When it comes to installing a roof, there’s a lot to think about and grapple with. What model will you use? What’s your budget? Which contractor will you choose? These are the common questions. But one of the more fun things you’ll have to think about is what color you want your roof to be.
And, uh – yeah – this actually a pretty important question to ask! Your roof is a colossal part of your home’s aesthetic and curb appeal. If it looks bad, it can impact the value of your home. So today, we’re going to unpack how you can choose the right color for your new, metal roof. Let’s jump right in.
Lots to choose from
There’s a lot more to choose from than your traditional shades of black, brown and gray. There’s a broad palette of colors you can coordinate to really help your home stand out from your neighbor’s in a good way! There’s plenty of online tools that you can use to play around with color schemes. Who knows – you might find something that gives you some inspiration. Paint companies like Behr, Sherwin Williams and Valspar have great sites to use and you never know – one change might inspire you to change the color of something else in your home as well.
The hue for you
This might sound crazy – but the color of your roof can impact its energy efficiency. Modern metal roofing coatings are far more advanced than they used to be and many coatings come with reflective pigments, so even dark colors can meet energy standards. However, even with the improvement in technology, lighter colors STILL find a way to outperform the darker ones.
Saving some money
How significant can these savings thanks to the color of your roof be? Some studies suggest a highly reflective roof (provided it has proper attic ventilation and thermal breaks) can actually reduce your energy costs by 20%. That’s a lot of takeout, folks. And when you add it up over time, it can be the cost of a substantial chunk of your roof’s overall cost.
So as you can see – choosing a color isn’t such an easy decision after all! So take your time, think about what you want, need and make the best decision for you. Also feel free to consult your contractor. Most will have online visualizers that can help you see what the end product will look like, so don’t hesitate to ask. And as always, if you’re looking for metal roof clips for your next big roofing project – give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!