Energy Tax Credit

Energy Tax Credit On Your New Shutters

When you buy new shutters this year, you maybe be able to enjoy more than just the beautiful look of the window treatment. You can take advantage of tax credits depending on the product. If you bought the Polywood Shutter Insulating System from Sunburst Shutters in 2017, chances are you’re eligible for the 2017 Federal Energy Tax Credit. And reach out to your tax specialist for any other questions about this tax credit.

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions offers 1 product that qualifies for the Federal Energy Tax Credit: The Polywood Shutter Insulating System. Homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit for energy efficient window treatments of 10% of the cost, up to a maximum credit of $500. This credit is only available for Polywood Shutters purchased and installed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic material created with energy savings in mind. We added weather stripping on the vertical sides of the panel, allowing the shutters to block out heat gain/loss when closed.

Polywood shutters reduce airflow by up to 45%. They block temperature by 30 degrees. And they’re proven to improve the U Factor, R Value, and solar heat gain of any window. This means your furnace doesn’t have to be working all the time to sustain your residence at a comfortable temperature - and tangible energy savings for you!

Polywood® Shutter Insulating Systems qualify for the Federal Tax Credit under the category of “Insulating Products.” Polywood is specifically designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a home or building and meets the requirements established for insulating systems as set forth by the IRS and IECC.


  1. For the 2017 credit, you must have purchased and had us install the Polywood Shutter Insulating System for your existing home between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  2. Print the Polywood 2017 Manufacturer’s Certification Statement. Fill out the information on the certificate.
  3. Attach your sales receipt that shows the amount paid for the product.
  4. Print and complete the IRS form 5695 and take all items to your tax preparer for submission.






For more information on the Energy Tax Credit visit the Energy Star website or the Internal Revenue Service website, or contact your tax preparer.

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is not a tax preparer or advisor and cannot make recommendations to assist taxpayers in obtaining tax credits. All taxpayers are advised to consult with a licensed tax professional concerning their tax status and their ability to apply for or receive a tax credit as part ofthe Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency.

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