Selective Designs urges customers to take advantage of tax credit


If you’re planning a window or door replacement project, then now’s the time. If you do it now you can receive a tax credit for 30 percent of the cost of qualified energy-efficient windows and doors, up to $1,500 for this year. We also offer a five year labor warranty and lifetime window warranty on these windows.
Before this the credit was originally only $200 for windows and up to $500 for doors. Congress and the President have passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka “The Stimulus.”
To qualify for the new tax credit, you have to buy the most energy-efficient windows. Energy Star certification, isn’t the best any longer. The better windows save you money on energy bills and keep you comfortable all year round. Only windows and doors with a U-Factor of .30 or less qualify. (U-Factor is a measure of the window’s overall energy-efficiency.) if you purchase windows with a U-factor of .31 or .32. you will not qualify for the credit.
Windows and doors also need a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of .30 or less. A low SHGC blocks the blistering heat that comes through windows in the summer, reducing the load on your air conditioning.
In order to receive this credit you must purchase before December 31, 2010! You also need to save your window and/or door label also called the NFRC label to file with your taxes. You will claim this on your federal filing for the 2009 tax year. That is like using a $1,500.00 coupon.
• The tax credit is for the cost of the product only and does not include installation costs. Be sure to ask for a sales receipt that shows the cost of the product only.
• The tax credit is 30% of the amount paid up to a $1,500 maximum.
• If a combination of windows and doors are purchased, the total maximum credit is $1,500.
• This is a new tax credit for 2009/2010.
Exterior Makeovers has a large selection of windows and doors that are NFRC-certified to have U-Factors and SHGCs of .30 or less. Plus, they’re quickly and professionally installed. Call Amanda today for your free quote 770-301-4272.