7 Reasons Why A Colorbond Fence Makes Sense
If you don’t know what a Colorbond fence is, it’s actually a type of metal fencing material. It’s being pitted as an alternative to timber fencing. If you own an estate, the choice between a standard timber fence and a Colorbond fence can be a hard choice to make.
However, in this article, we will discuss the pros and the cons of Colorbond versus timber fence, and we’ll make the case for why a Colorbond is really the better option, especially when it comes to setting up your boundaries.
In terms of which one lasts longer, Colorbond takes the cake because it is made to withstand Australia’s harsh weather. And you know how it is, if it can stand Australia’s weather, it can stand anywhere.
While timber fencing can last seven or more years with the right materials, Colorbond fencing can last more than that. With the right maintenance, you don’t even need to replace it within your own lifetime.
2. Resistance to corrosion, fire and pests
When you’re working with wood for fencing, there’s always that lingering worry your fence might be overrun by fire and pests, or some natural calamity. However, with a Colorbond fence you don’t need to worry about any of that because, as we said earlier, it’s made of sturdy metal that is even resistant to corrosion.
Colorbond steel is guaranteed to be 100% termite proof, unlike other fencing materials. It is also fire-resistant and non-combustible.
If you live in Australia, where twenty percent (20%) of homes in the cities and suburbs are surrounded by 700 meters of bush, this is something that should give you peace of mind.
3. More security
Security systems that include automatic gates and alarms often work better with a steel driveway gate like Colorbond than with wood-based fencing systems. This is something that you need to think about. Although wood looks and smells better than steel, security could be an issue when you use it. Of course, you don’t need to take our word for it, ask any expert home security.
4. Different colours that don’t fade
Large suburbs often use treated timber fences, however, the colours often fade rapidly, making the properties look awful and old. Colorbond, on the other hand, is made so that the colors do last, at least longer than timber does.
Also, you can actually have this type of fence coated with powder so that it has a colour that would match with the property being fenced.
However, for your reference, you should know that Colorbond fences come in fourteen standard colours: Meadow, Red Oak, River Sand, Bluestone, Harvest, Hedge, Domain, Grey Ridge, Willow, Summers Hade, Terrace, Evergreen, Tea Tree, and Estate. See our colour chart here.
5. Designs that make you look good
The company that makes Colorbond does offer ultra-modern designs that enhance the aesthetic appeal of your estate, regardless of whether it’s a house, a storage enclosure, or a tennis court. If you have special needs, you can actually ask your contractor to have something custom-made for you.
6. Ten year warranty
If you’re concerned about the maintenance and upkeep of your gate, you don’t need to worry because the company that makes Colorbond actually offers a ten year warranty on your installation.
7. Low maintenance
Precisely because Colorbond steel is pre-painted, you don’t need to do any painting of your own and with its long ten-year warranty, you don’t even need to oil your gate or replace the nails yourself.
In conclusion, there are only two reasons why people would want to install a fence around their properties. One is for security and the other one is for privacy.
While it may be lightweight, steel/aluminium fencing like Colorbond is actually a stronger fence than wood and hence a better choice for keeping the privacy and security of your property. However, you do need to watch out for scratching on the surface as it could lead to rust and corrosion.
Now that you know the advantages of a Colorbond fence versus a timber fence, you might be wondering about the price. Well, in order to get the best deal, you should get a quote from at least three different contractors and then compare prices.
You can actually ask for a better price if the custom work isn’t that extensive. Us the form at the top of this page in the first instance to request a fence quote