Quarve Contracting
Monday 27 October 2014

How to Pick the Right Color for Your Metal Roof

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Choosing a new metal roof for your home might be of the most exciting things you’ve done. Not only are you selecting one of the best roofing products on the market to protect your home, but now you get to pick a color for it. There are many to choose from, too. Now you’re wondering which one is going to be the best one for your home.  With all the options available, how you can you choose the right color for your new metal roof? 10ioct21b2a14You may have some ideas in mind. Consider some of these helpful tips before moving forward with one color over another to ensure that you get the most out of the metal roof that you’re putting on your home - it can be worth it! To Choose a Roof Color, First Look at Your Home If you just look closely at your home, you may see why we recommend this as the first step in choosing a roof color.  Think about how each of the different available colors is going to look if you were to choose that one to put on your home.  Consider the other colored elements of your home, such as the siding and the trim. Lighter Colored Roofs Choose one of the lighter roof colors if at all possible. This is because you can decrease your energy usage with a lighter colored roof - it doesn't absorb the sun's heat.  Darker colored roofs can reach higher temperatures that can heat up the inside of the house along with it, and this is not going to save you as much money in the long run.  Some energy experts even suggest that white roofs can save the most in energy. When Choosing a Roof Color, Consider the Climate Of course, with such winters as we have here in the Twin Cities you’re probably thinking a darker color would be beneficial. You’re absolutely right, a darker roof color can bring the sun's heat to your roof, and some of that will make it into your home.  Whether you choose a light or dark roof  depends on  whether you want to save more with your air conditioning or heating bill.  One compromise option is to go for a medium color - such as Copper Penny, shown in this Kasselwood color chart.  But if your home is well-shaded, the light/dark color issue might not matter. When you’re considering a metal roof for your home, call us here at Quarve - We are a licensed MN roofing contractor providing metal roof installation in the greater metro area, including St. Paul 55114, Bloomington 55431, Eagon 55120 and Stillwater 55082. We would love to hear from you!  We offer free estimates, and we can help you choose the right color roof for your home. Need some inspiration?  Check out our Pinterest page for metal roof ideas.