The newest trends in commercial building construction are not only environmentally friendly, but they can also put quite a bit of money back into the owner’s pocket. I’m talking about green roofing and how a commercial roofing contractor can create a beautiful retreat atop commercial buildings. These fabulous gardens can provide a place to soak up the sunny Southern California weather and turn it into cash for commercial property owners.
In some places in the world architects are getting together with commercial roofing contractors and designing some really amazing green roofing spaces atop commercial buildings that would normally just soak up the hot sun and transfer that heat into the interior of the building, there by driving utility costs up. Some commercial building owners are then leasing these spaces out to nurseries or to biotech companies and thereby increasing their generated incomes with normally wasted spaces.
Now here is the best part, the Federal Government has passed several different bills that allow commercial property owners to take advantage of tax credits for retrofitting existing building with environmentally friendly materials and materials that cut energy costs. A commercial roofing contractor can assess just what types of options are available to building owners depending on the structural integrity of the building, but think of the possibilities!
Now a commercial roofing contractor cannot tell the commercial building owner just how much of a tax credit an owner can claim on their taxes, but they can tell the owner which materials qualify and how much of an initial cost the building owner will have to pay for the green roofing. Only a tax professional can give commercial building owners advice about what they need to do to qualify, because there is a certification requirement that must be made, and the IRS recommends that commercial building owners get that certificate from a tax professional.
Commercial building owners should do a couple of things to get started. First, talk to a tax professional about the requirements for the tax credits because different types of renovations qualify for different credits, but in some cases the credits can be equal to the total cost of the job. Then, do some research and find a commercial roofing contractor that can help with the details of the retrofitting. There are many options that include things like elaborate green roofing, water collection system that utilize rain water as supplemental grey water, and heat reflection systems that keep the sun from cooking the building.
Building owners wanting to utilize wasted space and turn a profit should find it easy to find a commercial roofing contractor with experience, they just have to look.