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Tax Credits

Notice: This tax credit applies if the roof is installed in the year 2009 or 2010

RMS Supply offers many roof materials that are available in Energy Star® rated colors. They are noted throughout our website with a blue star .  These colors not only save you money on electric bills, they can also save you money when tax time comes.
A tax credit is generally more valuable than an equivalent tax deduction because a tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar, while a deduction only removes a percentage of the tax that is owed.
This credit allows for 30% of the roofing material cost, up to $1500.


Requirements

The requirements for Energy Star compliance are broken down into two categories: Low-Slope roofs and Steep-Slope roofs. Low-Slope roofs are surfaces with a slope of 2:12 or less, while Steep-Slope roofs are defined as surfaces with a slope greater than 2:12. Following is information regarding the requirements of each type of Energy Star® roofs.

Table 1 – Specifications for Low-Slope Roof Products
Characteristic Performance Specification
Energy Efficiency Levels
Initial Solar Reflectance Greater than or equal to 0.65.
Maintenance of Solar Reflectance Greater than or equal to 0.50 three years after installation under normal conditions.
Reliability
Manufacturer warranty for defects in materials and manufacturing Each company's roof product warranty for reflective roof products must be equal in all material respects to the product warranty offered by the same company for comparable non-reflective roof membrane products. A company that sells only reflective roof products must offer a warranty that is equal in all material respects to the standard industry warranty for comparable non-reflective roof products.

Table 2 – Specifications for Steep-Slope Roof Products
Characteristic Performance Specification
Energy Efficiency Levels
Initial Solar Reflectance Greater than or equal to 0.25.
Maintenance of Solar Reflectance Greater than or equal to 0.15 three years after installation under normal conditions.
Reliability
Manufacturer warranty for defects in materials and manufacturing Each company’s warranty for ENERGY STAR qualified roof products must be equal in all material respects to the product warranty offered by the same company for comparable non-ENERGY STAR qualified roof products. A company that sells only ENERGY STAR qualified roof products must offer a warranty that is equal in all material respects to the standard industry warranty for comparable non-ENERGY STAR qualified roof products.

Benefits of an Energy Star® Rated Metal Roof System

Reflective Metal Roof
The benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified roof products include:

If you want to find out more about metal roofing, go to our metal roofing styles page.
Or feel free to contact us for more information.

* It is the consumer's responsibility to make sure their product offers a tax credit and to fulfil any necessary requirements that comply.  The above referenced information is suggested material in relation to tax credits.