06/15/2017 08:35 PM
What to Consider When Buying New Windows
  Windows should be a focal point of your home – so when you’re investing in new panes, you should give the process the time it deserves! Before you kick off a window installation project, it’s always a good idea to walk yourself through a few basic questions: What’s your budget? There is a window replacement solution...
05/12/2017 08:13 PM
Choosing Exterior Trim for Your Property
Exterior trim is a simple way to dress up your property and make curb appeal count. Deciding you want trim is simple; deciding which kind of trim you want is a whole other ballgame.If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the process, take a deep breath, keep reading, and remember to get excited – your home is...
05/06/2017 04:43 PM
Popular Exterior Siding Options
Popular Exterior Siding OptionsYour home exterior is the core of your property’s first impression. But it’s also an important investment. Finding the perfect fit for your home and your budget can feel like a big undertaking – but there’s good news! There are many great options to choose from. It just takes a little bit...
03/28/2017 03:06 PM
What Does An Energy Efficiency Report Do?
When we hear the word “house,” a few images likely come to mind: A roof, siding, windows, and a door.But your home is so much more than that. It’s a consumer of energy. And the way that your home is built – and the way it’s maintained – can determine just how much it uses.Smart...
03/20/2017 11:05 PM
Air Sealing & An Energy Efficient Home
Imagine that you’re driving in your car on a cold winter day. It’s freezing outside – and you’re ready to warm up. Now, consider two options:You blast the heat… and open all of your windowsYou blast the heat with all of the windows safely closedWe have a sneaking suspicion that you can guess which option...
03/13/2017 07:57 PM
How Much Could New Insulation Save Me?
Your home should be comfortable and inviting on the inside – no matter what the weather is like on the outside. A well-insulated home is key to this relationship. But it can also save you money.Energy Savings Meets Cost SavingsLet’s take a second to think about the role of insulation. It acts as a buffer...
03/05/2017 02:23 PM
5 Benefits of Vinyl Windows
A window replacement is more than a home improvement project – it’s an investment. With some research and planning, your new windows can last you for years into the future. They’re a purchase that bring curb appeal, energy efficiency, and a great interior environment to your property.One strong option? Vinyl windows.Are vinyl windows for you?Vinyl...
02/02/2017 01:35 PM
When You Know It’s Time to Replace Your Windows
If these walls could talk… They might be begging you to replace your windows.It can be tricky to know when it’s time to invest in a window replacement service. But there are a few key signs that will tip you off: They’re stubborn Does it feel like you’re waging war on your windows every time...
02/02/2017 01:34 PM
3 Siding Options for Your Home
There are a hundred and one reasons that homeowners invest in a siding replacement project – and whether you’re dealing with water damage or just want better curb appeal, a new exterior can transform your property.We’ve pulled together a few top siding options for your upcoming project. Remember, if you ever need more advice, just...
02/02/2017 01:31 PM
When is it time to replace my siding?
Few homeowners are aching to dive into a siding replacement project. But sometimes, your exterior is giving you signs that you just can’t ignore.Smart Remodeling is your specialist siding replacement company in Alexandria, Virginia. We’ve worked with countless homes in the region – and we know exactly what to look for. If you’re on the...
06/16/2017 12:25 PM
Top 4 Roofing Tips

Are you looking for a home improvement that will add value to your house? Have you considered getting a new roof? Maybe, you just want to repair that pesky leak. Whatever the case may be, upgrading or repairing your roof... Read More

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06/09/2017 10:54 AM
Cool Home Remodeling Ideas

Are you looking for your next home remodeling project? There are several things you can do to upgrade your home. Not only will it add value to your home, but you will have another piece of your home to enjoy.... Read More

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06/02/2017 12:02 PM
The 4 Benefits of Installing a Deck

Are you interesting in doing some home remodeling? Have you considered adding a deck? Deck installation is a fantastic home improvement. With the assistance of a reputable decking company, you can have yourself a beautiful new deck in no time.... Read More

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05/23/2017 11:10 AM
Get Your Home in Top Shape with These Amazing Tips

Whether you’re struggling to keep your decades-old home in good shape or learning how to take care of your first home, it can be difficult to stay on top of home maintenance. Now that the weather is nicer, it’s time... Read More

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05/15/2017 04:21 PM
Does Landscaping Truly Increase Your Home Value?

Your home can be beautiful, but it won’t live up to its full potential without a proper landscape.  No matter what is included, a well-kept landscape can take your home from drab to gorgeous.  And while the curb appeal skyrockets,... Read More

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05/08/2017 03:19 PM
Read This Before You Add On to Your Home

Are you struggling to find space for your growing family or growing collection of hobbies? Whatever the reason that you are adding onto your home, a home addition requires a lot of preparation and planning. If you are planning a... Read More

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05/01/2017 12:46 PM
What You Need to Know Before You Remodel Your Basement

Remodeling is always a great idea, and when it comes to your basement, you’re probably sitting on a lot of square footage you could be using.  There’s never not a need for more space.  Giving your family that extra living... Read More

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04/24/2017 12:22 PM
Are You Ready to Remodel Your Master Bedroom?

The master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home.  A bedroom is a place where you can retreat and take a break from all the busy commotion in your life.  When you have the perfect master... Read More

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04/17/2017 09:35 AM
How to Deal With Stress Levels During a Remodel

While remodeling your home comes with many rewards, it can also be incredibly stressful.  The stress is ultimately worth it–after all, you get tons of return value, and your home becomes much more comfortable for your family for as long... Read More

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04/10/2017 02:44 PM
3 Home Renovations That Are Worth Your Money and Your Time

At some point in every homeowner’s life, the desire to improve or add to a home is strong.  Often, the choice between renovations is what trips people up–after all, there are so many options.  Renovations and additions can be painless,... Read More

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06/26/2017 10:58 PM
Window Replacement Grants-Free Grants and Support For Home Improvement
Every house requires well-equipped windows for increased energy efficiency and comfortable dwelling experience. Windows can save a minimum of 10-20 percent of heating costs and needs to be replaced if it’s broken or does not serve the purpose. Conduction of air through panes, infiltrating cold air through the window edges and chilly windowpanes curtail the heat so it needs to be replaced. 

Paying for the window replacement expenses can be unaffordable for many low-income families having the dearth of funds. To assist them grants are disbursed by the federal government, nonprofits, state governments and local agencies. Applicants can now apply for window replacement types like inert gas-filled windows, double- and triple-pane windows and coated windows.
  • Free Housing Grants & Financial Assistance For Home Buyer
Government Assistance Programs

Weatherization Assistance Program
The WAP offers window replacement and home up gradation grants for energy efficiency. Low income earning families struggling to replace their windows can receive financial assistance through WAP, a federal program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Grants are distributed to state governments, community agencies, local governments and nonprofits and later given to eligible applicants for window replacement and home weatherization. Contact the state weatherization agency for funds to replace windows.

Energy Star Incentive Program
The federal government gives tax credits to homeowners who replace their doors, skylight or windows with those that are Energy Start qualified. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) together have initiated a program-Energy Star under which homeowners may avail up to $1,500 in tax credits. The initiative promotes more energy efficient homes by providing incentives in the form of tax savings for the homeowners who replace windows either through a contractor or DIY.
Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program
The Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors the SHOP, granting amount worth $15,000. Monetarily deprived families who are engaged in constructing their own homes are eligible for the program to replace their windows. The grant amount is awarded to national and regional nonprofits engaged in house building work for low-income families and later granted to eligible applicants.
High Energy Cost Grant Program
Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the High Energy Cost Grant Program encourages renewable energy development work and energy efficiency services in rural sectors. Grants are disbursed to residential units, local and state government, community agencies and nonprofits. Elected applicants need to demonstrate the utility of the grant program for the community. Contact the state or local government for window replacement.
State Grants
Almost every state offers grants for home energy efficiency and home repair work like window replacement. Funding opportunities and free services are also available from local utility companies. Assistance programs like subsidized rates for replacing of windows, discounts, rebates for installing energy efficient windows are available from utility companies.
You may seek assistance from nonprofits like Salvation Family Emergency Services, Habitat for Humanity, Community Action Agencies or look for forgivable home repair loans in your state. If your home was damaged due to natural disaster, contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants. Apply soon for your window replacement grants for comfy and safe dwelling experience.
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