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Use sealant tape at the panel laps for metal roofs to increase weather tightness. Order yours today.

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Galvanized square tube in stock in 14 gauge at many different lengths. Galvanized tube used for metal fence posts, metal carports, deck posts, panic bar gates, or building supports.

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All of S-5!’s snow guard retention systems dramatically reduce these risks associated with rooftop avalanches while maintaining the clean lines of the roof. With multiple options to choose from, you can browse our selection of metal roof snow stops to see which product will work the best for your metal roof.

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Is A Red Metal Roof Right For Me? Plus Design Ideas.
Lauren Risotto

By: Lauren Risotto on January 26th, 2022

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Is A Red Metal Roof Right For Me? Plus Design Ideas.

Color Options | metal roofing

Red is the color that is most known for being vibrant, bold, and showy. It’s a very popular color for cars, lipsticks, and clothing. But what about a metal roof?

Historically neutral tones are often chosen for roofing because they can blend with any color or siding type. However, neutral colors can sometimes look dull and boring. More homeowners are opting to make their roofs stand out by choosing a bold color for their roof system, and there is no roof color more bold and vibrant than red.

At Western States Metal Roofing, we manufacture metal roofing and siding panels in over one hundred unique and custom colors. We currently offer 6 unique shades of red roofing panels.

In this article, we show examples of red metal roofs and discuss why this color may be the right choice for your home. In addition, we recommend that you check out our metal roofing color visualizer, so you can see what shade of red will look best on your metal roof.

R Panel Metal Roof In Country Red

Is Red The Best Color Option For Your Metal Roof?

Red metal roofs have a vibrant appeal that is naturally attention grabbing. While it’s a great color to use in certain projects, there may be better options for others.

When choosing a red metal roof, consider:

  • If you want your home to stand out
  • If red is allowed by your HOA (if applicable)
  • Red panels will fade faster than other colors

 

Will A Red Metal Roof Fade?

Unfortunately, metal roofs do eventually fade over time no matter what color it is. Red, which is a very vibrant color, fades at a faster rate than other colors.

The expedited rate of fading on a red metal roof is because:

  • Red is a very vibrant color
  • Red absorbs more energetic wavelengths, which causes a more rapid degradation of the paint’s molecular bonds.
  • Most reds are glossy, and matte colors fade slower than glossy finishes

While painted metal panels in any color do come with a paint warranty that covers excessive fading, a gradual loss of pigment overtime is expected and will not be covered under a warranty.

If you decide to purchase a red metal roof, we highly recommend that you purchase a PVDF paint system such as Kynar®. PVDF paint systems fade at a much slower rate versus an SMP paint systemThere is also a better chalk and fade warranty for PVDF paint systems. 

When considering a red metal roof, it's important to understand chalking, fading, and paint warranties. If you would like to learn more, we recommend these articles:

Do Metal Roofs Fade Overtime?

Analyzing Paint Warranties For Metal Roofing And Siding

 

Red Metal Roof House Color Combinations

Since red is a bold color that is not a neutral tone, you are probably wondering what color siding goes with a red metal roof. The best way to determine which red metal roofing and siding color combinations will look best on your house is to use a color visualizer as we mentioned earlier. From there, you can request free metal samples for the metal roofing colors that you think will look best.

Below are some of the most searched for red metal roof house color combinations. We have used our color visualizer to give an idea of what each combination looks like.

Color & Product Visualizer

 

Dark Gray Siding With Red Metal Roof

Choosing a dark gray shade for your home’s exterior brings a sense of calm to even out the vibrancy of a red metal roof for a perfect color pairing.

 

Roof: ⅞” Corrugated Country Red. Siding: R Panel Matte Charcoal Gray

 

Tan House Red Metal Roof

When you want to balance out bold with subtle, a tan or other neutral shade like beige works with a red metal roof.

 

Brick House With Red Metal Roof

Red works well with other warm and earthy tones. The red in a brick house complements a red metal roof.

Terracotta standing seam roof

Country Red R Panel

White House With Red Metal Roof

White is the perfect blank canvas that blends well with any roof color. When it comes to red, a white house makes the roof color pop while still having a traditional look.

 

Terracotta standing seam

House Paint Colors With Red Metal Roof

If you like to occasionally change the color of your house with some fresh paint, you won’t be as limited in color choices as you might think with a red metal roof.

Below are some house paint colors that go very well with a red metal roof:

 

  • Sand
  • Taupe
  • Gray
  • Denim blue
  • Muted Yellow
  • White

Download Your How To Choose A Metal Roofing Color Guide



What Are The Most Popular Red Metal Roof Colors?

  • Rustic red metal roof
  • Colonial red metal roof
  • Barn red metal roof
  • Bright red metal roof
  • Crimson Red Metal roof

 

Rustic Red Metal Roof

A rustic red, also referred to as terracotta red, gives off the appearance of a rustic metal roof. Generally these shades have brown or orange undertones and are less vibrant than other shades of red.

 

Terracotta Metal Roof

Terracotta

Colonial Red Metal Roof

Colonial red is a deep, spiced shade of red that radiates a traditional look.

Colonial Red

Colonial Red

 

Barn Red Metal Roof

Barn red is more of a burnt-orange color that is synonymous with agricultural settings.

Barn red

Country Red

 

Bright Red Metal Roof

Bright red, or regal red, is a very bright, intense shade that is more vibrant than other red tones.

Regal Red

Regal Red

 

Crimson Red Metal Roof

Crimson red, or burgundy, is a richer, deeper and shade of red. If you are looking for a shade of red that is less bright, crimson is an excellent choice.

Burgundy

Burgundy

 

Choosing Between Red Metal Roof Colors

Red is a bold metal roof color that will make any home stand out. Red metal roof panels are available in exposed fastener panels and standing seam panels. While most red roof colors come in a PVDF paint finish, you can also find red metal panels in the more affordable SMP paint finish.

Western States Metal Roofing offers 6 different red shades in all of our roofing profiles. To see what a color looks like in person, request a free color chip today.

For a more realistic idea of what a gray metal roof will look like on your home, visit our Metal Roof Color Visualizer

Color & Product Visualizer

Request a Free Color Sample

Metal Roofing Learning Cener

Interested in checking out other popular colors for metal roofing? We recommend reading:

 

Is A Black Metal Roof Right For Me? 4 Benefits + A Testimonial

 

Is A Gray Metal Roof Right For Me? Plus Design Ideas

 

Is A Green Metal Roof Right For Me? Plus Design Ideas

About Lauren Risotto

Lauren is the Content Manager at Western States Metal Roofing and provides insight on content creation and product promotions.