Metal Roof Colors – What you Need to Know – Metal Roof Color Samples

There is still a little bit of time to get a new metal roof before the winter season fully sets in, which would make the installation process cumbersome due to colder and much shorter days, and hence considerably more expensive to carry out.

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Now, as far as picking the right color for your home, I would recommend that you take a good look at the following examples:

  • Green – if you are looking for a more conservative, yet fun color for your new metal roof, then a Green Color may be a fun and appropriate choice for your home. Green is an especially attractive color for people who like a sense of peace, harmony, and want to show that their roof is an Eco-friendly and energy efficient choice that is good for the environment. Below you can see a beautiful example of a Green color standing seam roof:


The photograph above depicts a standing seam roof we have installed in Plymouth, MA. It is a beautiful example of a standing seam paired with a cedar shake siding on a house over by the lake, and surrounded by some very beautiful, tall trees in this wonderful gateway where this proud homeowner will be taking his family in the summer.

The above roof is a perfect example of how a green metal roof integrates beautifully with the colors of nature.

Notice the blueish colors of the lake and the sky in the background, and how well these colors integrate with this standing seam roof. Here is a page offering more information about standing seam:

  • Various Combinations and Shades of Red Color – Whomever says that metal roofing is boring or old-fashioned could not be further from the truth. With metal, a great plethora of vibrant and playful colors is at your disposal!

    – Depending on the system you consider installing, red colors may vary greatly in their degree of brightness and redness, which includes the color shades on the bright side of the spectrum such as bright Red to more subtle, darker colors such as sequoia Red. Take a look at the example of a Sequoia Red metal shingle roof below:


The photograph of the roof above was taken by myself, after it was installed on my own house. – This is a steel shingles roofing system.

  • Silver – Fun, respectable, yet subtle. Silver, light-gray, and other metallic colors speak to the very essence of metal. – This may be a great color choice for anybody who is not to shy to tell the world that they have a metal roof protecting their home. See an example of a Silver-colored standing seam metal roof below:


The photograph above provides a beautiful example of what a silver color standing seam metal roof with an Energy-star rated paint finish looks like. Notice how the sun reflects of the roof of the house surrounded by trees. — Lighter colors such as silver and light gray are an ideal choice for homeowners wanting the natural look of metal that also reflects solar radiant heat, which adds up to energy savings for the savvy homeowner.

  • Darker Colors – Dark Gray, Brown, Dark Blue, and Black colored metal roofs are also fun to look at! Take a look at the example of a dark blue-colored steel shingles metal roof with a pattern of natural slate below:


As you can see in the picture above, this darker-colored metal roof with a pattern of natural Vermont Blue slate is an exciting and respectable roof to look at. In fact, it resembles the look of slate so closely that it is almost astonishing! I cannot believe this is not slate!

Yet, unlike the natural stone slate roof, this roof is very light-weight, which means that it does not require a reinforcement of the existing roof structure to support the weight that comes with the real slate roof, never mind the expense of it, which could easily be double the cost of a metal roof.

What else is good about darker colors? Style, Durability, and Longevity of a metal roof! Of course, you have to make certain that you are getting an Energy-star rated metal roof. – Look for the energy star label, as well as for the Cool Roof rating council label that assigns ratings to Energy-star qualified metal roofs.

2 Replies to “Metal Roof Colors – What you Need to Know – Metal Roof Color Samples”

  1. We are putting a new metal roof on our beach house in Ocean City, Md. We have been looking for the right color metal roof. While looking at the color chart on your website, we saw the Island Blue SR.35/TE.87 color. — This is as close to what we want as we have seen.

    Can you please provide us with the roofing material or at least head us in the right direction? Thank You!

    1. Hi Ed,

      That color used to be offered by Drexel Metals in the past, but for 2022 they have updated their standard color selection (PDF).

      I recommend you look at your local roofing and sheet metal building materials suppliers to see if they can order that color for you. Chances are they can either get that specific color or something very similar.

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