SoftLite has earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award every year since 2014 and the Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2016 because of our commitment to producing the most energy-efficient windows in the industry. In fact, most of our product lines are recognized as ENERGY STAR® “Most Efficient Products,” thanks to precision-engineered and manufactured weather barriers that minimize energy-wasting air infiltration. This means that when you purchase SoftLite windows for your home, you’ll enjoy reduced heating and cooling costs.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Windows must meet minimum performance criteria during testing to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. The insulating properties of the entire window determine whether or not a window can be ENERGY STAR labeled. Here are some of the SoftLite Window features and benefits that help our products comply with ENERGY STAR requirements:
In addition to the ENERGY STAR® label for our windows, SoftLite’s windows are Gold Label certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). We also belong to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which develops and administers methods to measure the energy efficiency of windows, doors and skylights.
With SoftLite's abundance of style choices, deciding on the right windows for your home can prove to be quite a challenge for many homeowners. Thankfully, our dealers have years of experience developing custom concepts, artfully designed with your needs in mind. All designs vary by individual client preferences, as well as local inspection standards and building codes. Understanding the benefits that accompany each window type will ultimately help you determine which style is right for your home. Whether you choose a slider window, a double-hung window, or some other option, two crucial design features will likely influence your conclusion: aesthetics and ease of use.