Financial Incentives Explained

Is obtaining the Financial Incentives a paperwork nightmare when installing Storage Door Curtains?

Usually, fear sets it that you will need to spend the next 3 months filling out paperwork and basically spending a dollar to obtain a nickel. Its not as complex as one might think when they hear that there are financial incentives to be obtained, but paperwork does need to be completed. Processing the required paperwork to obtain the various financial and cash incentives that you can obtain with weatherizing your self-storage buildings is a short road with and easy-to-understand roadmap. Typically, between our energy consulting company and your self-storage facility manager, the required paperwork is completed quickly and the incentives roll in dependent upon what agencies turnover responses are. Some are quicker than others, and we can assure you that they will happen within your lifetime.

We have learned from experience that the government and private websites that say they detail all of the possible incentives and programs, are not foolproof and are constantly missing incentives and information. This missing of information is due in-part to the constantly changing programs and custom programs that are initiated and either modified, eliminated or expanded. Storage Door Curtains and their consulting company, Capital Review Group, keep abreast of the incentives available and the processes necessary for you to obtain all of the financial benefits available to you for installing Storage Door Curtains™.

You will find that the Federal Government's incentives uniformly cover the entire United States. The other programs vary widely from state to state. While some states will have weatherization incentive programs on the state, municipality, county and even the utility provider level, others may have only one program or incentive, and sometimes not even a single incentive program beyond the Federal incentive may apply to your area.

  • Federal Funding
    This US Government program provides for a $0.60 cents per square foot financial incentive for the overall floor space that is being weatherized utilizing our Storage Door Curtains. For example, with a 10,000 sq.ft. building, an incentive becomes $6,000.00. All incentives for this particular program come in the form of tax credits and this is the only program where tax credits are the incentive.
  • State Energy Incentives
    State entities typically have incentives that are based upon fixed values thus allowing for financial benefits based upon the square footage of an area being weatherized like a wall or ceiling, a buildings size, age and the type of weatherization features that are implemented. Obtaining funds for these programs are distributed out fairly quickly once verification is made that the weatherization features have been installed. We typically see weatherization incentives that range from $.15 cents per square foot to $1.05 per square foot of floor space weatherized, as well as entire projects recouping up to 90% of the total cost.
  • Utility Providers
    Typically the utility provider has either a structured program that allows for basic cash incentives or their customized program that tracks the baseline utility costs as well as the overall weatherization construction costs for the cash reimbursement. Across the country we see weatherization incentives that range from zero to 70% of the total installed cost.
  • Local Municipalities & Counties
    State government entities typically have set in-place incentives that are based upon fixed values and allowing for financial benefits based upon the square footage of a buildings size, age and the type of weatherization features that are implemented. Obtaining funds for this program are distributed out fairly quickly once verification is made that the weatherization features have been installed. We typically see weatherization incentives that range from $.25 cents per square foot to $1.20 per square foot of floor space weatherized, as well as entire projects recouping up to 45% of the total cost.

Once the ordering process has begun to manufacture your Storage Door Curtains, we direct you to the various agencies that have incentives and funds available. While your Storage Door Curtains are being manufactured, the paperwork process is underway and we will guide you or your facility manager through the entire financial incentive process. We also have pricing options for us to handle all of the paperwork process, call us for more information.