What is the best way to clean my Eze Breeze Windows

Stone outdoor fireplace integrated into screen porch with EZE Breeze windows


Eze Breeze windows are manufactured by PGT Industries in Sarasota, Florida. Archadeck of Charlotte has been installing their porch window product for over 15 years in the Carolina’s.

There are many questions centered around how to best clean the Eze Breeze windows. If you read the warranty, you should never use a product containing alcohol (ie. Windex) as it will void the warranty on the vinyl panes.

The windows all have little tabs at the top of each pane that allow you to completely remove the individual panes from the track. Because they are so light weight, this is quite easy to handle. Once you remove the pane from the track, you can simply wash it down with a soft soap and water or the PGT makes a cleaner specifically for their own product that is quite effective.

Archadeck of Charlotte stocks the cleaner at their offices in Charlotte.

Go to http://www.archadeckofcharlotte.com


Price of EZE Breeze Windows versus glass windows

As Eze Breeze windows have grown in popularity in the Charlotte, NC market,  there is a thirst for knowledge around pricing. The actual landed cost around the windows (which are custom made) are somewhat comparable to a vinyl framed glass window while they are quite a bit larger.

The installation cost of an Eze Breeze window is less as is the trim work required around the system. The keys are that when you look at enclosing a porch, adding glass means also adding trim inside and outside. In addition, depending on your local building codes, once you add glass to your porch, it may require a building permit while adding Eze Breeze does not!


Eze Breeze windows are great and affordable porch enclosure solution providing you are not looking for a room addition, but rather an outdoor room. In the Charlotte market, we can use our porches most of the 12 months a year if we add either an outdoor fireplace or heaters to the porch. The beauty over glass, is that the windows allow for more free air flow in the warmer months and more of a cross breeze since they are able to be built from the ceiling to the floor unlike glass windows due the weight for the hardware.

To find out more about Eze Breeze windows, go to archadeckofcharlotte.com


Top 4 screen porch amenities

What are the top 4 screen porch amenities? We are going to list them in order of popularity here in the Charlotte, North Carolina market:

  1. Integrating an outdoor fireplace into the screen porch. Whether it’s a wood-burning or gas fireplace, the popularity has grown each year for the past 10 years and counting. The function, beauty, and natural draw to fire have made this something homeowners will splurge on for the outdoor space!

Stone outdoor fireplace integrated into screen porch with EZE Breeze windows

2. EZE Breeze Porch Windows have been sold and installed by Archadeck of
Charlotte for the past 15 years. Over the past 5 years, we started advertising them on TV and the idea of extending your outdoor living season is too appealing to pass up.

Charlotte sunroom with Eze Breeze windows

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this EZE Breeze sun porch

3. Travertine Tile flooring is another amenity that has seen a tremendous increase in demand. Experience the beauty of the floor, the low maintenance aspect, and of course the feeling that you moved your indoors outside.

Travertine tile screen porch with stone outdoor fireplace

Screen Porch with integrated outdoor fireplace and outdoor TV and tile on screen porch by Archadeck of Charlotte

4. Lighting is another area where we see more demand. From LED to lighting on a dimmer, people want options to make their screen porch not only functional in the evening but also provide warm ambient light.

To see a complete photo gallery of screen porch ideas, go to archadeckofcharlotte.com


How can I prevent pollen from overtaking my outdoor space in Charlotte?

EZE Breeze windows by Archadeck of Charlotte prevents pollen from getting in your porch!

EZE Breeze windows by Archadeck of Charlotte prevents pollen from getting in your porch!

Are you tired of pollen’s green/ yellow dust taking over your car, house, deck, and porch? You can do something now about your porch! EZE Breeze windows from PGT Industries are the perfect remedy for your porch. These are retractable vinyl paned windows that are built with a powder-coated aluminum frames.


EZE Breeze windows convert your screen porch into a sunroom and right back to a screen porch by simply opening and closing the windows. They can open up and down or sliding operations. They are remarkably durable and also block out wind, rain, and dirt when they are kept close. They are constructed with a very good screen system and come in a variety of colored frames and tints to the panes if desired! Go to http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com to see a complete photo gallery!

Winterizing your outdoor living space (winterizing your porch)

Screen Porch with EZ Breeze windows and stone outdoor fireplace

Stone outdoor fireplace with Eze Breeze windows in screen porch

stone patio with stone outdoor fireplace

Outdoor fireplace and patio in Charlotte

Screen Porch with wood burning stone fireplace

Archadeck of Charlotte design and built this screen porch and stone outdoor fireplace

What are the best ways to winterize your outdoor living space or porch? There are several ways to extend the time you are able to spend outdoors, specifically in the Carolinas!

The most popular way to winterize your outdoor living space is by adding a fire feature. This could mean something as simple as a fire pit or a real focal feature like an outdoor fireplace.  If you have a covered patio or screen porch, you can even have the outdoor fireplace integrated into the structure.

PGT Industries has been manufacturing its Eze Breeze window porch enclosure product for years now. In the greater Charlotte area, these are a wonderful to enclose your porch and with the aid of an outdoor fireplace or space heater, you can be outside year around.

To see a tremendous photo gallery of design ideas or more information on these products, go to charlotte.archadeck.com

What are those plastic porch windows I keep hearing about?

At Archadeck of Charlotte, we keep getting the same question about screen porch windows or plastic porch windows. The leading brand and manufacturer of screen porch windows is Eze Breeze from PGT Industries.

Eze Breeze windows are made of a memory vinyl that is warranted not to yellow or crack over time. They do a great job of keeping the pollen off of your screen porch. Other benefits include keeping the porch mostly dry, keeping airborne dirt out, and knocking out the wind. In addition, by simply sliding the windows down, you have your screen porch back again.

We think of Eze Breeze as a unique product that can convert your screen porch into a sun room and then right back again.  They are custom made and can be installed into existing screen porches and retrofitted. They also come in a variety of frame colors and the panels can even be and can even be tinted. For more information and great ideas, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com . For more screened porch pictures, visit our porch photo gallery.

How many months a year can I use my screen porch in Charlotte?

Screen porch with EZE Breeze windows in Charlotte

Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this screen porch with Eze-Breeze retractable windows

We get asked often how many months out of the year can you use your screen porch in the Charlotte, NC area?

There are a few factors to consider when answering the question.

Is your backyard situated where you have no protection from wind? Do you get sun light on your porch? Have you installed a ceiling fan to circulate the air flow?

A great product that we distribute is Eze-Breeze windows that are retractable plastic windows that can convert your screen porch into a sunroom and right back again.

The primary difficulties of staying on your porch year around are the extremely cold days and hot days. To mitigate the heat, you can of course add ceiling fans or perhaps a mister system like are used at restaurants on their patios. To mitigate the cold, we often build outdoor fireplaces that are integrated into the screen porch. You can also purchase space heaters that are effective.

If you choose not to purchase these accessories, you can still use a screen porch in Charlotte about 10 months a year. By adding these, you can virtually live year around outdoors! To see great ideas for a screen porch, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com