Fortify Your Florida Home With Tax-Exempt Impact Windows
Are you a Florida homeowner looking for ways to save money on your taxes? One way to do so is by taking advantage of tax deductions for home improvement products. On May 6, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Home Hardening Tax Exemption relief bill. For the first time ever, it will make impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors, TAX FREE for two years, starting July 1, 2022. Florida sales tax is 6% and the bill is estimated to put $462M of buying power back in the hands of Florida homeowners.
What Is Home Hardening?
Home hardening involves reinforcing a residence to withstand natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or wildfires. This can include measures like installing impact-resistant replacement windows and doors as well as securing structural elements. The goal is to enhance the home’s resilience, minimize damage, and increase the safety of occupants during extreme weather events.
Doing Our Part
While this bill only applies to impact-resistant material costs, excluding labor, permits, and other job costs, in an effort to aid Florida homeowners in the hardening of their home, NewSouth Window Solutions is offering impact windows and doors at factory-direct prices and completely tax free. NewSouth wants to help make impact-resistant products more affordable to protect property and lives from the devastation that can be left behind in the wake of a hurricane.
Our Impact-Resistant Windows
We are #NewSouthProud to manufacture impact-resistant products approved for use in the wind-borne debris region and the 175 MPH Miami-Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ). HVHZ is a specific area in Miami-Dade County, Florida, designated as having a higher risk of hurricane and wind-related damage due to its geographical location and exposure to strong winds generated by hurricanes. In this zone, building codes and regulations are more stringent to ensure that structures can withstand the intense wind forces associated with hurricanes. Some additional benefits of our impact-resistant products include:
- Noise reduction – Our impact-resistant windows create an airtight seal that effectively reduces the amount of outside noise entering the home.
- Intruder resistance – Thanks to impact-resistant glass, our replacement windows serve as a stout line of defense against would-be intruders.
- Improved energy efficiency – With features like low-E glass coating, insulated frames, and dual-layer weatherstripping, our windows reduce heat transfer, leading to greater thermal performance.
None of these performance benefits come at the cost of visual appeal. Our replacement windows are available in an array of styles, interior finishes, and exterior colors, making it easy to create an aesthetic that suits your home perfectly.
Learn More During a Complimentary Consultation
To learn more about this initiative and how we can bolster your home’s defense with impact-resistant windows, reach out to NewSouth Window Solutions to schedule a complimentary consultation. We hope you will take advantage of this monumental tax exemption and join the movement so we can make you #NewSouthProud too.