Shingles boast 30 and 40 year warranties, but realistically only last forty to fifty percent of that. The manufacturer prorates the difference in materials, but you are still left with half the cost of shingles, and full labor cost.
A metal roof is a once in a lifetime product that lives up to the full lifetime warranty. There are over twenty colors to choose from, as well as many different profiles. Excellent protection, good looks, and superior warranties make metal roofing an excellent choice to complement any new or existing structure.
Start saving valuable dollars today by installing ENERGY STAR approved metal roofing products. Nichols Buildings, Inc. not only offers a diverse product line, but offers a diverse list of ENERGY STAR approved roofing colors!
BIG NEWS FOR 2009 - updated February 2009 - The IRS homeowner energy credit has been extended and increased for 2009. That means, homeowners that purchase a NBI ENERGY STAR® certified metal roof from Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009 will qualify for a tax credit of up to $1,500 or 30% of materials. Use IRS tax form 5695.
The ENERGY STAR program approves certain metal roofing colors based on the theory that roofs that reflect most of the solar energy will stay cooler and require less electricity for air conditioning. This, in turn, reduces the amount of electricity that must be produced, which reduces the amount of pollutants discharged into the air at the power plants.
ENERGY STAR approved colors
NBI’s residential Enduracote* colors include: White, Ivory, Light Stone, Tan, Caribbean Blue, Brick Red, Hickory Moss, and Patina Green
NBI's architectural/commercial Kynar colors include: Banner Red, Bone White, Bright Copper, Bright Silver, Burgundy, Old Town Gray, Patina Green, Regal White, Sandstone, Sierra Tan, Stone White, Surrey Beige, and Terra Cotta
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, local utilities, product manufacturers and retailers. For more information on ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.
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