Metal Roof Colours and Styles
Metal has become a popular roofing material choice for many reasons. It lasts a long time, doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, is suitable to places with harsh weather conditions, is fire-resistant, recyclable and environment friendly. Before you decide on the type of metal roofing, colour and style, you should know what considerations you may need to take, as well as the pros and cons of each type of metal roofing.
Choosing the Right Roofing Material
Making the right decision on what roofing material you’ll be choosing for your home is crucial. The material you choose will dictate how often you need to have your roof maintained or replaced. Metal is one of the most durable materials for roofing and an excellent choice. However, there’s more than a single type of metal roofing option available to you. It’s important to know the various options you have, as well as the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision on what type you should select.
Here are some helpful tips and information you should consider before you choose:
Consider how long you plan to stay
The longer you plan to stay in your current home, the more important the durability of your roofing material is. No roofing material will last forever but there are certainly some types that last for decades, and the option that outlasts all is metal. Some roofs are a once-in-a-lifetime investment while there are others that need replacement every 10 years or so and end up totaling to a lot more than a single installation of a metal roof would cost.
Consider your home’s energy efficiency
Certain materials such as metal roofs can greatly improve the energy efficiency levels of your home. How do they do this? They reduce the effect of the sun’s heat on your attic. When your attic is cooler, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature of the interior of your home at a comfortable and stable level. This can save you a lot of money on energy bills in the long run.
Consider your home’s architectural style
Your roof is one of the largest parts of your home. It’s a very prominent feature, which is why you should choose a roofing material that complements your home’s design. There are many stunning metal roofing material and colour combinations to choose from.
Metal Roofing Colours
There are several types of roofing colours available to choose from.
Standard colors are the most budget-friendly because they are pre-mixed and mass-produced, and they are similar across different manufacturers. However, they may also vary based on the roof’s profile.
Special order colors
Special order colors are custom made to closely remember natural bronze, aged copper, etc. They’re more expensive because they are premium shades and they are about 10% to 15% above the standard options.
Bare metal colors
Most suitable for roofs with a standing seam profile, bare metal colors can give your home a unique look and can rival any paint job.
Custom colors are the most expensive and the options available are limitless. By ordering custom colors, you can get a sophisticated look which is unlike any other.
Two-toned or variegated
The technology used for variegated colors combine two tones to produce a sophisticated and dimensional look. They can also be used to replicate other roofing materials for aesthetic reasons.
Metal Roofing Colour and Material App
Check out our Metal Roof Colors App and select and experiment with a variety of roofing types and colors and get a good idea of what your home is going to look like.
Choosing the Right Metal Roofing Color
There are various colors available in the market today and sometimes the huge selection can be quite overwhelming. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind in the selection process.
Colors that are readily available come at a fairly cheap price. However, unique or custom colors will significantly cost more money because they’re especially made for you. Most of the time manufacturers also set a minimum quantity for the materials needed to produce the color. However, if you have a large order, you’ll find the cost more reasonable.
Your choice of roofing style and color should correspond to your home’s or building’s general appearance. You want a look of uniformity and you do not want your roof to stand out like a sore thumb. The color of your roof should coordinate with the predominant color of your windows, walls, and even the landscape. Choose complementary colors to develop a monochromatic color scheme. You can use our roofing colour app to get a better idea of how a metal roof will appear based on your homes current appearance.
Contrast is related to coordination. There should be a right amount of contrast between the colour on the rest of your house and the colour of your roof. With a nice contrast, your house will immediately command attention for all the right reasons.
Warmer colors are more suitable for homes in warmer climates and darker colors are more suitable for homes in colder climates. Your choice of color is highly dependent on the climate of the place you live in.
Curb appeal is how your roof stands out or blends with the other roofs in the neighborhood. Darker colors make your roof appear taller and your home seem smaller. On the other hand, light colors add height to your house.
What is the roof’s purpose, aside from protecting the home? Do you want it to absorb sunlight? Capacity may not be a very important consideration but know that the function of the roof will be fundamental to the color.
Need more information about metal roofing? Or looking to get a custom roofing quote? Here at Top Metal Roofs, we pride ourselves on our great customer support. You can contact us at (647) 470-7161 for an accurate budget estimate.