Energy Efficiency Tax Credits May Offer Incentives for Upgrading Your Windows and Doors

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Spending money on a home remodel is an investment that improves your space while potentially increasing your home’s resale value. It can also make good “cents” if your purchases provide energy savings and qualify for energy efficiency tax credits. Improvements that boost the energy efficiency of your home can save you money under the Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law in 2022.

The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit (25c tax credit) allows homeowners to claim tax credits for up to 30% of the cost of qualifying energy-efficient products purchased from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2032. Improvements to heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, and to a home’s envelope (insulation materials or systems, roofing, and exterior doors and windows) qualify as energy-efficient expenditures.

ProVia offers windows, entry doors, and patio doors that provide energy savings and qualify for energy efficiency tax credits.

Windows and Sliding Glass Patio Doors

Homeowners can claim 30% of costs up to $600 if the purchase meets ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient certification requirements. Review requirements and a list of qualifying ProVia Endure™, Aeris™, and Aspect™ windows and patio doors.

Entry Doors

Homeowners can claim 30% of costs (up to $250 per door, $500 annual limit) for exterior doors that meet applicable ENERGY STAR requirements. Nearly all ProVia entry doors—Legacy™ Steel, and Embarq®, Signet® and Heritage™ Fiberglass—meet these requirements and are ENERGY STAR®-Certified.

How to Qualify

To qualify, your home must be in the United States and must be owned and used as your principal residence. You can claim the credit only for qualifying expenditures incurred for an existing home, or for an addition to or renovation of an existing home. Labor costs for door or window installation, as well as door or window purchases for new home construction, are not eligible for the tax credit. There is a $1,200 annual limit for all qualified products. Taxpayers typically claim expenses for the credit in the year in which they install the new product in their homes.

Be sure to keep all product receipts and documentation on your purchases. On ProVia doors and windows, locate the NFRC label and keep it with your other tax documents until it’s time to file your taxes. This is your proof of purchase, and you will need to include it when submitting paperwork for the tax credit.

Embarq fiberglass energy efficient front door in Dutch Gray glaze with Laurence decorative glass in the door and sidelites
Embarq Fiberglass Door

Exceptional Efficiency, Elegant Aesthetics

Let’s focus on two of the ProVia products that are highly energy efficient and eligible for the 25c tax credit: Embarq doors and Endure windows.

The Embarq fiberglass entry door sets a standard as the most energy-efficient door in the US. Its innovative design includes engineered channels in the side rails and header, and a polyurethane core with more insulating value than a typical fiberglass door. Embarq features a Quad Glass System, which utilizes a 1-13/16″ insulated unit with two panes of low-e glass and warm-edge spacers.

In addition to its energy savings benefit, the 2.5″ thick, robust Embarq door will dramatically increase your home’s curb appeal. Available in Knotty Alder, Mahogany, Cherry and Oak skins, and numerous stains, paint colors and glazed finishes, this beautiful door provides a warm and welcoming entry to your home.

Endure white double hung vinyl windows in a living room
Endure Double Hung Windows

Energy-Efficient Windows

Endure windows provide all you would expect from ENERGY STAR®-certified vinyl windows, using much less energy to keep your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and comfortable all year round.

Available in several configurations and a diverse array of woodgrain and paint colors, Endure windows offer peak energy-saving performance, while displaying stunning beauty. Endure double-hung, slider, casement, picture, and bay & bow windows come standard with FineLine™ welded corners, ensuring a straight, clean line and professional-class look.

This article has been provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide tax, accounting, or legal advice. Please consult with your tax or accounting professional before submitting your credit claim.

Last Updated: May 12, 2023

By Ashley Ridenour

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