Factors to Consider When Choosing a Metal Roof Color

Metal is one of today’s most sustainable roofing options for residential and commercial structures. It can last for more than 50 years when properly installed and maintained. Another reason it’s so popular is its wide selection of colors. 

Here are things you should consider when choosing a metal roof color.

Your Home’s Style 

You need to make sure that the color of your metal roof complements the style of your home. The color of your new roof should be in harmony with the other parts of your exterior, such as windows, doors and siding. Keep in mind that you will have to stick with the color you’ll choose for years or even decades, so go for a hue that gives your home a balanced look. If possible, ask your roofing company for color samples and see how they look like during different times of the day.

Paint Finish Quality

It pays to invest in quality paint that will withstand harsh elements and keep your roof looking new for years. Go for a paint product that has been treated with a special acrylic resin that blocks harmful ultraviolet rays. This special resin will also help prevent fading, peeling, corrosion, rust and water penetration. For an additional layer of protection, you can also have coatings and sealant applied.

Energy Efficiency

The color of your metal roof can play a major role in your home’s energy efficiency. Roofs with lighter colors reflect solar heat better than dark-colored ones. ENERGY STAR®-rated roofs or cool roofs can be 50 to 60 degrees cooler than a dark-colored asphalt shingle roof. If you live in a warm climate, it would help to choose light colors like white, beige, peach, light green, light bronze or blue. Depending on where you live, a light-colored roof can reduce your energy bills by up to 30 percent.

Turn to Wortham Bros for quality steel roof installation services. Our experienced team also specializes in hail damage repair. Call us at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in McKinney, TX.

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