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.

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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:

"Lindus installed snow gates on our newly constructed home. I wish I’d know about them earlier, we’ve not had the best luck with roofing companies. Lindus is professional, competitive, performs quality work as committed. We’ve built seven homes, most high end, so we have experienced expectations that were met. Thank you."

Daniel V.
Weyerhaeuser, WI
January 13, 2024

"The Lindus roofing crew did an excellent job on our storage shed and outhouse roofs. Much appreciated! I would highly recommend them for other roofing projects for future customers."

Joan G.
Spring Valley, WI
December 21, 2023

Lindus installed new LeafGuard® Gutters and put a metal roof on the dormer of my house. The were very professional and friendly. They kept me informed during the process and were great to work with.  I recommend them highly."

Doug K.
Minneapolis, MN
December 20, 2023

Lindus Construction has performed several outside projects on our house in Minnetonka. The first job involved the installation of steel roofing on our home. They did a great job cleaning up the area around the house.  The second project that we had them do was to install a new deck.  Lastly, we had Lindus replace our old vinyl siding.  We had them install LP® SmartSide® in blue.  The bottom line is, they don't take shortcuts and use quality materials.

Brian L.
Minnetonka, MN
December 13, 2023

"Lindus Construction installed a metal roof on my cabin and did an outstanding job! My salesperson, Dave Anderson helped me choose the best option for my situation and then stayed in contact throughout the process of installation. I was very impressed by both the installers and Dave’s professionalism!"

Ellen B.
Amery, WI
December 2, 2023

"My experience with Lindus was a 5 star experience!  Right from the beginning ALL those talked to were knowledgeable, courteous and took the time to answer all questions.  I have recommended your company to several of my neighbors, of which a couple have already had worked performed and others I believe will be contacting you soon.  I thank you for your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction!"

Jim J.
Hayward, WI
July 24, 2023
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