Taxpayers who upgrade their homes to make use of renewable energy may be eligible for a tax credit to offset some of the costs. As of the 2018 tax year, the federal government offers the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit. The credits are good through 2019 and then are reduced each year through the end of 2021. Claim the credits by filing Form 5695 with your tax return.
If you have an older home, chances are it could use some updating. One of the best ways to add value to your older home is by replacing the windows. Vinyl replacement windows are energy efficient, easy to clean, and add maintenance free beauty to any home.
Why Replace Windows?
Older windows that are generally made with wooden frames can warp or rot over time. They may at one time been well sealed, but over the years caulking flakes away and allows water to seep in. When water gets into the wood it expands and can rot, leaving spaces though which water and air can get into the house. Basically you have an aesthetic nightmare as well as horribly inefficient insulation against the elements.
Vinyl replacement windows take care of it all. The best part of the whole deal is that they will never rot or warp. The paint won’t peel because there isn’t any! The only maintenance they will ever need is cleaning – and that is many times easier than on old wooden windows with separate panes. Milgard has a variety of vinyl windows and doors to choose from. If you know it’s time to replace your windows or doors-take the guess work out of how to make it all happen, and stop wondering what it will cost you-Call Angle Construction today to schedule your Free In-Home Estimate with one of our friendly, experienced sales consultant and receive a quote at the time of estimate.
A typical retrofit window installation for 8 standard size windows can run you $5,000 to over $15,000.00 with Installation, depending on what company you choose. A standard 6 foot sliding patio door can range from $2,500.00 to upwards of $5,000.00. If you are looking for a Bay or Garden window those can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000.00 as well. There are other factors to take into consideration that could have an effect on the total project price, for example if your home exterior is stucco and you are putting in new construction windows or doors that is way more labor intensive and would add about 40 to 50% more to your total costs.
As with most of the moving parts of a home, they are not built to last forever. During times of extreme weather, be it winter or summer is when you will notice if your windows are holding up their end of the bargain. Replacing your windows has several benefits, older windows such as single-paned does little to block the cold, heat, light and noise. Since we are in the winter season, you might notice that your home feels drafty, windows are very cold to the touch, your electric bill is going up, rain water is making its way inside and then there is the irritating fog that can happen when the seal on the glass fails and air and moisture enter the window.