Picking the Right Roof Color for Your Metal Roof

Picture of metal roof.

You’ve done the research, you’ve found the exterior contractor, and you’ve even selected a material: metal. In other words, you’re almost ready to give the go-ahead for work to begin on your new roof! A new roof is a wonderful investment in your home’s longevity and your family’s safety. It bears the brunt of the elements to keep your family warm and dry, and the rest of your house’s infrastructure standing strong. Take it from us as roofers: you won’t regret this purchase.

However, there’s one final decision that you and your home exterior contractor need to make before the roofing process can begin, and that is the ever-important question of color. Metal roofs come in a great variety of shades, all of which can markedly change the vibe that your home’s exterior exudes, thus influencing its curb appeal. Even if you’ve never been one for aesthetic concerns, considering the color of your metal roof has a significant effect on how much money it can help you save—or lose.

Yes, it’s a more complicated decision than you might have thought, but Perfect Exteriors is here to help. Below, we guide you through the process of choosing a metal roof color and explain in further detail why such a choice matters.

Considering Both Style and Functionality

First, step outside your house and take a good look at it from top to bottom. What’s the vibe that strikes you now? What does that exterior say about the family that lives inside? What do you want it to say, and how can your roof say it? A red metal roof, for example, might send out the message that your family is modern and artsy, whereas a black roof might say that you’re of the more traditional sort.

Once you’ve found the perfect color for your home’s ideal style, it’s time to consider color as it relates to functionality.

  • Black metal roofs can help keep your home warm | Because the color black absorbs heat, your metal roofing installers might recommend this type of roof if you live in a colder climate (like Minnesota!) as, in the right context, it could help save you money in the long run.
  • Lighter-colored metal roofs can help keep your home cool | Colors on the lighter end of the spectrum can reflect heat, which cuts down on your cooling bills in the summer.
  • If the metal is painted, ask about the quality of the paint | No matter what color your roof is, this is a factor that influences the rate of the hue’s fading.

Contact Perfect Exteriors for Personalized Roofing Help

Still on the fence about what colored metal roof to buy? We can help. Give our Monticello office a call now at 763-271-8700.