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Energy Tax Credit Certification for Qualified Residential Garage doors The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which changes several provisions in the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (HR 1424), entitles homeowners a tax credit for qualified energy saving improvements they put in place on their primary residence. Included in the approved products are qualified garage doors. The following door models from C.H.I. qualify for the tax credit: 2216*/4216*/2217*/5216*/5916*/2290 Series/5300 Series**/5400 Series**/5500 Series**/5600 Series**/5700 Series**/5800 Series**/2283/2284/4283/5283/2285/4285/2286/2700 Series*/3216*/3212*/3285. *The models noted with an asterisk qualify with and without insulated windows. All other models qualify without windows only. **2" base sections only.
The tax credit equals 30% of the product price up to $1500. The credit applies to the product
purchase only and does not include labor. The maximum credit of $1500 is for any and all combined qualified products for the home including windows, entry & garage doors. The qualified improvements must be installed on an existing home between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. Changes in the new policy state that insulated residential garage doors must have a U-Factor equal to or less than 0.30. Additional requirements for garage door include:
It is installed on the taxpayer’s primary residence. It must be installed on an insulated garage. There must be a perimeter seal (door stop) used as a means to control air infiltration. It must be installed in 2009 or 2010. It is expected to remain in service for at least five years.
If you have any additional questions regarding the products that qualify for this credit, simply speak with your C.H.I. distributor, Jerry Binder.
Here are some factors to consider when purchasing a new garage door for your home… Insulation and Sealing In very extreme climates some people may heat and cool their garages but most people don't. Either way, to keep the garage comfortable in hot and cold weather, you want to keep the elements and hot or cold air out. Keeping the doors closed is just the beginning. Keep air from sneaking in or out with good insulation and proper sealing. The Garage Door Two things to look for in an energy efficient exterior door: proper material and proper installation. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of these three very efficient materials used for exterior doors including garage doors and find the right one for your home and climate.
Extreme climates require a material that will stand up to punishing weather and will need more regular maintenance. Sometimes that's expensive. If you live in a less severe climate, you may not need the same type of material and your garage door may not need as much maintenance. Wood Doors are beautiful but are susceptible to weather damage and are fairly expensive. Steel Doors are strong, affordable and resist warping. Fiberglass Doors are more expensive than steel, less expensive than wood and are resistant to warping, denting and rusting. Garage Windows Just like in the house, windows can help regulate the temperature in the garage. You may not need the same high energy efficiency in the garage as in the house but the more energy efficient the better and the seal is essential. Even the best window can't do its job if air's is leaking in and out because of improper seals. Energy Efficient Lighting Most garages require lighting but it doesn't have to be expensive. Using energy efficient bulbs in the garage and throughout the house uses less energy and saves money. All you do is change a light bulb. Motion sensor lights work well in and around the garage giving you the lighting you need without searching for the switch. Depending on where you place the light, you might be able to use solar lights to save even more energy.
Elizabeth Garage Doors, LLC. 2031 N. Highway 83, Franktown, CO 80116 Phone No: 303-646-3340 Fax: 303-646-4235 Email-Id: email@example.com Website: http://www.elizabethgaragedoors.com/