THESE TWO GREAT, ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOWS ARE AVAILABLE IN NUMEROUS WINDOW STYLES.
Choose from a wide variety of styles, dimensions and combinations. Your window representative can help you decide among all the options available to you.
For more information about Pro & Classic windows please visit the Pro & Classic section of our website.
MINIMIZING AIR INFILTRATION IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAINING A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT INSIDE YOUR HOME. PRO & CLASSIC WINDOWS ALLOW ONLY .07 CFM** OF AIR LEAKAGE PER MINUTE!
Leaky windows cause drafty homes. Pro & Classic windows greatly minimize air leaks with numerous air barriers designed into our advanced sill design. They prevent air from forcing its way into your home. This is critical to your comfort. (See circled barriers in photo at right.)
Poorly designed windows don’t have built-in airlocks, weather stripping, and barriers necessary to keep air from forcing its way in. Without these design features air will push between the sash meeting rails and around the sash perimeter where it meets the frame and sill.
We know how uncomfortable a home with leaky windows will be. So we loaded the Pro & Classic windows with weather barriers that go far beyond the industry standard and other manufacturer’s window designs.
Pro & Classic windows are over 2 times more airtight than the industry average range of traditional VINYL residential high performance double hung windows such as Alside, Simonton, and Champion from .11 CFM to .21 CFM.* For example, it would take a combination of more than 8 Pro & Classic windows to leak as much air as just FOUR of the industry average traditional vinyl residential high performance double hung windows. (Industry average of air infiltration of one traditional vinyl window is 144 oz./min., whereas Pro/Classic windows only allow 67.2 oz./min..)
Pro & Classic windows are over 3 times more airtight than the industry average range of traditional WOOD residential double hung windows such as Pella, Marvin, Jeld-Wen, and Andersen from .12 CFM to .30 CFM.* For example, it would take a combination of more than 13 Pro & Classic windows to leak as much air as just FOUR of the industry average traditional wood residential double hung windows. (Industry average of air infiltration of one traditional wood window is 220.8 oz./min., whereas Pro/Classic windows only allow 67.2 oz./min..)
*References valid as of October 1, 2010 based on our competitors’ websites and independent testing. **Classic DH-10R with optional reinforcement is .07CFM. Standard Classic DH-10R without reinforcement is .11CFM
THE PRO & CLASSIC WINDOWS WERE DESIGNED TO DELIVER YEAR ‘ROUND ENERGY SAVINGS. THEY EXCEED INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
Soft-Lite purchases the best available glass products from leaders in the industry who focus exclusively on glass fabrication. One popular Pro & Classic glass package comes with the performance ratings listed below and shown in the NFRC label at right. Other energy efficient packages are also available.
HOW TO READ AN NFRC LABEL:
A. ENERGY STAR® Climate Zone Qualification Map — Specifies the climate zones in which this window is ENERGY STAR qualified.
B. U-Factor — The lower the U-Factor the better the window’s overall thermal performance. The glass package, the window’s material, and its components all affect the rating.
C. Visible Transmittance — This is a measurement of how much light comes through the window. It is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The higher the VT the better.
D. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient — This is a measurement of how well products block heat caused by sunlight. The rating is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower the number the better, which also means less solar heat is transmitted through the window.
E. Condensation Resistance — This is a measurement of how well the window resists condensation on the glass. The higher the number the better.
The Pro Dual Pane High Performance Double Strength Low-E Glass package with argon fill and Super Spacer® is Energy Star qualified in North, North-Central, & South-Central zones. Upgrade of SOLAR LOW-E qualifies window in South zone and provides: U-factor: 0.27, SHGC: 0.21, Visible Transmittance: 0.49.
Consult with your Pro & Classic Window Representative for many additional options and ancillary products.
SPECIAL FEATURES PROVIDE DURABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Homeowners have many different needs and wants when it comes to choosing new windows for their homes. Two “wants” that always come out high on the list are durability and energy efficiency. New windows are an important investment. Homeowners want to know that their purchase will last a lifetime while helping them save on energy costs year ‘round.
Soft-Lite’s Pro & Classic windows are designed to do just that.