2018 is here, and industry experts are predicting bold, bright colors will be the new metal roofing trend to watch for. The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) claims homeowners are embracing the color options of metal roofs, and picking vibrant reds, striking whites, and distinct blues for their homes.
MRA is forecasting an uptick in titanium and stainless steel, as well as copper due to the character and patina it develops over time.
Renee Ramey, MRA Executive Director, says,
“In years past, the tendency has been towards earth tones and subtle colors that blend in. This year, homeowners are seeking out bolder shades that draw attention and make their home distinctive.”
Recent trends show people want to make green, responsible choices that also allow for creative options. “People are getting creative and they are finding that the latest shades of metal roofing options allow them to do just that.”
5 Tips If You're Embracing the Trend
Bold color choices and diverse patterns are consistent across most 2018 home style predictions. From roof colors to accent walls, subtle seems to be going out of style. However, the MRA gives a word of warning to homeowners who want a bold new look.
Metal roofs last a long time, upwards of 50 years or more, so make sure you’re comfortable with the color for the long term.
Before you jump headfirst into the newest roofing trend of 2018, consider these five tips in order to choose a unique, viable option for your home...
1. Look at it throughout the day.
View the option you want in different weather and during different times of the day. The roof’s color will change depending on the lighting, and you want to be sure you like it.
2. Practicality is important.
However strong the desire to pick the latest trend, under any circumstances, consider the practical applications given the climate. Lighter shades are a smarter option in hotter climates.
3. Don’t draw the err of neighbors.
While standing out and drawing attention can be a bold decision, you may want to pick a selection that fits the style of your home and neighbors.
4. Pay for quality.
Choose high-quality finishes and metal that will age well. Don’t skimp on materials when it comes to a part of the home that will be there for over a quarter of a century.
5. Visualize different choices.
Homeowners can digitally try out different colors and styles with an online visualizer before making a decision.
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Hire a contractor who has been there before
If you think a metal roof with a bold color is right for your home, hire a contractor who has experience installing metal roofing systems. Aluminum, copper, and galvanized metal all require specialized knowledge in order to be installed correctly.