Can I Get Tax Credit for the Doors & Windows from WinChoice USA®?
Saving money on taxes is always a smart move, and the windows we provide at WinChoice USA® meet the strict guidelines of the ENERGY STAR program which means you could be eligible for tax credits. The most recent tax incentives for installing energy-efficient doors and windows was passed by congress in 2009 and expired at the end of December of 2016. If you’ve had ENERGY STAR doors and windows like those that we offer at WinChoice USA® installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016, then you may qualify for a tax credit. We recommend speaking with your tax professional for more details.
Taking advantage of ENERGY STAR doors and windows offers financial benefits that go well beyond these tax credits. To qualify for the ENERGY STAR rating, doors and windows must meet some of the highest standards in the industry. This prestigious certification ultimately comes down to the ratings that doors and windows earn when independently tested, certified, and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Once rated, the doors and windows must meet demanding energy efficiency guidelines established by the EPA.
While there is not a set of guidelines that determine what features or technologies windows and doors must have to qualify for ENERGY STAR rating, there are a few common features found in products that do earn the rating. For instance, vinyl frames like those that come with our windows are a common aspect of the most energy efficient windows available. Windows of this quality also typically consist of multiple panes with interior chambers filled with an inert gas for improved insulation and thermal barrier qualities. Low-E coating is also a common feature of the most highly-rated windows. This is an invisible coating that effectively blocks infrared energy for a cooler home in the summer and a warmer home in the winter.
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There are a variety of ways that quality new doors, windows, and attic insulation helps you save money beyond the available tax credits. By reducing or eliminating the transfer of heat energy in or out of your home depending on the season, you’ll enjoy significantly lower utility bills since your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard to keep your home comfortable. What’s more, having top quality doors and windows in your home will substantially help in maintaining a higher value for your home, and the lifetime warranty that comes with the products from WinChoice USA® is transferable to the next owner when properly submitted. Schedule your free consultation to learn more!