Can You Get a Tax Credit for Your Energy Saving Roof?

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Many Salem homeowners are receiving tax credits for eco-friendly roofing thanks to Energy Star. Slate & Slate Roofing carries numerous Energy Star approved brands.

Edited: As of 2017, the Federal Tax Credit program has ended for Energy Star. Homeowners are no longer eligible to receive the $500 credit on their taxes.

They say there are only two things we can be sure of in life: death and taxes. Grim, we know, but we are going to try to help you make the most of the tax situation in this post. Thanks to the government’s acknowledgement of climate change and the importance of reducing carbon footprints at the consumer level, Energy Star was created. Energy Star is the government’s organization to educate, inspire and incentivize consumers and businesses alike to become more sustainable. Let’s get down to the brass tacks.

Energy Star will grant a federal tax credit of $500 in each person’s lifetime for purchasing Energy Star rated products. This can include many things, like home appliances and windows, but it can also include special roofing products. Roofing can be expensive, there is no denying that, but a tax credit can definitely help offset some of that cost. Basically, how it works is, you can claim 10% of the cost for each Energy Star-approved home improvement you make. Imagine being able to claim 10% of your roof’s material costs on your taxes. That could save you huge money! The nice thing is, you actually get higher quality products when you go with Energy Star-rated materials, generally. Salem roofers love Bruce & Dana metal roofing products, SteelROCK metal tile roofing products, and high-rated energy efficient comp shingles because they are durable, look great, and can save you money in the long-term on energy bills! Stack the tax credit on and maximize your savings potential.

If you are looking for more information on environmentally friendly and cost saving roofing companies in Salem, Oregon and surrounding areas, look no further. Slate & Slate Roofing only installs quality products, cleans up all debris, and prioritizes customer satisfaction. Give us a call today for a free roofing estimate at (503) 585-2338.

Please refer to the EnergyStar website and ask your accountant for tax advice. The information we are providing should not be used as a basis for your tax credit claims.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.