Key considerations for re-roofing your home


Australia’s long, hot summers can take their toll on any building roof. In connection with our often wet winters, it is fair to say that your roof can withstand a lot every year. With these conditions, you need to make sure you inspect your roof regularly for signs of wear and tear that could become a bigger problem. During these inspections, you may find that you need to re-tile your home.

It is important to consider all roofing aspects when considering the possibility of reroofing your home. Luckily, Stratco Australia brought the how-to – from providing roofing materials for a DIY solution to connecting with our roofing rehabilitation partners. Stratco is the one stop shop for all your roof restoration needs.

Advantages of COLORBOND metal roofing

One of the most important things to consider when renovating your roof is the material you are using. The COLORBOND metal roof is the ideal choice to replace your old roof. COLORBOND grants a 10-year warranty against product defects on its roofs, giving you peace of mind. The advantages of choosing a COLORBOND metal roof are many and bring you many benefits.

Guaranteed to last longer than tile roofs, metal roofs are a fantastic long-term investment to protect your home from the harsh Australian elements – wind, rain, hail or shine. COLORBOND metal roofs can have a life expectancy of up to 70 years. And the best part is that it won’t crack or corrode and stays like new for longer.

Although metal roofs are more durable than tile roofs, they are also much lighter than tile roofs, which can weigh more than 10 times per square meter than metal roofs. That’s a lot of extra weight and stress you’re putting on your home’s walls and foundations for a roof that will have a shorter lifespan.

COLORBOND metal roofs are also fire retardant. They offer better fire protection compared to other roofing materials. Tile roofs often crack under the extreme heat of fires, leaving the rest of your home unprotected and vulnerable to ember penetration. This is also reflected in insurance company premiums, which are lower for houses with metal roofs as metal roofs withstand fire and Australian weather. Why are you paying the same premiums as someone with an inferior tile roof?

No matter which roof you choose, sometimes damage occurs that requires repairs and maintenance. COLORBOND metal roofing is easier to repair and replace due to its light weight and long panel lengths. Compared to lifting several heavy concrete slabs, replacing sheet metal is a breeze. Finding a replacement roof is as easy as matching your existing roof to the wide range of COLORBOND colors and Stratco profiles. Stratco’s friendly team members can help you every step of the way from choosing your new roof to finding an installer to complete your roof resurfacing project.

Stratco also has a large line of Trim, Gutter and Eaves to complement your new COLORBOND metal roof to complete your reroof project or to repair any damage that may have occurred during the life of the roof. Our products are coordinated with all profiles and COLORBOND colors of metal roofing, so you can give your home a clean and uniform look.


The potentially hazardous asbestos is a common roofing material found in older homes across Australia. Over time, the health risks of asbestos have been revealed, leaving many people interested in removing or replacing asbestos. If you have an asbestos roof, Stratco can connect you with one of our roof cleaning partners who are fully insured and licensed to safely remove asbestos. Choosing to remove or replace your asbestos roof will protect your family’s health and likely increase the resale value of your home.

Roof now, pay later

The need for a roof replacement often arises unexpectedly and can occur at a time when you can least afford it. After a heavy rain event, defective roofs may be noticed or if storms or bad weather damage the roof. Leaving your defective roof unattended is likely to cause even more damage to your home as exposing your home to the harsh Australian elements can create a water entry point resulting in black mold or even an entry point for neighboring fauna , which can settle in your attic space . Stratco has interest-free financing solutions to help you get the roof you need now and pay for it over time.

Whatever the style or age of your home, we offer stylish metal roofing options in a wide range of profiles and colors to match your home’s design. One thing is certain, a Stratco metal roof will be an investment in your home that you will be grateful for for many years to come.