SAVE UP TO $500 IN TAXES BY INSTALLING A METAL ROOF
(Fayetteville, North Carolina, February 2011) -Homeowners that install an Energy Star® qualified metal roof in 2011 may be eligible for a tax credit worth 10% of the installation costs (materials only), or up to $500 per home. This program is a result of the Stimulus package signed in February, 2009 and was designed to encourage homeowners to invest in the energy efficiency of their homes.
Americans spend roughly $40 billion annually to air condition buildings – one sixth of all electricity generated in this country. Metal roofs have been shown to save up to 40% on cooling costs by reflecting the sun’s energy and cooling attic temperatures. For this reason, metal roofs with highly reflective paint and coating systems are qualified as Energy Star® products. Union offers 19 colors that are Energy Star® qualified and eligible for the program.
To receive the tax credit, have your metal roof installed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Be sure to obtain certification from your contractor or manufacturer that the metal roof you’re installing is Energy Star® qualified. Please click here for Energy Star certification letter. Fill out Form 5695 when filing your taxes to calculate your savings.
Union Corrugating Company, founded in 1946, is a recognized industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of metal roofing and siding products and accessories. Recently, the company has been developing innovative products for the ever growing residential roofing market that can potentially save homeowners money on energy, repairs, and insurance costs. Currently, they have ten manufacturing and distribution facilities located across the Eastern and Central United States.