You thought you made a big decision in getting a metal roof to begin with – wait till you have to decide on the color! The color you choose is important, as metal roofs last so long (at least 50 years or so) that you will have to live with your color choice for the rest of your homeownership. There are many factors that go into selecting a color for your metal roof, such as surrounding homes in the neighborhood, style of your home, and your personal preference.
Check out these ways to make the selection process easier.
You can get inspiration anywhere, really. Think about your favorite homes around town, in magazines, on TV, etc. What drives and inspires you? Do you love the faded hues of a beach setting, or the brilliant tones of farm landscapes? Consider exterior elements such as facade materials. Do you have stone or brickwork or even stucco on the front of your home? Use these elements to inspire your color direction.
Also, don’t neglect the color of your siding, window trim, doors, fences, railings, columns, and landscape features when considering roofing color.
Tonal or Contrast Colors
It’s not just the roof itself that you have to consider in the way of color; you also have to decide on the trim and accent colors. Pairing those elements with colors that complement each other can be daunting at first. Your roofer in Hanson MA can guide you. You can also take a look at color wheels to see which colors offset each other. Your best bet is to bring light and dark together, such as a cream-colored exterior with a charcoal roof. If you’re going for a tonal effect, you may select a red roof if you have a red brick home.
The location factor can be taken in a few different ways. First, it can refer to the direction your house is facing and how the sun affects it. Take the time to look at your home during different times of the day. In general, brighter metal roofing panels are certainly energy efficient; however, they could be blinding for yourself and neighbors when the sun hits them in the afternoon. In this case, you may want to go with a softer matte color that’s not as glossy.
The other way to consider location is the neighborhood you’re in. Look at your neighbors’ homes and consider the colors they use. You may want to stick with the general theme so your home doesn’t stick out. If you live in a homeowner’s association, you may be very limited in the colors you can choose, so always check with them to see if you have to stick with neutrals.
Think regionally, too. If your home is in the mountains or the forest, consider earth tones that match the surrounding landscape, such as weathered gray or classic green.
As you can see, there are many factors you will have to draw on when selecting a color for your new metal roof.
As you can see, there are many benefits that come with metal roofing, and they all add up to a better value for your dollar.
Contact Revered Metal Roofing on the South Shore< in Hanson, MA
Metal lasts much longer than other types and can give you a better ROI. We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality roofing products, including Hanson, Taunton, Marshfield, Quincy, Falmouth, Hingham, Norwood, Milton, Natick and Franklin areas
I have received many compliments on my new roof. Some really love the color others are impressed with the efficiency, the most asked question is how loud is the rain (you don’t hear a thing!). - Debbie.