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Metal Roof Colors: What You Need to Know

When a homeowner or business owner needs a new metal roof, one thing they will need to consider is the color of the roof. There are so many options available when it comes to metal roof colors. The color chosen will have a great impact on the overall look and feel of the building. In this post, we will explore some of the things to consider when it comes to metal roof colors so that you can help the customer to choose the right color for their home or business. 

Color Selection

Obviously, the color of the metal roof will greatly affect the style and overall look of the building. In addition to this, the color can affect the amount of solar reflectance. There are also other things to consider about the color selection. For example, brighter colors tend to fade more quickly than other colors. The material can also affect the color. Copper roofs, for instance, will change color entirely as the metal oxidizes with the air. 

Paint Quality

One of the most important things when it comes to the color of the roof is the paint quality. If a high quality paint is used, for example, the roof will be able to stand up to the elements a little better, and it will look new and fresh for years to come. It’s important that you use paint that has been treated with a special acrylic resin which blocks ultraviolet light. This will help to prevent premature peeling, corrosion, fading, rust, and water infiltration.

You may also want to use an additional coating or sealant to give the roof another protective layer as this will make the paint last longer, protecting the metal from moisture, mildew, and sun rays. The highest quality paint will have the Kynar 500, Hylar 500, CoolRoofs, or EnergyStar label. 

The Effects of Color

The choice of color will also largely depend on the effect the customer wants to have on the building or home. For example, their home will stand out more if the color of the roof contrasts with the home’s brick or siding color whereas complimentary colors crease a more classic look and feel. Some people also prefer the ultra-modern look that comes with using bare metal. Galvalume, aluminum, zinc, copper, and stainless steel all have distinct colors that can create a beautiful, unique look.

There is a lot to consider when it comes to color choice for a metal roof. The most important thing is that the customer thinks about every aspect of the decision before they commit to a final color.