No Gray Area: Choosing the Color of Your Metal Building
All our buildings are steel, but not all our buildings have to look like steel.
Sure, there are ways to add siding of different materials to your exterior, but even if you choose to stick with the metal panels (like most of our customers do), there’s a world of possibilities to explore beyond gray.
In fact, we think color is one of the best ways to make your steel building feel less like a steel building. When you’re thinking through all the possibilities of a metal building kit, thinking them through in color can help bring your ideas to life.
All the components of our metal building kits are available in your choice of 17 classic, sophisticated colors. You can choose the colors for your roof, trim, wainscoting and walls individually, which means the configurations are nearly endless.
But wait — 17 colors? Can’t I head to the hardware store and choose from hundreds of shades? With Worldwide Steel, you don’t have to. And we don’t think you’ll want to, either.
When you’re crafting your ideal Worldwide Steel building, you don’t have to factor in the time or cost of painting your new building once construction is complete. We offer pre-pigmented CentralGuard (powered by Valspar) Panel-Loc Plus metal panels. We aren’t just trying to save you work (although that doesn’t hurt) — we’re adding yet another layer (or six) of protection to your steel building.
The six-layer CentralGuard panels consist of a protective backer, dent-resistant steel, rust-resistant Galvalume, two layers of primer for paint adherence, and an outer top coat. By combining the durability of ceramic and select inorganic pigments with the strength of a proprietary silicone polyester resin, these panels deliver a durable finish.
They’re incredibly resistant to the effects of sunlight, UV rays, ice, snow, acid rain and pollution, which means they resist color fade in even the most hostile environments.
While other pigmented metal buildings begin to fade after seven years and show significant fading (and decreased energy savings … more on that below) after 15 years, CentralGuard metal buildings display only minimal fading for 30+ years. And the inclusion of silicon polyester resin means they resist dirt, staining and abrasion.
How to Choose Colors for Your Steel Building
All the available colors offer this same durability and low-maintenance benefit. Some offer additional energy efficiency benefits, as well. If you want to keep your metal building cooler inside, a dark-colored roof and walls can absorb heat and help keep your interior temperature up. Likewise, a lighter, more reflective roof and walls can help keep a metal building cool.
Beyond that, we advise our customers to consider the building’s planned usage. If you’re building an agricultural building, there’s always the traditional red and white barn, or you could choose earth tones for a calming, neutral presence (that can also better hide any mud or mess that comes along with animals). If you’re building a home for your business, you can take cues from that — we think green siding makes a beautiful storage building for a landscaping business, for example. And if you’re constructing your building near other structures, you’ll probably want to take the color of those into consideration as well.
Mostly, though, we just want you to choose something you like. To choose a metal building kit you’re excited about. To look at your building and be happy with your choice for decades to come.
So let’s get started! Check out our color selector tool and start exploring! Just remember that the colors in the tool are a close representation but may look different on different monitors. Physical samples are available upon request.
If you have questions, contact the team at 1-816-608-8997. One of our experts can make suggestions, show you examples of other Worldwide Steel buildings in the color scheme you’re imagining, and walk you through some pros and cons of choosing various colors.
Really, though, metal building color selection at Worldwide Steel is like everything else we offer: there are no rules. Whatever you want, we’re here to help make it happen.