Tax Credit 2009 & Replacement Window Companies


If you want to make use the tax credit passed by congress not very long ago then take a few minutes to go through this article. I will mention some important facts to consider when dealing with a contractor.

Some of the topics I have previously written about on this series include:window replacement companies, energy saving replacement windows companies and house window company.

Some replacement window firms will not assist you understand the tax credit benefit when planning on replacing your windows. This article has been written to try and help you understand the concept so that you can get the best deal from your contractor.

The tax credit benefit passed to people who install energy efficient windows has always been there. However, recently the benefit was tripled to 30% of the cost of an energy efficient window. This is also applicable to doors but my focus is mainly on windows for now.

What this means is that when picking out the replacement windows for your home you have to pick carefully. Usually replacement window companies play a significant role in helping homeowners in this regard hence the need to get the right contractor.

Some of the you should know include the specific conditions that qualify a window as energy efficient. This includes, the new energy start certification, the U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), NFRC Rating and more. NFRC stands for National Fenestration Rating Council. One thing I should mentionhere is that if a window does not have the NFRC sticker then in most cases it is unlikely to be energy efficient.

When dealing with replacement window companies or contractors, always ask them to show you the sticker. If they cannot do so don’t buy their recommended window and do not employ their services. There are many more conrtacrors that you can find and hire. So to make use the tax credit benefit in 2009 you need to be a clever shopper.

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