What Is the Best Color For Your Metal Roof Replacement?

A roof is covered with different colored roof tiles.

We’re often taught to think of color as a trivial part of the home improvement project. After all, what really matters is how well the material stands up to the elements and protects your home, which is why so many homeowners are opting for metal roofs. But color matters, too. Not only does it impact the way you see your home, but it can affect your energy efficiency and your home value. So what color is the best color for your metal roof replacement? Ultimately, it’s up to you, but we can help you choose with these tips:

Energy Efficiency

The most energy efficient roofs will reflect heat and sunlight rather than absorbing them. That’s why many metal roofs are bright red or green. Lighter colors will help to reflect sunlight back, while dark colors, like black or deep grays will absorb heat, which will then transfer into your attic and throughout your home. Think about when you wear a black t-shirt on a 100 degree day compared to a white t-shirt. It’s the same principle.

The Neighborhood

Even if you want your home to have its own flair, you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, if you’re part of an HOA or a neighborhood association, you may not be allowed to stick out that much. Your home should look cohesive to the rest of the neighborhood, or you might risk bringing your home value down. So if all the other roofs are brown, gray, or dark red, you might want to avoid a bright orange or light blue roof.

Your Tastes

Your personal preference should be the ultimate deciding factor. You put a lot of thought into the design of your home, from the exterior architecture to the furniture choices inside. Your metal roof should reflect that. If you have a more modern style home, you might prefer a grey or black metal roof, while a craftsman might do well with a blue or green roof. Find something that suits your vision for the home, and the rest will likely fall in line. 

We can help you choose the perfect color for your roof, but first you need to find the perfect metal roof. Contact Jancewicz & Son today for more information on our metal roof replacements or to get started with a free estimate.

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