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A guide to choosing metal roof colours

Metal roofing is highly popular among consumers for a number of reasons, such as the ease of maintenance, durability, limitless design options, and safety. Moreover, steel roofs are also widely available in most home improvement and hardware stores. When choosing the colour of your metal roof, you should consider several factors to enable you to get one which not only look great, but will also last for a long time.

What to do before choosing colours

Painting method Make it a point to ask the steel roofing sales representative about his company's painting methods. The way in which paint is applied plays a significant role in your roof’s resistance to weather conditions, aesthetics, and heat isolation. Probably, the best roofing painting method is to coat the paint with a clear fluoropolymer resin. This substance protects the surface from the harsh effects of ultraviolet light, thereby preventing the colours of the metal roof from fading easily. Furthermore, this primer can also help your roof to maintain its original image for years to come. Some individuals who used resin-treated paint for their roofing, report that their metal roof's paint was able to retain 80 percent of their original colour even after being exposed for 20 or so years to various kind of weather conditions. Hence, if you are looking for long lasting roof colours, it is highly recommended that you get one which has been coated with fluoropolymer resin. Do not forget that many roofing companies also provide warranties for the colours of their metal roofs.

Choosing colours

After you have made sure that your roof is coated with quality paint, you can now proceed to choosing the colour for the metal roofing. Select a neutral colour. By doing this, you will be able to ensure that your roof's colour would still look good even after 10 or 15 years. Moreover, you won't have to worry about performing or commissioning costly and time-consuming repainting jobs frequently. Make sure that the colour of the metal roof complements the style and the colour of your house. Do not hesitate to ask a professional for advice if you are not too experienced in harmonising designs and colours. Keep in mind that metal roofing systems are renowned for their durability and are known to last for more than fifty years. You may have to repaint your roof once or twice during its lifetime, but remember that you would be stuck with the colour which you have chosen for the next ten, fifteen or even twenty years.

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