If you’re looking at a new roof consider an Energy Star certified tile, asphalt or metal roofing product. Not only could it yield you a roofing tax credit but could save on your cooling costs. In Orlando, that could really add up over a year!
What Roofing Products Qualify for the Roofing Tax Credit
The tile, asphalt or metal roofing product you choose must be Energy Star certified. GAF’s Timberline® asphalt shingle series has three options from which to choose. The Antique Slate is a grey toned roof, Barkwood is their tan offering, and Weathered Wood is a grey/tan option. All are architectural style shingles. CertainTeed offers several colors across all their roofing lines that are Energy Star certified.
If you’re considering metal roofing for your home, GulfCoast Premium Metal Roofing has many colors that qualify as cool roofing by Energy Star. The beauty and durability of metal roofing combined with the natural energy saving quality should be considered for homeowners in areas where metal roofing is allowed. Another benefit of GulfCoast’s roofing products is that many of their paint color options come in their patented fade resistant technology so the color of your roof stays beautiful for years to come.
Boral Roofing’s tile products come in over 150 options that are Energy Star rated. Both clay and concrete tile roofing naturally help you save on cooling costs but when you choose a color tile that is Energy Star rated, your savings could top 20%. Entegra roofing tiles also come in a large selection of Energy Star rated colors and styles. If you want to save the most money on your utility costs, tile roofing is hard to beat. Boral and Entegra are the leading tile manufacturers when it comes to green roofing.
Tax Credit Details
The roofing tax credit for 2016 is for 10% of the cost of the product. Labor is not included in the credit. The limit caps out at $500 and is cumulative for all Energy Star home improvements to the property since 2005. This credit is expected to continue into 2017. If you’re interested in learning more about the specific details, visit the Energy Star website.
No matter which cool roofing product you choose, you’ll be saving money each month on your cooling costs and lessening strain on your HVAC system which will help it last longer. If you’d like to learn more about the many Energy Star rated roofing products available, Russ Noyes Roofing can help. We’re Green Screened so we know all about the best products for your home and budget that will make a positive impact on the environment. Call today to set your appointment to discuss your new tile, asphalt, or metal roofing that will save you money. 407-388-7700