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Screenmobile’s Line of Solar Screens Receive Energy Efficient Certification Purchase and Installation Costs Eligible for 30 Percent Tax Credit in D.O.E. Zones 1-3
Thousand Palms, CA & (NAME OF FRANCHISE CITY) — September 7, 2010 Screenmobile®, a mobile
screen repair and replacement service, today announced that two manufacturers of sun control materials
offered by the mobile screening franchise company now provide a manufacturer’s certification statement for
compliance with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Homeowners that
purchase and install the energy efficient solar screens custom built by Screenmobile and manufactured by
Phifer Incorporated and Twitchell Corporation are eligible for a federal tax credit of thirty percent up to a
total of $1500.00. Eligible homeowners must live in zones 1-3 of the United States as defined by
Department of Energy. A downloadable PDF of the 2009 zone map be found here: http://www.ehandersonpr.com/screenmobile/doe-climate-zone-map.pdf.
Solar screening materials available through Screenmobile franchise operators are capable of blocking up to ninety percent of the sun’s radiant heat resulting in the lowering of homeowner utility bills. The energy efficient tax credit certification is a designation that the manufacturers of solar screens have sought for several years.
“A home’s most vulnerable area for solar heat gain comes in the form of sunlight radiating through unprotected glass, “ said Andrew Caldwell, Corporate Market Manager - Sun Control Products for Phifer Incorporated. “Controlling solar heat gain, especially in the warm climates that span the southern United States, is extremely important in energy conservation. Since our sun control materials are designed to reduce solar heat gain, they can help lower a homeowner’s energy costs.” In a separate initiative, Congress has allocated $5 billion for the Obama administration’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which seeks to retrofit low-income family homes with products to make them more energy efficient. While the tax credit for solar screens only applies to those homes located in zones 1-3, the materials do offer a lower priced alternative to more expensive energy efficient glass in all regions of the country.
“Solar screens can be purchased and installed for about a sixth of the cost of low-e glass,” said Scott Walker, president and CEO of Screenmobile Corporation. “The tax credit available to eligible homeowners and the use of the materials within the weatherization program, promises to extend energy savings even farther.”
In addition to the materials ability to block much of the sun’s thermal energy from radiating through windows, solar screens are also effective in limiting the damage done to furniture, carpet, wall hangings and paint as a result of damaging UV light entering a home.
About Screenmobile Corporation:
Screenmobile is a mobile screen repair and replacement service that custom builds screens on-site to fit any shape or size for homes, businesses and multi-unit apartment complexes. Screenmobile offers a variety of products from window screens, door screens, retractable screen doors, porch and patio screens, sun control and insect screening that protects against mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus. Screenmobile Corporation is a family-owned franchising company that is headquartered in Thousand Palms, California and has 100 franchise locations operating in 25 states. To learn more about Screenmobile, visit: www.screenmobile.com.