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Residential Metal Roofing Tax Credits for 2015 and 2016

The metal roofing industry recently got some great news when the U.S. government extended the tax credits for energy-efficient residential metal roofing through 2016.  In addition, metal roofs installed in 2015 will qualify for the deduction.

2015 and 2016 tax credit metal roofs

While the retroactive tax credits for 2015 are nice, what’s more important is that our contractors can now use the guaranteed 2016 tax credit as part of their sales pitch to homeowners throughout the new year.

The Metal Roofing Alliance is still gathering all the facts and will share more early in the new year with our members, contractors and consumers.

Please bookmark this page and check back in the new year – we’ll be provided updated information as soon as it’s available.

Tax Credit For 2014 Metal Roof Installation

Metal Roofing contractors take note — here’s a reason to reach out again to customers who installed an energy-efficient metal roof last year – especially if you offer items in addition to roofing and want a conversation starter.

According to new U.S. tax code legislation, a metal roof installed between January 1, 2014 and December 21, 2014 is eligible for a $500 Federal Tax Credit.  Unfortunately, no word yet on 2015 tax credits.

Tax Credit Metal Roofs

For the 2014 credit, the roof must meet two specific standards:

Appropriate pigmented coatings that are specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat gain of a dwelling unit when installed on the dwelling unit.

  1. The roof meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR program requirements for steep slope roofs >2:12 (as in effect at the time of installation).
  2. The roof must have been installed on the taxpayer’s occupied principal residence in 2014, located in the United States.  The tax credit could be up to 10 percent of the purchase price of roofing materials to a maximum of $500.  For more information, visit www.energystar.gov.


Even if you can’t offer the homeowner another product, they’ll appreciate knowing about the 2014 tax break, and will be more likely to recommend your company to friends and family members who may need a roof.

For more information about the benefits of becoming a Metal Roofing Alliance contractor member, please visit our website.