You may know your roof protects your home against harsh outdoor elements and weather conditions. However, it is also necessary to keep your living space comfortable. When the need for a roof repair or replacement arises, homeowners typically ask if their project is tax-deductible. Continue reading to find out.
Is Your Roof Repair or Replacement Tax-Deductible?
Replacing roofs in residential structures does not normally qualify for tax deductions. However, you can improve aspects of your home, such as your roofing system, to increase your property’s tax basis. It will help counteract your taxes by increasing the original value of your property.
In some instances, you can get tax deductions for replacing your roof. For example, significant damage from fires or a storm can reduce your home value, allowing you to claim losses as tax deductions. However, if your insurance provider covers the cost of your new roof, your project will not be tax-deductible.
It may also help to know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not consider home repairs tax-deductible. If you’re having your roof repaired or a few shingles replaced, you won’t be eligible for a tax deduction.
What If You’re Running Your Business From Home?
People who operate their businesses from home can write off business-related expenses as tax deductions. For instance, you can deduct your home office’s roof repair or replacement cost from your annual taxes. The same applies to individuals who are renting out parts of their properties. Still, it helps to look into your local tax laws and regulations because they vary by state.
Leave your roof repair and replacement needs to Homecraft® Inc. We are one of the area’s most trusted roofers. Our experienced team also installs high-quality gutters, siding, windows and doors. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or complete our online form to request a free estimate. We work with clients in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.