SOURCE: Alside


April 20, 2009 12:22 ET

Alside's Excalibur Double-Hung Windows Qualify for Energy Tax Credit

New Lower-Cost Excalibur ETC Window Gives Homeowners Another Energy-Saving Option

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Alside today announced it now offers an economy-priced energy-saving Excalibur ETC double-hung window that qualifies for the tax credit program for home improvements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The new lower-priced double-hung model is one of two Excalibur windows that are eligible to earn homeowners up to $1,500 in energy tax credits through 2010.

Recognized as a "Best Buy" in Consumers Digest, the Excalibur ETC double-hung window combines energy-efficient carbonized liners in the mainframe and sash with low-emissivity glass to meet the U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30 or lower required to qualify for the energy tax credit. Choosing double-hung windows with Low-E glass is an effective way for homeowners to "green" their homes because it keeps homes cooler in the summer by blocking unwanted solar heat gain and warmer in the winter by allowing warming solar rays to enter the home.

"The lower-cost ETC double-hung window provides the optimal SHGC for the majority of homes in the United States without using the unsightly heavy tint that's required with solar-control glass," said Robert Schindler, vice president of marketing for Alside. "This window creates a lot of opportunity for homeowners to reduce their utility bills, improve the comfort of their home year-round and earn money back on their taxes," he added.

Alside also offers an upgraded version of Excalibur double-hung windows with its ClimaTech Elite glass package for extreme energy efficiency in high-temperature climates. In addition to increasing interior comfort and lowering homeowner's utility bills, the ClimaTech version of Excalibur reduces window condensation, deadens outside noise and includes a patented double seal system that reduces seal failure. The premium Excalibur double-hung window also features an enhanced mainframe that is exceptionally slim to complement any architecture.

Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl double-hung windows, vinyl siding and accessories, patio doors, and fencing and railing products for the residential, commercial, remodeling and new construction markets. Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the company distributes its products nationally to licensed remodeling and home building professionals through company-owned supply centers and independent distributors. Visit

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