Tax & Energy Savings

Expensing a Fluid-Applied Roof Restoration System

Roof coating applications are viewed by the IRS as a maintenance and repair item (comparable to “painting the building”) and thus are not considered a new roof or roof replacement. The owner of the building may expense the project in its entirety the year of the application.  Obviously, we recommend consulting your CPA for advice on this.

Tax Deduction via 179D

If your company does not expense a coating system in the first year of application, it can receive up to $0.60/sf tax credit based on total project when you can show a reduction in energy of 10% or greater. The customer will need an energy calculation and a compliance statement for their file. We work closely with Walker Reid Engineering Firm. Click here for more information on working with the 179D.

Energy Savings

American Weatherstar systems are ENERGY STAR® Approved, meaning they meet the requirements for reflectivity defined by the U.S. Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR® is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. American WeatherStar is proud to offer professional-grade roofing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label.

The Department of Energy has established a roof calculator to assist building owners in determining the energy savings on specific roof and building types. Click here to use the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cool Roof Calculator.

For more information on the ENERGY STAR® roofing program, click here.

Utility Rebates

Depending on location, many utility companies may offer a rebate for roof coating projects of up to $0.50/sq. ft., based on the project size. The customer may also receive a rebate based on dollars per kilowatt reduction. To qualify, an application with pre-job and post-job inspections are normally required.

The Roof Coating Manufacturers Association’s (RCMA) web site offers a summary of rebate programs based on your location. Plug in your zip code here to see what’s available.

Cool Roof Savings

A cool roof can save a building owner in many ways throughout the life cycle of the system, especially if the building is located in a warm climate. Click here for more information on cool roof benefits.

Sustainable Building Design

With our sustainable building “reuse”, there is normally no tear-off required prior to application. The tear-off cost ($1.00/sq. ft. average) and the cost of moving tear-off to a landfill (approx $0.30/sq. ft.) are eliminated.

We also offer a wide variety of sustainable and renewable warranty options.  These systems, when properly maintained, can be recoated at the end of the warranty term and a new warranty can be issued. Click here to learn more about our StarGard Warranty Program.

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