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You Won’t Find Another Company In Des Moines That Makes Window & Door Replacement So Easy.

How We Rejected Outdated Industry Standards & Rewrote The Book On Buying New Windows & Doors.

We’ll be honest: Zen Windows Des Moines is A LOT different than any other window company you’ve experienced.

Zen Windows Des Moines is comprised of down-to-earth people who still hold strong values about honesty, integrity, and respecting others. We’re the COMPLETE opposite of high-pressure window companies that care about their bottom line but not their customers.

When we set out to start our own replacement window company, we wanted to ensure it operated in a way that reflected our morals and commitment to helping people. That meant eliminating many standards that have been part of the window industry for decades: high pressure, drawn-out sales meetings, bare-bones warranties, lack of customer service… and a dozen and one other industry practices that homeowners can’t stand.

This raised a big question: Could we honestly create a successful replacement window company… while throwing out every etched-in-stone industry rule and tradition?

As it happened, a man in Ohio named Dan Wolt had already discovered the answer.

In 1997, Dan founded Zen Windows in Ohio after he decided the “old way” of selling windows was too stressful for homeowners. He developed a new and innovative way of doing window replacement. His innovations eliminated literally everything homeowners hate about buying replacement windows—in-home sales meetings, pricing games, high-pressure salesmen… the works. Dan developed a process that made the ENTIRE experience pleasant for the consumer.

The Zen Windows approach quickly became a runaway hit with homeowners. So much so that in 2013 Dan gave local companies across the U.S. the opportunity to own their own Zen Windows location. This unique approach provides homeowners with the renowned Zen Windows experience AND the high-touch personal service of trusted local contractors.

Today, there are over 32 locally owned Zen Windows in the country… and we’re proud to be one of them.

Out With The Old; In With The New

Zen Windows Des Moines opened in September 2016, and the response among homeowners has been tremendous. Where other replacement window companies “zig,” we “zag”:

  • Many window companies are pushy and resort high pressure; we keep everything relaxed.
  • Some companies make you sit through 2-4 hour in-home sales presentations; we provide quick and accurate quotes through email within 24 hours of discussing your project over the phone.
  • Other window companies have extravagant showrooms and high overhead; we keep our overhead to  minimum by providing virtual demonstrations of products and eliminating the inefficient and costly sales process.

We could go on and on (visit our Why Choose Us page for more details on what makes us different). The Bottom Line: Our customers LOVE how easy we make the entire process.

Window Replacement With Personal Service

Zen Windows Des Moines is a company made up of “people” people. Every member of the Zen Windows team shares the same strong values and commitment to helping others.

When you work with us, you won’t have to deal with the pushy salespeople, uncomfortable in-home meetings, and low quality so common in the replacement window industry. What you WILL get is a fair price with no runaround, superior products that are expertly installed, and a pleasant experience from start to finish.

If this sounds like your kind of Des Moines replacement window contractor, contact us today. We would love to discuss your project, educate you on the best solution, and provide you with a quote the right way: with no pressure, no pricing games, and no stress.