panels that sit below the level of the roof. If there is water flowing over the roof and pooling in the valleys between panels, it can cause corrosion to occur at a much faster rate. Concrete tinting will slow the corrosion process and prevent future damage from occurring.

These are some effective methods for your roof replacement. If you feel roof replacements are not your thing then you can hire a roofing company as there are many roof restoration companies in the market who provide the best roofing services. Not to forget that you should also get a regular roof inspection to spot a leaky roof and roof repair.


Hiring a roofing contractor and professional roofers is the best investor who will help your roof lasts for many years if properly maintained. If your roof is leaking, you should start by determining if the damage is inside the panel or if the panel itself is damaged.

If the damage is on the surface, there are a variety of repairs you can do to stop the leak. If the damage is on the inside of the panel, you will need to replace the panel with a new one. Whether you need standard restoration work or a more complex repair, our team can complete the work quickly and at a reasonable price.

Check here another blog on choosing between colorbond roofing colours.

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