Metal roofs are great additions to any home. Modern and contemporary homes and even farmhouses can reap the benefits of metal roofing. And to make them even more beautiful, many homeowners choose to paint them to match the rest of the exterior.

That’s right, you can successfully paint a metal roof. So if you’ve wondered, “Can a metal roof be painted?”, read on for all the cool details.

There are a variety of benefits to painting a metal roof.

#1: Sustainability.

Metal roofs are an affordable roofing option. If you choose the right paint coatings from the get-go, your roof will last longer. Ultimately, this will save you money in the long run.

If your metal roof has never been painted, painting it will provide an extra layer of protection and help increase its lifespan. A high-quality metal roof can last for several decades. If it is repainted every 10 years, it can last longer than traditional roofing options.

#2: Energy savings.

Lightly colored or reflective coatings can help prevent solar heat gain, which helps minimize how much you run your cooling system. This will save significant money at the end of the year on utility costs.

#3: Beauty.

Looking to boost curb appeal? A freshly painted roof will improve the aesthetics of your home and make it stand out.

Choose a color that matches or complements the rest of your home’s exterior or one that blends in with the surroundings around it. Bright colors for businesses are also popular to help the building stand out and drive traffic to the site.

Businesses often choose to paint their logo or brand colors on their metal roofs for greater brand recognition.
When you are looking to paint your roof, be sure to do some research on which ones are best. Metal roof coatings and paints are made from different materials than regular house paint, so be sure you use the right kind.
In addition, be sure you use a sealant before painting, so you can protect the roof from moisture, which can cause rust, erosion, and other expensive damage.

Talking to a professional before applying the paint is also important. This will give you peace of mind knowing that the products you’re using are good for your roof and will stand the test of time.

All painting contractors know that best practices depend on a number of factors, whether the roof is metal or not. There are many things to consider: type of paint (oil-based, acrylic latex paint); type of metal (galvanized metal, standing seams); removing the old paint (paint scraper, power washing, etc.).

Get in touch with Mountaintop Metal Roofing for any and all questions related to painting a metal roof. We look forward to serving you.

In the meantime, if you’d like a quick and easy (and free!) quote, visit our services page and give us an idea about your next roofing project. We’ll make sure to get in touch with you so we can discuss your metal roofing project in more detail.

And remember, each and every product Mountaintop offers comes with a lifetime, non-prorated, fully transferable warranty. Some products tout their supposed “lifetime” warranties that only actually last 10 years before they begin to prorate.

Not at Mountaintop. We believe in installing products that not only stand the test of time but retain their full warranty coverage for as long as you own your home. As we like to say, we think you should do your roof once, do it right, and never have to worry about it again.

We’re ready to work when you are!