Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows from Soft-Lite are largely the result of the finely tuned fabrication methods we use at our 200,000-square-foot highly automated facility, one of only three manufacturing facilities of its kind in the world. Studies have shown that the more often a window manufacturing process includes human handling of the components, the higher the potential failure rate of the finished product. The programmed consistency of Soft-Lite’s manufacturing process virtually eliminates the possibility of failure, while also ensuring perfectly square and plumb windows.

That perfect fit is one of the many qualities that distinguishes our energy-efficient windows from those of our competitors. A perfect fit minimizes air infiltration, which means warm air remains inside during the winter, and hot air stays outside during the summer. This prevents the home’s heating and cooling system from constantly running to compensate for fluctuating indoor temperatures. In turn, that can translate into reduced heating and cooling costs. Combine the tightest seal in the industry with our other energy-saving features – such as vinyl frames that block heat, double-pane or triple-pane glass with an argon or krypton gas fill between the panes, “Low-E” glass coating, and foam insulation inside the frame and sill – and you can begin to see why Soft-Lite is the window manufacturer of choice when it comes to energy efficiency.

 

Big & Bright Window for Your House Soft-Lite Windows

Our commitment to creating the most energy-efficient windows on the market includes affiliations with and recognition from some of the most respected organizations in the industry. These include:

  • ENERGY STAR® – a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy dedicated to reduced energy costs and conservation of the environment through the promotion of energy-efficient products; Soft-Lite is an ENERGY STAR® Partner and most of our product lines are recognized as ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient Products.”
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) – Soft-Lite’s vinyl windows are Gold Label certified by the AAMA, which develops performance standards, product certification, and educational programs in the window, door, and skylight industry.
  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) – Develops and administers methods to measure the energy efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights.

Our energy- efficient windows, which are backed by a limited lifetime transferrable warranty, also have been featured on ABC’s popular home-improvement program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as well as the Lifetime network home and garden show, Designing Spaces.

To learn more about Soft-Lite’s energy-efficient windows, contact a dealer near you.

What People Say

Hannah
Hannah
Charlotte, NC
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We love our new windows! We purchased an older ranch home with original 1950 windows and the drafts in each room were awful! Not only is our home far more energy efficient, but looks way better from the inside and out! We also love being able to easily open the windows from the top or bottom!
Michael
Michael
Chicago, IL
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We replaced thirteen original wood windows in the upstairs of our 112-year-old house. We were worried that the new vinyl windows would lack the charm and warmth of the old ones, but we were wrong. The Imperial Elite windows look fantastic. We were even able to duplicate the original pattern of the grilles in living room windows, preserving both the interior look and the curb appeal. Instead of hiring window washers with tall ladders, we can now clean the windows with ease ourselves thanks to the tilt-in feature.
Chloris
Chloris
Rockville, MD
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We have done many research on different brands of windows before we decided on Soft-Lite. We are happy with this decision. They are very stylish windows and easy to open and close.
Pamela
Pamela
Evanston, IL
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I LOVE my new Soft-Lite windows! They are so easy to operate and clean AND they look AMAZING!
S.S.
S.S.
Chicago, IL
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Replaced our beat up casement windows (half of them didn't open/ close properly and were starting to rot and some were drafty) with double hung. It's so nice to have windows that work, look nice and keep the heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter. We didn't like having to buy new windows for a house that was less than 12 years old (we had only been there for a few years) but it was some of the best money we ever spent!
Joseph
Joseph
Cornelius, NC
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These windows are far superior to what we had and the other windows we have in the house in terms of energy efficiency and quality.
Frank and Margie
Frank and Margie
Falls Church, VA
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We are very happy with our new windows. They are easy to open and clean and they close and lock securely with very little effort. No more drafts!
John
John
Charlotte, NC
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The windows look great and I can already tell how well they are working. The house is no longer drafty. I really like how easy they are to open and tilt for cleaning. My only concern is how we will install blinds as the replacement window frame leaves a very shallow space for mounting the blinds.
Nancy
Nancy
Fairborn, Ohio
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We are very satisfied with our windows. The house is warmer and there is less noise from the freeway. They are beautiful windows.
Megan
Megan
New Carlisle, OH
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Great windows, great dealership who we purchased them from and completed the installation. Love the updated look to our home.
Katie
Katie
Charlotte, NC
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So far I'm LOVING everything about these windows. They're beautiful and efficient!
Natalie
Natalie
Chicago, IL
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From my experience with Soft-Lite windows,I expected the sliding patio door to be wonderful, and it is. The door slides effortlessly, the screen door pull is designed to protect the screen by keeping your fingers away from it, the extra lock is easy to operate with your foot, and the structure of the door is quite airtight.
Richard
Richard
Frederick, MD
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Soft-Lite windows have changed our screen porch into a lovely 3 season room.
David
David
Charlotte, NC
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Our dealer in NC did a fantastic job representing themselves and Soft-Lite windows. The windows look great, and have a slightly larger glass area than other lines we considered, which was important to us. I would recommend Soft-Lite to anyone researching vinyl windows. Excellent value.
Dianna
Dianna
Springfield, OH
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Love my new windows!
Jorge
Jorge
Germantown, MD
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It is so wonderful to be able to see clearly out of our windows and all of a sudden it is a little quieter in our home. Beautiful product and installation.
Aaron
Aaron
Matthews, NC
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These windows are incredible! Beautiful and really insulate the house well.
Jon
Jon
Harrisburg, NC
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I couldn’t be happier with my windows!
Crystal
Crystal
Statesville, NC
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Finally functional and we can see our back yard for the first time in years!
Kevin
Kevin
Charlotte, NC
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After only two weeks of springtime here in the South the windows have made a dramatic difference. The afternoon sun beats down on our house with these new windows I am able to sit at my desk comfortably and the AC has not turned on. They're incredibly easy to lift and lower, my 7 year old can do it without any issues.
Gregory
Gregory
Chicago, IL
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Nice high quality windows, as far as I can tell!
Christine
Christine
Gaithersburg, MD
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The Soft Light Pro windows are beautiful. I am very happy with them.
Jennifer
Jennifer
Dallastown, PA
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Easy to use and look great in our rental property!
Max
Max
Charlotte, NC
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Soft-Lite windows transformed my backyard patio into a sunroom.
William
William
Atlanta, GA
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Fantastic job!
Brittany
Brittany
New Berlin, WI
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We love our new windows. Very affordable and they look so nice. They are not at all drafty like our old windows and the biggest perk to me is the ease of cleaning!
Nick
Nick
Greensboro, NC
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Windows look so much better than my old windows.
Richard
Richard
Catawaba, NC
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These windows look wonderful and the entire experience was better than expected!! Hurray!
Michael
Michael
Charlotte, NC
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Looks great!
Suk C.
Suk C.
Fort Mill, SC
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The windows look good! Thank you.

What People Say

Hannah
Hannah
Charlotte, NC
Read More
We love our new windows! We purchased an older ranch home with original 1950 windows and the drafts in each room were awful! Not only is our home far more energy efficient, but looks way better from the inside and out! We also love being able to easily open the windows from the top or bottom!
Michael
Michael
Chicago, IL
Read More
We replaced thirteen original wood windows in the upstairs of our 112-year-old house. We were worried that the new vinyl windows would lack the charm and warmth of the old ones, but we were wrong. The Imperial Elite windows look fantastic. We were even able to duplicate the original pattern of the grilles in living room windows, preserving both the interior look and the curb appeal. Instead of hiring window washers with tall ladders, we can now clean the windows with ease ourselves thanks to the tilt-in feature.
Chloris
Chloris
Rockville, MD
Read More
We have done many research on different brands of windows before we decided on Soft-Lite. We are happy with this decision. They are very stylish windows and easy to open and close.
Pamela
Pamela
Evanston, IL
Read More
I LOVE my new Soft-Lite windows! They are so easy to operate and clean AND they look AMAZING!
S.S.
S.S.
Chicago, IL
Read More
Replaced our beat up casement windows (half of them didn't open/ close properly and were starting to rot and some were drafty) with double hung. It's so nice to have windows that work, look nice and keep the heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter. We didn't like having to buy new windows for a house that was less than 12 years old (we had only been there for a few years) but it was some of the best money we ever spent!
Joseph
Joseph
Cornelius, NC
Read More
These windows are far superior to what we had and the other windows we have in the house in terms of energy efficiency and quality.
Frank and Margie
Frank and Margie
Falls Church, VA
Read More
We are very happy with our new windows. They are easy to open and clean and they close and lock securely with very little effort. No more drafts!
John
John
Charlotte, NC
Read More
The windows look great and I can already tell how well they are working. The house is no longer drafty. I really like how easy they are to open and tilt for cleaning. My only concern is how we will install blinds as the replacement window frame leaves a very shallow space for mounting the blinds.
Nancy
Nancy
Fairborn, Ohio
Read More
We are very satisfied with our windows. The house is warmer and there is less noise from the freeway. They are beautiful windows.
Megan
Megan
New Carlisle, OH
Read More
Great windows, great dealership who we purchased them from and completed the installation. Love the updated look to our home.
Katie
Katie
Charlotte, NC
Read More
So far I'm LOVING everything about these windows. They're beautiful and efficient!
Natalie
Natalie
Chicago, IL
Read More
From my experience with Soft-Lite windows,I expected the sliding patio door to be wonderful, and it is. The door slides effortlessly, the screen door pull is designed to protect the screen by keeping your fingers away from it, the extra lock is easy to operate with your foot, and the structure of the door is quite airtight.
Richard
Richard
Frederick, MD
Read More
Soft-Lite windows have changed our screen porch into a lovely 3 season room.
David
David
Charlotte, NC
Read More
Our dealer in NC did a fantastic job representing themselves and Soft-Lite windows. The windows look great, and have a slightly larger glass area than other lines we considered, which was important to us. I would recommend Soft-Lite to anyone researching vinyl windows. Excellent value.
Dianna
Dianna
Springfield, OH
Read More
Love my new windows!
Jorge
Jorge
Germantown, MD
Read More
It is so wonderful to be able to see clearly out of our windows and all of a sudden it is a little quieter in our home. Beautiful product and installation.
Aaron
Aaron
Matthews, NC
Read More
These windows are incredible! Beautiful and really insulate the house well.
Jon
Jon
Harrisburg, NC
Read More
I couldn’t be happier with my windows!
Crystal
Crystal
Statesville, NC
Read More
Finally functional and we can see our back yard for the first time in years!
Kevin
Kevin
Charlotte, NC
Read More
After only two weeks of springtime here in the South the windows have made a dramatic difference. The afternoon sun beats down on our house with these new windows I am able to sit at my desk comfortably and the AC has not turned on. They're incredibly easy to lift and lower, my 7 year old can do it without any issues.
Gregory
Gregory
Chicago, IL
Read More
Nice high quality windows, as far as I can tell!
Christine
Christine
Gaithersburg, MD
Read More
The Soft Light Pro windows are beautiful. I am very happy with them.
Jennifer
Jennifer
Dallastown, PA
Read More
Easy to use and look great in our rental property!
Max
Max
Charlotte, NC
Read More
Soft-Lite windows transformed my backyard patio into a sunroom.
William
William
Atlanta, GA
Read More
Fantastic job!
Brittany
Brittany
New Berlin, WI
Read More
We love our new windows. Very affordable and they look so nice. They are not at all drafty like our old windows and the biggest perk to me is the ease of cleaning!
Nick
Nick
Greensboro, NC
Read More
Windows look so much better than my old windows.
Richard
Richard
Catawaba, NC
Read More
These windows look wonderful and the entire experience was better than expected!! Hurray!
Michael
Michael
Charlotte, NC
Read More
Looks great!
Suk C.
Suk C.
Fort Mill, SC
Read More
The windows look good! Thank you.

From the Blog

  • Hurricane Windows Provide Cost Savings and Protection | Soft-Lite Windows
    by Soft-Lite on June 9, 2020 at 2:26 PM

    Hurricane season has officially arrived, and if you live in a high-risk hurricane zone, now is a great time to consider upgrading your windows to protect your family and your home. Ultimately, installing new Hurricane Windows provides increased protection against the high levels of wind, sheets of rain, and possible flying debris that a hurricane can bring.  Not only that, but they can even contribute to lower energy bills and home insurance premiums along the way.