While it may seem like an unimportant facet of the process to some, choosing the color of your metal roof can actually have a large impact on your home. For instance, it plays an important role in your home’s aesthetic appeal and overall resale value. With that in mind, it’s important that you’re careful in choosing your metal roof’s color.
In this post, roof replacement experts from Treadlite Roofing discuss the four important things homeowners should always consider when choosing the color of their metal roof.
Energy Efficiency – This is likely the most important thing that you should consider when choosing your roof’s color. Metal roofs on their own can already be energy-efficient, but choosing the right shade of color for your roof can amplify those properties. Lighter colored roofs can reflect the heat of the sun better than darker colors, and some are even ENERGY STAR® rated. If you live in an area with hot climates, consider choosing light colors, such as beige, white and peach.
Home Style – Surprisingly enough, your home’s architectural style plays its role in determining the right metal roof color for you. This is because the roof’s color has to match your home’s overall style, otherwise it won’t be as aesthetically pleasing as it should be. To make things easier for you, always go for a roofing color that can complement your home’s existing colors to create a balanced look.
Quality – No homeowner wants to make the mistake of choosing the wrong color for the roof. While roofing companies can always give you advice, the final say all boils down to you. With that in mind, it’s important that you select a high-quality paint for your metal roof so it can stand up against the elements for years to come. The current industry standard of roofing paints is Kynar 500®, but if you’d like to browse for other options, always look for an ENERGY STAR logo to avoid getting a lower quality paint.
Neighborhood Trends – It’s okay if you want your home to stand out and be unique, but going overboard in your attempts to do so can result in your home clashing with your neighbors’. To avoid this, consider taking a walk around the neighborhood to consider the general trend of roof colors in the area. By doing so, you may be able to find ways to stay unique without clashing with your neighbors’ homes.
For assistance with residential, commercial or church roof installation, look no further than Treadlite Roofing. We are your number one provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (910) 758-2044, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Raeford, NC, and other nearby areas.