The Energy Tax Credit There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the new tax credit available for homeowners that replace their windows and doors with more energy efficient products. The exact wording of the language written in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a bit confusing.
However, let me highlight the points of this tax credit for you by going through a summary from Energy Star’s website, www.energystar.gov. To qualify for the tax credit, windows, doors and skylights placed in service after February 17, 2009 must have a U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient equal to or less than a .30. You can find the U-Factor and SHGC performance numbers on the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC website) www.nfrc.org.
Qualifying products purchased between February 17, 2009 and December 31, 2010 are eligible for a tax credit equal to 30% of the product cost. The maximum amount of homeowner credit for all improvements combined (including roofing, insulation, HVAC, water heaters, windows, and doors) is $1500 during the years of 2009 and 2010. So to summarize, windows and doors with a u value and SHGC equal to or lower than a .30 will qualify for the 2009 and 2010 tax credits.
Let me provide you with a couple of examples. If you ordered windows and the total cost without installation was $5000, you would qualify for a $1500 tax credit, the maximum allowable. As 30% of $5000 is $1500. A different example would be if you purchased $3000 worth of windows, your total tax credit here would be $900 or 30% of the cost of the windows.
As far as Gorell Windows and Doors, I am proud to say all of our best selling products with standard insulated glass, low-e and argon qualify for the tax credit. Ask a Gorell accredited dealer about specific details. Also, the US Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, has again named Gorell the National Energy Star Partner of the Year for the sixth consecutive year as well as the Sustained Excellence Partner for the fourth consecutive year. Gorell is the only window and door manufacturer in the country that has earned these two awards this many times.
Finally, if you are looking for window and doors that not only provide superior energy efficiency but also are environmentally windows, Gorell Windows and Doors is also proud to be the only vinyl window company in the country to be Green Seal certified.
At Gorell, we are committed to providing you with the window and door technology of tomorrow – today!
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