Early in 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
was enacted into federal law to try to stimulate the housing industry and the US economy in general. Included in the law is a tax credit of 30% of the roofing materials cost, up to a maximum of $1,500 (it does not include installation or labor costs). This tax credit is good in 2009 and 2010 to homeowners with existing homes if they choose to install Energy Star rated asphalt roofing products. Read More...
Did you know that your old asphalt roof shingles could help pave a road rather than take 300 years to decompose in a landfill? Chris King, editor of Roofing Contractor magazine, has a very informative article about "Recycling Asphalt Shingles"
in the October issue.
"People talk about 'win-win' situations all the time, but a business that keeps asphalt shingles out of landfills and saves contractors money at the same time sounds like an ideal example."
This win-win solution is catching on across the US. There is even an upcoming forum being held in Chicago next month concerning this very promising solution. Read More...