A roof is one of the most important weather protectors and insulators for your domestic, commercial or industrial project. Choosing what material is best suited to the property is a crucial decision. High quality steel roofing is the most popular choice due to its durability, light weight and design flexibility. However, there are multiple factors to consider when it comes to comparing UniCote® and Colorbond® steel roofing supplies. Below, we look at how these options differ, and which product is superior.



Colorbond® steel was first introduced in Australia in 1966 and is highly popular due to its weight, strength and wide range of colour options to fit any design vision. Colorbond® steel can withstand extreme weather conditions and requires minimal maintenance as the colour is bonded to the steel during the manufacturing process and does not require repainting.

There is a palette of 22 colours to suit any exterior scheme. When it was introduced, Colorbond® was a game-changing product and has become a household name as a result. But today, other options are increasingly becoming more popular due to some additional benefits they offer. One of these is UniCote®.


Why UniCote® is the Superior Choice

UniCote® is a steel product designed specifically for the harsh environments found in this country. It’s an excellent choice for Queensland in particular, which faces a variety of harsh weather ranging from extreme temperatures to high winds and brutal thunderstorms. UniCote® is pre-painted and uses a hot-dipped aluminium/zinc alloy-coated steel substrate. The outer layer is a polyester topcoat, using the latest infrared reflective pigments, baked on to a polyester primer.

UniCote® Steel has undergone rigorous performance testing to ensure its resistant to impact, scratches, bending, heat, humidity and salt spray. For example, it can bend to a diameter equal to five times the thickness of the steel sheet without any paint cracking or loss of adhesion. You can also choose from just as many colour and design variations as Colorbond®. The paint system used is proven to provide resistance to chipping, peeling or cracking as well as offering great colour retention and high formability.


The Best Value Option

UniCote® is one of the most competitively priced steel roofing supplies on the market. By lowering the cost of pre-painted steel, UniCote® helps to increase accessibility and affordability for high quality, pre-painted steel in Australia. Its cost-effectiveness makes it ideal for large scale installations such as on industrial properties as well as on homes and commercial buildings.


Looking for Quality Steel Roofing Supplies in Brisbane?

If you’re interested in getting UniCote® roofing, flashings or other supplies for your next domestic, commercial or industrial building project in Queensland, get in touch with our team. At Rollsec, we provide premium metal roofing products to customers across Brisbane.

Call us today on 07 3054 6721 to discuss your requirements or contact us online.