Metal roofs were once reserved for more utilitarian purposes, such as for businesses, garages, sheds and the like. Today, however, they are taking a huge chunk of the market for residential roofing. One area where metal roofs outclass others is the availability of different colors. Plus, your color preference can affect the performance of your roofing system.
Style of Your Home
The roof is not the only component of your home that has color. To choose the right color for your new metal roof, take a close look at the dominant colors of the other components, such as the door, the window frames, siding and others. By doing this, you’ll be able to decide which roof color will work best.
In many areas, a dominant theme gives homeowners a good idea about what color they should pick for their roof. Whatever color is dominant in your neighborhood, there is a shade of that color family that is likely to work for your home. In other cases, it’s a good idea to choose a color that goes well with your surroundings. Roof replacement contractors can help you determine which colors are the best for your area.
The color of your roof has a lot to do with how energy-efficient your home can be. Light colors are usually the best option as they offer more solar reflectance. Light shades of bronze, green or blue as well as white, peach and beige are pretty good options.
Color is not the only factor that makes a roof more energy-efficient, however, so make sure to talk to representatives from roof replacement and roof repair companies. The best roofs for energy efficiency are ENERGY STAR® certified, and they usually come with efficiency ratings to help you narrow down your choices even further.
Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors can help you choose the right metal roof color for your home. Call us today at these numbers: North Alabama (256) 325-1345, Spanish Fort (251) 307-5512, and Pensacola (850) 226-5279.