All SoftLite vinyl windows and patio doors that incorporate any of SoftLite’s numerous high-performance glass options meet ENERGY STAR requirements and therefore are ENERGY STAR labeled. SoftLite windows have consistently achieved some of the highest NFRC ratings in the industry.
ENERGY STAR is a program run by the United States Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency that helps individuals and businesses protect the environment through greater energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR label can be affixed only to windows and doors that meet specific U-Factor and shading coefficient ratings for one or more regions of the U.S. These ratings are achieved through independent testing done to NFRC* standards. The ratings of one window will differ from another because of variables such as the glass used, style and product design.
Learn more about the ENERGY STAR program at www.energystar.gov.
* National Fenestration Rating Council, a federal program created to establish standardized testing procedures and ratings of window and door products.
Most SoftLite windows have been recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Products. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2017 designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR. Double-hung, sliding and picture windows from every one of SoftLite’s product lines — including Barrington, Bainbridge LE, Pro, Classic, Imperial LS and Elements — have earned the Most Efficient designation with various high-performance, insulated glass systems. SoftLite windows had to meet strict criteria to earn the prestigious Most Efficient distinction.
Patio doors continue to be an aesthetic, eye-catching feature for home buyers. Not only do they require no interior space to open and close, but their glass allows more natural light into a home. They make a perfect addition to any living space, and work to bring the outdoors inside. Durable, secure and design friendly, patio doors are in.