1. March, 2013|Roofing 101|No comments


Existing Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credit Available American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 – 25C Tax Credits extended for 2012 & 2013

The American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 (Title IV “Energy Tax Extenders”) extends the IRS Section 25c tax credit for energy efficient retrofits to existing homes through December 31, 2013 and retroactively to January 1, 2012.  The credit allows homeowners to claim 10 percent of the cost of qualified energy-efficient building materials, such as solar reflective roofing, up to $500.  Note that the credit applies only to the cost of the product and does not apply to the labor/installation of materials or systems.

Installing roofing products that reflect the sun can lower a home’s cooling costs during the summer and reduce its impact on the environment. CertainTeed cool roofing products form a barrier between the sun and your energy bills by reducing your roof’s temperature during the hottest months of the year.  And that means lower energy costs and greater savings over the life of your roof.  Plus, each of CertainTeed’s cool roofing products,Landmark Solaris™ Series (all colors), Presidential Solaris™ (all colors),Landmark PRO (Silver Birch), Landmark™ (Silver Birch and Mist White), Star White in our CT20™XT25™XT30™ product lines, CoolStar low-slope roofing, and our white granule low-slope roofing products when installed on slopes £ 2″/12″ qualify for a rebate.

CertainTeed is required to provide a certification that their products meet the requirements of this provision.  You can download the form by clicking on the link “Manufacturer’s Certification Statement”, complete and keep it with your tax records.  When completing your taxes, use IRS Tax Form 5695.  This form is available at www.irs.gov.

The dual advantage of long-term savings on energy bills and a smaller tax bill make now the perfect time for families to upgrade their homes. As North America’s leading brand of building products, CertainTeed offers many solutions to help you get the most out of the tax credit and maximize energy efficiency.  For more information, visit the CertainTeed Energy Tax Creditpage.

As a reminder, several states and municipalities also employ various incentives to use energy efficient products.  These financial incentives are usually available over and above the Federal Tax Credit.  You can review the incentives available in your area by checking the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org.


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