Looking to install new hurricane impact windows on your South Florida home in 2024? Worried about the cost of doing so? Impact replacement windows are a great way to improve your home’s hurricane protection and safety for your family. Installing energy efficient impact windows are also a great way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your utility bills. However, these windows can be costly. So for those worried about the price tag of hurricane impact windows there may be good news. The federal government has introduced a hurricane windows tax credit to help alleviate some of the upfront cost (up to $1,500). Keep reading as we provide more information about the tax credit, the incentives, and more.
Details of the tax credit for impact windows
The energy efficient, hurricane window tax credit carries a financial incentive up to $1,500. According to FileMyTaxesOnline.org, “eligible homeowners can claim a tax credit of up to 30% of the total cost of qualified hurricane impact windows, with a maximum credit limit of $1,500.“
The tax credit for impact windows covers impact windows, but in order to be eligible there are certain requirements. Some of the key requirements are listed below.
- Energy efficiency requirements – the windows must meet specific criteria established by the relevant tax program, including certain energy efficiency requirements
- Primary residence requirement – This hurricane windows tax credit is only eligible for your primary residence only. Installations on a second home or rental/investment properties do not qualify
You will need to check with your tax professional for your specific eligibility. Further, you should work with a reputable impact window installation contractor in order to understand and ensure you comply with the program’s requirements.
Benefits of Energy Efficient Impact Windows in Florida
Energy efficient impact windows offer many benefits to homeowners in Florida. These include:
- Strong hurricane protection – Impact windows offer 24/7 hurricane protection against the toughest storms. There are also windows suitable for those in HVHZ zones.
- Convenience – this form of hurricane protection requires zero installation or removal before and after a storm
- Great looks – impact windows look like normal windows so they don’t detract from the look of your home
- Allow natural light in the home even when the power goes out
Talk to a reputable impact window contractor
Interested in installing impact windows on your home in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, or elsewhere in Southwest Florida? Give Eurex Shutters a call. We have been installing quality impact windows and doors in SWFL since 1986.