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Roofing Organizations Send Letters to Congress

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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A coalition of roofing industry organizations, associations and professionals have come together to send letters to the White House and other political leaders, urging them to support a proposal that would help families improve their homes.

The proposal would deliver a direct financial benefit to middle-class homeowners while providing a “Main Street” stimulus for the millions of Americans whose livelihoods are tied to the home improvement and construction industries, including contractors, roofers, plumbers, electricians and painters, according to a news release published by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.

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A coalition of roofing industry organizations, associations and professionals have come together to send letters to the White House and other political leaders urging them to support a proposal that would help families improve their homes.

“As we have witnessed these past few months, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been vast, shrinking GDP by 5% in the first quarter and wiping out millions of jobs across the country,” the letters say.

“Damage this far-reaching threatens everyone, from homeowners to small business owners and workers across the economic spectrum. Our proposed tax credits serve as an opportunity to counter this devastation, improving individual prosperity and supporting the economic recovery.”

The proposal set forth by the coalition includes a new refundable tax credit covering up to 30% of the cost of qualified home improvements. It also includes a provision that would help businesses make upgrades and safely reopen by providing a refundable credit for up to 30% of qualifying business property improvements.

Signatories of the letters to the administration and Congress include: Standard Industries, the National Roofing Contractors Association, Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Atlas Roofing Corporation, Beacon Building Products, Building Suppliers Corporation, Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, Chemical Fabrics & Film Association, Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, Colorado Roofing Association, EPDM Roofing Association, Firestone Building Products, GAF, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, Johns Manville, Kansas Roofing Association, Kentucky Roofing Contractors Association, Metal Construction Association, Mid-States Asphalt, National Insulation Association, North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, Owens Corning, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii, Roofing Contractors Association of Washington, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, SPRI, SOPREMA, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, SRS Distribution, TAMKO Building Products LLC, Tarco Roofing and US GreenFiber LLC.

   

Tagged categories: Good Technical Practice; Government; NA; North America; Roofing contractors; Roofing materials

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