Crafting Commercial Roofs Since 1972
As commercial roofing contractors, we offer services for flat, metal, shingle, and slate roofing solutions. We are experts in our field, which means you can count on Vanguard to find the best solution for your problem and do the job right the first time.
The most common roof type for a commercial or industrial building, flat roofing comes in a variety of materials for optimal protection.More on Flat Roofing
Metal roofing is one of the best investments available for buildings that are in need of an energy-efficient, long-lasting, low-maintenance roof type.More on Metal Roofing
Why not turn your roof into a power plant? Flat and low-sloped roofs are an excellent place to install Solar Energy Systems (SES).More on Solar Roofing
Shingle roofs offer a large variety of roofing materials to choose from to help you create the desired building aesthetic.More on Shingle Roofing
Why Choose Vanguard
We back all of our work with our trusted workmanship guarantee and offer great commercial warranties for up to 30 years. We offer planned preventative maintenance agreements, which allow semi-annual inspections so you can get ahead of a roofing problem before it's too late.Connect with Us
We are industry leaders in energy-efficient roofing. We offer reflective coatings that lower your energy costs and boost your efficiency. We also specialize in solar-ready roofing. Solar energy systems are great for your business and the environment. However, your roof may require special detailing prior to installation. We will work with your business to get your roof solar-ready.Connect with Us
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In addition to standard roofing repairs and replacements, we also offer snow accessories such as snow guards and drain markers, which allows drains to be found during heavy snows. Once the storms have passed, we offer snow and ice removal from your property. As storms grow in size and intensity, we are seeing more and more snow and ice accumulations each year. Leave it to Vanguard to remove this heavy accumulation from your roof to avoid any potential issues that could arise.
Over 50 Years of Trusted Service
Not only does Vanguard have the knowledge and expertise to find the right solutions for your roofing needs, but we also are a friendly bunch of people. From our office staff to our on-site supervisors and workforce, our employees are the most professional and courteous around. We are also educated in all of our roofing systems and OSHA safety measures. Your relationship with Vanguard will be a hassle-free experience! With over 50 years of experience as one of the top in the industry, our reputation speaks for itself!
Give us a call today so we can get started finding the right solution for your roofing needs!Connect with Us
Posted September 12, 2022
We could start this piece by telling roofing jokes, but we’re worried they’ll all be over your head. Anyway, do you ever get the feeling somebody knows something they are not telling you? You know: roof inspections; avoiding ripoffs; the insider’s track. “Oh, I know a guy who has a friend who can get you a real roof inspection.” No worries! Here’s how to spot a genuine, all-important roof inspection.
Posted February 7, 2022
If you own commercial property in Wappingers Falls, NY, or the surrounding Tri-State area, then you’ll know how expensive maintaining, repairing or installing a new roof can be. Fortunately, those costs can be considered overhead, which means you may be eligible for certain tax deductions. The following are some of the tax tips for commercial roofs you should keep in mind in 2022.
Posted November 23, 2023
Maintaining the roof of your commercial building can be daunting. However, implementing a solid plan for commercial roof maintenance is essential to managing a commercial building.
Posted November 17, 2023
For good reason, a building’s roof is the most common location to mount solar panels. An unobstructed roof southwardly sloping toward the sun maximizes sun exposure and solar energy production. As a business owner looking to invest in renewable energy and doing your part to protect the environment, you must perform your due diligence (including any necessary retrofits) before purchasing solar panels.
Posted November 9, 2023
Solar energy has become a mainstay in our society. It enables property owners to recover some of the expense of owning a commercial building and can be an efficient use of flat & low slope roofing systems. Still, some commercial property owners are hesitant to jump onto the solar bandwagon because they fear tax penalties if they install solar panels. But don’t let the unfounded belief that solar technologies have tax repercussions stop you. Read on to discover why tax issues shouldn’t deter you from getting a top-tier, efficient solar roof.
Reasons to Get a Solar Roof
Many property owners have gone green with eco-friendly solar installations on their roofs. The question is, why should you? Well, installing this system comes with its fair share of benefits, including:
Conventional solar panels often appear bluish or blackish, depending on how light hits them. The primary source of this color is the melted silicon crystals that manufacturers use to make the panels. The distinctive hue sometimes fails to complement traditional roofing system designs.
More recently, however, solar manufacturers have begun making solar panels with design in mind. Some modern solar products are designed to blend with different roofing styles. Many options are available, from smooth and Tuscan glass to textured and slate glass. If you want to go solar but don’t want the traditional color or panels, consider one of the modern options instead.
Solar panels can add to the weight of your roof, as a facility manager or owner you need to ensure that your current roofing system can withstand the additional weight. At Vanguard, we are here to make your roof solar-ready so that everything on your roof is ready to accept solar installations and will not slow down the installation process. Transitioning to clean, renewable energy will be smooth, seamless, and quick if you opt to do this before the solar array is installed. The process of the solar installation itself is pretty straightforward. With a solar-ready roof, your building ends up with a solar and roofing system that work together efficiently.
Increased property value
A solar power system cuts utility bills, reduces carbon emissions, and has many other benefits. Most people are aware of the perks that come with this solution. That is why many buyers willingly pay more for properties that rely on solar technologies.
So, if you plan to put your building on the market in the future, install a solar roof. It will ensure that your property value increases and will reel in as many prospective buyers as possible.
How Installing a Solar Roof Affects Your Taxes
Most property owners avoid solar panels and shingles like the plague because the little information available out there says these solar components may raise property taxes. But if you live in the Northeastern US, that shouldn’t be a problem.
In Massachusetts, for instance, solar technologies come with various incentives. These include the federal government’s solar investment tax credit (ITC). You can claim the ITC on federal corporate income taxes.
Massachusetts also boasts the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. Under SMART, state utility companies like Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil pay a flat rate to commercial buildings with solar systems.
Property owners in the same state can also exploit net metering, which some electric companies support. With solar facilities, you can use net metering to offset your building’s energy use, transfer saved energy to your utility company, and get a credit in exchange.
Such incredible offers are available in many other states besides Massachusetts. For instance, a good solar setup can help you shave 26% of the installation cost off your annual federal tax bill if you own property in New York. The Big Apple also offers the Solar Energy System Equipment Credit, which can save you a few bucks.
Different states have different solar tax incentives, so research extensively or seek more information from the authorities in your region.
Other Incentives That Come with Solar Technologies
Besides tax credits, most state authorities use several other incentives to encourage property owners to install solar technologies, including:
- Solar rebates: a rebate is fundamentally a dollar-to-dollar reduction that affects the cost of installing solar energy technologies.
- Loans: Most solar loans come with low-interest rates and no down payment. For instance, the Mass Solar Loan Program offers financial solutions with interest rates as low as 3.25%.
Let the Experts Help You
Would you like to enjoy the perks of a solar roof, including tax credits? Hire Vanguard today. We are experts in roofing and have served countless property owners since 1972. Our team can handle all your commercial roofing needs, from installing solar-ready roofs to repairs and replacements.
Contact us today for outstanding roofing services in the Northeast United States.
Our Customer Reviews
I am writing to let you know of my complete satisfaction of the roofing job. The work was of the highest quality on May 11, 2022. The staff was professional and everyone had a positive attitude. I would strongly recommend Vanguard Roofing to other churches and businesses in the surrounding area.
I have been dealing with Vanguard Roofing for about 30 years. In that time, I have found your company to be professional, honest and thorough. From the moment my roofing project started to its conclusion, my property was taken care of meticulously by your employees. I found the roofers to be dedicated to their work resulting in the quality roofing system I now have on my building. Thank you for a job well done.
In addition to the quality of their products and workmanship, I am also pleased that Vanguard never forgets the importance of ongoing communications before, during and after a project. And should an issue arise, I can be assured it will be brought to my attention so a timely resolution can be facilitated. I could not be happier with the business relationship I have developed with Vanguard Roofing and I would wholeheartedly recommend the company to anyone.