Today we will discuss houses with black metal roofs: why do people opt for this solution and what are the advantages and disadvantages of having dark roof.
Fundamentally, what stands behind the term “black metal roof” is black steel. When zinc coating is applied onto sheet steel there appears galvanized steel. If such coating is not used, we get the very black steel. The service life hot zinc coated steel roof with black color is the same – over 50 years.
You can often spot white farmhouse with black metal roof or black metal roof on gray house. As you see, such roof has a unique charm and aesthetically performs best when there is a contrast implied.
The panels are functionally no different from any other panels except for the appearance. One thing that should be taken into account is that the dark roof absorbs heat. However, if there is sufficient under-roof ventilation and thermal insulation, the color will not significantly affect indoor comfort. So, with proper precautions you should not ask yourself “will a black metal roof make your house hotter or not?”
At the same time if there is snow accumulated on the roof top, the black color reflects heat coming from home and snow melts down faster compared to regular roofs. Other than that black metal panels come in the same sizes and profiles.
As we have stated above the problems can arise only from improper ventilation and insulation of the roof. Besides that, the black metal roof has pluses and minuses similar to any other metal roof.
Let’s outline the main pros and cons of metal roofing in Canada:
Black metal roof on brick house
The roof will look good on a brick house as long as there is color contrast between the façade and the roof top. In this case the view is pleasing for the eyes no matter which type of profile you install: corrugated, standing seam or metal tile.