Energy Tax Credit Information For windows and doors installed between
January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016

Important Information

This extension of the 10 percent "25C" homeowner income tax credit of up to $200 for installation of Energy Star qualified windows and skylights, and $500 for Energy Star exterior doors is subject to a $500 lifetime limit per individual taxpayer. IRS Form 5695 must be filed to obtain the credit. Under the terms of the tax credit provision, the product(s) must be placed in service (installed) during the taxable year in order to claim the credit.


  • Products must be installed in the homeowner's primary residence.
  • Products must meet Energy Star published criteria for the Energy Star Climate Zone in which they are installed.
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All Monte Verde Windows and Doors with Argon Gas meet the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) requirement for all four climate zones as specified in the Energy Star Program.

The Energy Star program for windows & Doors divides the country into four distinct climate zones to recognize the varying heating and cooling months among the states. For patio doors, there is only one U-Factor and one Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) requirement for Energy Star compliance.

For more information:

Homeowners may use the appropriate Manufacturer's Statements below for 2015/2016 tax credit purposes.


View Monte Verde Thermal Performance Data.

Manufacturer's Statement of Certification (PDF)

IRS Residential Energy Credits - Form 5695 (PDF)

The above guidance is not intended as legal advice, and you should consult a tax professional with specific questions.