Do you know about the government R-5 program? Essentially, its a way to reduce replacement window/patio door costs by combining volume purchase economics with a pool of window manufacturers who can get government subsidies when they provide substantial discounts. The idea is to get us motivated to replace all of our drafty old windows/sliding doors with new energy efficient ones.
The incentive provides significant cost savings since not only are volume purchases leveraged, but subsidized cost offsets are also provided. Even better, there isn’t some complex tax rebate mechanism required to get your savings. Instead, you simply buy at reduced rates from participating manufacturers.
So what’s the hitch? Well, you generally need to buy a lot of windows to opt in. However, if you’re thinking about replacing that drafty old sliding patio door (a major source of heat loss/gain btw), then you’re in luck because the volume quantity for this item is one. In other words, there’s no reason in the world to go to Home Depot to get the project started. Instead, leverage the R-5 program and save big bucks! Here’s a link to get you started: