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Choosing the Right Sliding Glass Patio Doors

Choosing the Right Sliding Glass Patio Doors Glass patio doors

Sliding glass doors provide convenient access to the outside, bring natural light into your home, and offer a great view of your surroundings. What you might not realize, however, is how these doors can help improve the look of your home and increase your home’s energy efficiency.  How Can You Tell If Sliding Doors Are […]

8 Benefits of Vinyl Replacement Windows

8 Benefits of Vinyl Replacement Windows Vinyl replacement window

For homeowners choosing new-build windows or window replacements, the wide range of choices can complicate the decision. Wood, fiberglass, and aluminum windows have their place, but vinyl windows offer the versatility, durability, and affordability homeowners often seek.  Most owners want to improve home living through improvement or renovation projects. They may enjoy low-maintenance or trend-setting […]

The Difference Between Seal Failure and Condensation on Windows

The Difference Between Seal Failure and Condensation on Windows Window condensation

Occasional, mild condensation is actually normal. But, when is it a problem, and what should you do? Excessive condensation can be a sign of too much humidity in your home, which is not good. Condensation on windows can be confused with seal failure. If you know what to watch for, you’ll be able to see […]

What to Know Before Getting a Window Replacement

What to Know Before Getting a Window Replacement Window installer holding up a window sash

The average homeowner will purchase replacement windows once in their life. To make yours a worthwhile investment, consider these top factors when researching manufacturers. First – energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR® certifies windows that meet a specific U-Factor and SHGC rating. U-Factor measures the heat transfer to show how well a window insulates. SHGC, or solar […]

How to Choose a Window Manufacturer to Partner with as a Dealer

How to Choose a Window Manufacturer to Partner with as a Dealer Window manufacturer's warehouse

As a home improvement contractor, there’s no shortage of window manufacturers to choose from. The window manufacturer you select as your partner now will impact your business long into the future. Explore every window dealership opportunity that comes your way. Then, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which manufacturer to choose as […]

The Benefits of Awning Windows

The Benefits of Awning Windows Awning windows installed in a home

Awning windows are popular options for a variety of rooms. They are stylish and can enhance your property’s aesthetic appeal. Plus, these windows can help you reduce your energy consumption, increase security, and more. At SoftLite, we are happy to introduce you to our awning window products and all they offer. Awning windows (and many […]

The Benefits of Impact Windows for Severe Weather Areas

The Benefits of Impact Windows for Severe Weather Areas Storm outside of impact window

Impact windows use laminated glass and a heavy-duty, aluminum-reinforced sash to reduce damage from windborne debris. Their primary purpose is stability during severe weather, like a hurricane. Impact windows can handle intense winds and hits from debris without penetrating the window. For example, in structural testing, SoftLite’s Barcelona windows held up to wind gusts up […]

What to Know When Considering Energy-Efficient Windows

What to Know When Considering Energy-Efficient Windows A row of energy efficient windows installed in a home

One of a home’s most important features is its windows. In addition to performing necessary roles like exits, sunlight, and ventilation, they also offer immense visual design value.  The average homeowner will do at least one major improvement project during their ownership, which is an opportunity to replace outdated windows with newer, energy-efficient vinyl windows. […]

2023 Home Design Trends for Your Home’s Exterior

2023 Home Design Trends for Your Home’s Exterior Interior view of a bay window looking over grassy fields

If you need inspiration for your home exterior makeover, SoftLite’s got you covered. Today, we’re sharing the top five home exterior design trends of 2023. The first keeps it natural with earth-toned colors. Rich browns, mossy greens, maroons, and navy blues are bringing homes back to nature. Homeowners are even leaving materials like brick unpainted […]

Saving Money with SoftLite Products

Saving Money with SoftLite Products living room windows

As warm weather approaches, the SoftLite team looks forward to another season of brightening treasured homes with beautiful, reliable, energy-efficient windows and sliding patio doors. Want to start springtime off with some savings? The Federal Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credits went into effect on January 1, 2023, and will not expire until the end […]