Guest User
9/29/2005
I read somewhere that I can get a tax credit for certain types of metal roofs. Is that true? What are the requirements? What types of roofs qualify? Lawrence Lokken
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/29/2005
This does not kick in until 2006 and it is still a little unclear as to exactly how much the credit will be. But, yes, the new energy bill does include a credit for purchases of residential metal roofing which includes a special infra-red-reflective coating.
Lawrence Lokken
9/29/2005
Is roofing with the requisite coating widely available? If so, who sells it, and under what name? Lawrence Lokken
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/30/2005
Many manufacturers are offering at least some colors with reflective coatings. Names such as Ultra Cool, Cool Colors, and Hi-R are being used. Use this site to find some products you like and then inquire as to their availability with reflective finishes.
Greg Crawford
10/16/2005
I have spoken w/my insurance agent and she stated that I can get a 24% break on my home owners policy if I have a class 4 metal roof installed. I am getting conflicting feedback from some contractors giving me bids. The contractor w/the highest bid stated that he used 24 gauge metal and that it would be considered a class 4 roof. Another contractor stated that he uses 26 gauge. What constitutes a class 4 roof, and is the heavier gauge metal allways better?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/17/2005
Products are tested or approved on their individual merit. Gauge can have a bearing on whether a product passes but it certainly is not the only issue. The only way to know if a product has the 2218 Class IV rating is to contact the manufacturer. Also, the Texas Dept of Insurance has a website listing various "approved" products.
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