What color for metal roof?

Dark gray ranch style house, white trim, and maple shutters.

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  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Jun 08, 2018
    i think a black roof would be pretty.
  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 08, 2018
    Black, or dark colours absorb heat, white, or light colours reflect. So, you have to decide if you want the heat in the winter AND summer or a cooler attic in the summer. The dark is pretty, but picture it with dust and dirt and bird stuff on it. I love the dark colours, but a metal roof may look better in a lighter colour. And, they now come in patterns, check this site out: https://www.metalroofing.com/gallery/ and, there are pros and cons, so look at this site before you commit to anything: https://www.hometips.com/buying-guides/metal-roofing-drawbacks.html
  • 16999903 16999903 on Jun 08, 2018
    Ditto to ^^^^
  • Mindshift Mindshift on Jun 08, 2018
    Pung61 is correct about keeping your attic cooler. You may have insulation between your attic and the rooms below, but builders often put the AC air handler in the attic. It will work much more efficiently in a cooler attic. Plus, you may decide to change the color of your home when it's time to repaint, whereas your roof color is going to stay the same for decades, perhaps the rest of your life. Here is a link to a site where you can look at various roof colors. https://www.englertinc.com/metal-roof-color-visualizer.html I prefer the grays first, but I also like Everglade Moss, Hemlock Green, and Slate Blue. I think the white colors would be too stark, and the beige colors might not work with your current gray siding. It depends on whether your gray siding is a warm gray or a cool gray.
  • Lo710809592 Lo710809592 on Jun 09, 2018
    I would put a light gray ... will reflect the sun.
  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Jun 09, 2018
    But if you want a more every efficient roof, you could do light gray. I just read that black roofs could make a house hot: http://greenhomeguide.com/know-how/article/three-ways-to-make-your-roof-more-energy-efficient
  • MEG MEG on Jun 09, 2018
    I have a metal roof and live in Florida. On the bottom half of my ranch house is brick that is rust/black and buttery cream multi colored and the body of the house is a medium olive green color and the trim picks up the buttery cream color of the brick. I chose to go with a rust colored metal roof which picks up the bricks and is a nice contrast against the olive green paint on the body of the house. I went with the rust because of the bricks. Although the paint color may change the bricks will always remain the same. It looks very attractive and warm/inviting. Plus I don't have to pressure wash my metal roof like my neighbors who have ceramic tile roofs due to the algae/mold that grows in the Florida heat. Unlike metal ceramic tiles are porous and the mold sticks to it. Love my metal roof.
  • Tulsa Gwamah Tulsa Gwamah on Jun 10, 2018
    Have you given any thought to either light gray or white for the roof (lighter colors reflect the heat from the sun better then darker ones) and maybe changing the shutter color to the same as the roof or maybe a gray in between the house and roof colors.
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