Match, Complement or Contrast with COLORBOND®

22 June 2016

COLORBOND® steel sheds are a versatile way to create more space for your home and family. Whether you're thinking of a small backyard lock-up for your tools, a medium-sized garage with some work space, or an expansive cover for your farm; a COLORBOND® shed is an effective way of gaining functional space in a reasonably short period of time.

The top choice for coloured steel

COLORBOND® steel is lightweight, durable and easy to maintain, which makes it an ideal cladding choice for sheds. Manufactured in Australia to Australian Standards (AS1397 and AS/NZS 2728) and tested in some of the harshest Australian conditions over the last 50 years, genuine COLORBOND® steel is far more than just ‘paint on steel’. The advanced paint technology provides a durable, baked-on paint finish that resists peeling, chipping and cracking.

In 2013, COLORBOND® steel introduced the industry leading Activate® technology that enhances the protective coating of COLORBOND® steel’s substrate. This practice makes COLORBOND® steel one of the world’s toughest, most advanced building materials. So your shed will not only look great, it will last beautifully.

Extensive colour range available

Beyond customising the layout and dimensions of your pre-engineered shed, THE Shed Company can also create the perfect balance of aesthetics through the extensive range of colours available. COLORBOND® steel has 22 colours to choose from, which enables you to colour coordinate your new shed with your home or other existing buildings on your property.

Did you know the COLORBOND® steel palette is so popular with architects and builders that many major paint, window, door and water tank suppliers use their colours too? This means when designing your shed, your home’s exterior can be colour coordinated to create a stunning effect or be designed to blend in with your yard or home. Match, complement or contrast – the choice is yours.

Maintaining COLORBOND® steel

Simple maintenance of COLORBOND® steel through regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong its life but also maintain its attractiveness. Applications where the paint finish is naturally washed by rainwater, for example roofing, do not usually require this maintenance. However, some areas such as wall cladding under eaves, the top of garage doors and the underside of eave gutters are often not washed by rainwater, and so require some attention. 

Ensure these ‘unwashed’ areas are hosed down at least every six months and more frequently in coastal areas where marine salt spray is prevalent. This practice should be also conducted in areas where high levels of industrial fallout occur. It is also important to ensure that there is no build-up of debris, such as soil and mulch against COLORBOND® steel products.

If cared for in this way, your shed made from COLORBOND® steel should give many years of easy maintenance life.

COLORBOND® and Activate® are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited.

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