Tax Incentives

Recently, Congress extended the Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives for Appliances, New Homes and Retrofits to Existing Homes for 2012-2013 with some modifications to eligibility requirements, and reductions in the cap to $500 per home, and 10% of installed cost for qualifying equipment. Specific eligibility information will be posted in January. (Source: The Tax Incentives Assistance Project)

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The 2009 Stimulus Package provides substantial tax credits to homeowners who make energy efficient updates to their home. One of the best ways to qualify for the credit is installation of a painted or coated Energy Star® labeled metal roof.

Cool metal roofing not only looks great and lasts for decades, it has been shown to save up to 40% on energy costs, depending on your regional climate.

For Homeowners

How to receive the tax credit:

  1. Find a Contractor near you to discuss a new metal roof for your home.
  2. Confirm that the metal roof you select is a prepainted or coated Energy Star-labeled metal roof with pigmented coating/paint film specifically designed to reduce heat gain, and obtain certification from your contractor or the manufacturer
  3. Have the metal roof installed on your principal residence between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. For further information on the requirements for tax credit eligibility click here and/or consult with your tax advisor.
  4. Fill out IRS Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits when filing your taxes.

For Contractors and Manufacturers

For more information on what qualifies for the Tax Credit go to the Energy Star web page on qualified metal roofs or review the IRS guidance on qualifying energy-efficient property.

For all other questions, visit the Ask the Experts forum here on or click on the links below.

More Savings Opportunities!

Homes upgraded with quality metal roofing typically see costs recouped at more than three quarters of the job cost. Learn more about Renovation Appreciation with Metal Roofing. You might even qualify for a discount of up to 35% on your homeowners insurance. View our page on Weather-Resistant Metal Roofing Insurance Discounts.

For more information or to meet with a Contractor near you, fill out the Find-a-Contractor form. You can also view the list of MRA Member Manufacturers.

Visit our Ask-the-Experts forum thread for discussion about installing metal roofing.

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