Long Beach Home Owner Tax Credit For New Insulated Garage Doors-Long Beach Real Estate

Long Beach Home Owner Tax Credit For New Insulated Garage Doors-Long Beach Real Estate

Long Beach Real Estate - Tax Credit for New Insulated Garage Doors

Long Beach Home Owner Tax Credit for New Garage Doors



Long Beach home owners may benefit from stimulus legislation signed by President Obama on Februrary 17, 2009.  If you installed or plan to install a new 'insulated' garage door between Jan 1, 2009 and Dec 31, 2010 you can qualify.  Garage doors installed in 2008 do not qualify.  The maximum tax credit that a taxpayer may claim from all qualifying improvements combined is 30% of the cost of each insulated garage door and $1500 over the lifetime of the tax credit periods (2009 and 2010).

Not only will you improve the curb appeal of your Long Beach homes you can reduce your tax bill by up to $1,500 and reduce your energy bills. 



To be eligible for the tax credit, the purchased garage door must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The door must be an insulated residential garage door.

  • It must be installed on an insulated garage.

  • The door must have a U-factor equal to or less than 0.30, even if the door contains glazing.

  • If the door contains windows (glazing), the door must offer a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) equal to or less than 0.30.

  • The door perimeter must have a means to control air infiltration.

  • The door must be expected to remain in service for at least five years.

  • The garage must be part of the taxpayer's principal U.S. residence.

  • Dealers should provide homeowners with a Manufacturer's Certification statement and a breakdown of the material and labor costs.


The tax credit is applicable toward the materials, installation costs do not qualify for this tax credit. 


More information on garage doors can be found through the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association, further information on the tax credit can be found here

If you have been thinking about installing a new garage door, or are trying to upgrade your home visually prepping to sell, this would be a great time to do so and take advantage of this tax initiative.  Imagine the government helping you buy a new garage door! 

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Posted on October 22, 2009 21:00:00 by Laurie Manny Professional Group
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Comment from: Steven Beam [Visitor] Email · http://www.realestateyak.com

I never knew this. In the Denver area many of the builders only insulate the walls between the house and the garage. Exterior walls from the garage to the outisde are not insulated. You always have great info here.

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Comment from: Laurie Manny [Visitor] Email · http://www.lauriemanny.com

Hi Steven,  Thank you.  I try to bring valuable information to the table here on the blog.

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