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Energy Efficient Window and Door Installation Tax Credits Expire December 31


If you have been considering an upgrade in windows and doors to make your house more energy efficient, now is the time according to the experts at Green Light Window Films. Several tax credits are set to expire on December 31, 2013. Turning some of your last minute home improvement and energy efficient upgrades into a reality sooner rather than later may be a good idea.
The tax credit is part of a provision in the recent "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation that has created a tax credit opportunity for window films installed in residential structures. Under the legislation, the qualifying credit is 10 percent of the film cost with a maximum total credit of $500. The new policy is retroactive to January 1, 2012 and expires December 31, 2013.
Individuals that should be considering the installation of solar window film on their home's windows would be those that are experiencing higher than desired heating and cooling bills, fading to floors, furniture and artwork, or those that are looking to add privacy to their windows. Window films also block 99.9 percent of harmful UV rays from the sun. This is significant for homeowners looking to protect their families, or those that have been diagnosed with any form of skin cancer.
Advances in window film technology have produced products that are optically clear. The traditional dark window tint is still an option but not always the best solution.
For homeowners interested, calling a top quality window film company as soon as possible is recommended in order to avoid scheduling problems that would prevent you from taking advantage of this program and the tax credit expiration date.

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