The Color of Your Metal Roof MattersAugust 1, 2018 8:46 pm Leave your thoughts
While re-roofing your home probably isn’t a project (or investment) you’d consider “fun,” there’s definitely an element of fun that comes with choosing the color of that roof. It’s just important that you keep in mind the fact that the color you choose will have a significant effect on the overall aesthetics of your home and its potential curb appeal and value.
Therefore, you should take your time when going through the color selection process, and be absolutely sure you’re making the right decision.
Here are a few factors to consider when selecting the color of your metal roofing in Alaska:
- Paint finish: You must choose a paint that will be able to withstand long-term exposure to the elements while also avoiding fading so it will keep looking new for years to come. The best paints to select are those that have been treated with a special type of acrylic resin that is ultraviolet resistant. This will prevent early peeling, fading, rusting, corrosion and water damage. The industry standard is the Kynar 500 finish, which has a 30-year warranty, but you’ll be able to find a variety of options that will give you some long-term reliability.
- Type of home: What style of construction is your home? The color should match your home’s architectural design, as well as the rest of the style your house has, including the colors of your siding, doors and windows. This roof will keep its color for years, so you need to make sure you’re satisfied with how the color matches the rest of your home. It can be helpful to look at how the color samples you choose appear at different times of the day, as the way the sun shines on your roof might change your opinion of its appearance.
- Desired effects: Because you have a nearly limitless number of roof color options at your disposal, you have the ability to create just about any visual effect you want. It’s up to you to determine what those effects will be. Do you want the roof to contrast with the siding or bricks? This will be a bold choice that makes your home stand out. However, the choice of a complementary color could create a more classic looking and feeling monochromatic scheme. You might also opt for a more modern feeling involving bare metal, but again, consider the design and construction of your house and whether or not that would match.
- Dark versus light: The choice of whether you use light or dark colors can have a big impact on your home’s appearance. Having a lighter colored roof makes your house appear taller, which can be a good option for homes with low roofs or shallow pitches. The use of a dark color can make taller roofs with more dramatic pitches seem a little less overwhelming.
For more information about the various options you have when doing metal roofing in Alaska, we encourage you to contact the team at Superior Products Inc. today with your questions.
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