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The necessity of renovate the roof of your home or condominium in which you live may be due to various reasons.

In recent years, the roof renovation is increasingly linked to the search for a improvement of energy efficiency, that is aiming to achieve a roof that is thermally insulating, for reduce consumption linked to winter heating or summer conditioning. Of course, this type of work has costs, which vary according to a series of parameters.

The first is certainly linked to the size of the roof: whether private or condominium, in fact, the cost must be calculated per square meter, therefore it increases for large roofs. Another parameter to take into consideration is the material used: roofs made of different materials have, as can be imagined, different prices. Finally, even the geographical location can affect the costs of restructuring the roof, given that the expenditure required in a historic center or in a metropolitan area is certainly different than that carried out in a small town in the province. Finally, needless to say, the costs vary depending on the conditions of the roof and the type of intervention, be it a partial or total renovation.

When intending to undertake an intervention on the roofs, it is important to know a series of aspects relating to what can be defined as one energy restructuring, which can lead to an interesting saving, over time, of the expenses incurred to undertake the work. In fact, when you make this type of intervention, you can take advantage of a series of tax benefits, notes like Ecobonus, which for the 2017 presents a series of interesting proposals.

However, it is good to specify that the interventions that must be carried out in order to take advantage of theEcobonus of the 2017 they are well defined and, above all, they can only be performed on existing buildings and not on newly built ones. These interventions include those related to insulations, as well as renovation of fixtures and windows with the aim of improving the thermal efficiency of the apartment or the entire building. Also considered interventions aimed at energy improvement are all those that see the installation or replacement of intelligent or low-consumption air conditioning systems, that is, all home automation interventions that allow you to control, even remotely, energy consumption in the home. Furthermore, all those that lead to the use of green energies are included among the subsidized interventions, including that relating toinstallation of solar panels.

However, pay attention to the interventions related to domotics: only those that aim at the correct management of consumption and not other types of interventions that allow to improve life at home can be included among those who have the right to reductions.



When you are talking about restructuring the roof costs are certainly the most important part to consider. To get an idea of ​​what are the costs that you have to face, depending on the work on site, you can request a free online quote, essential to understand what are the specific expenses for the various interventions. Furthermore, it is also important to know which are the maximum possible income tax deductions, which vary according to the type of intervention.

For example, for interventions related to the solo energy improvement the maximum amount of eligible expenditure is 100 thousand euros. When, on the other hand, one goes to work on the building envelope alone, a maximum cost of 60 thousand euros is possible. Same limit also in case of installation of solar panels which, however, must be designed exclusively for the production of hot water and heating. Finally, in the case of replacing old heating systems in favor of modern condensing boilers or other types of systems with high thermal efficiency and low environmental impact, the maximum spending limit is XXUM thousand euros.

It should be specified that these interventions are not specific to private installations: in the case of solar panels, for example, public entities such as universities or schools, as well as private facilities for public use, such as clinics, nursing homes, facilities, can also take advantage of tax breaks sports etc.

The 2017 Ecobonus presents a particular innovation compared to the incentives of previous years: in fact, it can also be applied to the restructuring of condominium roofs, with a deduction that goes up to 75% of expenses. This means that if you intervene on the roof of the condominium to improve its energy efficiency, the tax breaks exceed those of any other type of bonus ever obtained up to now for this type of work.

On the other hand, another interesting point concerns the only improvement of the external envelope: for this type of intervention, in fact, concessions are foreseen that can cover up to 70% of the costs. In this case, however, the percentage of incentives that can be requested depends not only on the type of intervention, but also and above all on the surface of the condominium that is affected by the works. For values ​​higher than 25% of the surface, a request can be made for the maximum value of the concessions, ie the 70% provided for by the Ecobonus for this particular type of work. However, even for condominiums, as for private apartments, it is necessary that they already exist: therefore tax concessions cannot be requested for new buildings.

Another possibility to improve the performance of the roof is to make one ventilated structure rather than isolated. This is a choice that can be applied to most roofs, but especially in the case of roofs with wooden roofs. The main purpose of a ventilated roof is to avoid excessive summer heating caused by radiation. A ventilated roof provides in any case an insulating area, but the insulation is not complete and space is left for a defined intermediate space ventilation layer. The main purpose of this roof, of course, is to provide complete thermal insulation and, above all, to avoid the possibility of condensation and the formation of damp spots and mold.

The ventilation layer, in fact, allows the expulsion outside the roof. Naturally, these roof insulation interventions guarantee an improvement in living conditions, since they allow to improve the insulation of the apartment itself, avoiding heat loss during the winter and, at the same time, avoiding overheating during the summer . For this reason, the renovation works for the construction of a ventilated roof are part of the works that can take advantage of the incentives for improving the thermal efficiency of the apartment or condominium. Having a thermally insulated house, in fact, allows you to keep temperatures constant without having to exceed with the use of heating during the winter or air conditioners during the summer.




Among the various restructuring options included in the 2017 tax concessions there is also the renovation of the attic. Insulating the attic may require different interventions depending on the use made of the attic itself, i.e. whether it is habitable or not. A classic case of a habitable attic is that which involves the presence of attics. In this case it is essential to proceed with a work carried out with the utmost professionalism and precision since, those who live in the attic, could have real inconveniences in case of lack of adequate insulation. In fact, in poorly insulated attics, mold formations or real infiltrations of water from the roof can occur.

The best way to isolate an attic and therefore make it more energy efficient is to carry out interventions from the outside. In this way you can be sure not to reduce the internal environments and, above all, you can be sure of a higher performance of the materials. Depending on the structure of the attic, you can think of inserting the insulation above or right in the middle of the beams. Furthermore, again depending on the case and the characteristics of the attic roof, you can choose a different type of insulation, between wood fiber panels or synthetic fibers. It must be emphasized that the insulation of the attic by external intervention must be approved by the condominium, unless it is a villa or private property.

When we talk about building renovation we often ask ourselves what kind of facilitation can be connected to a possible one roof renovation. As you can imagine, the canopies, having purely decorative or protective purpose against atmospheric agents, do not fall within the tax concessions for improving energy efficiency, unless the canopy itself is used as a support base for any solar panels. . In this case, even the renovation of the shed can be considered a tool to improve the energy efficiency of the house, thus fully falling under the interventions that are carried out to improve energy efficiency.

Find out how much it costs to renovate a roof per square meter, improving the energy efficiency of your home

Returning to one of the initial arguments, probably the one that most interests those who are about to carry out the renovation of their roof is above all knowing how much it can cost this intervention. The answer, as already highlighted, is not unique, but depends on a series of factors, including the initial conditions of the roof on which to work, the size of the roof and, of course, the type of intervention that goes to make.

Considering, in fact, that the request for tax breaks can only be made on existing buildings and not on structures under construction, it will be clear that first of all the old existing roof will have to be dismantled and then proceed with the various phases of work ranging from waterproofing due to thermal insulation upon re-laying of the tiles. Unless they are in particular conditions, i.e. roofs for which unusual interventions are required, it can nevertheless be said that average values ​​for the renovation of the roof vary between 150 and the 200 euro per square meter. The price difference may depend on both the type of intervention and the materials used and the area in which the renovation is carried out.

It should also be considered that when extraordinary maintenance operations are carried out for the energy requalification of buildings, there is also an additional advantage. L'VAT for the renovation of the roof, in fact, it presents a facilitated regime, being reduced to 10%. This means that rehabilitating your own roof or even the roof of the condominium, can bring much lower costs than those assumed, as long as you know how to move well between all the possibilities of facilitations and bonuses provided by the 2017 Budget.

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