It’s OK To Go Bold…With Your Roof Color?

Brilliance Red

Intense colors, like bright red, vivid whites and deep blues will be the go to colors this year, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). The MRA also predicts that more homeowners will be drawn to the multi-tone hues of copper as it patinas over time.

“In years past, the tendency has been towards earth tones and subtle colors that blend in. This year, homeowners are seeking out bolder shades that draw attention and make their home distinctive,” says Renee Ramey, MRA executive director. “People are getting creative and they are finding that the latest shades of metal roofing options allow them to do just that.”

While we agree, and have a whole host of colors for you to choose from for your new metal roof, we would still suggest you be careful and comfortable with the color you choose. It’s the color that will be up there for the next 50+years.

When you’re considering what color to pick, you are going to want to see that color in different weather, different times of the day. The color you pick will look different depending on how the light is hitting it. You’ll also want to think about white, while the color itself might not seem bold, having as a roof color can be dramatic.

There is also a practical aspect to white as well. White metal roofs, or “cool roofs”, can be 50-60 degrees cooler than your typical asphalt shingle roofing material. This offers you greater energy savings on your cooling bills in the summer.

Aged Copper

Photos in this post by Drexel Metals
Color shown: Aged Copper

It’s also a good idea to make sure your color selection fits with the style of your home and surrounding neighborhood. While it’s great to be bold, you might not want to stick out like a sore thumb.

This might sound hard to do, but DYMI Construction as the right tool for the job, our Color Visualizer tool makes it easy. Take a photo of your home at different times of day, in the rain or heavy cloud cover and upload each one to the visualizer, pick your color and see what it would look like. Simple as can be.

Best of all, you can always just give us a call. You can lean on our experience of working with various homeowners and their color choices and motivations. Part of our job is making it easier for you!

What color will you choose?