One of the best ways to protect a home as an investment is to continue to improve it over the years of ownership. With home improvement projects, the monetary value of the your home will increase while also providing enjoyment to you as you get to enjoy the new additions or modifications! In this article we will examine the most popular metal roofing colors for some of the most popular style homes.
The Home Improvement Benefits of Metal Roofing
One of the most significant home improvement projects is installing a new roof and determining the type of material can be a daunting task. While there are a wide variety of roofing materials that can be used to increase the aesthetics and durability of your home’s structure, one of the best roofing system materials for a dollar-for-dollar value enhancement is a metal roof. Since most homes that were built before the 1990s had shingle roofs, the benefits, styles, and designs of metal roofs are not as widely known. Therefore, some people may believe they are not as attractive as asphalt shingles. However, there are a wide variety of styles and metal roofing colors that can accentuate almost any home quite beautifully.
One of the first reasons people consider getting a metal roof installed is for increased durability and longevity. The good news is metal roofs offer homeowners a wide variety of highly valuable benefits in addition to an extended life.
Metal roofs provide homeowners with:
- Excellent protection against mold
- Better protection against high precipitation damage
- Protection against fire damage
- Protection against high wind events
- Stronger barrier against tree limb damage
- Very little color fading
- Better home energy efficiency
Examining Metal Roofing More Closely
Not all metal roofing offers the same quality, design, and longevity. That is why it can be essential to examine the details of the metal roofing you are considering installing on your home before making a final decision. While color and durability often play the most prominent roles, design of the metal roof is also an important factor.
Some metal roofs are designed so that they look very much like a traditional roof. With these types of metal roofs, most people are unable to tell they are not a traditional roof unless they look at it up close. This can be an essential value for people who want to maintain the traditional look of their roof but want the longevity and durability of a metal roof.
People who are looking for the more traditional roof style will find their best metal roofs choices are the ones that look comparable to slate shingles or cedar wood shingles. Both these options create a striking finish on a home that is durable, and beautiful.
Choosing Your Metal Roof Based on the Style of Your Home
It’s important to remember there are often three significant factors that can affect the choice of metal roofing. The style of the home, the color of the home, and the materials of the siding. Each of these play a significant role when making a color choice.
For people who own a more traditional home such as a colonial, ranch or cape, slate-style and shingle style metal roof styles often look best. However, when it comes to contemporary homes, bungalows, chalets, and Mediterranean styles, owners can choose a wide variety of roof styles. Many contemporary, chalet and bungalow styled homeowners find the traditional metal roofs with vertical lines to look the best. By contrast, many Mediterranean style homes choose the slate looking metal roof styles.
Some metal roof manufacturers offer a metal roof visualizer that allows you to upload a photo of your home and go through a series of choices for roof colors. This can be a great way to help visualize what each color would potentially look like on your home, so you can make the right choice for your metal roof color.
Finding the Best Metal Roofing Color Choices
When looking for the best metal roof colors almost all homes look good with a multi-colored two-toned or variegated color. This can bring a very classic high-end authentic shingle look with all the benefits of a metal roof system. If the color of the home is white, the best shades are often darker tones to enhance contrast. The same applies to pastel or light-colored homes.
However, if a light-colored home is a summer home or vacation home, then a light-colored roof is a good option. In some cases, people want to accent their home so that their roof color is nearly the same as their siding color. This is common among homes that are shades of green, grey, red, or white.
For homes that are a natural wood color with either texture 111, cedar shake or wood shingle exteriors, beige or copper toned metal roofs look great. They can enhance the look of the home and make it more polished. With many of these types of homes, the natural slate or wood shingle style metal roofs are often best.
Darker colored homes offer the homeowner the most flexibility in color choices. Depending on the color of the home, black, charcoal, copper, or beige can be an excellent accent for a metal roof.
For a stucco home, the colors of bronze, beige, copper, brown, and black tones are great choices to highlight the exterior of the home. When it comes to a brick home, the best color choices are charcoal, copper, brown, and black tones. These colors bring out a traditional look to a brick home. In some cases, with lighter brick, the use of white slate-colored metal roofing can give it a tremendous aesthetic boost.
There are also a few primary colors that can make the slate-style and shingle style metal roofs look most traditionally like real cedar, slate or asphalt shingles. Using the proper style of the slate or shingle metal roof combined with either the two-tone metal roofing or those that have grey, red or brown tones work best. These roofing styles and colors make for a stunning finish to almost any home.
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