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Choosing The Perfect Color For Your Metal Roof

There are many benefits to installing a metal roofing system to your commercial property. They are durable, long-lasting, and eco-friendly. Another perk is the flexibility of design options. You can achieve a clean, minimalistic look with long, single panels. Adding to the effect is the choice of color. Metal roofing systems provide commercial buildings with a lot of options to add personality because it comes in almost every hue available. As exciting as this prospect might be, there are a few things to consider when choosing a color the right color for your building.

Factor in Your Neighborhood

Depending on where you’re located, the final decision for your roofing color could be dictated by your neighborhood. Some cities impose different rules on commercial buildings, and you’ll need to comply with local regulations that are in place. Whichever you choose, make sure you will be happy living with it for many years. Get samples to test in outside sunlight.  Metal colors may look different under natural light. When the sun is bright and beaming down on your metal roof, you’ll want to be happy with the hue you are seeing.

The Style of Your Commercial Property

A general rule of thumb when you are choosing colors for your metal roof is matching it to the existing color hues of your property. Many owners match the materials from the exterior, such as brick or siding, to the roof for a cohesive look and feel. Generally speaking, lighter colors will make the building look taller, while darker colors will reduce the appearance of height.

Consider Energy Efficiency

It’s possible the color of your metal roofing system could play a huge role in the cost of your electricity. Lighter colors have better reflective properties than darker colors. By bouncing the sun’s rays off your roof, you could save hundreds of dollars a year in cooling costs.  For instance, a white roof can keep a house up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than a darker roof.

The Quality of the Paint

There are many benefits to installing a metal roofing system for your commercial property. One of the best reasons is its durability which is only reinforced by the application of finish and paint choice. A Kynar-coated color finish will help block ultraviolet light and prevent rust, corrosion, leaks, and peeling. Some sealants and coatings can also be applied to make the paint last longer and keep the metal from being affected by moisture or mildew.

Consider Curb Appeal

If there is a possibility you will sell your property down the line, you should pay special attention to your choice of color. While the color itself isn’t going to have any effect on the buildings’ market value, it can be with regards to curb appeal. If your bright orange roof is a stark contrast to adjacent buildings along your business district, it’s possible any potential buyers might give it a hard pass. Choose something that harmonizes with your surroundings.

If you have more questions about the effect the color might have on your commercial metal roof, we would be happy to discuss the best options available. Contact JBK Roofing today.

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