The ENERGY STAR metal roof tax credit was extended from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2020. This is great news for homeowners wanting a tax break for making a smart investment in a new roof.
This tax credit is for ENERGY STAR certified metal roofs with pigmented coatings designed to reduce heat gain. Certified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays, which can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into your home.
A majority of A.B. Martin’s metal roof colors are ENERGY STAR certified and apply for the Federal tax credit.
How Much is the Metal Roof Tax Credit
Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
Metal Roof Tax Credit Requirements
“Metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings” that also meet ENERGY STAR requirements. (Scroll down for the list of A.B. Martin’s qualifying colors.)
Expires: December 31, 2020
Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not apply.
NOTE: Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.
How to Apply?
Step 1: Verify that your metal roof color qualifies for the tax credit. (Download the resource pack or scroll down for a complete list of qualifying colors)
Step 2: Download a copy of the Manufacturer Certification letter (included in our info pack) to keep with your records.
Step 3: The metal roof tax credits are administered by the IRS. You will have to claim the credit using the form below and submitting it with your tax returns to the IRS.
- Form 5695 Instructions: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5695.pdf
- Form 5695: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5695.pdf
If you have other questions, please contact the IRS:
What if I already filed my tax return?
Because the tax credit is based on 10% of your material cost, depending on the size of your roof, it might be worth having your accountant file a revised tax return.
NOTE: A.B. Martin and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.
A.B. Martin’s Qualifying Colors
- Bright Red
- Charcoal Gray
- Classic Green
- Copper Penny
- Dark Bronze
- Gallery Blue
- Hartford Green
- Hawaiian Blue
- Mansard Brown
- Medium Bronze
- Musket Gray
- Slate Gray
- Ash Gray
- Barn Red
- Bone White
- Bright White
- Colonial Red
- Forest Green
- Light Stone
- Patina Green
- Pewter Gray
- Scarlet Red
- Slate Blue
- Textured Ash Gray
- Textured Black
- Textured Bronze
- Textured Burgundy
- Textured Charcoal
- Textured Colonial Red
- Textured Evergreen
Get the Metal Roof Tax Credit Info Pack
Included in the info pack:
- SRI Documentation with Qualifying Metal Roof Colors
- Manufacture Certification Letter from Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings
- 2019 IRS Form 5695 and instructions
- Digital Color Charts