Since the passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act on Jan. 1, 2012, which allows federal tax credits for homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, Simonton Windows took the initiative to provide information for homeowners regarding the tax credits they may be able to qualify for when purchasing Energy Star windows for their homes. Homeowners can receive up to 10% of the cost of Energy Star windows with a cap of $200. The American Taxpayer Relief Act states that tax credits are only applied for Energy Star products installed in the homeowner’s current residence and do not include installation costs as well any energy-efficient home improvements that are not required to cover the entire house. Gary Pember, vice president of marketing at Simonton Windows, say that investing in vinyl replacement windows is a smart choice for a homeowners. Simonton Windows hopes that by sharing this information with the public, it will help homeowners make smart purchasing decisions when remodeling their home.

AAA Windows 4 Less, a provider of energy-efficient vinyl replacement windows and fiberglass windows, encourages homeowners to be well informed and to take full advantage of current tax breaks that allow them to save energy and money when researching home improvements.

By: Paul Doh

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