Metal Roofing Trim: How To Pick The Right Color

08.18.2017

Your roof should do more than just protect your home from the elements. It should add curb appeal to your home. To that end, the color of your metal roofing trim, gables, and eaves will play a major role in how your home appears from the street.

 

Choosing a color isn’t as simple as you might imagine. Metal roofing is available in numerous hues and tones. The challenge is to select the one that gives your roof maximum visual attractiveness. Following are a few key factors to keep in mind when making your decision.

 

Your Home’s Exterior Design

 

Ideally, your home will have a unique style. From its doors and siding to its windows and landscaping, it should have a distinct sense of flair. A poorly chosen roof color can ruin the effect.

 

It’s important to take into account your home’s design when selecting a color. Everything from your metal roofing trim edging to your gables and eaves will contribute to its overall style. If you have no plans to paint your home a new color in the next several years, choose a color for your roof that enhances the current palette.

 

Your Desired Aesthetic

 

Colors can be combined to influence perceptions. That’s worth remembering when you choose one for your roof.

 

For example, you might select a color that complements your home’s siding. Doing so can give your home a vintage feel, where the color scheme is reminiscent of the past.

 

Or suppose you choose a color that’s in contrast to the palette used across the rest of your home’s exterior. The contrasting colors can give your home a more expressive, creative, and attention-grabbing appeal.

 

You can also choose colors that look like metal, such as platinum or slate gray. These can give your metal roofing trim edging a fashionable, trend-setting appearance.

 

Protection Against UV Rays

 

In addition to design and aesthetics, it’s worth considering that some colors are more reflective of heat than others. Lighter colors, such as Mauna Kea White and Sandalwood, reflect UV rays while darker colors, such as Maile Green and Regal Blue, are more likely to absorb them.

 

Note that our metal roofing products are coated with the ULTRA-Cool® 1.0 mil Kynar 500® paint system. This resin-based coating is designed to reflect heat, keeping your home’s interior cool.

 

Kloeckner Metals is one of Hawaii’s leading metal roof manufacturers. With nearly 60 years of experience, we’ve built our reputation on high-performance products, professional customer support, and a long history of reliability. If you’re thinking about replacing your metal roof, call us at (808) 682-3000 or fill out this short form for a free estimate.

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