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Perhaps you live in the home your parents owned with an one of the old tin roof colors. Or you live in a residence with a ghost in the attic. Maybe you have bought an historic property. Whatever the reason, that tin roofing color may be fading; rust is peeking through the peeling paint; or the metal panels may be leaking.
Years of restoring old metal roofs has taught us that after the rust is contained and the leaks repaired, the most important result is……how attractive is your roof. A key component in the attractiveness of your home is the COLOR of the tin roof
Like the story of the residence below:
The owners deliberated between refreshing the green tint, or changing the appearance to a different color altogether.
With white siding, there is a wide selection of colors available. Perhaps the popular Barn Red color to emphasize tradition is a possibility. In certain areas of Virginia, the black tinted roof standing seam panels are the most often selected. For those who prefer blue, but not the fast-food restaurant style blue, a choice of Williamsburg Blue--grey mixed in with blue tint--is the decision.
The owner of this charming residence is an artist at heart. He forwarded two ideas from his PhotoCopy program: green and copper.
After previewing samples of the two final tints, the owners preferred green, BUT….they wanted a darker green PLUS, a sheen. Most owners of tin roofing prefer a matted appearance. Phil and his wife Doreen lived under roof panels that allowed the possibility of a shiny surface. By that I mean the roofing panels are in unusally good shape.
In the end Phil and Doreen decided on the color below: a “restoration green” tint....with a "shiny" finish. (For more information about colored metal roofing with a sheen.
Does your roof compliment your shutters? Or is it time to paint the shutters also?
Your porch is in need of a facelift; should the porch roof match your upper roofing?--See this porch color project
You prefer a true copper look--See Copper liquid coating
Your siding is brick; what tint would work--See ideas of colors for brick siding.
If you want to view an owner's story of a dramatic change in a color scheme, click here for a tin roof color story
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs. For a residential tin roofing contractor, click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in tin roofs--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these tin roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.
For additional writeups and photos about color, check my blog on tin roofing