If you’ve had fencing contractors around to give you some options for your property fencing, they probably espoused the values of Colorbond — and with good reason. In this article we look at eight of the biggest benefits of Colorbond fencing to help you in your decision.
1. It’s Australian-made
Colorbond fencing is fast becoming the kind of Australian home icon that can rival the Hills Hoist clothesline, the old tin shed and the Victa lawnmower. It’s created by Australian-owned BlueScope Steel and can be seen in nine out of 10 new Australian homes, whether through roofing, fencing, guttering, carports, or any number of applications.
2. It’s built to last
Because it’s Australian made, Colorbond fencing is designed to withstand the type of weather extremes that Australian climates are renowned for. Whether it’s a string of scorching 40-degree days in the summer or the powerful winds, rain and thunderstorms that could arrive at any time during the year, Colorbond is ready to take on the challenge. And unlike timber, there’s no risk of rot or being eaten by termites, either.
3. It’s easy to maintain
Aside from the occasional washdown with a hose (to remove cobwebs) and the removal of soil building up at the base, there’s barely any maintenance involved with a Colorbond fence. Pre-punched holes in the bottom rails ensure sufficient drainage while scratches and minor impacts won’t damage the long-term viability of the fence.
4. It’s secure and private
A Colorbond fence is one of the most secure types of fence you can own if you’re looking for safety and privacy in your home. There are no vertical gaps in the fence allowing nosy neighbours and passers-by to peer through. And there are no foot holds that allow people to climb up in (or out, if you have young kids). Indeed, if they did try to ascend the fence, the chances are it would be accompanied by a loud warning bang.
5. It looks great
With straight, crisp lines and a commanding presence, Colorbond fencing looks great in any setting, whether it’s rural, suburban, beachside or even close to the city. Additionally, it combines well with other Colorbond options such as roofing, guttering, carports and more, which are becoming increasingly popular in Australian home designs.
6. It comes in many colours
Colorbond fencing comes with 14 different colours to choose from, each with their own benefits and complements. No matter what look you’re going for, there will be a Colorbond fencing option that will suit your needs. For example, try darker colours to add sophistication to your property, or grey tones for a neutral colour that allows other features in your yard to shine through.
7. It’s environmentally friendly
With so much focus on reducing environmental harm in the modern world (and on the back of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax announcement), it’s comforting to know that Colorbond fencing is 100% recyclable and involves no toxic chemical treatments during the production phase.
8. It comes with a 10-year warranty
Finally and perhaps most importantly, Colorbond fencing is backed by a 10-year warranty by manufacturer, BlueScope steel, meaning you can have peace of mind knowing that the product comes fully guaranteed for an extended period of time.