If you want to take advantage of the tax credit passed by congress not very long ago then take a few minutes to read this article. I will mention some important facts to consider when dealing with a contractor.
Some replacement window companies 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 fit energy efficient windows has always been there. However, of late the benefit was tripled to 30% of the cost of an energy efficient window. This is also applicable to doors but my focus is only on windows for now.
What this implies is that when picking out the replacement windows for your house you need to pick cautiously. normally replacement window companies play a significant role in assisting homeowners in this regard so its always best to find the right contractor.
Some of the issues the company should walk you through include the specific conditions that make a window be called 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 can sayhere is that if a window does not have the NFRC sticker then chances are it is not energy efficient.
When working with replacement window companies or contractors, always request them to show you the sticker. If they fail to do so don’t buy their recommended window and do not use their services. There are plenty more conrtacrors that you can try and hire. So to make use the tax credit benefit in 2009 you need to be a wise shopper.