We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about whether or not there are any asphalt roof shingles that qualify for the Federal tax credit for energy efficient improvements. The answer is YES! For specifics on your territory consult a local roofing contractor.
We recommend Certainteed® roofing materials over any other roofing products on the market. Certainteed® has a proven track record for quality, and they have the best warranty program available to homeowners. Not all Certainteed roofing products are available in New England, but there are a few that do qualify for the tax credit.
Certainteed® has recently developed Landmark Solaris® shingles which all meet the standards for the federal tax credit. These are high quality shingles and therefore come at a premium cost so it may not make sense to have them installed just for the sake of getting money back with the Federal Tax Credit. However, Certainteed® also has a few roofing shingle colors within the Landmark® architectural line of shingles that qualify for the tax credit. These colors are Silver Birch, Mist White, and Star White. What this means is, you can get 30% back of the cost of materials when you file your taxes for 2009.
Certainteed Landmark Silver Birch (color on screen may not be accurate)
As of September 1st 2009, Silver Birch is the only shingle color that we know of available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island,and New Hampshire that qualifies for the tax credit.