Identifying Genuine Bluescope Steel Materials: Get what you pay for!

Posted on July 06 , 2016 by admin

Ink branding

(Source: Colorbond Australia 2017)

More often than not, customers are putting trust in their tradesmen to supply and install legitimate and high quality products without question. As a result, we find ourselves getting contacted every now and then by customers who have had import/low quality sheet metal fitted by roofers. So thanks to Colorbond, this blog will help you understand the importance of quality sheet metal/ roofing materials and how to decipher what metal is good, and the best to use.

How to identify genuine Bluescope products

All BlueScope products are marked with ink branding as shown in the picture above. However, if you are ever unsure, or can’t find the ink branding, make sure you ask your supplier or roofing company. For further detail, the Colorbond® website (2020) states:

Fifty years of Australian research and development has created a range of technologies that give genuine COLORBOND® steel its long lasting performance when subjected to some of the harshest Australian conditions. You can make sure you’re getting the genuine article by looking out for the COLORBOND® steel branding on the product, or its packaging.

For roofing and walling, check for the ink branding on the reverse side of the sheet. On fencing look for laser branding on either side of each panel; it appears at least three times in each 2.4 m section. For guttering, you can look on the inside for ink branding, and you will find the protective wrapping that your COLORBOND® steel arrives in, is branded too. Genuine COLORBOND® steel garage doors are ink branded. This is an edge brand on the reverse side of the sheeting with ‘COLORBOND® steel made by BlueScope’.

Whatever you are building with COLORBOND® steel, be it a new home, a shed or a fence, it pays to check that you are getting what you’ve paid for and that the materials used are going to live up to the task – especially if they are protecting your investment from the Australian elements, which put all building materials to the toughest of tests.

Questions to ask your roofer

Here are some questions you might like to ask your roofing company:


  1. Do you use only BlueScope products? If so, what choices are available for me through your company?
  2. Can you help me to understand the importance of genuine blues?
  3. Can you assist me in activating the warranty on my BlueScope roof?


Furthermore, at Vantage Point Roofing, we can confidently say yes to all three questions. You can find out why we choose Bluescope Vs Imports here.



We hope you found this blog about identifying genuine Bluescope Steel materials useful. If you are looking to have a new roof installed, or replace your old existing roof, you may want to read our blog on how to choose the best roofing company for you.

If you are ready to go with your roof replacement you may wish for some advice choosing a roof colour - check out the colour options available to you.


Give our team a call today to get your new roof looking superb, with genuine Colorbond® and installed by industry experienced roofers.

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Updated 10th Jan 2020 to provide most current information


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