(ARA) – The tax credit for energy efficient replacement windows and doors, originally introduced in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is set to expire at the end of 2010, making this year the best time for homeowners to replace their windows and upgrade the look and feel of their home.
Ply Gem, a leader in the building products industry, offers some tips and guidelines to help homeowners make the most of the energy efficient replacement window tax credit.
Homeowners can receive a tax credit worth 30 percent of the purchase price of qualifying energy efficient windows, up to a maximum of $1,500 if purchased and installed by Dec. 31, 2010.
To redeem the credit, be sure to save your invoice that shows a breakout of window and installation costs, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) labels from all windows and doors and the manufacturer’s certificate.
Energy efficient windows that meet the tax qualifications offer more savings than a one-time federal tax credit. The Alliance to Save Energy says that sealing and insulating your house – including utilizing energy efficient windows – is a great first step to take when improving your home’s energy efficiency. To learn more, visit www.plygemwindows.com or www.recovery.gov.
Courtesy of ARAcontent