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We live on a lake and the reflection from some of the metal roofs are very unpleasant and at times the glare does not allow neighbors to enjoy their patio and backyards. Is there a specific color, finish, that is best for a location on a lake. Most of the houses that are unappealing are ones with light color roofs, grey, silver, bluish. The houses in the development that have dark roofs give off no glare but not of these are on the lake. The ARC (Architectural Review Committee) is looking to put something in to make sure that no more homes on the lake give off the glare as people are already talking about home values going down due to the glare and problems. Can you recommend what types of roof would be the best, reflectivity rate, etc. ? Looking to keep all homeowners happy.
Thanks so much. My experience is that, after going through a couple of seasons, any gloss and sheen does significantly diminish. (Think of not washing your car for a year or so.) Typically, on a new metal roof, the worst case will be a situation where the sun is behind the building ... that causes sheen on the side you are facing. That said, most manufacturers offer low gloss coatings and some also offer multi-hued colors that seem to help with this as well. Textured finishes can also be helpful, as can stone coatings which are available on steel shingles. Usually, too, the more texture the product itself is, the better it is at not showing gloss and sheen.
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