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SHED MATERIAL COMPARISON: COLORBOND® VS ZINCALUME®

  14 Feb 2024 9:00 am

When selecting the steel cladding and trim for your shed, Sheds n Homes offers a choice between two premium options: COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME®. Both are made by BlueScope, Australia’s largest steel manufacturer renowned for designing products that are tested to our country’s extreme weather conditions.

COLORBOND®

COLORBOND® is one of Australia’s most loved building products. What sets COLORBOND® apart is its extensive colour range, with 22 vibrant options to choose from. This array of colours provides unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to match your shed to your home's existing palette or create a striking contrast. COLORBOND® may be used in situations where Zincalume® fails to comply with specific permit regulations or overlays on the property, such as the reflection concerns posed by a Zincalume® shed located within an airport zone.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, COLORBOND® steel boasts impressive durability. It is resistant to chipping, flaking, and blistering, ensuring your shed maintains its pristine appearance for years to come. COLORBOND® steel also incorporates innovative Thermatech® technology, which reflects the sun's heat to improve thermal efficiency. This feature not only keeps your shed cooler in summer but also reduces energy costs associated with cooling, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

ZINCALUME®

ZINCALUME® is composed of an aluminum/zinc/magnesium alloy-coated steel, offering exceptional durability with a lifetime nearly four times that of galvanised steel. It’s tough exterior is resistant to scratches and scuffs, making it a reliable choice for long-term use. Like COLORBOND®  its non-combustible nature makes it suitable for installation in bushfire-prone areas. While ZINCALUME® is only available in a shiny steel finish, it can still offer a unique industrial look to your shed.

INDUSTRY LEADING PRODUCTS

COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® are both industry leading Australian steel products that are premium quality options for your shed. COLORBOND® steel is iconic to many Aussies due to its good looks, durability, performance, compliance, and sustainability. It is an excellent choice for those seeking energy efficiency and aesthetics. On the other hand, ZINCALUME® steel provides durability, making it ideal when colour variety isn't a priority.

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