Get an estimate on a Cool Roof for an IRS energy tax credit through 2011

The IRS Energy Tax Credit - 2011

In a very simplified version of explanation, for primary property (non- business) that is located in the US, owned and used by the taxpayer as the principal place of residence, through 2011, you can receive a 10% energy tax credit on roofing for metal roofing and asphalt shingle roofs meeting Energy Star guidelines.


Only the materials are eligible for the rebate calculations, not the labor or any expense of installation.


The credit is for "Any metal roof or asphalt roof installed on a dwelling unit, but only if such roof has appropriate pigmented coatings or cooling granules which are specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat gain of such dwelling unit."


Jacksonville is "Hot" so a "Cool-Roof" may be a wise decision

A cool roof is not just slang for the way it looks, rather more aptly put, it, is a roof that is built or coated with a material that is designed to reflect sunlight. By reflecting sunlight, the roof stays cooler and less heat is then transferred to the building or dwelling area below. This results in a cooler living area, a cooler building, reduced energy costs resulting in money savings.

The larger the building, the greater the savings potential, especially in these hot Florida climates. Also, if your home or business is exposed to a sunny location versus a shaded location, you may see a very large reduction in cooling costs.

The real beauty of Energy Efficiency isn't the Tax Credit - It's the Energy Savings

Yes, it's great to receive a Tax Credit "rebate" from the IRS in any amount, but the real enticement to improving your home AND business lies in the substantial savings you can gain in reduced cooling expense. This is a real savings that you earn, month after month, year after year.

If you would like to run a calculation on your own home or business, be sure to check out the Department of Energy's Cool Energy Calculator:

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