Federal Tax Credits For Windows And Doors – I see the light

Now we enter the marvelous world of windows and doors. As someone who has been in the building trades most of my life I prefer that people live in CAVES. That is right. I have been opposed to windows and all but rudimentary doors for most of my life. There are exceptions. For instance, if you live in a rammed earth house or if the window is part of the heating and cooling system. My attitude is if you want to look outside…GO outside. Not only that but it gets rid of all of those pesky “window treatments”. I am also a MAN and I lose these arguments all the time mostly to gay interior decorators.


OH sorry I mean with women.


But if you must put windows in at least have them have an impact on the world and on your taxes too:


Windows & Doors Exterior Windows and Skylights

*Important Change:

Before June 1, 2009:
Must meet ENERGY STAR criteria

After June 1, 2009:
U factor <= 0.30

SHGC <= 0.30

30% of cost, up to $1,5002 Not all ENERGY STAR labeled windows and skylights qualify for tax credit.More information
Storm Windows Meets IECC1 in combination with the exterior window over which it is installed, for the applicable climate zone 30% of cost, up to $1,5002 View our FAQ on storm doors and storm windows.
Exterior Doors

*Important Change:

Before June 1, 2009:
Must meet ENERGY STAR criteria

After June 1, 2009:
U factor <= 0.30

SHGC <= 0.30

30% of cost, up to $1,5002 Not all ENERGY STAR doors will qualify.More information
Storm Doors In combination with a wood door assigned a default U-factor by the IECC1, and does not exceed the default U-factor requirement assigned to such combination by the IECC 30% of cost, up to $1,5002 View our FAQ on storm doors and storm windows.



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Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights for Consumers

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Want more from your windows? Ask for ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR-qualified windows, doors, and skylights save you energy and money, increase the comfort of your home, and protect your valuable possessions from sun damage. They are also better for the environment because lowering your energy use means less air pollution from power plants.

Window with ENERGY STAR label


Windows like these:



The typical U.S. family spends over $1,600 a year on utility bills

All Champion windows feature our exclusive, insulated Comfort 365® Glass, which sets the industry standard…Just some of the benefits of Champion vinyl replacement windows:

  • Comfort 365® Glass keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Blocks harmful UV rays and reduces fading of carpets and furniture
  • Custom designed and manufactured in our factory specifically for your home
  • Available in a full line of customized colors
  • Exceed ENERGY STAR® standards in all 50 states
  • Earned the Good Housekeeping Seal
  • Covered by a Lifetime Transferable Warranty

Improve your home’s look and overall energy efficiency; contact a Champion representative today to schedule your FREE in-home consultation. See just how quickly and easily you can replace your old in-efficient windows with new Champion vinyl replacement windows!


And these:

Replacement window experts for the greater Central Illinois, IL area.

Renewal by Andersen offers a start-to-finish replacement windows process, you get custom-crafted, energy-efficient windows and doors professionally installed for you.  Simply request a free in home window consultation and you’re on your way to enjoying your beautiful replacement windows and patio doors for years to come.  You’ll love your new windows!

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Visit our window or door product visualizer

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2009 Tax Credit

2009 Energy Tax Credit The new stimulus plan includes replacement windows. Receive up to a $1,500** tax credit. Many Renewal by Andersen products qualify – Learn More


Need financing for your project?

Window and Door Financing We provide attractive financing options through GE Money – learn more


Read about our SmartSun™ glass

Windows with SmartSun Glass Announcing our most energy-efficient glass ever! New SmartSun™ glass is up to 70% more efficient. More


Next up the scintillating topic of INsulation. …By the way if you live in the Connecticut area, you might check these guys out. I hear they do pretty good work….