Soft-Lite Windows Introduces New “Barcelona” Line of Hurricane Windows for Maximum Protection & Energy Efficiency

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Soft-Lite Windows has introduced an all-new line of hurricane windows that is especially designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather. The new Barcelona Series includes double- and single-hung models with tilt-in sashes, lift-out sliding windows, casement and awning models, and picture windows.

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Soft-Lite Windows has introduced an all-new line of hurricane windows that is especially designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather. The new Barcelona Series includes double- and single-hung models with tilt-in sashes, lift-out sliding windows, casement and awning models, and picture windows.

Barcelona Windows are offered with two levels of protection so that consumers can select the model that best meets their impact needs. Barcelona “Impact Level D” Windows can be installed practically anywhere, even right on the coastline. They have passed ASTM Large Missile Impact Level D tests and have also achieved HVHZ certification, which means they are tested and approved for high-velocity hurricane zones. Barcelona “Impact Level C Windows” are ideal for non-coastal areas that are prone to violent weather and require windows that keep out wind and water; they easily passed ASTM Large Missile Impact Level C tests. In Florida, replacement windows are required to carry a DP-50 rating in accordance with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s 101 standard for air, water and structural wind load testing. Both Barcelona Level C and Level D impact windows achieve a DP rating that is significantly higher than the DP-50 threshold. Barcelona products are also one of the only impact windows on the market to earn an air infiltration rating of just .01.

All Barcelona Windows incorporate high-performance laminated glass – with three panes of glass and a protective interlayer. This unique glass is so strong it can withstand repeated blows by hammers, crowbars and baseball bats before it can be penetrated. Even when shattered, the glass is virtually impenetrable – making it an excellent barrier against airborne debris and other dangers from violent weather. Barcelona Windows also feature a high-performance Low-E coating and argon gas fill. They are ENERGY STAR certified, which means they offer exceptional thermal efficiency and energy cost savings as well.

Soft-Lite is a vinyl replacement window and door manufacturer headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. The company was named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award winner – making it the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved Partner of the Year recognition from ENERGY STAR. The company is also a multiple Crystal Achievement Award winner and is a recipient of the Friedman Corporation Customer Appreciation Award, the Window & Door Top 100 Manufacturers recognition, and the Door and Window “Companies to Watch” recognition. For more information, visit http://www.soft-lite.com.

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