Reasons Why You Should Choose Summer-Friendly Colorbond Steel Colours from Jonda’s Bluescope Steel OptionsDecember 3, 2021
For more than 50 years, COLORBOND® steel has revolutionised Australian building design, transforming our homes and our workspaces along the way. Twenty-one out of the 22 colours in the COLORBOND® steel Classic and Contemporary colour range incorporates our unique Thermatech® solar reflectance technology1, designed to reflect more of the sun’s heat on hot sunny days by optimising solar reflectance properties.
Below are reasons why you should choose summer-friendly Colorbond Steel colours from Jonda’s Bluescope steel options.
Combining COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® technology with appropriate insulation can help buildings maintain greater thermal comfort all year round. In the summer, Thermatech® technology can help your roof and your building stay cooler by reflecting more of the sun’s heat.1 In winter, the “cooling” effect of a roof made with COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® technology is greatly reduced compared to summer because the sun is lower in the sky, and days are shorter and often overcast.
Cooler In the Summer Heat
It’s widely known that lighter colours are better at reflecting heat. With Thermatech® solar reflectance technology, even the darker colours in the COLORBOND® steel range have solar reflective properties which may help your building stay cooler. Thermatech® technology is designed to reflect more of the sun’s heat on hot sunny days, which can mean less dependence on air-conditioning1.
Reduced Thermal Stress On The Roof
COLORBOND® steel with Thermatech® technology absorbs less heat from the sun resulting in reduced stresses on your roof and its materials.
Thermal Efficiency Of COLORBOND Steel Roofing
A roof made from COLORBOND® steel can make a valuable contribution to the overall thermal efficiency of your home, which is good news for your hip pocket and the environment.
Touch The Earth Lightly
Sustainable design is all about designing and building homes that have a reduced impact on the environment. That means, in part, using long-life materials that are recyclable and low maintenance. COLORBOND® steel falls into that category, which is why it’s recognised as a key component of ‘green’ housing and features on so many awards winning, environmentally friendly houses.
Using thermally efficient roofing materials like COLORBOND® steel can help you reduce your cooling costs. In summer, a lightweight insulated roof made from COLORBOND® steel causes less heat to be radiated into your home at night. That’s because steel has a low thermal mass, so it cools down fast once the sun is off it.
In winter, the same steel roof, properly insulated, helps keep the heat inside. The choice of colour can also influence thermal performance. Lighter colours, in particular, radiate less heat during summer. COLORBOND® steel now includes Thermatech® technology, enhancing its position as the energy-efficient roofing material.
Jonda specialises in custom flashing and rainwater goods – such as rain heads, sumps, and pops. Jonda also has a wide range of original products, including the Adjustable Box Gutter Brackets and the Leafless leaf-guard guttering system. Our factory also houses extensive facilities for custom fabrication jobs.