Upgrades That Qualify for Tax Credits
Windows, Doors, and Skylights
If you replaced any windows, doors, or skylights—or installed new ones that meet Energy Star standards—you are eligible for a tax credit.You don’t have to replace all your windows and doors to qualify, and you can claim the credit if you installed a window or door where there wasn’t one before.
Tax credit: 10 percent of the cost, up to $200 for windows and skylights and up to $500 for doors. Does not include installation.
Roofs (Metal and Asphalt)
Roofing materials that meet Energy Star requirements reflect more of the sun’s rays and can lower roof surface temperatures by up to 100° F. Qualifying roofing materials include metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings and asphalt roofs with appropriate cooling granules.
Tax credit: 10 percent of the cost, not including installation, up to $500.
Farrell, Mary H.J. “Make Sure You Get These Federal Energy Tax Credits.” Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports, 22 Mar. 2018, www.consumerreports.org/energy-efficiency/dont-miss-out-on-these-federal-energy-tax-credits/.