Choosing the right color for your roofing sheets can be a daunting task. It's important to consider the surrounding area and the type of building you are roofing when making your decision. Classic colors such as terracotta red or anthracite gray are popular choices for residential properties, while bright colors that match the brick can be a great option for modern brick houses. If you have trees, buildings, or farmland in the area, you may want to opt for a juniper green color to blend in with the green areas.
Alternatively, an anthracite color can work well in rural areas. Corrugated roofing sheets are traditionally used in farm buildings, but they have become increasingly popular for garden sheds and outbuildings in recent years. Plastisol is a steel sheet that is treated with a primer paint and then covered with PVC. It is known for its durability and is expected to last up to 30 years.
It is also lightweight and weather resistant. If the building you are roofing is listed or in a conservation area, you may need to get consent to modify the roof and internal structure. When looking at samples of panels, it's important to keep in mind that the lighting conditions on the ceiling are different than when looking at a sample from the kitchen counter. Holding a color chip in your hand and viewing it from an arm's length is not representative of how it will look on the ceiling.
To get a more realistic view of what your roof will look like, look at samples from ceiling to floor. Depending on the quality of the paint and structure of the ceiling, choose a color that fits your budget. Before choosing the color of your metal roof, you must first decide on the type of metal panel and painting system for your new roof. This will allow you to opt for a dark metal roof and reduce the impact of the darker color compared to the lighter color. When it comes to choosing metal sheets for roofing, many people end up making their decision as an afterthought at the end of construction.
Polyester roofing sheets are another lightweight option that is easy to work with and has a cost similar to PVC, but with high strength and high rigidity. This makes them ideal for areas where sunlight is limited. Hidden locking panels are usually the most expensive and weatherproof metal roof system available. However, it's important to remember that no matter which type of metal sheet you choose, it's essential to take into account all factors before making your decision.
This includes considering the surrounding area, type of building, budget, and painting system.