Brown Metal Roof

From burnished slate metal and cocoa brown to granite and clay, a brown metal roof can perfectly complement the natural beauty of your property and landscape. Darker browns offer a bold, high-contrast look, while lighter browns provide a classic, neutral look. If you’re considering a brown roof, read on!

Types of Brown Metal Roof Panels

Brown Tuff Rib Panels

Tuff Rib is an economical yet durable choice for your brown metal roof. Its traditional profile is excellent for interior and exterior, residential, commercial, and agricultural applications.

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Brown R Panels (PBR)

Brown Purlin Bearing Rib (PBR) Roof Panels are another good cost-efficient exposed fastener system that works well for a variety of applications. Explore R Panels (PBR)

Brown Standing Seam Panels

If you’re looking for a sleeker look, consider brown standing seam panels. They offer the possibility of longer panels for seamless lines from ridge to eave and are as durable as they are aesthetic.

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Brown 5V Crimp

Brown 5V Crimp roof panels are known for their distinct V-shaped ribs, which provide added durability and weather resistance. Their aesthetic makes them a popular choice for discerning designers.

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Brown Board and Batten

The traditional look of board and batten is achievable with brown board and batten roof panels. These go way beyond styles—with all the strength and cost efficiency that comes with metal roofing.

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Brown Metal Roofing Pros and Cons

Brown metal roofing is a popular choice for a natural, earthy look. But, like any roofing material, there are pros and cons.

Brown Roof Pros

  • Lots of variety to choose from—From deep rich browns to light tans, there is no shortage of tones to choose from. These include Burnished Slate, Cocoa Brown, Granite Clay, Clay and more (see below).
  • They are earthy and neutral—Browns, taupes, and tans are popular in interior and exterior designs for a reason—they offer a beautiful, neutral foundation to show off the beauty of your home and surrounding property.
  • They are durable—All high-quality metal roofs are durable, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance, and brown metal roofs are no exception.
  • They’re on-trend yet timeless—Brown metal roofs are always a classic choice. But depending on the shade you choose, they can provide a trendy, modern vibe too.

Brown Roof Cons

  • Heat retention—If you choose a darker shade of brown (Burnished Slate or Cocoa Brown, for example) heat absorption will be higher than with a lighter colored roof. Either way, metal roofs are still cooler than other roofing options, and when you choose a company that offers Energy Star-approved Cool Chemistry® paint systems you’ll enjoy high energy efficiency.
  • Fading—Lighter shades of brown roof panels will be more fade-resistant than darker colors. But with the right manufacturer, this shouldn’t be an issue. Green Tree Metals, for example, offers a 30-year fading/chalking warranty.

Shades of Brown Metal Roof Panels

Brown metal roofs come in a wide variety of shades for any style or motif.

Is a Brown Metal Roof House Energy Efficient?

The short answer is: Yes! Metal roofs are much more energy-efficient than other roofing materials. And with Green Tree Metals, you get the highest quality metal roofing, installation, and warranties—with the latest Energy Star-approved Cool Chemistry® paint systems that will keep your roof cooler in our sunny southern climate.

The longer answer is: In general, lighter colors reflect more of the sun’s light and therefore retain less heat than darker colors. So a darker brown roof will be more energy efficient in cold temperatures (by absorbing and retaining more heat from the sun) but less so in hotter months (and vice versa on a lighter color brown).

Where to Buy Brown Metal Roof Panels

Green Tree Metals has a variety of metal roof panel types in all colors—including brown. In fact, we’re Georgia’s top choice for metal roofing and siding.

20 Years in Business

We’ve been in the roofing industry for two decades, so we know a thing or two about quality products, thorough service, and superior value. From answering product or installation questions to designing custom pieces, our experts are always ready to help.

Direct-From-the-Source Value

As a manufacturer based in Georgia, we pass on direct savings to you—cutting out the middleman. You get premium quality at an unbeatable value.

Metal Roofing—Fast

Because we manufacture our products here in Georgia, no one beats our response time—so you get your new roof quickly.

Premium Quality

Our brown metal roofs are coated with the latest Energy Star-approved Cool Chemistry® paint systems. And with top-notch warranties, you’re protected for decades to come.

Brown Metal Roofs for Houses

Looking for a stylish and unique yet timeless look? Discover the form and function of brown metal roofing. With several rich tones to choose from, these roofs can be as stylish as they are durable. Talk to us today about your residential roofing or siding project!

Brown Metal Roofs for Businesses

Brown metal roofs are having a moment in the commercial world. Go with a rich burgundy for a restaurant or brewery. Or choose a light, neutral shade for an industrial application. Either way, the modern, sophisticated look of a brown metal roof draws in customers and never goes out of style! Talk to us today about your commercial roofing or siding project.

How do I choose the right brown metal roof panels?

Deciding on a brown roof is just the beginning. Next comes the work of choosing which kind of metal roof system/panel. Here are some key considerations:

  • Budget. Metal roofing systems in general are an excellent value based on their initial cost and overall lifespan. But some varieties, like Tuff Rib are known to be more economical than others; typically, concealed fastener metal roofing systems are more expensive.
  • Style. The aforementioned concealed fastener systems provide a sleek, uninterrupted profile since the fasteners (bolts) are hidden. These might be the best option for residential and commercial applications where the aesthetics are of concern. Board & Batten is another common choice for a higher-end aesthetic. Others, however, prefer the rustic, classic look of an exposed fastener system, so ultimately, it comes down to your personal preference!
  • Use/Environment. Always consider your application and environment when choosing a metal roof panel system. Some provide greater energy efficiency, durability, and cost efficiency than others. For this, it pays to work with an expert who can help guide you toward the right system for your needs. Contact Green Tree Metals today for a free quote!

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Warranty & Finish


Unpainted Galvalume carries a 20 year warranty. The painted option is a baked on enamel paint over primer and Galvalume.

SMP Color Finish

40 year paint warranty and 30 year fade/chalk warranty.