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We have many years of experience helping the residents of our community improve their homes. During this time, we have learned a thing or two about the process that is involved in finding the right solution for each of our customers. In our blog, we post information and tips to help you educate yourself on our products and services. Please contact us if you have questions!

December 29, 2021
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How Many Windows Should I Replace at Once?

New windows can be a great way to update the look of your North Carolina home while improving its efficiency and comfort, but if you’re only having problems with a few windows, should you replace them all or just those few? It can be tempting to go the cheaper route, but in many cases, that can be a mistake. How Long Do Windows Last? If […]
November 28, 2021

How To Identify Drafty Windows

When windows become a source of drafts in your North Carolina home, it’s a reliable sign they’ve reached the end of their useful life span. Window replacement is a home improvement project that gives your home a new appearance, keeps it protected from drafts, and, in most cases, pays for itself over time. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the […]
November 1, 2021
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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Windows do a terrific job of ventilating, insulating, and enhancing our homes. But when one or more aren’t performing the way they should, it’s usually a sign it’s time to replace them. Two frequent questions we hear from many of our customers are: How can I tell if my home’s windows need to be replaced? Do I need to replace all my windows at the […]
September 30, 2021
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The Best Windows for Your Sunroom

Charlotte and Greensboro residents love the area’s mostly mild climate but are well aware of how it can turn in an instant. That’s one of the reasons that so many homeowners install sunrooms, solariums, or three-season rooms in their North Carolina homes. A sunroom creates a beautiful bridge between the outdoors and indoors, letting in light and air while protecting you from unpredictable elements. Given […]
September 6, 2021
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Does Replacing Your Windows Add Value to Your Home?

The short answer is yes, replacing your windows does add value to your home, but the type of window replacements you choose can maximize your short- and long-term value. Why Window Replacements Add Value Older windows are major sources of air loss and/or drafts that make your heating and cooling system work harder to keep your home comfortable. New windows can save between $25 and […]
September 6, 2021

Casement vs. Double-Hung Windows

As with all things related to home improvement, choosing the perfect windows comes with many questions, even if you’re deciding between two classic options. Are double-hung windows more energy-efficient than casement windows? Are casement windows considered out of style? Should you choose casement or double-hung windows for your style home? Most homeowners know updating windows is an excellent way to increase their home’s energy efficiency […]
August 4, 2021
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6 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Windows

Choosing new windows for your home can be overwhelming because there are so many options. But windows can set the tone in your design style and provide an aesthetic appeal in addition to protecting your home from harsh weather elements. It’s important to become familiar with window materials to make the right decision for a window replacement or installation project for your North Carolina home. […]
August 4, 2021

Top Window Trends for Summer

Summer in North Carolina starts early and sticks around for a while, so there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the warm weather. When it comes to home improvements, you might think of decks or pools as summer staples — but your windows can help you enjoy summer, too. If you are planning upgrades to your home in the near future, consider installing […]
July 8, 2021

The Best Front Door Color Ideas for 2021

Want to add new life to your home’s entryway? A beautiful new front door can seriously elevate curb appeal, providing a focal point that’s fantastic for self-expression. And why not? The front door is the first thing people see when they look at your home, so shouldn’t it say something about you, too? Whether you’re a fan of big and bold or subtle and sophisticated, […]
May 25, 2021

Burglar-Proof Your Windows

A secure home is a happy home. Locking your home’s doors is always a good start to protecting it and your family, but there are other steps you can take to make your home safer. Zen Windows North Carolina offers a full range of vinyl windows with built-in security features. Here we share some easy and relatively inexpensive ways you can boost security at your […]
May 13, 2021

Colored Vinyl Windows: A Growing Trend in 2021

It’s always fun to see which exterior house colors are trending every year. For 2021, the on-trend colors range from warm, creamy whites to rich blacks as an accent or primary color. Color experts also predict that brown, beige, calming blues, and dark grays will significantly influence home updates.   To complement these new hues, homeowners are choosing colored vinyl windows that make a striking […]
February 18, 2021
Charlotte home at dusk with interior lights on.

Why Energy-Efficient Windows Are So Important in the South

The windows your choose for your Charlotte or Greensboro home can make a big difference in its energy efficiency and comfort level. For the greatest energy savings, the EPA recommends picking the windows best suited to your climate. In Charlotte, which is located in the EPA’s South Central zone, that means choosing: Windows that have a U-factor of 0.30 or less and an SHGC of 0.25 […]