Picking the Right Color for Your New Metal Roof
Ok, so this title is a little misleading, there is no right color, only the color you want for the look of your home. That being said there are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.
While you want the overall look of your home to reflect your personal taste, it is also important to consider the general trends of roof colors in your neighborhood. Certainly you should pick the color that you like the most, but also make sure that your home doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb on block.
The color of your roof also plays a major role in helping make your home more energy-efficient, taking this into consideration will help you save money on your monthly heating and cooling bill. Lighter color roofs reflect sun’s heat much better than darker colors. In fact, a white metal roof is Energy Star rated as a cool roof, and can be 50 to 60 degrees cooler than a dark color asphalt shingles roof. A lighter color of the roof will protect your home from unpleasant heat, as well as help lower your monthly energy expenses by as much as 20-30%, as well as help reduce the load on your AC systems in the summer.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t go for a darker color because many modern metal roofs boast high energy efficiency and CoolRoof ratings even for darker colors.
The beauty of metal roofing is that it comes in a virtually limitless variety of colors. If you want to achieve a highly sophisticated and original look for your home, you can order custom colors that will match a specific palette. You can even order custom levels of gloss for your metal roof.
Custom colors do cost more and there are minimum quantities of material that a manufacturer will require. However, the larger the job, the more reasonable the price for customization will be, and in this case the extra cost may be well worth the premium, custom look you will get.
A visit to the DYMI Construction web site will let you view all the standard color options, which are quite vast , so much so that 95% of our customers choose from our standard palate. You can view our color chart clicking on this link: http://dymiconstruction.com/color-charts/