All Soft-Lite sliding doors are designed for durability, longevity, energy efficiency, and beauty. They will enhance a home from every angle, inside and out. In addition, the energy-saving features available with Soft-Lite’s two distinct product lines have the potential to help save a substantial amount of money on heating and cooling costs. This is an important, if often-overlooked, aspect of sliding doors − because of the large glass area, costly air infiltration is almost inevitable unless steps are taken to prevent it.
How do precision-manufactured Soft-Lite sliding doors address the potential for heat transfer related to air infiltration? Before answering that, it’s important to understand how heat transfer can affect your monthly heating or cooling bill. A home’s heating and cooling system is designed to maintain a constant temperature. To do so, it turns on or off as necessary, when the thermostat detects temperature changes. The harder a heating and cooling system is forced to work, the more energy is used, and the more it costs every month.
All Soft-Lite sliding doors are available with outstanding energy-saving features that significantly reduce air and heat transfer. Available features and options include:
To learn more about our innovative sliding doors, contact a Soft-Lite dealer near you. Be sure to ask about our warranty, which guarantees that our sliding doors will not rot, rust, warp, pit, corrode, or blister, and that the vinyl colors will remain true for the life of your home.
As the weather grows colder, foggy windows can become a problem in some homes. This simple phenomenon happens when an object is cooler than the air around it, causing a thin layer of water molecules to form on the surface. The windows in our homes are among the most common spots where this condensation occurs because windowpanes receive direct contact with the cold air outside and are usually the coldest surfaces in the interior of a house. While this may sound harmless, the condensation that forms causes water droplets to run down windows and walls, which can result in mold and mildew.