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Federal Tax Credit

Energy Tax Credit Certification

Section 25C

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which changes several provisions in the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (HR 1424), entitles homeowners a tax credit for qualified energy saving improvements they put in place on their primary residence. Included in the approved products are qualified garage doors. The following door models from C.H.I. qualify for the tax credit: 2216*/4216*/2217*/5216*/2290 Series/5300 Series**/5400 Series**/5500 Series**/5600 Series**/5700 Series**/5800 Series**/2283/2284/4283/5283/2285/4285/2286/2700 Series*/3216*/3212*/3285.

*The models noted with an asterisk qualify with and without insulated windows. All other models qualify without windows only.
**2" base sections only.

The tax credit equals 30% of the product price up to $1500. The credit applies to the product purchase only and does not include labor. The maximum credit of $1500 is for any and all combined qualified products for the home including windows, entry doors and garage doors. The qualified improvements must be installed on an existing home between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.

Changes in the new policy state that insulated residential garage doors must have a U-Factor equal to or less than 0.30. Additional requirements include:

  • The garage door is installed on the taxpayer’s primary residence.
  • The garage door must be installed on an insulated garage.
  • There must be a perimeter seal (door stop) used as a means to control air infiltration.
  • The garage door must be installed in 2009 or 2010.
  • The garage door is expected to remain in service for at least five years.


    If you have any additional questions regarding the products that qualify for this credit, simply speak with your C.H.I. distributor.