2011 Tax Credit

As part of the Economic Stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 modifies and extends federal tax credits for eligible building components that improve energy efficiency. To be eligible, windows and doors must have both a U-Factor equal to or less than 0.30 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) equal to or less than 0.30.

How to Qualify for the Tax Credit

To qualify, you must have purchased a Vanguard Window or Sliding Doors, Sunrise Window or Sliding Doors, or Essential Windows with an approved glass package. The window or door must have both a U-Factor and SHGC of 0.30 or lower.*

Steps to claim your credit:

  1. Download your Manufacturer’s Certification Statement
  2. Save your sales receipt. You must have purchased and installed the qualifying products beginning January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011, and meet all other requirements outlined in the Federal tax code.**
  3. Claim the tax credit yourself associated with your qualifying purchase during your Federal filing for the 2010 and/or 2011 tax year or give the reciept and Certification Statement to your accountant.
  4. Print the Information below for your Accountant
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Full Name:

Your Windows Purchase Price:

Completion Date:
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