Buying replacement windows in Tacoma, WA often requires a relatively large investment on your part. But it’s worth noting that many homeowners qualify for rebates when they make the decision to do window installation. Not everyone will qualify for the rebates that have been established. But it’s definitely worth checking to see if your home might meet the requirements needed to qualify for a rebate.
When you work with a reputable window installation company when buying replacement windows, they’ll be able to tell you all about the rebates that are available at the moment. There are also new rebates that pop up every so often for those shopping for windows. Take a look at some of the things that might qualify you for a rebate when you buy new windows.
Was your home built before 1988?
Most of the rebates that are offered on Tacoma, WA windows are offered on windows installed in older homes. And by older homes, we mean homes that were built prior to 1988. The age of your home isn’t the only determining factor when it comes to window rebates. But if your home is on the newer side, it won’t matter if you meet all of the other window requirements. You won’t qualify for the current rebates.
Does your home have single-pane windows in it?
Outside of looking at the age of your home, you should also look at the type of windows that you have in it now. To qualify for a rebate on your new windows, you’ll need to have single-pane windows in it. Part of the reason why window rebates are available in the first place is because many power companies are trying to move people away from using single-pane windows. These windows don’t make homes energy efficient enough.
Do you use something other than a heat pump to heat and cool your home?
If you have a heat pump installed in your home at this time, you unfortunately will not qualify for a rebate on replacement windows. Although there are some benefits to using a heat pump in a home, they will disqualify you from getting a rebate on new windows.
Is your home properly insulated?
If your home isn’t properly insulated right now, there isn’t much incentive for anyone to offer you a rebate on your new windows. Even with new windows, your home will still allow too much air to leak in and out if you don’t have enough insulation in place. You must have attic insulation with an R12 rating or better to qualify for a window rebate. You also must have floor insulation with an R12 rating or better and at least some insulation inside your walls.
Figuring out whether or not you qualify for a rebate on Tacoma, WA window installation can be confusing. Marine View Windows & Doors can help you make sense of it when you come to us for your new window needs. Reach out to us at (253) 331-7151 today to speak with someone about the window rebates that are available or swing by 5005 Pacific Hwy E #17, Fife, WA 98424 to sit down with someone in person to discuss window rebates and the requirements for them.