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Replacement Window Contractors in Charlotte, NC

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Since its inception by co founders William Barr and Michael Strmac in 2002, Universal Windows Direct has lived by the philosophy… More
I love my new windows - they look wonderful inside and out!! The entire process from getting an estimate, finalizing our… Full review
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  • 18 Years in Business
Window Nation is a perfect fit for your home and wallet! Our goal is to make our customers feel good about… More
Service is super:) Full review
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Best Choice Roofing is a national roofing company with offices all across the United States. Ever since our start in 2009,… More
Good knowledge and service. Full review
  • 11 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
He was kind and curious They were efficent finish everything in a Timely mater and gave me detail has to what… Full review
  • 70 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new "hardware… More
Honest down to earth sales team. Windows orderEd to be installed shortly. Full review
  • 42 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
West Shore Home is changing the face of home improvement! We pride ourselves on being the fastest, most convenient solution to… More
Very good work Full review
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  • Bonded
With over six decades of experience and expertise, Champion Windows and Home Exteriors is one of the nationâ??s leading home improvement… More
Andrew Klinker did an amazing job helping us with our windows. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He answered any concerns… Full review
  • 5 Years in Business
  • Bonded
Renewal by Andersen’s process begins with a free in-home consultation to listen to your needs. We then custom-make beautiful, energy-efficient composite… More
The people who represent the company were great to work with Full review
  • 25 Years in Business
  • Insured
For more than 25 years, Power Home Remodeling has been the most trusted name in replacement windows, siding, roofing, and doors.… More
Andy Barnard did a very good Job explaining the details on the window product including the installation the person who came… Full review
  • 28 Years in Business
Trust your home to One Day Roofing. Understanding that quality of product means nothing without a quality install, we put nothing… More
  • 7 Years in Business
Our goal is to make our customers feel good about their decision about new windows, doors, siding, roofing and more. Products… More
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  • 10 Years in Business
As one of the highest ranked exterior remodelers in the county, HCR aims to improve the value in each customer's most… More
  • 30 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Paradise Home Improvement is your comprehensive renovation specialist. Thousands of customers like you have chosen Paradise for bathroom updates, window updates,… More
Amazing service! They did an excellent job on my roof there went ahead and purchase windows in gutters This time around… Full review
  • 7 Years in Business
Providing homeowners with quality products and unbeatable service is our main goal. Along with our own products, we have hand selected… More
Several months ago, I decided to give my house a new look or as they say in real estate, curb appeal.… Full review
  • 65 Years in Business
Owl Remodeling is a premier roofing and exterior remodeling company serving the Greater Charlotte area. We put the focus on great… More
Thank yall for a good job it took a. Litte while too the job Mr Jeff got me. Good and send… Full review
  • 13 Years in Business
We are bringing Comfort back at a comfortable price. We specialize in Window, Door, & Siding replacement with high energy efficient… More
Wonderful great he's very respectful very kind thank you Full review
  • 3 Years in Business
For replacement windows you can count on to look great and protect your home in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area for… More
  • 6 Years in Business
I have dealt with Southend personnel, managers and owners on many occasions and the folks who run both the remodeling side… Full review
  • 13 Years in Business
Customize your surroundings with a new roof, kitchen, or handicap-accessible ramp. At Trinity HCS, we create beautiful, updated spaces for our… More
  • 5 Years in Business
Joyce Factory Direct, is northern Ohio's premier home improvement company. We are family owned and have over 65 years of experience… More
  • 65 Years in Business
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“I have old windows in my home and I need to replace them.”

Buying Windows in Charlotte, North Carolina

Replacing the windows in your home is a big expense. Depending on the design of the window and the materials used, each window can cost anywhere from $450 to $1000 to replace, with an additional $50 or $100 spent on installing each window. Because of this, it is important to be sure it is time to replace your windows and that you are choosing the right windows before embarking on this costly project.

Most windows are built to last well over 10 years, and replacing before then will not provide drastic enough energy efficiency savings to make it worth the cost. We advise you, and all homeowners, to wait to invest in window replacements until their existing windows have begun to exhibit clues that their performance in suffering. Windows that are hard to open and close, are drafty, or are collecting moisture between the panes should be replaced as soon as possible.

If you are ready to begin your window replacement project, first begin by researching the climate in Charlotte and the permit requirements imposed by your city’s government. Since the best windows for your home are the windows created for energy efficient performance in your climate, this information should play a big role in guiding all of your window purchase decisions. In this Charlotte, North Carolina window buying guide, we will outline the basic information you need to buy energy efficient windows for your home.

Windows for Charlotte’s Warm Summers and Severe Weather

As a homeowner in Charlotte, North Carolina, you have the pleasure of enjoying warm summers and very mild winters. During the hottest month of July, the average high is 89 degrees, and during the coldest month of January, the average low drops to 31 degrees. Charlotte experiences an average annual snowfall of only 4 inches and 41. 63 inches of rain each year. North Carolina does experience some severe weather, including an average of 30 tornadoes each year and occasional hurricane weather.  

Before purchasing your windows, you will want to be sure they are appropriate for both your warm winters and the severe weather you experience. On each new window, you should find a National Fenestration Ratings Council label that outlines how the windows will perform in your specific region of the country. According the ENERGY STAR®, Charlotte is located in the South Central Climate Zone, a region of the country that relies heavily on the air conditioner during the summer months but only uses their heater lightly during winter months.

When you live in the South Central Climate Zone, you should pay careful attention to the U-Factor Rating and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient rating located on the NFRC label. The U-Factor indicates how much heat can escape or enter your home through a window and the SHGC rating indicates how much solar radiant can pass through a window and passively heat your home. In a warm climate like Charlotte’s, ENERGY STAR® recommends a U-factor of no more than 0.30 and a SHGC rating of no more than 0.25.  

Even though North Carolina does experience severe weather, including tornados and occasional hurricanes, the jury is still out on whether or not you should spend the money weather proofing your home. Severe weather is unpredictable and infrequent in your area of the country, so the decision to invest in weatherproofing windows should be based on what will make you feel most comfortable in your home. If you do choose to weatherproof your windows, professionals recommends storm shutters as well as high-impact glass.

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Complying with Charlotte’s Window Replacement Requirements

In Charlotte, you are not required to apply for a permit for window replacements unless you will be making changes to the surrounding wall. If your new window is larger or smaller than the original window, requiring adjustments be made to the surrounding wall, you will need to submit a permit application to the Department of Code Enforcement. To fill out and submit an application, visit the department’s office at 2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208. If you have more questions about permit requirements in your city, you can email the department here or call 980-314-CODE.

When hiring a contractor to install your new windows, always make sure they have been granted a general contractor’s license in your state and have workers’ compensation insurance that will cover the medical expenses and missed work time if one of their employees is injured while making improvements on your home.

By picking the perfect window for your climate in Charlotte, you could save anywhere from $59 and $446 each year on your home’s utility costs. Additionally, the climate will benefit from your choice as you will be using less nonrenewable energy to heat and cool your home. With information provided above, you can pick the best windows for your home and enjoy the benefits the provide for years to come.