Crystal Window & Door Systems, the award winning national manufacturer, is pleased to inform the industry and the public that 14 of its high-performance vinyl window models can earn homeowners substantial tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus legislation recently signed into law. Homeowners who install the qualifying Crystal products from January 1 through December 31, 2010 can claim a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of the windows up to a maximum of $1,500 per home.
To determine that its window models qualify for the tax credit, Crystal used independent third party laboratories to test its window models and verify that they achieve or surpass the new progressive energy efficient standards. The 14 qualifying Crystal models span five of the company’s vinyl product lines and include popular styles such as double-hung, single-hung, picture, casement, slider and hopper.
“We’ve invested significant resources into upgrading and testing our product lines to make Crystal an industry leader in energy efficiency,” said Steve Chen, Crystal’s Executive Vice President. “I’m glad Crystal will be able to serve homeowners so they may take advantage of these significant tax incentives as they reduce their home energy bills and improve the environment.”
While most of the manufacturers qualifying for the stimulus credits rely on triple-glazing, most of the Crystal qualifying products do not require triple glazing to achieve the progressive standards, but use a simpler, less expensive high-tech spectrally selective dual glazing system.
“Not only are we offering many more qualifying products than other vinyl window manufacturers, but we will be able to offer them to the industry at a very competitive price,” said Harold Kaye, Senior Vice President for Business Development at Crystal and one of the company’s internal champions for high-performance products.