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Why Energy Star Labels and NFRC Ratings Sell Windows

Whether homeowners want to save money, protect the environment, or increase the home’s value, searching for energy-efficient home improvements is becoming a trend today among homeowners. Window replacements represent a crucial home improvement, and energy-efficient replacement windows have gained a … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows

What makes energy-efficient windows efficient? There are a few different answers to this question, and Soft-Lite is here to enlighten you and provide you with the best energy-efficient windows in the industry! Insulation To begin, energy-efficient windows offer highly-effective insulation … Continue reading

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What Do Structural, or Design Pressure, Ratings Mean?

What is Design Pressure, and how does it impact the windows or doors you are considering for your home? Let’s start with the definition of Design Pressure. According to AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association), WDMA (Window and Door Manufacturers Association), … Continue reading

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What are Hurricane Windows or Impact Windows?

Hurricane Windows or Impact Windows are a product that have become prevalent over the past 25 years. Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, municipalities led by Miami-Dade in South Florida, saw the need for stronger window systems. Studies showed … Continue reading

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What is a bay or a bow window?

If you are asking the questions “What is a bay or a bow window, and when should I choose one for my home?”, you may receive several different answers. Let’s start with just a basic definition of each style. Bay: … Continue reading

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Picture Windows: History of the first window

Picture windows, or fixed windows, were literally a hole in the wall, centuries ago, to allow light and air into a home. The holes were covered with animal hide, cloth or wood. It wasn’t until much later that windows were … Continue reading

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What is a casement or awning window?

When deciding what style of window to put in your home, let the existing dimensional shape of the old window opening guide you to the best style available for you. In the 80s and 90s, many casement and awning windows … Continue reading

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What is a double-hung window, and is it right for your home?

Double-hung windows: history. A double-hung window is one of the most popular replacement window styles chosen by homeowners. Some of the oldest sash windows are dated as far back as 1670 in England. Double hungs have the Georgian and Victorian-style house look — … Continue reading

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Why are Vinyl Windows Considered “The Best” Option?

When considering new windows for your home, there are many things to consider. How important is cost to you? Is more energy efficiency important? Do you currently have leaky/drafty windows that you want replaced? Are you looking to have added … Continue reading

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What Characteristics Should You Look for in Replacement Windows?

Puzzled People’s Perfect Product Picking Process While alliteration can be fun, I like it because it can also be memorable. With that in mind, please consider my six P’s of the product picking process. Provider: How do you feel about … Continue reading

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