Choosing a Metal Roof Color

January 7, 2013 § 4 Comments

Just a pet peeve of mine, but I really do not care for a bright red metal roof on an old historic stone house. I know that some of my bias is regional–I’m sorry if I’ve offended anybody’s taste. But what I much prefer is a color that comes from the stone itself. What that does is blend the roof with the house and not call it out like a big old stop sign on a dirt road.


This photo shows a neutral option for a metal roof color. Perfect actually for the little stone house above.

If you are choosing a metal roof color for your home and you do NOT want to feature the roof as the focal point of the neighborhood, choose a color that blends or approximates a traditional roof color (grays, bronze, brown, charcoal, black). On the other hand, if you need people to find your house in a snowstorm, then choose a bright Crayola color and love it. Fair warning.

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§ 4 Responses to Choosing a Metal Roof Color

  • Andy C. says:

    You’d best stay out of Canada, especially Quebec, to avoid offending your sensibilities. This is rampant.

  • Barbara Meglis says:

    Oh I know. And Upstate New York and Colorado and… yikes. I’m not crazy about a metal roof at all (visually, that is), but we just put one on the cottage. It’s practical. But the colors? I’m having a little trouble adjusting my set (so to speak)…

  • Durf says:

    So glad to see you posting often. I’ve read your whole blog and really enjoy it.

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