Standing Seam Manufactured at Jobsite

Rob Noah
Do I loose any metal roofing tax and/or property insurance benefits by having my standing seam roof manufactured on the jobsite (my home) instead of a manufacturing facility? I have heard that the UL will not certify panels manufactured at the jobsite and that I need the UL certification on the metal to get the tax and insurance benefits.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Currently I do not think that there is any tax benefit available to you. The federal 25C tax credit expired at the end of 2016. At this point, I have heard nothing to indicate it could be renewed. That said, you may still want to specify that the paint system on your roof has reflective pigment for energy efficiency. As far as UL certification, the UL 2218 Impact Resistance test is something given out on a product by product basis. You would need to buy a panel that has that certification in order to perhaps get an insurance discount. Any manufacturer including those people with job site machines can submit their panels for this UL test and possible certification.

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