Does Color Really Affect the Cost of Metal Roofs?

There are many components that go into the cost of a metal roof, including the size of the roof and the type of metal you choose. One factor that not all homeowners realize can also impact the price is the color.

Today, Sterling Exteriors, a local roof repair and replacement contractor, explains how your choice of color will influence the cost of your metal roofing.

How Color Affects Metal Roofing Cost

Metal roofs are available in regular and premium colors. The premium colors are typically made with a higher quality of paint finish such as Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000. These coatings are more durable and resistant to fading, scratches and peeling. Naturally, metal roofs with premium finishes cost more.

Apart from the type of finish, the color of the material also affects the roof’s level of energy efficiency. Lighter colors often deliver better reflectivity, which allows less heat to be absorbed into your home.

Tips on Selecting a Metal Roof Color

First of all, you’ll want to choose a roofing color that looks good with your existing siding. This will give your home a cohesive and attractive look.

You can find inspiration in magazines and home improvement websites, or by simply taking a walk around your neighborhood and noting what color combinations work and which don’t. Finally, if energy efficiency is a priority for you, choosing a lighter-colored roof will help.

Sterling Exteriors is a full-service company that delivers high-quality results. Our areas of expertise include roofing, windows and outdoor living. Call us at (513) 322-4777 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Anderson Township, Milford and Newtown, OH.