Get three times the pay­back for re­plac­ing old win­dows

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gen­er­ated from sun­light. It is im­por­tant to note that not all EN­ERGY STAR(R) rated win­dows or doors meet the fed­eral tax credit cri­te­ria.

“Con­sumers should not be de­ceived; not all win­dows and doors qual­ify for the fed­eral tax credit,” said Dave Koester, brand man­ager for Peachtree Doors and Win­dows, a man­u­fac­turer of win­dows, pa­tio doors and en­try doors. “Only se­lect man­u­fac­tur­ers pro­duce prod­ucts that read­ily qual­ify for the tax credit. Peachtree’s qual­i­fy­ing prod­ucts in­clude all-vinyl, vinyl-clad, fiber­glass-clad and even se­lect alu­minum-clad and wood win­dows.”

All-alu­minum win­dows will be the least en­ergy ef­fi­cient, whereas vinyl and clad wood win­dows will be the most ef­fi­cient. Vinyl win­dows with mul­ti­ple hol­low cham­bers within the frame per­form bet­ter than vinyl win­dows without the cham­bers. If you want wood in­te­ri­ors on your win­dows, you’ll want to choose a clad-wood win­dow - - vinyl-clad, fiber­glass­clad or alu­minum-clad. Peachtree’s 600 Se­ries pre­mium fiber­glass-clad wood win­dows yield Ufac­tors and so­lar heat gain co­ef­fi­cients well be­low the fed­eral tax credit cri­te­ria and the re­cently re­vised EN­ERGY STAR cri­te­ria due out in 2010.

Most win­dows to­day have low-emis­siv­ity (Low E) coat­ings and two panes of glass, us­ing the airspace in be­tween the panes as in­su­la­tion to help min­i­mize heat and cold loss. Peachtree has an exclusive highef­fi­ciency glass called Zo-e-shieldTM, which

En­ergy ef­fi­cient doors and win­dows can pay nu­mer­ous div­i­dends, in­clud­ing lower util­ity bills, higher re­sale value and even tax breaks. uses a pro­pri­etary com­bi­na­tion of com­po­nents and ma­te­ri­als to sur­pass en­ergy ef­fi­ciency rat­ings of stan­dard win­dow glaz­ing avail­able. Zo-es­hield can re­duce en­ergy costs be­tween 12 and 29 per­cent, de­pend­ing on which area of the coun­try you re­side. A cost-sav­ings cal­cu­la­tor at www. zoeshield.com can help you de­ter­mine how much you could save on util­ity bills by re­plac­ing your old drafty win­dows with Peachtree win­dows made with Zo-e-shield glass.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the fed­eral en­ergy tax credit, visit www. re­cov­ery.gov or www. peachtree­door.com.

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