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Explore What’s Possible with Our New Metal Roofing Colors Simulator

11.23.2020

If you’ve chosen metal materials for your building project – whether for a roof, siding, or canopy – you’re likely aware of the many benefits of using metal in both residential and commercial applications. Combining functionality and aesthetics, metal roofing is lightweight, yet strong, and provides durability, low maintenance, and energy efficiency. In addition to performing well, metal materials simply look great. Whether you’re a commercial builder or a homeowner, there’s a broad array of metal roofing and metal siding colors and styles available to suit your needs—and our new signature metal roofing colors simulator will help you visualize them.

Introducing Our Metal Roofing Colors Simulator

Now, you can take your planning and visualization one step further with our metal roofing colors simulator. Our new metal roofing colors simulator allows you to experiment with how different colors can look on different building products.

Kloeckner Metals offers a full palette of metal roofing and siding colors that includes greens, reds, grays, tans, and browns that are attractive in a variety of settings. Using our color simulator, you can try out a full range of metal colors and styles on roofs, sidings, or building canopies to get a clearer picture of how your finished product will look.

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If you’d like to speak with an expert, contact us now. When it comes to metal roofing suppliers, Kloeckner Metals combines a national footprint with 50 years in the business.

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How to Choose a Metal Color

Several considerations can affect your choice of metal color. If you’re deciding on a color for a home, its overall architectural style and exterior design and landscape will dictate the optimal color. You will want to select a classic color that has lasting curb appeal and creates a pleasing and balanced appearance.

Here are some tips for deciding between different colors:

  • Look at different color samples at different times of the day and check over several days or weeks to see if a color you like still appeals to you. It’s always a good idea to get others involved, whether it’s a designer or another project stakeholder.
  • Consider the visual effects of different metal roofing and siding colors. Our metal colors simulator offers an array of classic colors that can create inviting looks. Bare colors, such as stainless steel, titanium, Galvalume, copper, zinc, aluminum, and other metals are distinctive and may be desirable in applications where a look of eco-friendliness and modernity are desired.
  • Lighter colored roofs will make smaller homes or homes with low roofs look larger and taller. If you have a tall or large roof, a darker colored roof can make it feel less overwhelming.
  • The metal colors you choose should harmonize with your neighborhood’s aesthetic norms. It’s important to take your surrounding community into consideration.

Try out our metal roofing colors simulator to see what appeals to you. If need help choosing a color, our building products experts stand ready to help you pick the right one.

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More than Aesthetics

In addition to eye-catching and attractive hues, our metal paints offer exceptional quality, durability, and a host of other benefits. Our paint, coating, and sealant options also offer extra performance features, such as additional protection against premature fading, peeling, corrosion, rust, and water infiltration. Kloeckner’s metal roofing colors simulator not only features inviting color choices for your metal roofing, siding, or canopy; you can also be assured that the colors you choose are designed with the following in mind.

Weatherability

Weatherability – or the ability to withstand weather conditions over a long time – is a big consideration, especially in very hot or very cold climates. Kloeckner Metals is proud to offer WeatherXL™ and WeatherXL Crinkle Finish, Sherwin-Williams’ flagship coatings. With a wide palette of colors from bright white to jet black, these attractive coatings not only offer tremendous color impact and gloss retention; they also offer extreme resistance to abrasion, chipping, and marring in the harshest of weather conditions.

Energy Efficiency

Did you know that Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings? The color of your roof is one factor that can affect its energy efficiency and how much heating and cooling are needed. ENERGY STAR certified roof products, like those offered in Kloeckner’s metal color palette, reflect more of the sun’s rays and can lower a roof’s surface temperature by up to 50 degrees. By decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building, ENERGY STAR certified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed and reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15%.

As you try out the metal roofing colors simulator, keep in mind that light-colored metal roofs will reflect much more of the sun’s heat than a dark-colored metal roof. If you live in a warm, sunny climate, lighter colors such as ash gray, light gray, light stone, or polar white are good choices.

If you live in a cooler climate, a darker colored roof can work well, and many dark-colored roofs are also ENERGY STAR rated.

Graffiti Resistance

While we don’t like to think about the possibility of intentional property damage, the reality is that graffiti-based vandalism costs businesses an estimated $12 billion[1] in annual cleanup expenses. Kloeckner’s palette of Sherwin-Williams building products coatings offers built-in graffiti resistance that does not require any additional costs for a specialty coating, sacrificial clear topcoat, or third coat.

Selecting colors is always one of the more fun tasks with any building project, whether it’s a home or commercial building. We hope that our metal roofing colors simulator is a valuable resource for you as you plan this aspect of your project!

Contact Our Building Products Team Now

If you’d like to speak with an expert, contact us now. When it comes to metal roofing suppliers, Kloeckner Metals combines a national footprint with 50 years in the business.

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[1] https://popcenter.asu.edu/content/graffiti-0

Natalie Spira
Natalie Spira is Kloeckner's Marketing Communications Manager. Previously, she was the CEO and Founder of Fraction Marketing, a marketing agency catering to ecommerce startups. Natalie holds a MBA from Tel Aviv University with concentrations in entrepreneurship and marketing and a BA in English from UCLA.
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