As part of the recently signed-into-law American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), homeowners can take advantage of a key provision that allows them to earn credit on their income taxes by making key energy-efficient home improvements.
To make it easy, CertainTeed Corporation has launched a new online resource www.certainteed.com/energytaxcredit. The site offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the tax credits, in which homeowners can reduce the amount of taxes they pay next year, up to
"With unpredictable home energy costs, the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly products and interest in the federal tax credits, energy efficiency is top of mind for many homeowners," says
The CertainTeed website offers a wealth of information on energy-saving products, resources and tips, including:
How to determine the right R-value for your area. To find out if a home is lacking proper insulation, homeowners will need to find out the recommended R-value, or insulating power, for their area. Homeowners can visit the U.S. Department of Energy's website for a user-friendly map to guide them.
Choosing the right insulation for the right area of your home. Speaking generally, fiberglass insulation batts are typically used in walls, and blow-in insulation can be an ideal way to add insulation to an attic. Products such as InsulSafe(R) SP and OPTIMA(R) Blow-In Insulation can have an immediate impact on your energy use, and it is non-combustible, made from recycled glass, and resists moisture to prevent mold growth.
Staying on top of rising energy costs. Organizations like the Alliance to Save Energy offer tools that project upcoming energy costs in your state.
Maximizing energy efficiency with solar reflective roofing. Installing affordable, cool roofing products, such as Landmark Solaris(TM), can help homeowners reduce energy costs while giving a boost to their home's curb appeal. Thanks to new cool roofing technology, solar reflective roofing products are now available in rich, vibrant colors. Tax credits are also available for select traditional roofing shingles, such as CT-20, XT-25 and XT-30 shingles from CertainTeed.
For more information or to find a qualified contractor in your area, visit certainteed.com/energytaxcredit.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed(R) is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
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