How to Pick the Right Metal Roof Color: Consumer Guide

Metal Roof Colors chart Choosing a color for your new metal roof is an exciting process, especially today, when you have more options available to you than ever before. But, it is important not to get lost in this sea of choices and keep in mind that the color you choose will greatly affect the overall look and feel of your home. Therefore, take your time and research a variety of color options, as well as consider a number of practical and aesthetic factors that are associated with various colors.

Here are a few considerations to keep in mind to help you successfully navigate all the exuberant color options, and pick the one that will best fit the style and colors of your home:

Quality of paint

It is crucial to select a high quality paint for your metal roof that will stand up to the elements, while looking fresh and new for years to come. Make sure to choose a paint that has been treated with a special acrylic resin that blocks ultraviolet light. It will help prevent premature fading, peeling, corrosion, rust and water infiltration. It is also possible to apply different types of coatings and sealants as an additional protective layer, which will make the paint last longer, and will protect the metal from sun rays, moisture and mildew. The current industry standard is “Kynar 500″ paint finish that comes with a 30 year warranty.

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Top 70 Metal Roofing Facts, FAQs & Pros and Cons – Consumer Guide 2014-2015

It’s Fall season again – time to enjoy the beautiful foliage colors, and time to get our homes ready for the upcoming Winter that is just around the corner!

Rustic House with a Metal Roof

Fall is also a good time to ask yourself some important questions about your home’s and your roof’s winter readiness; Is your home ready for the upcoming Winter? Will your roof hold up to all the heavy snow that will soon start falling and accumulating on your roof? Have you had any serious trouble with ice dams on your roof last winter? – All of these are good questions to ask yourself, while there is still time to repair or replace that aging roof to make sure that your home is adequately protected for the upcoming winter season.

I do not know about you, but if you ask me, I would tell you that a metal roof is a great way to protect your home if you happen to live in the region that receives a lot of snow fall. – Just ask any resident of Northern New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont, and they will readily attest to this! ;)

With that being said, If you are still considering installing a new metal roof on your home or commercial property this Fall, here are the top 70, most essential metal roofing facts, with FAQs and pros and cons to consider in your buying and decision making process.

In order to help you navigate this long list, we broke it down into the following categories:

Materials Pros & Cons Residential metal roof
Cost of Materials
Cost of Installation
Colors & Styles
Weather Protection
Energy Efficiency
Environmental Impact
10 Bonus Facts

Materials Pros & Cons:

standing seam roof with metallic finish 1. Metal roofs can be made from a variety of metals and alloys including Galvanized steel (hot zinc galvanized G-90, or zinc and aluminum G-60 steel), Galvalume steel (A more expensive and longer lasting coating compared to G-90 steel.), stone-coated steel (G-90 galvanized steel), aluminum, copper, zinc, terne (zinc-tin alloy), and stainless steel.

2. The downside of galvanized steel is that it can corrode, eventually, especially when exposed to moist salt spray environment.

3. Steel is the most frequently used material in both residential and commercial applications, mainly due to its lower cost.

4. Aluminum is the second most popular material. It is more durable and longer lasting than steel, but only costs a fraction of the price of premium metals, such as copper or zinc.

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