Vinyl windows come in a variety of styles and sizes. Soft-Lite’s got you covered with an extensive line of products designed to meet your every need. Choose from the vinyl window styles below to begin browsing our collection of products.
As a pioneer in vinyl windows, Soft-Lite is proud to offer a wide variety of styles to suit any budget and aesthetic sensibility. Our company’s founders began to manufacture vinyl frames in 1953, back when popular opinion still favored wood as the primary construction material for home windows. Modern science has proven that vinyl far outperforms wood, and even aluminum, as an energy-efficient material for window frames. Best of all, vinyl enables those who value the traditional look of woodgrain to enjoy the appearance of wood along with the energy-conserving benefits and maintenance-free ease of vinyl window frames.
Single-hung windows incorporate two sashes, one fixed and one that slides up and down. Although most homeowners prefer double-hung windows with two operating sashes, single hung windows are a beautiful, more practical choice for some homes. Soft-Lite’s Barrington Limited single-hung windows are ideal for homeowners who prefer this operating style, because they will enhance the beauty of any home ‒ yet are built to provide decades of thermal efficiency, security, durability, and easy operation, like all Soft-Lite products.
Double-hung windows are the most popular style manufactured by Soft-Lite ‒ and, in fact, are the most-used window throughout the country. A double-hung is the classic residential window, composed of a set of vertical sashes that both slide up and down. What is immediately apparent about a Soft-Lite double-hung window is its stylish beauty. What might not be so easy to see – until you get your next power bill – is how energy efficient Soft-Lite double-hung windows are. In fact, Soft-Lite’s double-hung designs are the most energy-efficient in the industry, as well as the highest-performing.
Casements are appealing both in new contemporary homes and in older style Prairie and Tudor homes. Like other styles of windows, the casement window can be installed as a single unit, or grouped together.
What is a picture window? How are they different from a normal window? Picture windows are appropriately named, because they are large, fixed panes with low profile frames to maximize your view. Since they’re fixed panes, they are stationary, and can’t move or open.
Sliding windows from Soft-Lite are like double-hung windows turned 90 degrees horizontally. Sliders are ideal for homes with relatively low ceilings, but with plenty of horizontal space along the wall. In addition, a sliding window has a more contemporary appearance than the colonial-style double-hung, so this is ideal if you happen to prefer the modern look.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing outward from the bottom. They glide open and shut with the turn of one easy-to-reach handle. Awning windows from Pella are often placed above or below other windows to add architectural interest and light.
Let your imagination run free with bay windows from Soft-Lite, which are customizable with countless combinations of window styles, colors, and energy-efficient glass options. A bay window actually is a set of windows arranged together in a pattern that extends outward from the home. The pattern includes three panels, like a triptych in a Renaissance cathedral. How those three panels are composed is completely up to you, and that’s where your imagination comes into play.
Bow windows are bay windows that are mounted on rounded frames. Like bay windows, bows extended outward to create additional space within a room. They are intended to provide a wider view of the outside, such as a garden or a panoramic back yard. While bays typically utilize three panels, bows usually require at least four to create the curved effect (although some bow designs use five or six panels, or “lites”).
Enjoy flowers and plants year-round with garden windows. These garden windows project outward and provide space for foliage, photos or décor. Perfect for over a kitchen sink or any place you’d like to add unique style. All garden windows are available in custom sizes to suit your needs. Find a pro or contact a distributor to purchase.
Soft-Lite windows are available in many specialty shapes, all custom built to fit your home’s uniquely shaped openings perfectly. Whether you need a stand-alone shape or want to use a special shape in combination with another window style, we can design a window that meets your specifications. We offer practically any shape you can imagine, from circle-tops to pentagons to octagons and much more.