If you’ve considered updating your windows in the past few months, odds are you’ve heard about the exciting rebate program recently unveiled by the Government of Ontario.
Designed by The Green Ontario Fund to combat climate change through renovation, the GreenON Rebates Program offers up to $5000 in rebates ($500 per window up to 10) to Ontario residents who update to high performance windows with a participating contractor, like The Window & Door Centre.
Exciting, right? For our readers who may not have come across this information previously, we’ve created a helpful description of program details and qualifications. Take a look, here.
For many, the GreenON Rebates Program has been the push they needed to take action and pursue their renovation goals! Since the program’s launch in late December, our team has been busy answering your questions about the opportunities available and the limitations involved. Read on for our answers to your most frequently asked questions:
The Green Ontario Fund is very specific about exactly what windows qualify for their rebate program. Your replacement windows must be on ENERGY STAR®’s “Most Efficient 2017 Models List,” which recognizes “high performance products.” Additionally, they must have a U-factor at or below 1.4 W/m2•K or 0.25 Btu/h•ft2•°F. Reach out to learn more about your options.
While The Window & Door Centre offers a number of windows priced at or under the $500 mark, the nature of this program limits the inclusion of such products. Windows that meet the aforementioned criteria come in at a higher price point than some of our other options. With that said, the quality, durability, function and style of our qualifying products are truly unmatched.
Any Ontario residents who live in a detached home, semi, or townhouse are eligible for GreenON Rebates. Renters must have the written permission of the owner or landlord. Most importantly, participants must agree and adhere to the program’s official terms and conditions.
Not only are participating GreenON Contractors experts at what they do, they also recognize the importance of third-party accountability. As such, all participating GreenON Contractors must be Window Wise partners, meaning all company installers must be certified and backed by their quality assurance program. In partnership with S.A.W.D.A.C., Window Wise provides third-party audits on installations, ensuring client and installer safety and peace of mind. With a strong commitment to providing the highest quality service and support, The Window and Door Centre has been a Window Wise certified contractor since June, 2016.
There is currently no end date for the GreenON Rebates program. The sooner you submit your application after the project is finished, the sooner you’ll receive your rebate cheque (8-12 weeks after the application is approved).
For answers to any other questions you may have about the GreenON Rebates Program or how The Window & Door Centre can help you navigate it, contact one of our team members today.