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Can you Paint a Metal Roof?

Metal roofing is incredibly durable and an excellent choice for any home. It also can be recycled indefinitely, making it one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options. However, if you get a metal roof and you don’t like the color it is then what do you do? Can you paint a metal roof? Well, Hennessey Roofing has the answer. Learn why painting a metal roof isn’t just possible, but can actually help out your roof in the long run!

So, Can You Paint a Metal Roof?

Yes, you can paint a metal roof! However, it’s a little more complicated than just running up there and painting it. After installing a metal roof you need to wait about six months before you can change its color. Before you can do any major changes the roof needs time to weather. In addition, it’s critical to wash your roofing before you paint it. Preferably, this will involve a pressure washer to ensure all of the dirt, mildew, and even old paint will get removed. Then, after preparing the metal roofing for paint the actual painting process can begin!

Make sure to check your roof’s warranty before you try to change its color. The warranty may specify that painting the roof would void the warranty. It’s important to make sure you aren’t hurting yourself in the future.

Benefits of Painting a Metal Roof

Curb Appeal

The most obvious benefit of painting a metal roof is curb appeal. While some may think it’s vain, the way your house looks is important! Most people live in their homes for an average of 13 years! When you live somewhere long-term you’ll want it to be a place you love the look of. In addition, if you want to appraise or sell your home, the better it looks the more it’s worth. Increasing the curb appeal by painting your metal roofing helps you in the short-term and long-term.

Longer Lifespan

Metal roofing is one of the longest-lasting roofing options on the market. They can last over 50 years if treated properly. Metal roofing can last even longer if they’re painted every few years. The paint is an additional protective coating over the already strong metal. It makes roofing that can last for years and

Energy Efficiency

In addition to looking excellent and lasting longer, painted metal roofing can also be more energy-efficient. However, this can vary depending on what color is chosen for the roof. In areas with a lot of direct sunlight, lightly colored roofing can lead to energy savings of up to 30% over darker shingles or tiled roofs!


You can absolutely paint a metal roof. In fact, it can increase your home’s curb appeal, increase the lifespan of your roof, and make your home more energy efficient!

If you need help inspecting the roof of a home or need a roofing replacement, contact us! We believe that Colorado Springs roofing contractors should offer a professional and stress-free service. Hennessey Roofing is an expert at inspecting and installing roofing and will start right away. We have intimate knowledge of all the permits required for roofing projects. Call us today to schedule your free estimate or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in contact shortly!