Energy-Efficient Windows with a Lifetime Warranty
Energy-efficient windows from Soft-Lite are largely the result of the finely tuned fabrication methods we use at our 200,000-square-foot highly automated facility, one of only three manufacturing facilities of its kind in the world. Studies have shown that the more often a window manufacturing process includes human handling of the components, the higher the potential failure rate of the finished product. The programmed consistency of Soft-Lite’s manufacturing process virtually eliminates the possibility of failure, while also ensuring perfectly square and plumb windows.
That perfect fit is one of the many qualities that distinguishes our energy-efficient windows from those of our competitors. A perfect fit minimizes air infiltration, which means warm air remains inside during the winter, and hot air stays outside during the summer. This prevents the home’s heating and cooling system from constantly running to compensate for fluctuating indoor temperatures. In turn, that can translate into reduced heating and cooling costs. Combine the tightest seal in the industry with our other energy-saving features – such as vinyl frames that block heat, double-pane or triple-pane glass with an argon or krypton gas fill between the panes, “Low-E” glass coating, and foam insulation inside the frame and sill – and you can begin to see why Soft-Lite is the window manufacturer of choice when it comes to energy efficiency.
Our commitment to creating the most energy-efficient windows on the market includes affiliations with and recognition from some of the most respected organizations in the industry. These include:
- ENERGY STAR® – a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy dedicated to reduced energy costs and conservation of the environment through the promotion of energy-efficient products; Soft-Lite is an ENERGY STAR® Partner and most of our product lines are recognized as ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient Products.”
- American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) – Soft-Lite’s vinyl windows are Gold Label certified by the AAMA, which develops performance standards, product certification, and educational programs in the window, door, and skylight industry.
- National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) – Develops and administers methods to measure the energy efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights.
Our energy- efficient windows, which are backed by a limited lifetime transferrable warranty, also have been featured on ABC’s popular home-improvement program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as well as the Lifetime network home and garden show, Designing Spaces.
To learn more about Soft-Lite’s energy-efficient windows, contact a dealer near you.