• Metal Roofing
          • Roofing

            Explore our range of steel solutions, applicable profiles, colours and patterns for your next steel roof.

          • Wye House high angle over-looking the coast. The cladding and roofing is UniCote Coastal.
    • Fascia & Guttering
          • Fascia & Guttering

            Whether or not you have a steel roof, complete the look of your home with UniCote fascia, gutters and downpipes.

          • UniCote Fascia, gutters and downpipe
    • Garage Doors
          • Garage Doors

            Enhance your home’s facade with exclusive range of UniCote LUX garage door textured patterns, including timber, natural and exotic finishes.

          • UniCote LUZ Zinc Graphite Garage Door
    • Walls & Cladding
          • Cladding

            Be inspired and leave a lasting impression by selecting cladding from our unique range of colours, patterns and solutions.

    • Insulated Panels
          • Insulated Panels

            Steel solutions, inspired colours and patterns for your insulated panel application.

          • Brimbank Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre, UniCote LUX Weathered Iron insulated panels
    • Sheds
          • Sheds

            Steel solutions, inspiring colours and patterns for your shed project.

    • All Colours & Patterns
    • Essential
          • Essential

            Discover our diverse pallette of 23 captivating colours, from timeless classics, modern shades and coastal Hamptons inspired colours.

          • UniCote Coastal, Slate Grey - Portsea Hotel
    • Tasman
          • Tasman

            View our extended colour range inspired by the captivating New Zealand landscape.

          • Architectural house from New Zealand with cladding and roofing in Tasman colours
    • LUX
          • LUX

            Bring your next project to life with our unique range of patterned and textured finish.

          • Latrobe Valley Govhub, UniCote LUX cladding and sofits in Ashwood
    • Compare Metal Solutions
    • UniCote Select
          • UniCote Select

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Select’ steel solution.

          • UniCote Select Euengella Project
    • UniCote Coastal
          • UniCote Coastal

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Coastal’ steel solution.

    • UniCote Extreme
          • UniCote Extreme

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Extreme’ aluminium solution.

          • Bondi Icebergs
    • UniCote LUX
          • UniCote LUX

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote LUX’ textured and patterned steel solution.

          • UniCote LUX cover-Govhub
    • Colour Library
    • Inspiration Gallery
          • Inspiration Gallery

            A curated collection of architectural projects showcasing the colours, patterns and textures of our UniCote products in varied environments.

    • Case Studies
          • Case Studies

            A collection of remarkable projects that exemplify the use for UniCote for roofing and cladding.

    • Articles
          • Articles

            2 minute reads: industry insights and design trends that elevate the use of pre-painted steel.

  • Why UniCote®


7 Key Benefits of a Steel Roof


Steel versus Tiled Roofing – Which is the better option?

Choosing your roofing design and materials can be a daunting task – your roof is a key design feature but also plays a vital role in the protection of your home. When looking at roofing options, you want to consider both the aesthetic and functional properties when deciding between a steel roof and a tile roof.

We’re exploring seven key benefits a steel roof can offer if you’re weighing up roofing options for your next building project.

Modern Design Aesthetics

Often people think they’re limited to a corrugated profile when choosing steel – this isn’t the case. The versatility of steel means you’ll find an on-trend profile to suit any style of home. Our UniCote® steel effortlessly integrates with a variety of popular roofing profiles, including dynamic Corrugated, sleek Concealed Deck, and the classic 5 Rib Trapezoidal styles, so you can tailor your roofing solution to the design aesthetic you want to achieve.


Five Rib

Concealed Deck - Unicote Steel Profiles

Concealed Deck



Standing-Seam - Unicote Steel Profiles

Standing Seam

Minimal Maintenance

We all lead busy lives – roof maintenance isn’t something you want to have to add to the to-do list! Steel roofing is the definition of low maintenance, requiring minimal maintenance post-installation when compared with tile roofing.

Steel roofing also holds up better against the elements – the risks of water and wind damage are significantly lower, protecting the interior of your home in the event of wild weather.

Incredible Performance

Our performance testing also covers off scratch and impact resistance as well as QUV resistance – this means your UniCote steel roof will retain its finish, colour, and gloss. You can relax knowing that once your roof design has come to life, it’ll stay looking incredible for decades into the future.

Cost savings

When looking at a tile roof solution, you need to factor in the costs associated with ongoing maintenance and repairs for tile damage because of storms or harsh weather.

It’s also worth noting, the weight disparity between steel and ceramic tiles. In Australia, the average tiled roof can weigh up to 7 tonnes while steel only weighs up to 1.5 tonnes. This means transport costs, particularly in regional areas, will be significantly higher for tiles.

Ultimately, a steel roofing solution will save you money in the long run.  

Environmental resilience

You want to have the flexibility to build wherever you choose – and there’s a steel roofing solution for any environment, whether bushland, suburban or coastal. Our UniCote® Select product is the go-to for most building contexts, however, for those looking to build in harsher coastal environments, we recommend our UniCote® Coastal steel solution. This product has been specifically designed for building projects located within 100-400 metres from the coastline. 

Manufacturing warranty

We understand the importance of investing in your home – that’s why our UniCote and MagnaFlow products are backed by Fletcher Building and offer warranties of up to 30 years.

When it comes to putting a roof over your head, you want to find the best-fit solution in terms of design flexibility, longevity, and cost. Steel roofing hits the mark on all fronts! You can head to our website to learn more about our UniCote steel and products and their suitability for your roofing needs.

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