We had a good hailstorm here in my area last week & I have a customer who we did a total re-roofing for about 2 years ago (I gave him the e$stimate prior to buying & then did the installation just after he moved into the house).
He is now considering a swap over to metal; for a 1:1 replacement, he only has the deductible to pay as the prior new roof was negotiated as part of the buy / sell.
The metal job would be higher, of course, but he has heard of some sort of energy efficiency incentives via the Obama Stimulus Package (please, do NOT interject your personal politics into this thread. Don’t.).
He’s also heard about a rebate through our city, & I’m gonna have to do some research on that one; doubt any of y’all know what’s up with the City of Austin, Texas in regards to this kind of financial help.
So, back to the stimulus:
[quote=“in the recent Email he sent me, the customer”]Can you let me know what my options are if I wanted to replace to a metal roof, what the insurance can pay as of current damage and what my upgrade out of pocket cost.
I believe as part of the Obama’s stimulas package, The US Governemt is providing a 1500 tax credit for Metal roof installation, and I also noticed
That Austin energy can provide a 5 year loan for energy efficient upgrades, I am unsure if Metal roof qualifys. I know radiant barrier installations apply.
Please let me what my options are for this something can be worked out. Last year it cost around 6 grand to replace to the roof. [/quote]
End of email from him
BTW, he’s also looking @ other efficient upgrades that might be very costly, especially when not rolling then into a loan or mortgage; wants to take the old school Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½" deck off & put down foil faced decking OR something like ACFoam CrossVent (atlasroofing.com/residential/vrcross.asp).
That stuff is great, but I am thinking out of the reach for most homeowners in product cost alone; I have never installed it & have no idea what the cost is (typically) for labor. If you have used the AcFoam or a similar product, what is or was your charge per square? Any special things to know about the installation?
PS: Since he’s knowledgeable on a lot of topics here on Roofing.com, I anticipate a reply from Ed. 8)