Oct 30, 2018

How To Choose a Metal Roof Color

With a lifespan of approximately 50 years, it’s important to select a metal roofing color that will be functional and continue to boost the curb appeal of your home. Explore the considerations you need to understand when picking a roof color.

Light Considerations:

Review samples of metal roof colors at various points throughout the day.  They will appear brighter when the sun is higher in the sky and more muted at dawn and dusk.  Be sure you find all scenarios appealing prior to committing to a color.metal roof

Pick a Metal Roof Color That Compliments Your Preexisting Features:

Color selection should take into consider elements already in place on the exterior of your home.  Things such as covered gutters, window trim, siding, landscaping, and front door.  This approach will present a consistent and consolidated look for years to come.

Lighter Colors:

Lighter metal roofing colors will create the illusion of a taller home.  This approach works well for lower or shallower pitched rooflines.  Bear in mind that lighter roof colors are significantly cooler than a darker roof.  Therefore, a lighter roof can do a better job of insulating your home on sweltering summer days. Metal Roof

Darker Colors:

The selection of a darker metal roof color will make a towering roof appear less staggering.  However, if your roof is larger than average, a darker color may overwhelm the other exterior features of your home.   With regards to energy efficiency, darker metal roofing in Minnesota can be utilized without concern as long as the attic’s insulation and ventilation have been installed correctly.

Your Home’s Architecture:

Neutral and darker colors work well on homes with a traditional architectural style. Modern homes allow for bolder choices, such as black or metallic.  Have a Victorian home?  Opt for historically accurate browns and bronzes.  Greens, browns, and tans bode well for bungalows, cottages, and craftsman home styles.  Gray tones are an excellent choice for cape cods and colonial homes.  Learn more about design and durability considerations.

We Invite You to Consider These Residential Metal Roof Colors:

Surrounding Natural Features:

Elements such as stately trees, prairie grasses, and water frontage should also be considered prior to committing to a metal roof color.  Just like exterior home features, these natural features contribute to the exterior aesthetics of your home.

Your Neighborhood Color Palette:

Rarely is it a good thing when you give directions to your house by stating it’s the only one in your neighborhood a certain color.  Select a roof color that plays into your neighborhood’s color palette or be prepared to be have a home that’s perceived as an eyesore for the next 50 years.

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Our Residential Metal Roofing Reviews:

"The roof is spectacular! My husband is very happy with it. Perfect color and it will be much better with the trees back there. Thank you so much."

Shaloe N.
Oakdale, MN
February 7, 2022

"Excellent communication throughout! Great crew and quality of work. It was clear they had our best interests in mind, finished on time and under budget! Would definitely use them again."

Laura U.
Hudson, WI
March 19, 2021

"Very meticulous install of a metal roof, including some unusual angles. Quick install of gutters. Kept us informed along the way."

Loren M.
St. Paul, MN
September 4, 2020

"Our house had a split re-roof, part metal and part asphalt and a partial roof extension. Given the fall timing and asphalt (no winter application) and then COVID-19, construction/roofing was not able to start until June. Roofing done in two days and gutters in day and a half. All in all, everything went rather smoothly and results for this old house were exceptional. I would recommend Lindus Construction for all of the above applications - Thanks for a great job!"

Marcus H.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 10, 2020

Everyone (the steel roofers, spray foam installers, and LeafGuard® installers) was very professional yet personable and friendly. They did a great job while overcoming some difficult problems presented by my old 1 1/2 story house.

Jack H.
Minneapolis, MN
September 11, 2019

"The job went well and the installers were wonderful people.  I like the looks of my home including color and how everything was done.  It looks so much better and I know it’s going to be way better in the wintertime for me, so I’m looking forward to that."

Jack H.
Minneapolis, MN
August 13, 2019
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