You’ve decided that a metal roof is the perfect choice for your home. But you have to wade through some other options before you can begin enjoying the benefits of your new roof. Once you’ve chosen the style of roof that meets your needs, your next step is to pick a color.
The good news is that there are hundreds of colors to choose from to match the look and feel of your home. Here are some factors you’ll want to consider when thinking about metal roof colors.
Quality of Paint Finish
When you choose your metal roof, it’s critical that you get one with a high-quality paint finish that will look new and fresh for years to come as well as stand up to the elements. Make sure that the paint has been treated with an acrylic resin that will prevent premature peeling, fading, corrosion, water intrusion, and rust.
Style of Your Home
The color metal roof you choose also depends largely on the style of your home. Some of the factors you should take into consideration are the existing color of siding, windows, doors, trim, as well as the style (traditional vs. modern) of the home and any current or planned landscaping.
As a general rule, it’s a good idea to choose a color that complements the existing colors and style of your home instead of something that creates a drastic contrast. When you look at samples, do so in different light conditions so that you can get a clear picture of what they will look like in the morning and evening as well as in the summer and winter.
The Effects You Want
You can create different effects with various styles and colors of metal roofs. For example, you can choose a color that matches your home’s siding to create a uniform effect or one that contrasts with it to make your home stand out.
Another possibility is to have a bare metal roof (stainless steels, coppers, aluminum) that gives the structure a distinctive and natural look. Lighter color roofs can make your home appear taller, so could be a good choice if you have a shallow pitch or low roof.
Trends in Your Neighborhood
Your personal taste is essential when choosing a roof color, but don’t forget to take a look at what your neighbors are doing. If there are some aesthetic trends in your area or unwritten rules, you might want to understand them before you make a choice you’ll regret.
The color you choose for your metal roof might impact its ability to help your home be more energy-efficient. For example, a lighter-colored roof will reflect solar heat much better than a darker-colored one. While lighter-colored roofs can lower your monthly energy expenses by up to 30%, you can still choose a darker-colored roof if you live in a cooler climate or a well-insulated home.
Custom Colors and Styles
If you go through all of the color and style options and can’t find what you need, it’s certainly possible to create a solution that conforms to your vision. Be sure to ask your roofing contractor about custom colors for your metal roof.
Metal roofs are a durable and affordable choice for your next roof. Even better, the styles and colors available make them stylish and aesthetically pleasing. At Excel Metal Roofing, LLC, we have been installing residential and commercial metal roofing systems in Missouri for over 20 years.
Contact us today to get more information about our roofs, and we’d be happy to give you an estimate for your upcoming project.