Colorbond Or Zincalume?

Vantage Point Roofing offers both Colorbond® and Zincalume® Bluescope Steel as long lasting, durable and stylish roof material options

The two options available are Colorbond® or Zincalume®.

Both options are:

  • Highly durable,
  • Resistant to corrosion,
  • Thoroughly tested,
  • Long lasting, and
  • They both also carry warranties from Bluescope Steel for up to 36 years.*

So how do you choose the right material for your roof?


Colorbond® is much more than ‘paint on steel.’ Since its introduction in 1966 it has grown from a colour selection of 6, to 22. It contains 5 layers with the top colour coat baked on to retain its vibrant finish for longer in the harsh Australian climate. This means that re-painting is not necessary.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Colorbond®

  • Colorbond has an extensive colour range to suit any project
  • Colorbond cost more than Zincalume.


Introduced in the 1970s, Zincalume has proven to have a lifespan of approximately 4 times longer than that of galvanised iron. In 2013 the next generation of Zincalume Steel entered the market with patented Activate® technology making Zincalume even more durable and resistant than the original.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Zincalume®

  • Zincalume has a lower cost than Colorbond
  • Zincalume comes in only 1 colour option
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What Our Customers Are Saying

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The team at Vantage Point did an excellent job replacing approximately 2000m2 of 80s era galvanised roofing with Trimdek sheets and Wonderglas skylight panels. Great communication and workmanship from Will and team team. Would thoroughly recommend to any commercial property manager/owner.


I was pleasantly surprised by the level of customer service, professionalism and the quality of installation that the team had provided. The multiple persons I dealt with over the phone including the installation team were friendly, attentive to my needs/questions and I felt they were more than capable of delivering the final product.


For those looking for an honest, reliable roofing installer that provide top quality workmanship, efficient same day friendly service, starting from roof quoting to inspection, through to faultless completion of a new roof, I highly recommend Vantage Point Roofing. I am a grateful customer.