Energy-Efficient Cool Roof

Get up to a $200 Rebate per 1,000 Square Feet

Cool Roofs

A cool roof reflects and emits the sun's heat back to the sky instead of transferring it to the building below. This helps keep your roof cooler and reduces your cooling load and air conditioning needs. PG&E is offering a rebate of up to $0.20 per square foot, so on a 1,000 square foot roof we will pay you up to $200.

How to Apply


Cool Facts about Cool Roofs

  • Reduce heat island effects in cities and suburbs
  • Help reduce air pollution and smog
  • May lengthen the lifetime of your roof
  • Save on electricity bills during the hot months by reducing AC load

How to Get Your Rebate

  • Customer must have electricity distributed by PG&E to the installation address.
  • You must be an active residential single family or multifamily PG&E electric customer with central air conditioning or installing central air conditioning concurrently.
  • Your home must be in Climate Zone 2, 4, 11, 12 or 13 (excluding low slope).
  • Rebate amount is based on the square footage over conditioned space that is cooled by your central air conditioning system.
  • Can use conventional architectural overhangs in square footage calculations.
  • Your contractor must provide and include the following on your proof of payment documentation or Home Improvement Contract:
    • Customer name and installation address.
    • Installation date.
    • Low or steep slope
    • Square footage.
    • Manufacturer, brand and model number as listed on the Cool Roof Rating Council's product directory.
    • Whether paid in full or payment terms.
  • You may contact the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) at 1-800-321-CSLB to confirm your contractor's license status.

PG&E's 2010-2012 rebate program is available for qualifying products purchased and installed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012. Payment of rebates is not guaranteed as funds are limited, and amounts and offerings are subject to change. All rebate program terms and conditions apply.

TypeAged Solar ReflectanceAged Thermal EmittanceRebate Amt
Low Slope
(excluding CZ 13)
≥ 0.55≥ 0.75$0.20/sq. ft.
Steep Slope - Level 1≥ 0.35≥ 0.75$0.20/sq. ft.
Steep Slope - Level 2≥ 0.25≥ 0.75$0.10/sq. ft.
  • For a complete list of qualifying products, visit www.coolroofs.org
  • Sign and mail your completed application with proof of purchase to PG&E within 90 days of installing your qualifying product
How to Apply:
Sign Up OnlineSign up for My Energy and apply online with eRebates
Mail in Your ApplicationDownload our General Improvements Catalog (PDF, 1.4 MB) to determine eligibility, then download and print a Rebate Application (PDF, 1 MB)
For More InformationContact the Smarter Energy Line at 1-800-933-9555 or e-mail smarter-energy@pge.com

Buyer's Tips

When you are selecting a roofing contractor, remember to do the following:

  • Contact a licensed C-39 roofing contractor to get an installation proposal for the qualifying products. You can also contact the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) at 1-800-321-CSLB or go to {www.cslb.ca.gov} for more information.
  • To account for roofing overhangs, make sure to ask your contractor to convert the "roofing square footage" into the actual square footage and indicate this information on the final invoice.

Still Want More?

Check out the following links for even more energy saving information:

  • Pay Online
  • Report a Streetlight Outage
  • Carbon Footprint Calculator