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Choose a color for your new metal roof

May 31, 2023

Choose a color for your new metal roof

Selecting a single color for your metal roofing is one of the most exciting and difficult decisions involved in getting a new roof. There are many factors to consider that will affect both form and function. You’ll want to choose an option that captures attention, but doesn’t detract from the rest of your home’s exterior.

Consider function first
Know that the color will affect your new roof’s functionality. According to Metal Roof Alliance, the climate should be taken into consideration when choosing a roofing color. If you live in a perpetually warm or hot region, you’re likely better off with a lighter color. This will heighten the roof’s ability to reflect sunlight, which can help keep your home cooler. Alternatively, if you live in a colder area, you may want to consider a darker roof. The organization pointed out that the solar heating effect would allow a dark roof to retain heat better.

Then decide on style
If your home’s exterior boasts natural colors and you’re keen on the aesthetics, then you should stick with the palette and go for darker browns and greens. On the other hand, if you want contrast, you can opt for a brighter color that can still be found in nature, such as red or a lighter green.

Coastal homes have traditional roofing colors that homeowners can look into. Depending on the region, this can a range of reds or blues. For more inspiration, do some research on coastal homes around the world and consider if the color would work for your home.

For a truly unique look, look at some metallic paints. However, given its distinctive reflectivity, you’ll want to make sure that the color works well with the rest of your home’s exterior before settling on it.

Additionally, you’ll want to consider the overall color scheme of your neighborhood. You’ll want your new roof to stand out, but not be an eyesore for the street. Assess your neighborhood’s atmosphere and figure out which colors will help complement the look. You can consult your neighbors, who may be able to suggest even more interesting options.

Remember that whatever color you choose is likely to stay for a while, so be sure to make the decision with family members. Metal roof contractors usually offer their own selection of paint options, so reach out to one today to discuss your options.

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