Guest User
9/26/2002
I have elected to go with Steel Roof. Now the delima is picking color. I would like to pick a color that is environmentaly freindly in New England (Massachusetts). In other words, I am flexible with color as I will be converting to Vinyl Siding from ceder in few years. I would like to pick a color that suits contemparary home, better fade resistance (reltively speaking over other colors, my theory is if I pick dark color than uneven fading will make the roof look worst), in winter I like to have snow melt away faster with less sunshine and in summer does not absorb heat. Am I sounding wierd? May be I am. However, would greatly apprerciate any advise.
Guest User
9/26/2002
I have elected to go with Steel Roof. Now the delima is picking color. I would like to pick a color that is environmentaly freindly in New England (Massachusetts). In other words, I am flexible with color as I will be converting to Vinyl Siding from ceder in few years. I would like to pick a color that suits contemparary home, better fade resistance (reltively speaking over other colors, my theory is if I pick dark color than uneven fading will make the roof look worst), in winter I like to have snow melt away faster with less sunshine and in summer does not absorb heat. Am I sounding wierd? May be I am. However, would greatly apprerciate any advise.
Guest User
9/26/2002
I have elected to go with Steel Roof. Now the delima is picking color. I would like to pick a color that is environmentaly freindly in New England (Massachusetts). In other words, I am flexible with color as I will be converting to Vinyl Siding from ceder in few years. I would like to pick a color that suits contemparary home, better fade resistance (reltively speaking over other colors, my theory is if I pick dark color than uneven fading will make the roof look worst), in winter I like to have snow melt away faster with less sunshine and in summer does not absorb heat. Am I sounding wierd? May be I am. However, would greatly apprerciate any advise.
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
9/27/2002
The first lesson that I learned in this business is that the wife chooses the color. having said that our job is to give then the technical behind the decision. First you should choose a top quality paint system and substrate if you are worried about fade. Their are many on the market that have up to 30 year warranties on the paint system from the manufacturer. It is important to have one that uses ceramic pigments. Then as you know all surfaces chalk and fade with age, especially exposed to the sun. A lighter colour will help in this regard especially when it is to the white and away from the greens and blues. You should then look at your roof assembly construction. If you have a vented attic then any heat that infiltrates is exhausted out. If you have a cathedral ceiling assembly then there is more tendancy for heat to pass through into the interior which is great in winter but bad in summer. The basic fact is that the building codes call for ventilation. Any air space is insulation of sorts. I recommend keeping the metal up off the deck a little whenever possible, ventilate this space and use a good quality moisture barrier underneath. This will allow you to use darker colors, elliminate ice damming and make your home more comfortable and energy efficient all year round.
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