energy star requirements

When it comes to roofing, many of us tend not to over think it. Despite a lack of awareness, the type of roofing material and even the paint coating used is of high importance. Our experts at 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply have come across Valspar’s Energy Star coating and all of the perks their product encompass.

Federal Tax Credits

Let’s start with the good news, Congress has extended the Energy Efficiency Tax Home Improvement Tax Credit until December 31st, 2016. Simply, you could claim 10% of the cost of home improvement, excluding installation/labor fees, up to a maximum of $500. Extensions have been made for installations on residents “principal residence” between January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2016. It is vital to save your receipts and the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement for your records.

Why Choose Valspar?

When choosing a paint coating for our metal roofs, we choose Valspar to ensure the most beneficial results in our work. A little background on the company: Valspar Corporation is the #1 manufacturer of “Cool Roofs” coatings in the United States. This is how your roof benefits from Valspar:


  • Energy Star Certified Roof Products
  • Product qualifies for the tax credit allowed under the law
  • Reduces the heat absorption
  • Coatings that excel in both beauty and function
  • Offers a wide array of cool colors
  • Includes Qualified Fluropon or WeatherXL coating


Importance of a Manufacturers Certification

Acquiring and storing a copy of the manufacturers certification statement is important for proof of service. In addition, to be eligible for the tax credit you will have to present the certificate to verifythe materials being used on your roof. All Valspar certifications are available on their website for customers to retrieve as needed.

If you would like to know more about the Energy Efficiency Tax Home Improvement Tax Credit or the benefits of using Valspar’s coating, 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply would be more than happy to provide you with answers. Give us a call at 888-211-9243 today!