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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Jun 15, 2022 3:30 PM

How to Choose Metal Roof Color

One of the most exciting things about a new metal roof is how much it adds to the aesthetics of your home. Metal roofing comes in many styles and a vast variety of colors, making it easy to complement and enhance any home.

There are a lot of metal roof colors to choose from, and we are here to will help you navigate through your options.

Selecting a Metal Roof Color

how to choose metal roof colorThere are a lot of options when it comes to metal roof colors, so your selection is going to be primarily determined by your personal preference. In general, however, you are going to want to either select a color that contrasts with the rest of the colors on your home or choose a color that complements those colors.

A contrasting color will make the roof visually pop and make the home stand out. Complementary colors will give the home a more classic look.

Seeing is Believing! Try our Color Selector - Get StartedIf you’re not sure which is more your style, we recommend checking out our residential photo gallery. There are a lot of completed roofing projects in the gallery with both complementary and contrasting roofing colors.

Another option is to take a photo of your home and use our visualization tool to see what your home would look like with a metal roof.

Metal Roof Colors

The metal roof colors available will be determined by the metal roof system you chose. Below are some of the color options for a few of our residential roofing systems, but you can find all of our color charts and general brochures by clicking here.

Some examples of color charts include:

Meridian Colors


Milan Color Options


Met-Tile Color Options



Check out our new resources for metal roofing colors

Selecting roof and wall colors has never been easier thanks to our new and improved color selection tools.

Click here to see what’s new in color for residential metal roofs:

  • Downloadable color charts, by product
  • An interactive color selector to see how different colors look on a home
  • Product and color filtering tools to show what colors are available for all roofing products
  • Visualizer tool that enables you to upload a photo of a project and try different panel and color options

The Impact of Paint System on Your Roof Color

Adding a metal roof to your home means decades of reliable, low-maintenance service. But not all paint technologies are the same. 

Since metal roofing and siding panels are continually exposed to nature's elements, care needs to be taken to ensure the paint coating system selected matches long-term performance and aesthetic expectations.

Check out this article that explains in depth the importance of quality coatings, what to consider when choosing a roof coating, and the various options available.

To keep a metal roof looking as good as the day it was installed, we recommend a Kynar 500® paint system.

comparing metal roof colors

Kynar 500® paint systems cost a bit more upfront than other paint systems, but they offer the best long-term performance available.

You can learn more about color and paint systems and what makes Kynar 500® the superior paint system here.

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Need some help selecting a metal roof system? Contact us at any time to learn more about our roofing solutions.

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About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer.

Topics: Education, Metal Roofing, FAQ, Residential, Substrates and Coatings

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