Are you in the market for a new roof? If so, then you may be eligible for federal tax credits. It’s a great feeling to get some money back in your pocket! You will have to fulfill some requirements in order to qualify for this tax credit on energy saving or Energy Star roofing products – more on that below. You can also find a professional roofer to answer your questions about installing an energy-saving roof.
To qualify for the tax credit, you must install a metal or asphalt roof or use Energy Star-approved roof coating products. The roof must be expected to last five years or come with a two-year warranty. You may claim up to ten percent of the cost, but no more than $500. Keep in mind that installation costs are not included. Make sure you save your receipt and the manufacturer’s certification statements as you will need them for your tax credit claim.
Why are Energy Star-approved reflective metal roofs better then standard roofs and roofing products? The answer has to do with the sun: metal roofs reflect the sun’s rays more than other standard roofing products. This is significant because such roofs can lower your roof temperature by up to one hundred degrees, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into your home and reducing the need to run your air conditioner. You can reduce the peak cooling demand in your home by as much as ten percent. See for yourself the differences between Energy Star roofs and standard roofs by using this roofing comparison calculator.
Another benefit in installing an Energy Star metal roof is that you will be helping to decrease pollution. This is because in the US, most of the energy used to cool buildings is created by burning fossil fuels, a process that releases pollutants into the air. Since metal roofs reduce energy costs, there will be a direct decrease in the air pollution caused by power plants. Find a roofer to install an energy-efficient roof for you!
Energy Star roofs can help you and the world!