Replacement Windows in Charlotte, NC

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At ARS/Rescue Rooter, your comfort is our priority. Always. From plumbing emergencies to heating repair, air conditioning installation and attic insulation,… More
  • 47 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We have lots of technicians and lots of service trucks across the country. You know what that means? It means that… More
  • 26 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Our goal is to make our customers feel good about their decision about new windows, doors, siding, roofing and more. Products… More
  • 12 Years in Business
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As one of the highest ranked exterior remodelers in the county, HCR aims to improve the value in each customer's most… More
  • 32 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
  • 13 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
  • 9 Years in Business
With over six decades of experience and expertise, Champion Windows and Home Exteriors is one of the nation??s leading home improvement… More
  • 7 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Blue Raven Solar was established in 2014 with one goal in mind: to provide homeowners across America with a simple and… More
  • 8 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
HomeStar Solar Solutions is a leading solar panels provider in South Carolina (SC). We offer direct solar panel installation and solar… More
  • 18 Years in Business
Powerhome is an American company, headquartered in Mooresville, NC, that specializes in solar energy and roofing services. We were founded in… More
  • 16 Years in Business
Rescue Rooter(R) began in 1975 as a family-owned business in California, incorporating the Dandy and Pronto characters into their culture. The… More
  • 47 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Since our doors opened in 1969, AAPCO has been dedicated to providing homeowners with exceptional home improvement and renovation options, able… More
  • 53 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Solar Solution is the largest Washington D.C.-based solar PV developer. Driven by the pursuit of a cleaner, healthier America, Solar Solution… More
  • 7 Years in Business
As an industry leader in affordable and customized solar solutions, RSRV Power believes that clean, green energy is the future, which… More
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Owl Remodeling is a premier roofing, exterior and bath remodeling company serving the Greater Charlotte area. We put the focus on… More
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the Charlotte area since 1971. We promise prompt and professional service to… More
  • 51 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Since its inception by co founders William Barr and Michael Strmac in 2002, Universal Windows Direct has lived by the philosophy… More
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
Owl Remodeling is a premier roofing and exterior remodeling company serving the Greater Charlotte area. We put the focus on great… More
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
If you're looking for home improvement services, excellent warranties, and superior craftsmanship, TruGuard is the roofing and window company you need.… More
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
nnovation meets renovation when you choose the professionals at Carolina Home Remodeling. Whether you live in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding… More
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Since our doors opened in 1969, AAPCO has been dedicated to providing homeowners with exceptional home improvement and renovation options, able… More
  • 53 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
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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.