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Window Features

When it comes time to choose your replacement windows, it may surprise you just how many options you have to consider. Understanding the breadth and significance of your decisions can help you end up with a much more satisfying final result. If it seems like a lot, don’t worry: The team at Zen Windows DC will be glad to help you sort through your options.

Prefer to speak with a member of our team immediately about your options? Contact us online or dial 301-337-5656 to get started!

Window Material and Color

chart highlighting vinyl window colors and material options offered by Zen windows DC

The broadest consideration for your window features is the frame material and color.

Zen Windows offers vinyl windows, which are durable, affordable, low-maintenance, and weather-resistant. Best of all, they’re recyclable at the end of their lifetime. And while the traditional white window is a classic for a reason, Zen Windows can be customized in a range of colors, from subtle neutrals to bold black. You can even have different colors on the exterior and interior. 

To find out more about the materials and color options available from Zen Windows DC, reach out to us today at 301-337-5656.

Window Grid Styles

Grid styles are easy to overlook if you’re not used to shopping for windows, but they have a huge impact on how your windows look. This refers to the patterns of wood or other materials which cross over the pane of glass; it’s mostly an aesthetic concern, though some grids and grilles may add additional structural integrity to the glass as well. Make sure you consider your options here, lest you miss out on your perfect window!

Window Glass Options & Features

Glass usually doesn’t have a huge impact on the appearance of your window, but it has a colossal impact on performance. Choosing low-emissivity or low-E glass can greatly reduce how much heat energy passes through your windows, as can choosing to double- or triple-pane your windows, choosing gas filling options, etc. If you want added security or a reduced risk of costly accidents, you may also consider impact-resistant options for your glass.


Hardware makes up a relatively small part of the appearance of a window, compared to something like a door or cabinet, but it’s still worth considering if you’re trying to end up with your perfect window. The right hardware can mean the difference between a sleek, modern window and a classic design, even if all else is the same — to say nothing of the potential impact on utility.

Window Product Lines

When shopping windows at Zen Windows DC, it’s worth noting that we divide our products across through general lines of window, increasing in quality with each step: Lotus, Karma, and Nirvana. Make sure to ask about the differences between these and choose the right balance between features and cost to suit your needs and budget.

Other Window Features

You may want to consider other features in shopping for replacement windows:

  • ENERGY STAR®: For an at-a-glance assessment of the energy efficiency of a window, check for an ENERGY STAR® certification.
  • Spacer systems: Systems such as warm edge spacers can have a huge impact on the energy efficiency of windows, minimizing condensation, energy loss, etc.
  • Impact resistance: Impact-resistant windows combine the right frame materials, glass, and hardware to create a more rugged final product capable of handling a storm or deterring break-ins.

Get Started with Zen Windows DC

As you can see, you can choose many of your window features — and all of these features only come into consideration after you’ve decided what style of window you want or need to replace.

Whether you’re confident in your knowledge and know exactly what you want, or you need help figuring out the fine details, Zen Windows DC looks forward to hearing from you. Reach us online, or dial 301-337-5656 to get started today.


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