Polywood Shutter Company

Energy Tax Credit

If you purchased the Polywood Shutter Insulating System and you're filing 2015 taxes, follow the information below to apply for the credit.  If you have further questions about your shutter tax credit, please contact your tax professional.


The Polywood Shutter Company offers one product that qualifies for the Federal Energy Tax Credit:  The Polywood Shutter Insulating System. If you insulated your windows in 2015, you may be eligible for a tax credit of 10% of the cost of the product, up to a maximum credit of $500. This applies to purchases made and installed during 2015.


The Polywood Shutter Insulating System has been designed for energy savings. Polywood was also created to reduce heat loss or gain in a home or building. The Polywood material is engineered to reflect outside temperature. Unlike typical shutters, Polywood has weather stripping on the vertical stiles that interlock to block out heat gain/loss better than any other shutter. This weather stripping reduces outside airflow from the room. The Polywood Shutter Insulating System has been tested and proven to reduce heat transfer and significantly improve the R Value, U Factor and Solar Heat Gain of any window. 


Polywood Shutter Insulating Systems qualify for the Federal Tax Credit under the category of “Insulating Products.” Polywood is specifically designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a home or building and meets the requirements established for insulating systems as set forth by the IRS and IECC.


  1. For the 2015 credit, you must have purchased and had us install the Polywood Shutter Insulating System for your existing home between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
  2. Print the Polywood 2015 Manufacturer’s Certification Statement. Fill out the information on the certificate.
  3. Attach your sales receipt that shows the amount paid for the product.
  4. Print and complete the IRS form 5695 and take all items to your tax preparer for submission.

To start working on your 2015 Tax Credit, print the 2015 Polywood Manufacturers Certificate and keep it with your 2015 tax information.


For more information on our qualifying insulating products, browse Polywood Shutters.



For more information on the Energy Tax Credit visit the Energy Star website or the Internal Revenue Service website, or contact your tax preparer.

Polywood Shutter Company is not a tax preparer or advisor and cannot make recommendations to assist taxpayers in obtaining tax credits. All taxpayers are advised to consult with a licensed tax professional concerning their tax status and their ability to apply for or receive a tax credit as part of the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency.

If you’re collecting forms for 2016 taxes, here is the 2016 Polywood Manufacturer’s Certificate.