A reader's Roofs and roofing question: Zincalume roof?
Anna B. from Brisbane: Australia had this Zincalume roof question.
I need to choose a colour for a new roof for my house. I previously had midgreen Colorbond.
In order to conserve energy I am considering Zincalume as I have been told that it will reflect heat and not absorb it. I have had conflicting advice from a professional who believes that a white colourbond roof would be preferable to Zincalume, as it would be cooler????
What is your opinion? I am also installing insulation in the form of a foil faced blanket. Many thanks
You could say that the Zincalume is more reflective, but after a while it gets a patina on it and is then less reflective.
So saying this I would say pick which one you like the looks of most.
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