From Margaret on November 23rd, 2011 in Window Replacement
If you are a returning visitor to CalFinder, you’ll know that we’ve been talking lately about replacement windows, and how to get you rebates for energy-saving installations. Especially as the winter season and harsher weather approaches, we suggest that now is the time to get to those leaky windows before your heating bill spins out of control.
One major reason for getting to your window replacements now is that you can take advantage of rebates for new windows—and you want to nab those savings before they disappear, which they will.
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When Do Window Replacement Credits Expire?
Yes, while the government has provided remodeling tax credits to fuel the nation’s green energy drive, these credits aren’t unlimited, especially with budget shortages across the board. Many incentives last through the end of the year—or until they run out. And many homeowners are taking advantage of the savings and rebates available to them.
Certain credits have stipulations connected to them. Some tax incentives are structured to be available to some taxpayers but not to others. For example, the residential energy credit must be used against a home’s income tax liability. This means that the credit can’t even be used for income taxpayers who receive lower incomes and don’t have those tax obligations. Anyone subject to a tax that disallows deductions and credits also might not get the full benefit of the credit.
How to Get Estimates and Cost Information
All in all, if you qualify for the benefits, you could save a good amount of money for your window replacements, but tax breaks are usually so narrowly targeted that there are strict limits to what they can offer, and to whom.
For this reason, talking to a window contractor as you embark on your window replacement is a vital step in the success of your project. A professional can help you know which windows are right for your home, and how to correctly apply for rebates.
And check out our information about the many window types and materials you can choose from. Get inspired. Make notes. Get an estimate and start with a contractor today to replace your windows before bad weather hits. And make sure and take full advantage of the rebates that apply to you.
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