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 do I clean my EZE BREEZE windows?

Archadeck of Charlotte and been distributing and installing PGT’s EZE BREEZE porch windows for over 15 years now.

One of the most common questions we get is how to clean them? The manufacturer is PGT Industries in Sarasota, Florida does sell a specialty cleaner that is branded specifically for the windows. Short of that, do NOT use Windex or anything containing alcohol as it will void the warranty!

We recommend either Woolite, soap and water, or of course if you have access to the actual cleaner. The windows tilt in for easy cleaning and actually are removable if you want to hand wash them as they are very light in weight.

They generally need cleaning twice a year, not too bad! For more information on EZE Breeze or other porch products, go to http://www.archadeckofcharlotte.com

EZE Breeze screen porch with a difficult roof connection built by Archadeck of Charlotte

EZE Breeze screen porch with a difficult roof connection built by Archadeck of Charlotte

Have to clean the pollen off of your screen porch? Not with EZE Breeze Windows!

We have turned the calendar to a new year, in North Carolina,  spring will be in site in just a couple of months! Each and every year our city of Charlotte gets bombarded with the greenish yellow powder that gets everywhere better known as pollen.

If you own a screen porch and like to be outside in the spring, it is nasty to have this powder all over your furniture, dining table, and porch floor. What do people do to remedy this? The cleaning is not fun because you are never quite sure when the pollen will stop and the particles are so fine that they get right through the screen.

A great solutions is a retractable screen porch window system called EZE Breeze windows made by PGT Industries out of Florida. These are constructed of a sturdy powder-coated aluminum frame that has a lifetime warranty and then with  “memory-vinyl” window panes that are both durable and clear. Archadeck of Charlotte has distributed the product for years and it has done nothing but grow in popularity. Whether the home is valued at $250,000 or $2mm, the product is stylish and functional.

Once you enclose the porch with the EZE Breeze windows, they prevent the pollen from spreading all over your porch. When the pollen season is over, you simply slide the windows up or down and they retract returning your porch to screen room. There are great videos on You Tube on the Archadeck of Charlotte channel that really show how the windows operate!

Additional benefits to the product include the fact that they keep rain out, dirt out, and can extend your outdoor living season! I have personally installed them in my porch and can testify that they have converted our porch from a screen porch to a fully functional outdoor space!

Screen Porch with EZ Breeze windows and stone outdoor fireplace

Stone outdoor fireplace with EZ Breeze windows in screen porch

Screen porch with EZE Breeze windows and pressure-treated wood steps

Screen porch with EZE Breeze windows and pressure-treated wood steps

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