Bronze Metal Roof
Hi Patrick, No three layers of shingles is a no go. They need to be removed, plus the deck needs to be inspected before a metal roof is put on. Darker colors will help the snow melt for sure. How low pitch is the valley? What type of a metal roof is this? Standing seam, metal shingles, ribbed with exposed fasteners? Make sure the slope of the valley is in line with what the roofing system is designed for. I would say a minimum slope of 3 to 12 for standing seam. Metal Shingles would be 3 to 12 or 4 to 12 pitch depending on the systems. Once the tear off of the old rood is completed, have the deck inspected, you will probably have rotten or damaged wood from roof leaks in the valley. Make sure that a breathable synthetic underlayment is installed underneath the metal roof. — It’s a roof underneath the roof, plus it allows your roof deck to breathe.
Bronze Metal Roof
The color of your roof plays a major role in helping make your home more energy-efficient, so taking this into consideration will help you save money on your monthly electric bill. Lighter color roofs reflect sun’s heat much better than darker colors. In fact, a white metal roof is Energy Star rated as a cool roof, and can be 50 to 60 degrees cooler than a dark color asphalt shingles roof. It is best to choose a light color metal such as white, light bronze, beige, peach, light green or blue, if you live in a region that has a lot of sun and a hotter climate. A light color of the roof will protect your home from unpleasant heat, as well as help to lower your monthly energy expenses by as much as 20-30%. On the other hand, if your home is located in a cooler climate and remains rather cold even in the summer, it is better to choose a darker color, as it will absorb heat from the sun, helping keep your house warm.
Bronze Metal Roof
Hi Kathy, You should go with a lighter color metal roof, such as lighter shades of green, silver, or off-white if you want to attain maximum energy efficiency and keep your home as cool as possible during Summer. However, you can also go with other colors such as red or even black as long as it’s a cool roof-rated color. All things being equal, lighter colors are more energy efficient. If you want rust-free longevity, then go with aluminum rather than steel. If you must go with steel, make sure its galvalume or at the very least galvanized steel in case of steel shingles. All things being equal, standing seam metal roof will cost more than metal shingles, although performance-wise they offer pretty much the same benefits and longevity. The overall quality of installation is the key to a long-lasting metal roof. Things to keep in mind, PV solar integration is easier with standing seam. Best of Luck!
Bronze Metal Roof
Time to start shopping for a new roof. The previous owner of our house put a 3rd layer of shingles on the roof. Can a metal roof go over the 3 layers? We are in Syracuse, NY (lots of snow in the winter, 80-90 degree summers). My main goal is not having to shovel the roof in the winter. Do you recommend a dark color so the snow melts and slides off or a light color to keep the summer heat out? Trying to decide between a tan to keep the heat out or a dark green for the snow (also matches the front door and shutters, but they can be repainted). Does a metal roof provide enough protection from leaking in a low pitch valley (current problem spot)?
Bronze Metal Roof
Hi there, I am thinking to install metal roof this summer. We live in Seattle, Washington, raining and cold in the winter. with 3 month summer (2 weeks with temperature above 90 degree). What would be a good color for a metal roof and also what grade of metal roof is the best and can last more than 20 years without rust or dent? Thank you!
Bronze Metal Roof
I am thinking to install metal roof this summer. We live in Seattle, Washington, raining and cold in the winter. with 3 month summer (2 weeks with temperature above 90 degree). What would be a good color for a metal roof and also what grade of metal roof is the best and can last more than 20 years without rust or dent?
When choosing a COLOR – be aware that the reflected light will be the color of your roof and color whatever it reflects onto. Some years ago we had a porch roof on the north side of our house we roofed with a nice GREEN metal roof. What a surprise (mistake!). After it was installed, the ambient reflected light tinged the 2nd floor rooms above the roof in a pale green color. Very noticeable, very objectionable. We had to paint it a neutral cream/tan/grey. So, be careful on lower level roofs.
The color of metal that you choose for your roof needs to match the overall style of your home. Choose a color based on all the elements of your home’s exterior design, such as the color of the siding, doors, windows, landscape, etc. Remember that a metal roof will keep its original color for years, so you should choose a color that you will be pleased with for many years down the line. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to go for a roof color that complements your home’s existing colors, creating a unified and balanced look. Take a look at different color samples during different times of the day to make sure that you like a particular color both during bright light hours, as well as when the sun is going down and colors look more subdued.
All things being equal, standing seam metal roof will cost more than metal shingles, although performance-wise they offer pretty much the same benefits and longevity. The overall quality of installation is the key to a long-lasting metal roof.
Standing-Seam Metal Roof – Pros: Extremely durable, long lasting, light reflective and fully recyclable, metal roofs are a great investment for anyone — not just green homeowners. You can ramp up the green factor by choosing a metal roof made with recycled content and in a lighter color.
Hi Laura, Well, i think it does a little, but I’m not sure 100%. I have a metal roof and inside the house the phone reception is not as good as outside. But, I have t-mobile which had bad service around my house for the longest time (just now added LTE) and very weak signal. So it is probably t-mobile’s bad reception. When I had AT&T (before metal roof was put on) reception was always weak inside, and good outside as well.
To achieve the most energy efficiency and to make your home greener, you can also consider installing photovoltaic solar panels on top of your standing seam metal roof. PV Solar panels can be easily integrated with standing seam metal roofs, without compromising your roof’s beautiful looks or structural integrity.
The beauty of metal roofing is that it comes in a virtually limitless variety of colors and profiles. If you want to achieve a highly sophisticated and original look for your home, it is possible to order custom colors in just about any profile that will match a specific palette. You can even order custom levels of gloss or shininess for your metal roof. In addition to custom, solid colors, new technology makes it possible to produce a number of two-tone and variegated colors that can add a lot of aesthetic appeal to your roof.
It is also important to know that dark vs. light colors have a tremendous impact on the look of your entire home. Having a lighter color roof will make your house appear taller and may be a great option if your home has a low roof, or if it has a shallow pitch. By contrast, darker color can make a tall roof seem less overwhelming.
Metal roofs. This photo shows a clean-lined, stylish option called a standing-seam metal roof. As with the other options, there are various manufacturers and colors available. Metal roofs can work well with modern architectural styles and can give a current touch to some older styles as well. It’s relatively costly, but it has high performance value.
You should go with a lighter color metal roof, such as lighter shades of green, silver, or off-white if you want to attain maximum energy efficiency and keep your home as cool as possible during Summer. However, you can also go with other colors such as red or even black as long as it’s a cool roof-rated color. All things being equal, lighter colors are more energy efficient.
Today, color choices available in metal roofing are virtually limitless, so it is up to you to decide what effect you want to achieve with the color of your roof. Choosing a color for your roof that contrasts with your home’s siding or brick color will instantly help your home stand out and command attention. On the other hand, choosing complimentary colors will create a monochromatic scheme that will convey a more classic look and feel.
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