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Window FAQ

Replacement Window FAQ For Pittsburgh & Central PA

How Do You Provide An Accurate Online Window Quote?

Believe it or not, it doesn’t take long for window companies to get the info they need to provide a quote. Those typical two- to three-hour in-home estimates are a “dog and pony show” designed to pressure you into buying right there. At Zen Windows PA, sales pressure isn’t our style; we collect a little info from you on our Online Quote page and through a quick phone call. Next, we use photos, online data, and our years of experience to calculate a 100% accurate quote.

Do I Have To Provide Measurements For My Replacement Window Project?

It’s very unlikely. We use online data and photos to generate an accurate quote. In rare cases, we might require you to provide rough measurements, but this almost never happens. Even if we ask for rough measurements, they’re simply for an accurate quote. One of our measurement technicians will come to your home to take EXACT measurements before we order your new custom-made replacement windows.

What Types Of Windows Do You Install?

As far as styles, we install all types of windows: double hung, single hung, casement, bay, bow… you name it. As for the type of material, all of our replacement windows are made with premium vinyl. We choose to install only vinyl replacement windows because QUALITY vinyl really is the best material for windows. It’s energy efficient, durable, low maintenance, and reasonably priced. For a direct comparison of vinyl windows to wood and fiberglass windows, visit our Window Comparison page.

Who Manufactures Your Windows?

Soft-Lite manufactures exclusive lines of beautiful vinyl replacement windows for us. These windows have been rated the most energy efficient by Energy Star multiple years in a row. Visit our Replacement Windows page for more information.

Can I See A Sample Window?

Yes! We send you detailed video demonstrations via email. You’ll see exactly what the windows look like and how they operate.

To see our three vinyl replacement windows now, see our virtual showroom here.

Who Will Be Installing My Windows?

Our window installers all have years of experience and true passion for the craft. They go into your project with a “Do It Once, Do It Right, So It’s Done Forever” attitude. Not only that, but our installers are just plain friendly people. They make your project experience pleasant and stress free.

How Long Does Replacement Window Installation Take?

A: Our usual response to this question is “However long it takes to get done right.” But if you’re looking for average timeframes, here is an estimated time table for our replacement window installations: add

  • 12 windows or fewer: About one day.
  • 12 to 20 windows: About two days.
  • 30 windows or more: About three days or longer.

Keep in mind that since all homes are different, these are rough estimates only.

What Is The Difference Between A Single Hung & A Double Hung Window?

Single hung windows come with two sashes—the top sash is fixed and the bottom sash slides up and down. Double hung windows feature two operating sashes that can both slide. For information about types of windows, visit our Window Styles & Options page.

What Is The Difference Between Double Pane & Triple Pane Windows?

Double pane windows contain two panes of glass, and are much more energy efficient than single pane windows. Triple pane windows contain three panes of glass and offer the best energy efficiency. For more info, visit our Window Energy Efficiency page. We break down everything you need to know about window energy efficiency for Central PA and Pittsburgh.

How Do Your Prices Compare To Other Central PA Window Companies?

We’re often a little LOWER on the price scale while offering HIGHER quality. That might sound too good to be true, but we keep our overhead to a minimum to offer the best replacement windows at the best price. While we may not be the cheapest in the area, we do offer a quality product at an affordable price. For more information about how we keep prices low, visit our Why Choose Us page.

Do You Offer Financing For Your Windows?

Yes. We offer great financing terms that make getting excellent windows budget-friendly. Visit our Financing page for more details.

How Much Money Can Energy Efficient Windows Save Me?

Hundreds of dollars every year. To get an idea of how much energy efficient windows can cut your utility costs, visit our Window Energy Efficiency page.

What Areas Do You Provide Window Replacement For?

We provide window replacement for the Central PA (including Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster) and Pittsburgh areas.

What Are Your Window Warranties Like?

Our window warranties are easy to understand and provide full coverage on materials (including glass!) AND installation for as long as you own your home. Our warranties are also transferrable, so they remain in place should you ever decide to sell your home. To read an actual copy of our warranty, visit our Warranty page.

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