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Re-Roof Tax Credit

June 29, 2016

The U.S. government approved a tax credit for qualifying re-roofs installed in 2015 and 2016.

new-energy-star-logo.jpgTake advantage of this tax credit!

Energy Star Re-Roof Tax Credit Flyer (.pdf) 185kb
Energy Star Re-Roof Tax Credit Website

Tax credit qualifications:
  • The tax credit is for remodeling projects only; not new construction.
  • The re-roof must be placed on the homeowner's principal residence.
  • The re-roofing installation must happen in 2015 or 2016 to qualify.
  • The tax credit is for 10% of the cost of the roof materials, with a maximum deduction of $500. The tax credit excludes labor.
  • Metal roofs must meet ENERGY STAR's reflective standards. These colors have a lower roof surface temperature by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, decreasing the amount of air conditioning needed to keep a building comfortable.


Lester Buildings colors that qualify:

  • Snow White
  • Bone White
  • Pewter Gray
  • White Sand
  • Sandstone
  • Clay
  • Slate Blue
  • Rawhide
  • Earth Brown
  • Colony Green
  • Evergreen
  • Barn Red
  • Regal Red

Lester Buildings colors that DO NOT qualify:
  • Quaker Gray
  • Black
  • Dark Blue
  • Antique Brown
  • Burgundy
  • Metallic Copper
  • Metallic Champagne

How to apply for the tax credit:
  1. On the IRS Tax Form 1040 (U.S. Individual Income Tax Return), enter the tax credit amount on line 53.
  2. Download this Manufacturer Certification Statement to file with the IRS Tax Form 5695 (Residential Tax Credit). 
  3. Save your roof material receipts and the Manufacturer Certification Statement for your records.

Note: This tax credit is offered by the federal government. Lester Buildings is in no way connected to tax programs. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information.