The ultimate guide to picking the right color roof for your home
You’ve narrowed your roofing search down to metal roofs. You’ve even picked out a specific type of metal roof, which is more than most homeowners can say. But you’re still left with one question: what color should you pick for your new metal roof?
A metal roof lasts for 60 years — so you need to choose a color you’ll love for years to come. The color choice is a tough decision to make, but we’re happy to help you find a shade that fits your home and your style best.
Your Home is Red, Brown or Beige
Your Home is Light Grey
Your Home is White
Your Home is Wood or Log
OTHER FACTORS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SELECTING A ROOF COLOR
The color you’ve painted your home isn’t the only factor you’ll need to consider when deciding on a metal roof color. You should also consider:
- The climate where you live
- Policies to abide by, such as an HOA
- The architectural style of your home
Pro Tip: Colors will look different throughout the day. If you have a swatch of your potential colors take a look at them outside at different times of the day. You may find that in subdued evening light a color option looks nice but in bright like it is too harsh.
KEEP IT SIMPLE WITH NEUTRAL ROOF COLORS
Sometimes, it’s better to keep it simple. Neutral colors like grey, clay, and tan are a mainstay in the interior and exterior design world, mainly because they pair well with just about anything.
If you’re having trouble picking a color for your metal roof, start with the neutrals. You can always add a punch of color later with trim, flower beds, siding, or a painted front door to give your home more personality. Take it from the experts — a sandstone, tan, or light gray roof will look great with your current siding, and the light hues will reflect heat and save you money on your monthly energy bill.
We offer the following neutral roof options: stone, ivory, grey, white, and tan.
GO OCEAN-INSPIRED WITH BLUE HUES
When you live in Florida, it’s hard to not think about the ocean. The state tends to lean toward a tropical and nautical feel — including homes. Fortunately, you don’t have to hang a ring buoy on your front door like a Christmas wreath in order to give your home an easygoing ocean vibe. All it takes is a blue or blue-green roof to bring a little piece of the Atlantic Ocean to your property.
Opt for a deep blue for a bottom-of-the-ocean look, a muted teal for a fun, shallow-water beach feel, or a clear blue that’s just like the midday ocean waves. You can even choose a burnt orange reminiscent of an ocean sunset or a white sand shade that pairs well with more colorful siding. Whatever you choose, you’ll have a subtle coastal feel to your home, which is much less tacky than nautical decorations in your front yard.
CHOOSE BARE METAL FOR AN INDUSTRIAL LOOK
It can be difficult to pull off the bare metal roof, although it can be the perfect addition to an industrial modern look.
This type of roofing looks best with white or light-colored siding, which helps the shiny roofing material blend in instead of dominating the visual balance of your home. It’s also great for homes with lots of windows, as bare metal will bring out your home’s modern lines and open concept.
PICK RED TO MAKE A STATEMENT
It’s bold, it’s brash, it’s bright — and it just might be the perfect choice for your home. A red metal roof can make your house the envy of the entire block if paired correctly. Red roofs look great with neutral siding and a bright green lawn — and it’s complemented perfectly by colorful flowers and other accents.
Choose a burnt red for a softer, less edgy look, or go straight for the firetruck red that’ll grab the attention of your neighbors.
WHAT IS THE BEST COLOR OF METAL ROOF FOR ENERGY SAVINGS
Did you know something as simple as roof color can cause a 50 to 60-degree difference on your roof? With a color selected aimed at energy-efficiency, you can expect a cooler home and a lower electric bill.
Generally, lighter-colored roofs attract less heat than darker colors. This can reduce your energy bill by up to 30%.
Keep in mind, modern metal roofs are made with energy-efficiency in mind. This could mean your darker-colored roof is just as energy-efficient as your light-colored one.
MAKING THE FINAL DECISION
Don’t rush into making a final decision right away. If you need help with selecting the best match for your home you can contact your roofing contractor for guidance. They’ve color-matched hundreds of roofs in their careers and will have no problem providing you with expert advice. Hippo Roof is your trusted choice for metal roofing in Brevard County. Whether you’re looking for a roof that’s muted and mellow or bright and bold, we’re happy to help.
SEE HOW YOUR ROOF WILL LOOK IN METAL
In just a few business days, we’ll deliver you a visualization of your roof with a new metal roof so that you can see how beautiful it will look.
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