Last Call For Homeowners To Take Advantage Energy Of Tax Credits

What Types Of Roofs Can Qualify For The ENERGY STAR Label?

The days are quickly running out for homeowners looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home this year.  Homeowners must have projects completed, products installed and ready to use, before the end of the month to qualify.

You can qualify for up to $1,500 in tax credits when filing 2010 income tax returns.  Home owner have until Dec. 31 to qualify for the tax credit.

Home owners can take advantage of the tax credit (Internal Revenue Code Section 25C) for efficiency upgrades made to existing homes, such as for certain types of insulation, windows, roofs, water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners.  Tax credits are available for 30 percent of the cost up to $1,500 for 2009 and 2010.

ENERGY STAR roof specifications are not restricted to any particular type of roof product, and include:

  • built-up-roofs
  • metal roofing products
  • roof tiles
  • spray polyurethane foam roof systems
  • asphalt shingles
  • single-ply membranes
  • roof coating products
  • modified bitumen

ENERGY STAR qualified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays.  This can lower roof surface temperature  decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.  Roof products qualify for the ENERGY STAR label based on their solar reflectance, without compromising product quality and performance.

ENERGY STAR labeled roofs are more common on commercial buildings, but can also be used on residential homes.  Talk to a Minnesota roofing contractor to find out which roof system is the right choice for your home or building.


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2 Responses to “Last Call For Homeowners To Take Advantage Energy Of Tax Credits”

  1. roofing company vancouver Says:

    Thanks for this post, helped me with some research. As a roofer I really like the post, Thanks again!
    Vancouver Roofing Company

  2. USExteriors Guy Says:

    Many new home owners still don’t know about the Tax Credits they are eligible for… a “good” roofing or restoration company will advise you to take advantage of these Tax Credits, because these present a great opportunity to make your home or business Energy Star compliant….and save you thousands in the long run.

    Smart money.

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