METRO Home Improvement, Inc.
16 Harris Dr.
Marietta, GA 30067

(678) 277-9434


Energy Tax Credit + Guaranteed Energy Savings = The METRO Home Improvement Stimulus Plan

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There has never been a better time to start saving on your heating and cooling bills. Vinyl Custom-built replacement windows from METRO Home Improvement are a wise choice. They add value to the home and can save you up to 40% on energy costs. Now, with the new federal incentives, replacement windows are more affordable than ever, so there's never been a better time to invest in energy savings!

The newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 recently passed by congress offers you incentives for improving your home's energy efficiency. Through 2010 the tax credit for qualified energy efficiency improvements has increased to 30%. For example, if you purchase $5,000 worth of upgraded-glass windows from METRO Home Improvement, you may qualify for the maximum 30% tax credit of $1,500 - making the real cost of your windows only $3,500.

To be eligible for the federal tax credits:

Windows and doors must meet the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code, a model energy code for buildings. ENERGY STAR windows will almost always qualify.

"All the improvements must be installed in or on the taxpayer's principal residence in the United States."

When are they available?

The home improvement tax credits apply for improvements "placed in service" from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010. They are not available for improvements done in 2008. The IRS defines "placed in service" as when the products or materials are ready and available for use - this would generally refer to the installation, not the purchase.

Summary of tax credits by Energy Star

METRO Home Improvement, Inc. is excited about the opportunity created by the recently signed Energy Tax Credit available to homeowners for improving / replacing their windows. The new law raises the maximum Energy Star Federal Tax Credit from $200 to $1500. The bill also significantly raises the thermal performance of the windows & doors needed to qualify for the credit well above the current Energy Star requirements, specifically less than or equals .30 U-Value & .30 SHGC.

METRO Home Improvement, Inc is proud to announce that we have several window and door products which have already met industry requirements for these energy performance designations.

The Energy Tax Credit glass package will utilize two-pane insulated glass units with next generation warm-edge spacer technology, high performance Low-E coatings and argon enhancement. Our windows qualify with or without grids.

The combination of a competitively priced vinyl or wood replacement window, the $1500 tax credit and the energy savings make for a very economical home improvement. The measurable payback of many projects will be less than 5 years. This does not include the intangible value of a more comfortable home and the home equity secured by the home improvement.

DISCLAIMER: The information herein related to the Federal Stimulus Package is for informational purposes ONLY. This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. You should contact your accountant or other tax professional for advice related to specific tax benefits of purchasing energy efficient windows.