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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.

 

New Quality Contractor Program

In response to homeowners’ desire to choose a reliable metal roofing contractor, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), has launched a new initiative, the Investment Grade Roofing® Quality Contractor Program. This informational resource will highlight MRA member metal roofing contractors that have agreed to meet specific standards and requirements relating to products, installation, and business practices.

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Metal roofing contractors may qualify for the program by certifying to the MRA that they meet all program requirements and by providing supporting documentation such as proof of insurance. Among other things, participating contractors must agree to train their employees, provide consumers with written contracts, and promptly respond to consumer complaints. Contractors that qualify for the program will be entitled to use the designation, ‘Investment Grade Roofing® Quality Contractor,’ in all their sales and marketing materials.

“Our reliable MRA member metal roofing contractors will have no problem meeting the program requirements,” continues Black. “Smart metal roofing businesses can utilize this program to build their brand and differentiate their business to consumers. The MRA has supported contractors with a robust website, continuing education and a strong lead generation program. We’d like to continue to grow our contractor membership to provide consumers with even more choices for investment grade roofing installation.”

For more information, visit the Metal Roofing Alliance Quality Contractor overview.