The question we get asked regularly is what colour roofing sheets should I go for? Well invariably the final decision must be your own there are a couple of things you can think about first before making your decision.
- What About the Surrounds?
What’s going to be around the area? Have you got trees? Buildings? Farmland? Whatever is around it needs to be considered when choosing your new Roof Sheets colour, you may want a juniper green colour to blend in nicely in green areas. Likewise having a contrast of anthracite sheeting can work well in rural areas.
Sheets like our Tile Effect in copper brown can give a traditional look and are a fantastic alternative to traditional clay tiles.
Corrugated Roof Sheets are traditionally used in agricultural buildings but in more recent years has become a popular choice for garden sheds and outbuildings.
- Are you in a Conservation Area?
If the building you are re-roofing is listed or in a conservation area you will probably need consent to alter the covering and internal structure. You may also require Building Regulation approval. You should seek advice before carrying out these changes. You can select colour swatch samples from our website which can be sent to the appropriate organisations before ordering your roofing sheets.
(Photo using Cladco Tile Form Sheeting in Graphite Grey)
- Should you go Polyester or PVC?
The colour you wish to choose may only be available in certain profiles and finishes. For example, some colours are only available in PVC rather than Polyester Paint Coated. Before you decide on the colour you may wish to think about the finish of the sheets and sheet profile. Please see our Blog on the difference between PVC and Poly.
- Should you choose a Dark or Light Colour Roof Sheet?
When choosing the colour its also worth thinking about if any debris or dirt will be going onto the sheets? For example, large trees overhead. If this is the case you may want to think of darker colours which are less likely to show the dirt rather than lighter sheets.
(Photo by Devonshire Stables using Cladco Profiles 32/1000 roofing Sheets in Juniper Green Polyester)
- What type of sheet should you choose? Corrugated, Tile Form or Box Profile?
Deciding the colour can change dependant on the profile you choose, some colours look more attractive in certain profiles. Likewise, the Graphite Grey and Copper Brown are only available in the tile form profiles. As above deciding which sheet you wish to go for ideally needs to come first before choosing the colour.
(Photo by Devonshire Stables using Cladco Profiles Box Profiles Sheets in Chestnut)
- How will you know what it will look like?
This is one of the hardest questions to answer, as the honest answer is you won’t until its fitted. That’s why it’s so important to get it right. We have a large gallery of images which show a range of different sheets and finishes to give you an idea of how the area will look. We also can send colour swatch samples out so you can view the colour before ordering.
Also consider where the sheeting is going to be, if you're going to be looking at it every day from a bedroom window make sure it’s not something that is going to cause a nasty glare in the sunlight, or equally seem like an eye-sore in the garden. Whilst in some cases you may want to make a statement, on average most people would like a simplistic roof that blends in with the environment.
- Now you're ready to decide what colour.
Great! Now head over to the colour swatch sample page to order your swatches.
For more information on our sheets please call our sales team on 01837 659901 or visit the website.