The Energy Tax Credit & You
by Jake Parker
As of January 1st of this year, the Energy Tax Credit is back and more advantageous than ever. Previously, qualified replacement windows and doors were eligible for a 10% tax credit up to a maximum of $500. That was a nice bonus for who those were remodeling, but unlikely to make the average home owner consider an upgrade unless they were already planning on doing so.
The situation now is quite different. Windows and doors that meet the tax credit's guidelines now provide a 30% tax credit up to a maximum of $1,500. For example, if you purchase a replacement window for $400, the IRS will pay you $120. If you order an entry door system for $1,500, you'll receive $450 from Uncle Sam. In addition, the energy efficiency standards that eligible products must meet are much higher than before. This means you'll not only benefit from the tax credit, but you'll also get the significant energy cost savings that these products provide.
The Energy Tax Credit, in combination with some great incentives being offered by manufacturers, is providing home owners with greater savings on quality home improvement products than ever before. Moreover, in a time when investing in the market can be risky, making a lasting investment in your home makes a lot of sense. So if your windows and doors are drafty, are difficult to operate, or let in lots of heat or cold, this is a superb time to make your home more beautiful, comfortable, and energy efficient.
And the Winner is...
by Jake Parker
We're very happy to announce that the winner of the $500.00 J & J Gift Certificate for Spring 2009 is Pat Albers of Maryland Heights, MO. Congratulations, Pat! Be sure to contact us within the next two weeks to claim your prize.
Our next drawing's winner will be announced in July. In the meanwhile, be sure to let your friends, family, and neighbors know about our email newsletter. They can sign up at our website, jandjsidingandwindows.com, and they too can have a chance at $500.00!
Tax Credit Products
From windows to doors to siding products, J & J is able to save you money with an array of tax credit qualifying products. Unlike some of our competitors, J & J's commitment to carrying quality products meant that we didn't need to update our product lines to meet the more stringent requirements. Email us for details.
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