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Old 03-01-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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Energy Star Qualified Asphalt roofing shingles?


So is anyone installing these for 2009/10 to qualify for the 30% Tax credit?

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?...pr_tax_credits

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?..._roof_products

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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I am in the market for a new roof......and would love our attic to be cooler.

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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Here is the list of current shingles.

The full list is 116 pages long and has a lot of roof coatings and metal roof panel systems though.

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Energy Star Rated Roofing Products

http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/q..._prod_list.pdf


CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Burnt Sienna Shingles 0.26 0.27 0.91 N Y N 40

CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Heather Blend Shingles 0.25 0.27 0.93 N Y N 40


CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Resawn Shake Shingles 0.26 0.28 0.88 N Y N 40


CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Weathered
Wood Shingles 0.25 0.27 0.90 N Y N 40


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Marquis
WeatherMax
(White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y 30


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Royal Sovereign
Shingles (White) Shingles 0.27 0.29 0.91 N Y 25


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Sentinel
Shingles (White) Shingles 0.27 0.29 0.91 N Y N 20


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 30
(White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y N 30


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(Cool Antique
Slate) Shingles 0.27 0.25 0.92 N Y N 40



GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(Cool Barkwood) Shingles 0.27 0.26 0.92 N Y N 40

GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(Cool
Weathered
Wood) Shingles 0.26 0.25 0.92 N Y N 40


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y N 40


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique
Lifetime (White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y Lifetime


Owens Corning
Owens Corning Classic Shingles 0.26 0.25 0.90 N Y N 20

Owens Corning
Owens Corning Supreme Shingles 0.26 0.28 0.90 N Y N 25
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #4
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Are the EnergyStar roofing shingles a lot more expensive?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:31 AM   #5
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Several of them are just the regular basic 3 tab shingles and I am still awaiting pricing and availability on the other upper end versions.

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I am in Shreveport, LA and am interested in purchasing a Energy Star qualified roof. Does anyone know where I can purchase Energy Star qualified Asphalt Shingles? Would some place like Home Depot or Lowe's carry these? Thanks.
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Here is the list of current shingles.

The full list is 116 pages long and has a lot of roof coatings and metal roof panel systems though.

Ed



Energy Star Rated Roofing Products

http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/q..._prod_list.pdf


CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Burnt Sienna Shingles 0.26 0.27 0.91 N Y N 40

CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Heather Blend Shingles 0.25 0.27 0.93 N Y N 40


CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Resawn Shake Shingles 0.26 0.28 0.88 N Y N 40


CertainTeed
Corporation CertainTeed
Landmark
Solaris Max Def
Weathered
Wood Shingles 0.25 0.27 0.90 N Y N 40


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Marquis
WeatherMax
(White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y 30


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Royal Sovereign
Shingles (White) Shingles 0.27 0.29 0.91 N Y 25


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Sentinel
Shingles (White) Shingles 0.27 0.29 0.91 N Y N 20


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 30
(White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y N 30


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(Cool Antique
Slate) Shingles 0.27 0.25 0.92 N Y N 40



GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(Cool Barkwood) Shingles 0.27 0.26 0.92 N Y N 40

GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(Cool
Weathered
Wood) Shingles 0.26 0.25 0.92 N Y N 40


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique 40
(White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y N 40


GAF Materials
Corporation GAFElk
Timberline
Prestique
Lifetime (White) Shingles 0.29 0.29 0.85 N Y Lifetime


Owens Corning
Owens Corning Classic Shingles 0.26 0.25 0.90 N Y N 20

Owens Corning
Owens Corning Supreme Shingles 0.26 0.28 0.90 N Y N 25
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I am in Shreveport, LA and am interested in purchasing a Energy Star qualified roof. Does anyone know where I can purchase Energy Star qualified Asphalt Shingles? Would some place like Home Depot or Lowe's carry these? Thanks.
Read the list posted above and see if the suppliers carry any of those styles from those manufacturers.

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Old 04-24-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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I got a quote from a local place, and they are telling me that only the Shasta White 3 tab "Ownes Corning" supreme shingles qualify except for some of the high high end shingles that are only availability in California/Nevada.

EDIT: Owens Corning website confirms this.

Wouldn't it make more sense, here in the Northeast, to have a black roof and have it be warmer in the winter, since it's easier to cool from say, 90 to 70, than to heat from 30 to 65????

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Wouldn't it make more sense, here in the Northeast, to have a black roof and have it be warmer in the winter, since it's easier to cool from say, 90 to 70, than to heat from 30 to 65????
That was my thinking
We should get rebates for using black shingles
I very rarely use AC
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What color is the Black roof when covered with 10 inches of snow?

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What color is the Black roof when covered with 10 inches of snow?

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It's still black
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When it's covered with snow, not sure it matters what color it is . These shingles are not EnergyStar for their insulating value, but for their ability to not attract and retain heat, I think...

They do have some ones for California/Nevada that look nice, but the white 3 tab ones that qualify here in NJ are ugly and also do not have the anti-algae stuff.

I might look into a metal roof though.
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It's still black
The point is, which I am sure you were aware of, is that the surface color is now white from snow, so the color of the shingle does not matter at that point.

If the roof color is visible through a lighter snow pack, then the darker colors woud attract and retain more of the heat from the sun and melt the snow more rapidly.

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When it's covered with snow, not sure it matters what color it is . These shingles are not EnergyStar for their insulating value, but for their ability to not attract and retain heat, I think...

They do have some ones for California/Nevada that look nice, but the white 3 tab ones that qualify here in NJ are ugly and also do not have the anti-algae stuff.

I might look into a metal roof though.
Actually the point is that here in the snowy North we WANT black shingles to soak up the sun & heat. In most cases once the sun hits it the snow melts very quickly
If we were to use white/light shingles then it would not melt as fast
Most winters my roof is black the majority of the time

Our heating period is MUCH longer then any cooling period
So much in fact that I use an AC only a few times for a few house in the summer
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Yes, it does seem that the tax credit is really only for reflective surfaces rather than energy efficiency across the board. I live in Florida, and the windows that qualify for the credit here are still single pane. The energy star link for roof products posted by the earlier reviewer states that 40 billion is spent annually on AC by Americans.


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