Are you thinking about replacing your residential windows? Before you decide the project will cost more than you can afford, it pays to learn more about the rebate program offered through Green Ontario. If you qualify, the amount you can receive will make a difference. Here are a few of the requirements that you must meet.
You Must be a Resident of Ontario
The rebate is only available to individuals who are legally recognized residents of Ontario. That means you must live in the province, own a home, or at least live in a rented dwelling that is owned by someone who is also a resident of Ontario.
The Type of Residence Matters
Several different types of residences are eligible for the replacement windows rebates offered through GreenON. Detached homes are one example. Semi-detached dwellings also qualify. If you happen to own a townhome, you also have a good chance of being approved. Before assuming your residence would not qualify, contact an expert and get an answer from a reliable source.
Tenants Must Have Written Permission from the Owner/Landlord
You don’t necessarily have to own the home in order to receive the rebate. Tenants who have agreed to pay for the cost of installing new windows may qualify if they have written permission from the person who owns the property. In many cases, this will be the landlord. If as property manager is your main contact, work with that person to secure the necessary documentation. You will need to include it with your application.
You Must Work Through an Approved Dealer
When you set out to check options for replacement windows in Ottawa, make sure that you only talk with dealers who are approved by GreenON to participate in the rebate program. Should you choose a dealer who is not approved, your application for a rebate will be rejected. This is true even if the windows you select would normally be in compliance with the program.
Another benefit of working with an approved dealer is getting help with the application. Many dealers will walk the client through the process and ensure all the paperwork is in order. Some dealers will even submit the application on behalf of the client. All you will need to do is submit your proof of purchase to the Green Ontario Fund once the work is completed. Your rebate will be mailed directly to you in approximately 8-12 weeks.
Take a good look at your residential windows. Can you see yourself living with them for another year? If not, now is the time to make plans to replace them. Learn more about the GreenOn rebate program and talk with local dealers who are approved. Doing so will make it easier to determine if you are eligible for the rebate, get help with filling out the application, and know exactly how much the rebate will help in terms of covering the cost.