Log homes became popular during the westward expansion of the 18th Century and have remained a classic choice for a home style since. As years have gone by, these traditional cabins and log homes have evolved into mountain or lakeside retreats and some are even used just as weekend getaway homes. Log cabins have become more luxurious looking over the years and have started incorporating more modern design elements like metal panels.
Choosing the right finish and metal panel to complete a log home or cabin often depends on the environment the home is in. From some land along the river to deep up in the mountains, metal is durable roofing solution and will keep your log cabin protected. There are tons of different options to choose from for log cabin metal roofs — below are some of our top recommended.
A Standing Seam roof, or standing rib roof, has a definable seam that extends vertically from the panel's flat surface. This seam helps provide additional rigidity and support, making it a favorite for log homes and log cabin metal roofs. These types of homes typically use Standing Seam panels for their hidden fasteners and heavy duty protection, especially when double seamed.
Standing Seam panels provide exceptional performance in areas and environments where log cabins are found. From the superior weather-tightness and moisture resistance, metal roofs are ideal for cabins!
Popular Log Cabin Metal Roof Finishes for Standing Seam metal: Earth Tones, Greens, Dark Browns, and Truten™ A606
The natural shape of Corrugated metal makes it a very durable panel that provides a classic and traditional style to log cabin roofing. Additionally, the consistent corrugated pattern helps to easily hide small imperfections that can occur over time from weather or impacts. This style of metal roofing panel maintains its integrity for years and years to come.
Corrugated metal can be used to cover an entire roof or as a simple pop for accent roofing to cover outdoor living areas or front porches. Using different roofing materials throughout your log cabin or home can create visual interest, while running full metal roofing lets the focus be on the surrounding environments. No matter how you choose to incorporate Corrugated metal panels on your home, they'll make a bold statement.
Popular Log Cabin Metal Roof Finishes for Corrugated Metal: Truten™ A606, Dark Browns, and Bare Metals
To make unique, eye-catching entryways, we've seen a rise in homeowners and designers utilizing curved metal roofing over the past few years. Combining different shapes and textures creates angles and lines that would makes a stunning and one-of-a-kind style on log and cabin home exteriors.
Whether you want to break up large spans of roofing or create a small overhang, curved sheet metal will add that dramatic effect you are looking for. Using curved metal on log cabin roofs can help you stand out from the "typical" look and style of cabins. Bring a modern twist to the mountains with this log cabin metal roof option!
One of the many reasons log cabins are still so popular today are their rugged, yet welcoming and warm appearances. The rich tones of the wood combined with rustic metal roofing helps these homes blend with natural surroundings.
One of the most popular colors for this style of home is Bridger Steel's rustic Truten™ A606 finish. When exposed to the elements, the top layer of this finish will begin to weather into a unique rust color. The color will be completely one-of-a-kind to your project depending on the exposure, environment, and weather patterns. The coating is incredibly resistant to corrosion caused by weather and atmospheric conditions, making it a great option for cabins up in the mountains or along the river.
If you want the rustic look now without the wait, we offer a wide range of painted products like Vintage or Rustic Rawhide that are specially crafted to resemble bare or aged metal without waiting for the patina.
We've also see earthy tones stay popular for log cabin roofing for many years because they help homes blend into their surroundings. Some log homes want to use finishes with red tones to bring out the rich tones of the warmness of wood. We've also seen bright, bold roofs make a statement on these classic homes. No matter what finish or color you choose, a metal roof will help make your log cabin look amazing and protect it for decades to come.