There are many things to consider when looking to replace your doors and windows. Most customers want to make sure their house looks great and they want to ensure the job is done right. But it’s always a top priority to save money and one way to do that is to make sure you choose energy-efficient doors and windows. At Good Guys Contracting, we have a selection of vinyl doors and windows that will save energy and save you cash. For some customers, the connection between being energy efficient and cost effective may not be immediately clear, but the savings are very real.
Energy Efficient Windows and Doors Lower Costs
Homeowners can recoup up to 71.2 percent of the cost of window replacement if they choose energy-efficient vinyl windows, according to Remodeling Magazine. Good Guys Contracting takes the savings one step further. In addition to providing some of the most energy-efficient products available, we’ll flash around the entire window and use our low-expansion spray foam in order to maximize energy efficiency.
According to the US Department of Energy, some windows can negatively impact a home’s energy efficiency. One reason for this is that older windows tend to be single-paned. Newer windows are double-paned and don’t let as much heat in. Doors can contribute to higher energy costs through air leakage. Older doors can also be problematic as can doors that weren’t properly installed, or properly air sealed. Installing new, energy-efficient windows and doors can help minimize your heating, cooling and lighting costs.
Vinyl Windows and Doors May Earn You a Tax Credit
While using energy-efficient windows and doors will save you money over time, there’s another possible way to save money that will produce more immediate results. You may be able to earn federal tax credits on your purchase of windows and doors. The credits come from ENERGY STAR, which is a joint program of the US Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY Star rates and sets guidelines for windows and doors.
If the windows and doors meet ENERGY STAR’s performance quality standards and are manufactured by one of their partners, and if they are are installed between 2012 and 2016, homeowners may be entitled to a tax credit equal to 10 percent of the product costs, up to $200 for windows and skylights, or $500 for doors. For more information about the program go to irs.gov and look at the instructions for Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits, which must be filled out to receive the credit. Be sure to save any receipts related to your purchase because you may have to use them as documentation when you apply for the credit. At Good Guys Contracting all Vista windows provide you with the product’s ENERGY STAR Rating, which you can use to qualify.
Our vinyl windows are less expensive than wood and are more energy efficient, they are low maintenance and expertly installed. If you’re interested in saving money or want to know more about our products and services Call us at (631) 559-6420 or fill out our online form.