Because you’ll have to live with your metal roof for a few decades, choosing the right color from the start is essential for saving money and being happy with the finished product. The good thing about metal roofing is there are many colors to choose from. At the same time, however, this is overwhelming when you’re unsure of how to choose the right color. This short guide will explain what you need to consider when picking a color for your metal roof.
Look at the Overall Design of Your Neighborhood
An often forgotten aspect of updating the exterior of a home is the overall design of the neighborhood. You shouldn’t just take your home’s overall design into consideration when choosing a color for your metal roof. Walk through your neighborhood and note the color palettes your neighbors used. It will help you narrow down your options because you want something that complements the neighborhood’s style.
Match the Overall Style of Your Home
Naturally, the color you choose for the metal roof should match the overall style of your home too. You don’t want to find out a week later what you thought was a snazzy color actually turned your house into an eyesore on the block. If you struggle to determine which colors go well together, ask your roofing contractor for advice. Elements of your house that you must consider when choosing a metal roof color include the trim, siding, and landscape.
Check Potential Colors at Different Times of the Day
One mistake some homeowners make is checking colors all in one lighting. They forget that the roof will look different under varying light conditions. Therefore, you should look at the possible roof colors at different times of the day to make sure the color still goes well with the rest of your house and neighborhood. Also be aware that light colors make the roof appear taller, whereas dark colors make the roof appear shorter.
Think About Energy Efficiency
If energy efficiency is important to you, then you should know which colors are energy-efficient for your roof. In warm climates, lighter colors protect the home from the heat, which means you don’t need to run the air conditioner as much. Darker colors are ideal for cold climates because they retain heat, helping the home stay warm.
Choosing the right colors for metal roofing saves you the time and money of having to redo your roof because you didn’t like how it turned out. Your neighbors will also be happy when you pick a color that doesn’t clash with your own home or neighborhood. Additionally, it will increase your home value rather than hurt it. Most people don’t want to buy a house that has a poor color scheme or an outrageous color.
Contact us for assistance with choosing the perfect color for your metal roof and having it installed.