There are many factors that go into choosing the right metal roof color for your home. The final choice of color may not be purely an aesthetic one. You may also need to consider energy savings and maintenance, as well as other factors like your HOA.
Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the color for your metal roof.
A well-made, properly installed metal roof will look great with any style home. The color of your metal roof can have a significant impact on the aesthetics of your home.
Exuberant or flashy color choices may not work well in a Victorian- or vintage-style home. Your home’s curb appeal will be maintained if your metal roof is kept in harmony with the rest of your home’s decor.
A modern or industrial-looking home might allow you to experiment with bolder and brighter colors.
It is also helpful to compare metal roofing samples at different times of the day when looking at them. For example, a color that blends well in the afternoon may not be as harmonious at night.
The color of the metal roof you choose can have a significant impact on how energy efficient your home is. This is especially true for those living in tropical or warmer climates.
Lighter colors are best for areas with a lot of direct sunlight or warmer climates. These colors are white, beige and light bronze. These cases can result in energy savings up to 30% compared to darker colors of shingles and tile roofs by choosing a lighter, Energy Star-rated color and material.
You can choose darker colors if you live in a cooler area with less direct sun or an attic that is impeccably insulated. This will reduce the impact on your energy bills.
You may have limited color choices depending on where you live and whether you must follow the rules of a Homeowners Association.
Even if your HOA does not regulate your choice of color, it is still a good idea to still follow the aesthetics and trends in your area. If your choice of color is too bold, it can make your home look unattractive and may even reduce the value of your home.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.