Helping your carbon footprint!
Here at C.D. Northwest we want to do our part to help out the environment. As a native Oregonian I know one of the great things about our corner of the world is our beautiful natural resources. There are a number of tax credits out there right now that can help keep Portland as one of the leaders in green building practices.
First you can check out the shingles that qualify for the Energy Star Trust Tax Credit. On a 30 year roof you can get a reflective solaris shingle by certain teed that is white with some grey and green hues in it. On a roof, depending on the size it will cost an extra $200-$400 but you will get back around $300-$500 in tax credits.
If you don't want to go with the white shingle you can check out the 40 year ecoasis shingle by Malarkey. This gives you a few more options in shingle colors, mostly in lighter brown and tan hues. this roof is typically going to cost $1,500-$2,500 more than a standard 30 year roof, and will get you $800-$1,400 in tax credits. It also provides you with a thicker shingle than your standard 30 year roof.
Finally your could go with a metal roof. Most of the time they are about two and a half times as much as your standard roof, but they do offer great longevity, and are a good fit on homes with a lot of trees and foliage aroynd them.
How do I find out about my neighborhood?
We also have relationships with the leading solar installers in the area and will help work with you if you thinking of installing
photovoltaic or thermal solar heating. The tax credits out there right now allow the systems to pay for themselves in four or
five years, but the tax credits are reviewed every year and it is likely as more of our grids power is supplied by solar power,
the tax benefits will drop. For more info on solar power grass roots movements in your area visit
Solarize Portland. Or visit your neighborhoods
programs at Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods or
Solarize Southwest Portland.
We are also trying to do are best to go paperless here at C.D. Northwest. Our bids are now primarily delivered via email, and we allow you to pay your invoice online via pay pal. Our goal here at C.D. Northwest is to be a leader in the move to sustainable construction practices.