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Home-Owner Energy Tax Credits Applicable on Garage Doors

What qualifies a garage door for this tax credit?

Residential garage doors that have a U-factor of equal to or less than 0.30 qualify for this tax credit. Additional requirements are:

1) The garage door must be installed on an insulated garage (conditioned space).
2) The garage door must be part of the customer’s principal residence.
3) The garage door perimeter must have a means to control air infiltration.
4) The garage door must be installed in the years 2006, 2007, 2009 or 2010.
5) The garage door must be expected to remain in service for at least five years.

Under this policy,  how much credit may a homeowner receive?

Taxpayers receive a tax credit of 30 percent of the qualified energy-efficiency improvements installed during 2006, 2007, 2009 or 2010, up to $1,500. Cost of installation does not qualify.

What does a homeowner need to do to obtain the tax credit if the garage door that meets all the qualifications?

A Manufacturer Certification provided by the garage door dealer or found on the manufacturer’s website and the dealer’s breakdown of the door cost and the cost of labor should be obtained by the homeowner. Copies should be kept for homeowner records, but do not need to be submitted with tax return.

Does an insulated door with windows qualify for the Energy Tax Credit?

No, doors with any type of window (glazing) does not qualify for the Energy Tax Credit.

How do I learn more about the homeowner energy tax credits available due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy , or