How to Choose the Right Metal Roofing Color – Buyer’s Guide


So, you have decided to give metal roofing a chance in a big way by joining the ranks of many proud homeowners who have successfully installed a new metal roof on their homes.

Please note: You still have time to get a new metal roof before the winter sets in, which would make the installation process cumbersome, and hence more expensive. So, be a smart homeowner and read this guide to learn how to properly select the right type of a metal roof, with a choice of many illustrious and energy efficient colors, and host of other benefits.

First of all, let me congratulate you for considering this Eco-friendly, and energy efficient roofing product that is built to last for many decades! Now, as far as picking the right color for your home, I would recommend that you take a good look at the following examples:

  • Green – if you are looking for a more conservative, yet fun color for your new metal roof, then a Green Color may be a fun and appropriate choice for your home. Green is an especially attractive color for people who like a sense of peace, harmony, and want to show that their roof is an Eco-friendly and energy efficient choice that is good for the environment. Below you can see a beautiful example of a Green color standing seam metal roof:
Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof

The photograph above depicts a standing seam metal roof we have installed in Plymouth, MA. It is a beautiful example of a standing seam metal roof paired with a Cedar Shake-sided house over by the lake, and surrounded by some very beautiful, tall trees in this wonderful gateway where this proud homeowner will be taking his family in the summer. – This roof is a perfect example of how a green metal roof integrates beautifully with the colors of nature. – Notice the blueish colors of the lake and the sky in the background, and how well these colors integrate with this standing seam metal roof. Here is a page offering more information about standing seam metal roofing system:

  • Various Combinations and Shades of Red Color – Whomever says that metal roofing is boring could not be further from the truth. With metal roofing, a great plethora of vibrant and playful colors is at your disposal! Depending on the system you consider installing, red colors may range/vary greatly in their degree of boldness and redness, which includes the color shades on the bright side of the spectrum such as bright Red to more subtle, darker colors such as sequoia Red. Take a look at the example of a Sequoia Red metal shingle roof below:


The photograph of the roof above was taken by myself, after it was installed on my own house. – This is a steel shingles metal roofing system that you can get from New England Metal Roof.

  • Silver – Fun, respectable, yet subtle. Silver, light-gray, and other metallic colors speak to the very essence of metal. – This may be a great color choice for anybody who is not to shy to tell the world that they have a metal roof protecting their home. See an example of a Silver-colored standing seam metal roof below:

The photograph above provides a beautiful example of what a silver color standing seam metal roof with an Energy-star rated paint finish looks like. Notice how the sun reflects of the roof of the house surrounded by trees. – Lighter colors such as silver are an ideal choice for homeowners wanting the natural look of metal that also reflects solar radiant heat, which adds up to energy savings for the savvy homeowner.

  • Darker Colors – Dark Gray, Brown, Dark Blue, and Black colored metal roofs are also fun to look at! Take a look at the example of a dark blue-colored steel shingles metal roof with a pattern of natural slate below:
sky-lights on a metal roof

As you can see in the picture above, this darker-colored metal roof with a pattern of natural Vermont Blue slate is an exciting and respectable roof to look at. In fact, it resembles the look of slate so closely that it is almost astonishing! I cannot believe this is not slate! Yet, unlike the natural stone slate roof, this roof is very light-weight, which means that it does not require the reinforcement of your existing roof structure to support the weight that comes with the real slate roof, never mind the expense of it, which would easily be double the cost of a metal roof. – more information.

What else is good about darker colors? Style, Durability, and Longevity of a metal roof! Of course, you have to make certain that you are getting an Energy-star rated metal roof. – Look for the energy star label, as well as for the Cool Roof rating council label that assigns ratings to Energy-star qualified metal roofs.

Do you have a metal roof installed on your home? Are you happy with it? Or, are you considering a metal roof for your home? Share your experience, we would like to hear your story!

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Posted on March 15th, 2014 at 11:11 am

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  1. I do not really have a strong opinion on color, as that is mostly about your personal taste, and particulars of your home, but I can tell you one thing; I got a metal roof on my house in Oklahoma, and during a recent hail storm it was banging like crazy, but the next morning my roof was still intact, while all of my neighbors’ roofs, including a two year old roof, pretty much had to be replaced due to all the damage sustained during the hail storm. I also enjoy a hefty 20% discount on my homeowners insurance. I guess insurance companies really like metal roofs around here. ;)

    Ken Smith

    25 May 14 at

  2. Great point Ken, the practicality of residential metal roofing in terms if its ability to withstand hurricane grade winds and major hailstorms is undisputed. I hear that a lot of homeowners receive sizable discounts on their homeowner’s insurance in the Midwest and in the South. Not to mention the energy savings that you get with an Energy Star rated metal roof.

    In the north, metal roofs also help prevent ice dams, which is a significant factor, because many homes are really affected by the ice dams due to poor ventilation and insulation of their attics. You see people doing all sorts of things from heat cables and hot edges to snow belts (a partial standing seam metal roof). Why not install a metal roof in the first place, as well as make sure that your attic floor is properly insulated and ventilated!? Really makes you wonder :)

    Metal Roofing Pro

    25 May 14 at

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