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The 5 Cs of Colour Selection for Your Metal Roof

If you’ve taken the plunge and decided to re-roof your home using metal roof sheets, then one of the key decisions you’ll need to make is about colour. Homeowners are often surprised by the range of colours on offer, and the choice you make can determine the impact that your metal roof has.

Co-ordinate or Contrast?

This is an aesthetic decision but it’s important to get it right. For example, if your home has white cladding, would a pale grey or a slate be the better choice? This decision is all about balancing your roof with the fabric of your home. If the construction is predominantly brick, then a terracotta roof would co-ordinate perfectly for a seamless effect, where a lighter roof may look unbalanced. Another decision concerns kerb appeal and whether you want your roof to blend in with others in the neighbourhood, or boldly stand out to make a design statement.

Complementing the Environment

If your house is surrounded by trees, then you may be considering a green roof. Observe the way the play of light changes the colour of the environment to pick a colour that is most complementary.

Conformity or Non-Conformity?

You may want to discuss your colour choice with your neighbours if you live in a built-up area. After all, you could all be living with the colour choice you make for a lifetime, thanks to the durable and long-lasting nature of steel roofing sheets. Our colour chart will help you choose a shade that reflects your design choices without sticking out like a sore thumb.

Consider the Climate

If you live in a colder region of the country, you might consider a darker roof colour to absorb heat from the environment. Likewise, in a warmer area, a paler roof will help to reflect the sun’s rays, keeping your home cool.

Change of Mind

Although your roof colour will last up to 30 years depending on the finish you choose, you can always change your mind and have it refinished in another colour – not something you can do with other roofing material!

If you’re considering a metal roof for your property, contact us and we’ll be happy to advise you on the best colour and finish for your home.