5 Window Replacement Programs Texas & 25 Resources 2024

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There are 5 window replacement programs and 25 resources in Texas. You’ll find them below, along with their description, how the programs work and where to apply and get more information.


Updated:  May 15, 2024


You need to replace windows, whatever is the reason: leaky air, broken window, rotten frames or end of lifespan. But windows are expensive and our Homeowners Major Repairs Survey shows many Texans have problems finding money to pay for new window(s):


You’re certainly not alone maybe wondering how to pay for new window(s).


The good news; there are government programs helping homeowners replace windows in Texas.


> Windows Issues in Texas

> Texas Programs

> Eligibility Overview

> Texas PACE

> Weatherization Assistance Program

> Texas rural residents (USDA)


> Taxes  Incentives: Windows Credits

>FAQ: Windows Replacement


Common issues with home windows in Texas


Texas’ heat and temperature change makes it hard on home windows. It sometimes lead to quicker window degradation and unexpected big bills. Homeowners do not always have money available for new ones.

  • Extreme Temperatures: Texas’ very hot summers and can have occasional cold snaps in winter. Standard windows may not be able to handle these extremes. Over time, the heat can warp frames, and single-pane windows struggle to stay insulated, leading to high energy bills and uncomfortable indoor temperatures.
  • High Winds and Storms:The state can have strong winds, hail storms, and even tornadoes. Regular windows may not be strong enough to withstand these forces, cracking or getting damaged by flying debris.
  • Moisture and Humidity: The humidity levels can lead to condensation buildup on windows. This can cause mold growth, damage window frames, and reduce energy efficiency.

What is the window replacement program in Texas?


There are a few official government programs available for window replacement. The programs cover different needs to replace windows and homeowners’ income levels.


Each program provides funding their own ways, target different groups of homeowners and help you fund window replacement in various ways. It’s important to know, there’s no program only for window replacement. Each program usually allow you to update or repair many part of your home, including windows.


Window replacement programs eligibility

Windows program eligibility varies based on income and where you live but you can start with this overview as reference: 
  Cities & Suburbs Rural
Low income PACE, WAPLIHEAP, Tax credits, cities & counties, State USDA, PACETax Credits, WAP, LIHEAP, cities & counties, State

Medium/High income

PACETax credits, Traditional loans, State. USDA, PACETax credits, Traditional loans, State.

Important reminder: Programs such as Weatherization, LIHEAP, and city or county assistance programs determine eligibility based on the median income of your location. This means that even if you have a moderate income, you might qualify for these programs if you live in a wealthier area, which would otherwise be considered low-income programs.


Texas PACE (1 program)


The Texas’s PACE Program (Property Assessed Clean Energy) help any homeowners to finance energy-efficient improvement, including windows replacement, by offering financing options that are repaid through property taxes. In Texas this program is only available to properties of 5 or more units.

Pace fixed rates: 6% to 12.99%
Credit Score: No minimum credit score and pre-payment penalties.
Time to decision: Immediate pre-approval.
Coverage: Offered most Texas cities and counties.
Projects: Windows, Doors, Shutters, Roof, Gutters, Generators, Pool pumps, Garage doors, HVAC, Solar Panels, Water Heaters, Electric car chargers.

Eligibility: You must own your home. No bankruptcy. Not behind on your mortgage and property taxes.

PACE eligibility check


Program’s steps:

  1. 1- Pre-approval.
  2. 2- Select an approved contractor.
  3. 3- Contractor helps you determine your renovation cost.
  4. 4- Your approval to the programs. Also determines your repayments.
  5. 6- Renovation and installation.
  6. 7- A third party come to verify the work have been done.
  7. 8- Repayment start.

Where to apply for PACE and learn more on PACE.


Weatherization Assistance – WAP (26 resources)


What is WAP?


WAP aims to reduce energy costs for homeowners, and one of the measures is window replacement for energy efficient windows. To learn more about eligibility or to apply for the Texas window replacement program, contact your local WAP organization (see below).


Who is WAP for?


The program target low-income families, including the elderly and disabled, by making their homes more energy-efficient.


What else WAP can do for your home?


It can help replace or fix the following:

  • – Air infiltration with weather stripping, caulking, thresholds, minor repairs to walls, ceilings and floors, and doors and windows replacement.
  • – Install attic and floor insulation
  • – Install attic ventilation
  • – Apply solar reflective coating to manufactured homes
  • – Install solar screens
  • – Repair or replace inefficient heating and cooling units
  • – Repair or replace water heaters

Find more WAP details here.

Weatherization funding per home (average)s
  Spent per Home Homes Weatherized Budget


14,144 $150M
Source: State of Texas

Where can I apply?


In Texas WAP is managed locally by the counties, cities and also often by Community Action organizations. You find information about your county or city here, and you can find your local can find your local Community Action organization here.


Texas LIHEAP (1 program)


What’s LIHEAP?


The LIHEAP program (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) provides funding to help low-income households with energy-related bills. It can help Texas residents with heating bills in the winter and cooler bills in summer. It occasionally offers assistance for window replacements to improve energy efficiency which reduce energy bills.


Who is LIHEAP for?


LIHEAP provides funding to help low-income households with energy-related bills. It can help with heating bills in the winter and cooling bills in summer. It occasionally offers assistance for window replacements to improve energy efficiency, which reduces energy bills. Find your local LIHEAP organization below to check eligibility for the government window replacement program.


What are LIHEAP eligibility requirements?


There are only a few:

  • – 1 your household income (monthly and yearly) and number of people living there.
  • – Energy bill, Utility termination notice, Photo ID, Social security ID, etc.

More details and eligibility


Who is my local organization managing LIHEAP in Texas?


Find your closest organization here.



Texas Rural residents (1 program)


This USDA program provides loans and grants to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. Window replacement are part of this program.


Contact your local USDA office for more details for the 2024 government window replacement program Texas.


How much money can I get?

  • – Maximum loan is $40,000
  • – Maximum grant is $10,000
  • – Loans and grants can be combined.

More program details here


Contact your local USDA office


Windows Tax Credits (1 program)


The Federal Inflation Reduction Act gives Texas homeowners tax credits when you update part of your home for energy efficiency and windows are included in this tax credits.


What’s covered and what are the tax credits?


Homeowners can claim 30% of the cost associated with the follow renovations (windows replacement are included):

Windows and skylights: Credit max of $600
Exterior doors: Credit max of $500 ($250 per door)
Electric panel upgrades: Credit max of $600
Air source heat pumps: Credit max of $2,000
Heat pump water heaters: Credit max of $2,000
Central air conditioners: Credit max of $600
Insulation: Credit max of $1,200
Certified energy audit: Credit max of $150

Frequent Questions: Window Replacement Programs 


Is there a Texas window replacement program for seniors?


There’s no specific window replacement program for seniors only. Seniors can apply to all programs found on in this page.


What is the window replacement rebate in Texas?


Most utilities will offer you rebates when you change windows for energy efficient windows.



AEP Texas


Centerpoint Energy


Call or visit your utility site to see if they offer rebates for window replacement.