Energy Star Certified Roof
ENERGY STAR Certified Roof Products
ENERGY STAR certified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 50F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.
ENERGY STAR certified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.
Although there are inherent benefits in the use of reflective roofing, before selecting a roofing product based on expected energy savings consumers should explore the expected calculated results that can be found on the Department of Energy’s Cool Roof Calculator. Please remember the energy savings that can be achieved with reflective roofing is highly dependent on facility design, insulation used, climatic conditions, building location, and building envelope efficiency.
ENERGY STAR Certified Roof Products:
Emissivity and how it relates to energy savings and cool roofs
Other types of roofing that can save energy
2021 Federal Income Tax Credits and Other Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now been extended retroactively, through December 31, 2021. The tax credit for builders of energy efficient homes and tax deductions for energy efficient commercial buildings have also been retroactively extended, through December 31, 2021.
Equipment Tax Credits for Primary Residences
The tax credits for residential renewable energy products are still available through December 31, 2021. Renewable energy tax credits for fuel cells, small wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps now feature a gradual step down in the credit value, the same as those for solar energy systems.
Use up to 30% less energy in your home by outfitting it with ENERGY STAR certified products, available across more than 75 categories. ENERGY STAR certified products are independently certified save energy, save money and protect the environment.
*Disclaimer: The tax credit information contained within this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for expert advice from a professional tax/financial planner or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Tax Incentives for Energy Star Certified Asphalt & Metal Roofs
This tax credit is for ENERGY STAR certified metal and asphalt roofs with pigmented coatings or cooling granules designed to reduce heat gain. Certified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays, which can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into your home.
Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
“Metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings” and “asphalt roofs with appropriate cooling granules” that also meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
NOTE: Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.
How to Apply
While ENERGY STAR supplies some information about tax credits here, the tax credits are administered by the IRS. You will have to claim the credit using the form below and submitting it with your tax returns to the IRS.
Form 5695 Instructions: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5695.pdf
Form 5695: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5695.pdf
If you have other questions, please contact the IRS:
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