Window and Door Replacement Grants and Rebate Programs 2023
Learn about the Current Window and Door Replacement Federal Greener Homes Grants and the Provincial Fortis BC Rebates
There are currently both Federal Greener Homes Grants and Provincial Fortis BC Programs available when upgrading your home to help alleviate some of the window and door replacement costs. Both the grants and rebates are based on the U-Values of your new windows and doors. U-Value measures the rate of heat transfer. The lower the U-Value, the better the product’s ability to resist heat conduction. Like the R value is the thermal resistance of a wall, the U-Value is the thermal resistance of a component such as a window.
By choosing Long Life Windows & Doors for your window and door upgrades we can help guide you to the best solution for you as the grants are not a one size fits all. We take an expert approach and treat your home upgrade holistically. There have been recent updates to the programs, see below for the latest!
Federal Greener Homes Grants for Window and Door Replacements
The Canadian Federal Goverment has grants in place to encourage homeowners to upgrade their windows and doors to make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable while fighting climate change. Replace your doors, windows or sliding glass doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models to recieve either $125 or $250 per window/sliding patio door up to $5,000 back in grants.
Below outlines what is required to be eligable for the grants, and we’ve got them all covered!
- All products must be made in Canada – Long Life uses Vinyltek Windows made right here in Delta, BC.
- The equipment must be on one of the eligible product lists referenced in the following table. All eligible product lists are available in an online searchable format.
- Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with ENERGY STAR
- You must have a pre-energy audit completed prior to the windows/doors being replaced
- You must have a post-energy audit completed once the new windows/doors are installed
- Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
- To recieve $125/grant per window or sliding patio door your new product must meet a U-Value of 1.22 or lower
- To recieve $250/grant per window or sliding patio door your new product must meet a U-Value of 1.05 or lower
Need a Loan for Your New Window and Door Upgrades?
The Canada Greener Homes Loan is an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 with a repayment term of 10 years, open to homeowners who have an active application (at the pre-retrofit stage) with the Canada Greener Homes Grant.
The Canada Greener Homes Loan helps Canadians make their homes more energy-efficient and comfortable. It offers interest-free financing in addition to the Canada Greener Homes Grant to help you complete some of the more major retrofits recommended by your energy advisor.
Repayment term: 10 years, interest-free
Loan type: Unsecured personal loan on approved credit
The maximum eligible loan amount is calculated based on the retrofits selected in the application and the quotes for this work. The eligible amount is capped based on industry standards and market norms. The maximum eligible loan amount may be less than your quoted cost, in which case you will be responsible for funding any difference.
A maximum of one loan is available per eligible property and homeowner.
The loan can only help you finance eligible products and installations that are part of a retrofit that is both recommended by an energy advisor and eligible for the grant.
To begin work in your home, a portion of the loan can be delivered to you up front. Contractors often require a down payment for these types of projects. The balance of the loan will be delivered upon successful completion of the retrofits and verification through a post-retrofit evaluation.
Fortis BC Window and Door Rebates
Our Provincial Government/Fortis BC is also encouraging homeowners to upgrade your doors and windows to help reduce heat loss from your home and save on your energy bills.
- Upgrade your Windows and Doors to receive $100 per window and door, up to $2,000.
- To receive the rebate your new windows and/or doors must have a U-Value of 1.22 or less.
- The rebates are no longer available to residents in the City of Vancouver.
How to apply for the Window and Door Replacement Fortis BC Rebates
- Have your windows and/or doors installed by a contractor who is licensed in BC for window/door installations.
- Apply online within six months of your invoice date with the following information:
- your FortisBC natural gas and/or electricity account number, or municipal electricity account number from Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
- your email
- scanned copies of all paid invoices showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit numbers (if applicable)
Invoices for door and window rebate applications must include:
- a description of the work completed, including the number of windows and/or doors installed (e.g. replacement of 10 single-pane windows)
- the U-factor rating from the manufacturer label of each window/door
- the window/door model number
- the reference number from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) or Certified Products Directory (CPD) number provided by one of the following certifying bodies:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
- Intertek Canada (Intertek)
- Labtest Certification (LC)
- QAI Laboratories (QAI)
- National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)
- See a sample invoice for doors and windows.
- a photo of each installed product’s label showing the U-Factor, certification body, and NRCan reference number or CPD number (See a sample label here.)
- If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
- Applications may take up to 90 days to process.
Are the Grants and Rebates Right for You?
It can depend on your home and budget on whether the window and door replacement grants and rebates will make sense for you.
As the rebates and grants are based on the U-Value of 1.22 or less, in most cases the replacement windows and patio doors require triple glazing (3 layers of glass). As the grants are across
Canada – this type of window can be beneficial in extremely cold climates. Locally, the product
cost of the window/door to qualify is greater than the amount you will receive back per window
so it doesn’t always make sense if your main driver it to save money.
Our experts would be happy to come out to assess your individual project and determine the right solution for you!