2016 Federal Tax Credit Opportunity on Select Hunter Douglas Window Shades

Federal Tax Credit for Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades

At Windo VanGo here in the Baltimore area, we’re pleased to announce some great news! Federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements are back. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which gave federal tax credits on select energy-efficient products, have been reinstated for 2016.

Saving Money with Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades

The most energy-efficient window covering on the market today is the Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shade. This unique shade has a cell-within-a-cell construction. This design works in two ways to save you money on your energy bill. First, it acts as an insulation barrier to help maintain a consistent temperature inside so warm air doesn’t escape in the winter. Second, it reduces solar heat gain from the sun in the summer, allowing you to keep your environment cool and comfortable.

Federal Government Recognizes Duette Architella Energy Efficiency

While most all Hunter Douglas window shades have some energy-saving benefits, some have a higher rating than others. Duette Architella honeycomb shades, for example, with their patented cell-within-a-cell design, are federally recognized as an energy-efficient product. Incredibly, in the summer, solar heat gain on an uncovered window is almost 76%. When you use Duette Architella, it drops to only 15%. The Duette shade uses three distinct air pockets to trap cold air in the winter and heat from the sun in the summer so you pay less on your energy bill.

Tax Credit Opportunity

Purchase any qualifying energy-efficient Hunter Douglas products within the following collections:

  • Alustra® Collection of Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades of certain sizes with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are inside-mounted over a double-glazed window.
  • Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades of certain sizes with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are inside-mounted over a double-glazed window.

Products must be purchased between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, and must be installed by December 31, 2016. This credit is for existing homes only and not intended for new construction. For specific details and restrictions, refer to the Manufacturer’s Certification Statements for each product at www.hunterdouglas.com/taxcredit. Qualifying products are eligible for a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500 in total during the 2016 tax year. $500 is the maximum combined total amount that can be claimed for all purchases of qualifying energy-efficient products placed in service during this period. This is subject to reduction in the amount of Section 25C tax credits taken in prior years. The tax credit for your qualifying Hunter Douglas product is 10% of the purchase price of the product only (excluding sales tax and measuring and installation charges), up to $500. The tax credit is subject to a lifetime limitation of $500.

Window Treatment Solutions in Baltimore MD Area

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville.

We serve the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel including Ellicott City, Randallstown, Owning Mills, Timonium, Westport, Forest Hill, Annapolis, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a design consultation!