WDDA to Gather Support for Increased 25C Credits
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance plans to gather support at the Remodeling Show this week for the renewal and increase of tax incentives for purchasers of energy efficient home improvement products. Exhibiting at the event in Chicago, WDDA will be collecting signatures on a petition to be sent to Congressional leaders and the White House urging the expansion of the 25C tax credits.
“Our members know the tax credits in place in 2009 and 2010 were effective in spurring homeowners to invest in increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. They also contributed to the creation of thousands of jobs,” reports David Walker, WDDA VP. “With the petition, we can build upon the support voiced by WDDA and other industry organizations and strengthen the united voice that policymakers need and want to hear. “
“We desperately need the expansion of these credits to provide incentives and confidence for consumers purchases, to create much needed jobs, and continue the positive momentum built in the last few years for energy efficiency upgrades within residential properties,” says David Sakin, a WDDA member and president of Premiere Window & Building Inc. in Owings Mills, Md.
The organization plans to submit its petition to the offices of Senators that are to influence the outcome of this debate. Those not attending the Remodeling Show can also show their support for the 25C tax credits by sending a letter to Walker at WDDA, he notes.
WDDA is exhibiting at the Remodeling Show in conjunction with Window & Door magazine in booth 117. “We know thousands of remodeling industry professionals will be in Chicago,” Walker notes. “We encourage them all to stop by our booth to sign the petition and learn more about how the WDDA is making a difference.”