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Soft-Lite window prices are at the higher end of the vinyl window pricing structure. Their products are generally regarded as very well designed and engineered and priced accordingly.

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General Pricing



Soft-Lite Barrington Windows Prices

The Soft-Lite Barrington window is the company's entry level vinyl window. It is lower in quality compared with their other lines, but for a bargain window, it is a decent option. The frame is narrow, so it's ideal for small openings. Some homeowners have found the exterior drip cap unappealing, but it's a solid choice for a budget window. This is model is available as a single hung window (in addition to numerous other styles and types).

Dane - Site Editor



Soft-Lite Bainbridge Windows Prices

The Soft-Lite Bainbridge window is basically an upgrade of the Barrington, the Bainbridge exterior looks a little nicer and it has some different features. The balance cover and exterior screen track are an improvement over the Barrington and it is reinforced in the sash rail. The Bainbridge is comparable to the Okna 400 window.

Dane - Site Editor



Soft-Lite Classic Windows Prices

The Soft-Lite Classic window is an older model, along with the Pro, although it comes standard with some nice features and options. It would top my list for quality mid range vinyl windows. Many dealers and distributors don't carry the Classic (due to the popularity of the Imperial LS and Elements) - sometimes you can find really great deals on the Classic from professional contractors who have left over inventory. Performance wise, the Classic is good, although an air infiltration of 0.11 is just okay. The Classic is comparable to the Milgard Tuscany window.

Dane - Site Editor


Softlite Classic Window Costs

Hi Dane –looking for your advise. Wisconsin home owner. We are looking to replace 5 windows. We have 3 quotes for double hung.

Softlite Classic $4,088

Okna 800 $5,660

Softlite Imperial Elite $ 5,384

The Okna installer said they no longer carry the 500 series which I originally wanted quoted based on your reviews. And the Softlite Imperial installer said they no longer carry the classic. I called the window manufacturers to get the names of installers in our area for the above quotes.

These are recent quotes so we haven't tried to negotiate yet.

Thanks.

Nancy - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Nancy, the price spreads here are about what I'd expect. All excellent choices, so that's great. If I were making this decision, I would base it on the reviews/reputation of the installation companies and on how long I planned to stay in the house. If I was staying say 12 years or less, I would go with the less expensive bid. Longer and I would go with the Okna bid.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Soft-lite Classic Pricing

We have 25 windows that need to be replaced as soon as possible. We collected four bids, but I'm having a hard time understanding which are the ones to consider.
Soft-lite Classic: $16,875

Simonton Reflections 5500: $13,750
Sunrise Essentials: $17,750
Great Lakes ComfortSmart: $12,500

Dan - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dan, I like the Soft-Lite Classic bid here. Also the Simonton Reflections 5500 and the Great Lakes. In that order.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Soft-Lite Classic Cost vs. Alside Mezzo

I got a bid on the Soft-Lite Classic that was 1/3 more than on the Alside Mezzo. Is this too much to pay for the Classic series?

Thanks.

Jeff - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jeff, this price difference is about what I'd expect you to pay between a good window like the Soft-Lite Classic and the Alside Mezzo. How do the installation companies compare?

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018



Soft-Lite Pro Windows Prices

The Soft-Lite Pro is a better than model than your average mid price window. The Pro model comes with double strength glass, a Super Spacer and a foam filled frame. The frame is strong and the screen has a better locking mechanism, plus the rails are reinforced and the balance cover is much better than on their lower end models. The Pro uses an aluminum reinforcement in its meeting rail (not as strong as the Imperial LS or Elements, but still nice).

Performance wise, consumers can expect a 0.07 AI, U-factor of 0.28 and DP50, making it more energy efficient than a lot of competitors. Industry guru like the Imperial LS better than the Pro, but the Pro does have a thinner frame, and therefore a larger glass area, which most homeowners like. This model is comparable to the Sunrise Verde window.

Dane - Site Editor


Soft-Lite Pro Price Quotes

Dear Tim and Dane, I came across your website and was amazed by all the information that your offered! Thank you so much!

We just got a few quotes for 2 bay windows and 18 double hung windows and wondering which one would you recommend:

Renewal by Anderson Cost: $63K

Pella 250 Series Cost: $34K

Harvey Classic Cost: $28K

Soft lite Pro Cost: $31K

In case is helpful, I live in Massachusetts so there are pretty cold days in the winter.

Thank you in advance!!

Kind regards,

Jacky - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jacky, of the window bids listed, my top choice is the Soft-Lite Pro at $31K, followed by the Harvey Classic at $28. The others strike me as over priced. Is there an Okna dealer in your area? I'd like to see how an Okna 500 bid would compare to that Soft-Lite Pro. The 500 is better than the Pro in my opinion. Or a Kensington or Polaris dealer. These would be good comparisons to what you have.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021


Soft-Lite Pro Windows Cost

I have 3 quotes on nine double hung vinyl windows. I'm wondering what the best is for my situation. I'm not planning to be in this house for the rest of my life, maybe 6 or 7 years.

Soft-Lite Imperial LS - $5250

Alside Mezzo Series - $4230

Soft-Lite Pro Series - $4550

Matt - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

I don't love the Mezzo, I feel like the frame is weak, it has a poor design (compared with the Soft-Lite), and loose tolerances. The Soft-Lite Pro is a good window and absolutely worth an extra $320 spread over 9 windows.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is an excellent window, one of the best out there, but honestly if you aren't going to be in the house for that many years, go with the Pro, it's a good window, and perfect for your purposes.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016



Soft-Lite Imperial LS Windows Prices

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS window is one of the two top-of-the-line windows from Soft-Lite and considered a great performer. The company spent lots of money on research and development and the result was the Imperial LS and Elements series. The Imperial LS comes standard with some high quality features, including triple weather stripping, an Intercept Spacer, and a kevlar reinforced meeting rail. One of the most impressive numbers on the Imperial LS is the .03 air infiltration number. The Soft-Lite Imperial LS series is comparable to the PGT 2300 window.

Dane - Site Editor


Soft-Lite Imperial Cost Quote

Hi, thought I'd share my bids with you -- 17 double hung and 1 picture window. This is for retrofit windows.

Zen Nirvana Estimate: $11,430

Soft-Lite Imperial Elite Estimate: $15,290

Window: Okna. 500 Deluxe Estimate: $15,585

Lalana - Homeowner - from 2021


Soft-Lite Imperial Elite Double Hung Prices

Tim, I have been using your recommendations to get bids of some of the products you mentioned below. Unfortunately, some of the brands are not sold in NC and others are based in Raleigh (50 miles away) and will not come out here. However I was able to find two highly rated companies, in Durham (70 miles away) who do cover Rocky Mount. One is a Okna dealer and the other is Soft-lite. Both have been in business for over 30 years. There was one other Okna dealer, but they only sell the 800 series and just entered my market 2 years ago when they bought out some local dealers - their main business is bathroom remodeling. I am not considering WindowWorld.

Here is what I need and the bids:

19 double hung windows - (7) 32x 66; (8) 28 x 66; (4) 28 x 62; Plus (1) 48 x 46 picture window with tempered glass. For a total of 20

All windows are Low E and Argon Gas + 1" contoured grids. Both dealers have their own lifetime warrantees in addition to the mfg warranties.

Prices include installation and tax. They will also let me use a credit card (I want the airline miles). No down payment. Pay when the job is done and approved by me.

Soft-Lite
19 - Imperial Elite $14,545.00
1 Picture Window 1,611.00
TOTAL $16,156.00

Okna
19 - Eco-Pro 600 $13,804.00
1 Picture Window 915.00
TOTAL $14,917.00

Scott - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Scott, sorry for the lag in reply. Both excellent, top tier products -- like comparing a Tesla and Mercedes (actually probably not like that at all, but you get my drift). I personally would go with the Okna 600 because of the $1100 savings...unless you are worried about the Okna dealer's installation. I'd check their reviews in the last two years and make sure they have solid customer ratings.

The bottom line is you are considering two great window manufacturers and have two seemingly solid companies doing the install. I think you've already won, but if all things are equal I'd go with the Okna 600 and invest the $1100 in some Bitcoin :)

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021


Soft-lite Imperial LS Platinum vs. Pro

Hi Dane and Tim, hope this email finds you well. I came across your website and I'm extremely appreciative of your advice on windows. I'm currently deciding on which company to go with and hopefully I could get some advice from you.

We live on the third floor of a 7 story condo building in Boston, MA. This building was completely gutted in 2008; however, the contractor used the most basic Pella windows and therefore our windows are extremely drafty in the winter. We have thought about replacing them for a long time and finally decided to do it this year.

We have a total of 9 windows to replace, I know this is a small project and also on the third floor of a condo building, so a lot of companies didn't even want to give us a quote. We first had Pella give us a quote and they quoted $16,300 for whole frame replacement with Pella Impervia, it was their final price which was way too expensive for us.

We then talked to Window Nation and Zen, Window Nation quoted Soft-lite Imperial LS Platinum to us for a total of $11,700. Zen window quoted us Soft-Lite for a total of $12,300. (both for full frame replacement)

My questions are as below:

1. It appears our price is higher than others on your website, I'm thinking it's because of our small project size and also we're on third floor. Do you think it would go any lower than this? Any more room for me to negotiate? How much lower should I negotiate for?

2. Is there a significant difference between Soft-lite Pro vs Imperial? Sounds like overall Imperial is a better window but with the only downside I will lose some glass area?

3. Which company would you go for? I don't really like Window Nation's sales tactic but it looks like they have high customer satisfaction, so does Zen window. I'm having a hard time choosing between the two.

I've also attached Zen window's quote in this email. Thank you so much for your help and guidance!

Sincerely yours.

Justin - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Justin, I'm not quite sure why those bids are so high, but they aren't cheap. You have three bids and they are all that same basic price so I'm assuming that that is the basic fair market price of your project. If this were mine though, I'd collect two more, just to be sure. (Mostly because I can't stand paying more than a project is worth.)

Okna and Harvey should be available in Boston (perhaps also Sunrise). These would the companies I would also get bids from.

In terms of what you currently have, the Soft-Lite Imperial LS at 11.7K is the much better deal over the Soft-Lite Pro at 12.3K.

The Soft-Lite Imperial LS window is one of the two top-of-the-line windows from Soft-Lite and better window than the Pro.

The Soft-Lite Classic and Pro are essentially the company's older top end models. Not bad by any stretch and better than most. But not what the Imperial LS is.

I agree with you on Window Nation but if they have the better product, better price, and similar reviews, it's tough to go with Zen...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Soft-Lite Gold Series

First, thanks so much for running this web. It was a huge help to me as I am not a window expert. In reading your reviews I came to the listing of 6 vendors, 1 eliminated one as he was so rude on the phone with me I knew we were not going to work well.

My methodology was that I chose the window first (from reading so much on your web) then found installers in my area. I have attached a spreadsheet with information on it in the order of their appointments. As you can see my last 2 appointments do not carry wonderful reviews though I know on line reviews are hit and miss but a trend has been created I didn't care for. As you have pointed out, installation is 50% of the decision process.

All 3 of the companies suggested I would be happiest, and save money, by using a slider in most of my widows as many of the windows are very wide, (double casement and some with even a picture window as well) and the fact that I have casement windows in there now and the sliders would maintain that type appearance. One company did point out that sliders are not as efficient but on the same token I had been shown how the Softlite has more areas of weather stripping to offset that.

I am leaning towards the Softlite Gold Series. The one thing I found interesting is how the salesman came up with this huge number and then said "I am gong to give you the maximum discount which is 50% and I will knock off another $195 if we can put a sign in your yard." A used care salesman tactic. I don't care about the theatrics, the price is right. My question at this point, considering the poor local review ratings do you think there is any need in waiting till the end of next week to make a decision? I would wait if you think there is still value in seeing the Polaris or Wallside Winbdows.

As an aside, in the reviews for Window World several commented that they needed to stand behind their product more than they stand on them, which is a sales thing they do locally on TV.

I would appreciate your answer and guidance.

Window World: 9811 all

Softlite Gold Series: $9000

Sunrise: $12,324

Dave - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dave, your best bid there is your cheapest in the Soflt-Lite Gold series (the Imperial LS). This is an extremely good window and it sounds like the person knew his stuff. I honestly don't think there's much else to discuss in terms of your bids. The best window at the lowest price and the company has a good reputation. (I suppose this excludes the Polaris and Wallside bids, which I didn't see pricing on, but with poor reviews on the companies they should be thrown out anyways).

The Soft-Lite bid wins by a mile, despite the sales persons weird pricing tacticss. No window from WW can even compete with a top end Soft-Lite.

I agree that triple pane is not necessary, unless you do live in a ultra cold climate.

The Imperial LS is a great model and no upgrades are necessary. I don't think you need to wait to hear back on those other bids.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020

[Dave's Reply]

Thanks for your response. I just spent 2 hours with the Polaris windows rep. I have told all salesmen pretty much the same things and he wants to go with the cheaper windows in some areas "unless you spend a lot of time in that room". He is a local company that he claimed the problems of the poor reviews was his dad's partner who fell into the bottle and was not doing his job of managing the installs and complaints.

I am just going to cancel the Wallside Windows but will wait til tomorrow to see what the Polaris bid looks like before calling the SoftLite Reps.

Thank you so much again for your very informative web and speedy consult.

Dave - Homeowner - from 2020


Soft-lite Imperial LS Window Costs

My two bids are as follows:

Soft Lite Imperial LS Windows: $21,400

OKNA 500 Windows: $24,100

Lee - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Lee, I'd go with the Soft Lite Imperial LS bid. Both great windows so go with the least expensive one.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2019


Soft-Lite Imperial LS vs. Zen Lotus

I'm looking at replacing five windows in Colorado with premium vinyl windows in the home we plan on living in forever. I have quotes from Zen on the Lotus series and from Soft-lite on their Imperial LS. The quotes are $4200 and that includes the install cost. We are waiting on a quote for the Sunrise Restoration series.

Thanks

Mary - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mary, the Zen Lotus, which is the Soft-Lite Pro, is not as good as the Soft-Lite Imperial LS. So for the same price, I'd go with the Soft-Lite.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Softlite Imperial LS vs. Okna 500 Deluxe

Tim, we are replacing 30 windows in our home, quote for Okna 500 deluxe $22,000, @ $733 ea, Softlite imperial LS $19,500, @ $650 ea., both include installation. Both installers seem to be reputable. Which is the best deal?

Natalie - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Answer]

Natalie, both of these windows are great. I might even put the Softlite Imperial LS slightly above the Okna 500 deluxe -- they are close in terms of quality and craftsmanship. So...go with the Softlite imperial LS and save yourself some money!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2018


Soft-Lite Imperial LS Quote

Hi Tim, I've gotten 3 bids on 9 windows and 1 sliding patio door. The quote for the Simonton Vantage .66 is $11000 and doesn't include the interior casing, apron, stool, and the interior wood work. inside the house). I also have a bid from Polaris for $27000 and one for the Soft-Lite Imperial LS for $13175.

Larry - Homeowner - from 2017


Soft-Lite Imperial LS Cost vs Simonton VantagePoint 6500

We are looking for replacement of 6 windows and a patio door in Chicago area. Apparently these are larger than usual windows and the quotes we received so far are not cheap. We are deciding between soft-lite imperial LS for $923 each and Simonton Vantagepoint 6500 for $1250 per window, labor included. The Simontom window comes with laminating. For the patio door, the options are anderson aluminum clad wooden for $6500 and Marvin aluminum clad wooden for $8500. Can you please recommend a choice?

Jackie - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Jackie, I can tell you without reservation that the Soft-Lite Imperial LS is far superior to the VantagePoint. The Imperial LS is an excellent vinyl windows and blows the Simonton out of the water (and frankly it blows 95% of the vinyl windows on the market out of the water with a .02 air infiltration rating). So windows solved :)

The prices on those patio doors seems really high. Why are you going with vinyl windows, but a wood clad door, are you matching something? Will you just be painting the interior white anyway? I would get a quote from the Soft-Lite dealer on a patio door, I would think it would be lower, but obviously I don't know how much work is involved with the installation, which can be quite extensive and quite expensive. I think you need another bid or two on the door.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2016


Soft-Lite Imperial LS Pricing Example

I just got an estimate on 19 replacement windows Soft-Lite Imperial LS for $13,020. 10 of these windows are 39 x 65 and all are double hung. I live in a suburb of Kansas City. Does this seem high?

Linda - Homeowner - from 2016

[Site Editor's Response]

Hi Linda, $685 per window installed for the Soft-Lite Imperial LS does not seem out of line. It's pretty tough to say what the fair price is for a particular project without knowing all the details. The Imperial LS is a great window by the way so kudos to you for finding a top end vinyl window.

I do, however, understand your concern about having to shell out that kind of money. This is why I always recommend getting two more bids to see how the quotes compare and to see how the installers are breaking down the bid for the windows and the install portions. Sometimes you can take the two additional bids and use them as leverage to see if the Soft-Lite rep will come down from his original price (assuming you like the Imperial LS more than the other windows you see.) I think Sunrise may be in your area, Milgard perhaps, Okna, Polaris. Try for a bid on the high end vinyl window from one or more of these companies and see what you get! Then go back to the SL rep and see what you can do. Good luck!

Dane - Site Editor - from 2016



Soft-Lite Elements Windows Prices

The Soft-Lite Elements window is a premium window and considered a small step up from the Imperial LS. The Elements come with an upgraded spacer, the non-metal Edgetech, which is an optional upgrade on the LS. The Elements double hung also has a tilt that works with the locking mechanism that allow you to tilt the sashes for easier cleaning. The bead and cove design, although not noticeable from the street, looks great from close up.

An accidental glass breakage warranty and Better View Screen, options on the LS, both come standard on the Elements. The windows boasts incredible performance numbers - AI of 0.01 - 0.02 and U-factor of 0.19 - it is definitely one of the top windows on the market. The Elements is equal in price and quality to the Okna 800 Series.

Dane - Site Editor


Soft-lite Elements Series Costs

We are replacing eight casements with double hungs and have two similar quotes and two very well regarded installation companies.

Anderson 400 Series Cost: $7,100

Soft-lite Elements Series Cost: $8,295

Tony - Homeowner - from 2021


Are Soft Lite Windows Good

Hi Dan got a quote for 5 triple pane 1 slider elements Windows for 4752$ about 950.00 per window is that a pretty good quote 1500 for slider 1100 for crank out over kitchen sink

Julie - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Julie, if the installation in full frame, then $950 per window is fair. The Soft-Lite Elements is a great window by the way, but that's still a stiff price to pay.

If the installation is insert/retrofit, then I'd say you are paying too much and you should expand your search...

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021


Soft-lite Elements vs. Renewal by Andersen

Hi Dane, love the site. Thanks for all of the information.

Quick question. We live in the Philadelphia area and need to replace 8 double hung windows and one slider.

Renewal by Andersen quoted us at $21,000, which feels insane - over $2,000 per window.

Another distributor/installer with a good local reputation quoted me $12,600 for the same number of windows with the Soft-Lite Elements window, which from all I've read is a great window.

This feels like a no brainer to me, but would love some insight from someone with much more knowledge here.

Thanks!

Mike - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Mike, the Soft-Lite Elements window is one of the best on the market and blows the doors off the Renewal window in terms of performance data. As a head to head the Elements is absolutely what I would go with...however even the $12,600 sounds high to me for 8 windows and a patio slider. I might get a few more bids just to see if you can get an Ideal, Sunrise or Okna window that is less expensive.

If you would like some quality local bids you can also use our Price Quote Form, beginning with your zip code where it says Find Local Five Star Rated Pros. The bids are free and you can send them to me and I'm more than happy to provide you with my take on any cost quotes you receive. I'm not incentivized by any companies so I'm happy to provide you with unbiased advice on your best option(s).

Alternatively, you can check out this list of windows and see if there are local dealers.

[List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our good and great windows list]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021


Soft-lite Elements Windows Quote

I hope you guys are doing well. We are replacing our windows and have chosen Soft-Lite Elements. It’s a total of 13 double hung windows.

We received a quote of over $18,000 “retail price“ as stated. After the promotions was applied, it went down to over $14,000. And after the managers discount, the final price is $12,875. That puts the price of each window including installation at $990.

What do you think of this quote? Is this a fair and reasonable quote considering we are still in a pandemic (with materials, manufacturing, and what have you being impacted)? What should be the current price range for the Elements? I am located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

This is company A. Company B, which also install the Elements, have yet to schedule us for a free estimate after a week and 2 follow ups. We are not going to meet with them anymore as this is just bad customer service. We are looking for a reputable Compny C.

Hoping you guys can provide some insight.

Much thanks!

Dondee - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dondee, if these are full frame replacements, then the $1000 a window price is not out of line. If this is retrofit installation, then I would say that’s quite expensive.

The only real way to tell if the bid is “fair” is to get a couple more bids to compare it to. There is an Okna dealer in and around Chicago and the 600 or 800 series are comparable to the Soft-Lite Elements.

There is also a Sunrise dealer and a Kensington dealer I believe, although I don’t know the names of these companies off hand. If you google “Kensington windows in Chicago” you should be able to find the company that installs/carries this brand pretty quickly. Their Quantum II is a great window. The Sunrise Restorations is comparable to the Soft-Lite Elements.

If you could get two more bids, I think you would have your answer (and maybe even a lower price to take back to the Soft-Lite dealer to see if he will match what you have from these other quality options.) That’s the road I would take....

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

[Dondee's Reply]

Hey Dane, truly appreciate your response!

A) This is a retrofit installation. The installers mentioned it as “pocket inserts”. I’m learning windows lingo.

B) The Okna dealer/installer (Meister) have yet to schedule us for a free estimate -after a week with 2 follow ups from us. This is just bad customer service so we are not considering them.

C) The Restorations dealer/installer (Ultimate Home Solutions) provided us a quote of $12,190.00.

D) Scientific Home Services carries/installs Soft-Lite Imperial LS. Maybe I should consider them?

My concern with Excel Windows (Company A from my first email) is that the retail price is over $18,000.00. I feel like they marked up the price too high, so they can bring it down to a certain price to where they want it. Thus not really giving homeowners fair and reasonable pricing. What do you think?

In addition, as you are aware, they always say “you are not comparing apples to apples”. I need to find another Elements dealer/installer. I have contacted Soft-Lite to provide me a few Elements dealer/installer in our area but have yet to receive a response.

I am sincerely grateful for your help! Kindly please continue helping homeowners like me to make the right decision with replacement windows! You guys are doing great work!

Much thanks!

Dondee - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dondee, so that sounds very high to me on a retrofit installation. The problem right now is that so many homeowners are doing renovation projects that it's driving up prices. The Sunrise Restorations bid is an apples to apples comparison and that one is pretty close to the other bid. The Soft-Lite Imperial LS is very close in quality to the Elements -- both great windows. I'd consider that an apples to apples comparison as well. I checked online and Excel Windows in Chicago has pretty great reviews. I agree that the $18K to $12.8K is a big drop and is admittedly shady sales tactics, but I myself would be interested in final price and quality installation. I'd get a couple more bids and I think you will be somewhere close to your answer...hopefully :)

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021



Soft Lite Elements Window Prices

Hi Dane, we are down to a few options on our French patio doors (2). Looking to go with the best quality for the money:

Wincore 770 - $5,130 2 week lead time

Soft Lite Element - $5,612 up to 8 week lead time

Okna 800 - $6,028 10 week lead time

Which would you chose?

Thanks for your help on this.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Chris, while I'd be bummed on the lead times, I would pick the Soft-Lite Elements bid, all things being equal. Second would be the Okna 800. Far back from this would be the Wincore 7700.

What I would do to determine whether to go with the Soft-Lite bid or the Okna bid is to do an analysis on which company had better online reviews and reputation to try and get the best installation company to do the work. That would be the deciding factor for me.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


Soft-Lite Elements Price

Thank you so much Tim for your previous advise. It has been great advice and I am getting multiple quotes.

I just got a quote for Soft-Lite Elements for 22 windows and a patio door for $20,300. Its the highest bid I got, but this is the top of the line. How much wiggle room would they have? I asked for $16780 or so. Not sure if that is even too high for my windows. My windows are usually a bit bigger than usual.

Thanks again for all the help, this is great help.

K - Homeowner - from 2018

[Site Editor's Response]

K, the $20.3K bid for the Soft-Lite Elements is not super low, but it is a fantastic window. Again, the size of your windows is a key factor in what the per window cost is going to be. Based on the $650 per window for the Wincore 7700 model, I'm not surprised that you are getting quoted $820 per window on the Elements.

I believe you were considering getting a bid on the Okna 500, I would love to see how that compared to the Elements quote.

I think you are right to see how low each of the window companies will go in terms of cost. You lose nothing by asking for their lowest price and often they will turn you down when they are booking jobs left and right. However, any downturn in the schedule is often where you will be able to get their best price. A little flexibility and resolve on your end can go a long way in terms of savings. Keep the faith!

Tim - Site Editor - from 2018


Soft-Lite Elements Pricing

I am in the process of getting rid of my Anderson wood windows in my Ohio house. They now have moisture that seems to be seeping in and they don't seem to block out the sun very well in the summers. At any rate, I have 18 windows to replace, most of them I would think sort of medium sized (normal house windows).

I have 18 windows. 6@ 32”x67” and 7@32”x50,” and the remaining are smaller sized.

I received a quote for Prolite Elements windows for $11,886. I don’t know if that’s a good quote? I’m not sure I want to spend that much. I don’t know if I’ll be in the home for more than 5-10 yrs.

Which mid-range window would be the best value to investigate? I think I have several options here such as Polaris, Zen, and others.

Thank you.

Melissa - Homeowner - from 2018


Soft-lite Kingsroyal Door Prices

The Soft-Lite Kingsroyal patio door is generally considered an excellent product, as are most of the vinyl windows they sell.

Dane - Site Editor


Softlite Kingsroyal Pricing

Hi Dane, sorry for all the questions. It looks like the windows are the Softlite king series, foam filled, tempered glass, low E, Argon gas vinyls sliders with Allure white lock set installed for $5,612.

The other option are Vytex Signature series with foam filled frame, aluminum sloped threshold, 3 point internal locking system for $7,308.

Which would you go with?

Thanks again.

Chris - Homeowner - from 2020

[Site Editor's Answer]

Chris, no problem, glad to help. The Soft-Lite Kingsroyal patio door is an excellent product. Based on the price quotes, the Soft-Lite option is the no brainer for me. Both good products, but honestly Soft-Lite has the better brand reputation over Vytex.

Dane - Site Editor - from 2020


I'm remodeling my townhome and I need 2 patio doors and 4 rather large windows.
Alside 6100 Sliding Doors (2): $2800

Alside Mezzo w/ClimaTech Elite Windows (4): $1800
Total: $4600
Soft-lite Kingsroyal Sliding Doors (2): $4200

Soft-lite Pro Windows (4): $2800
Total: $7000

Rani - Homeowner - from 2018


Soft-lite Barcelona Prices


Soft-lite Barcelona Costs Bid

Looking for your perspective for a NE Florida window and door project. Impact resistant is NOT a requirement here.

Need:
Replacing all (original) windows and doors on a 25 head old house.
Around 20 windows of varying sizes, including a normal sized half round, and a larger half round with legs.
Two sliding glass patio doors, one about 8 ft the other about 10 ft.

Received:
Multiple quotes from various places, ranging from $20k up to $58k.
Window World: 4000 Series - around $20k
Miracle Window: Regency Conservation - around $50k
Renewal by Andersen: unsure of model(s) - around $58k
Eastern Architectural (EAS): 1400 Series windows w/ 650 Series doors - around $21.5k
CWS Aria (SH) 610 windows w/ Aria 8800 doors - around $24k
Soft-Lite Barcelona (SH) windows w/ PGT 5470 doors - around $28.5k
CWS Aria (DH) 650 windows w/ PGT 5470 doors - around $29k (different installer than 1st CWS bid)
CWS Aria (SH) 610 windows w/ PGT 5470 doors - around $27k (different installer than 1st CWS bid)

Note:
I’m not partial on single vs double hung.
I plan on being in this house for the next 20 years.
I’d like to do this once, correctly.
I understand CWS and PGT have a bigger presence down here than some other companies.
I know little, but have heard good things about Soft-Lite.
I know even less about Soft-Lite’s Barcelona line.
I can’t find a lot of information about EAS, and their site is less than accommodating.
I’ve pretty much ruled out RBA, WW, MW.

Looking for recommendations overall, and in terms of value. Is there any reason to pay the Soft-Lite premium? Is EAS a great deal here? Or is a package that includes CWS and PGT my best bet for non-impact windows in FL?

Brad - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brad, first of all, good for you for getting the spectrum of bids. From where I'm sitting and based on yoru timeline in the house, my first choice would be the Soft-Lite Barcelona (SH) windows w/ PGT 5470 doors at $28.5k. Definitely worth the additional $4.5K over the CWS Aria bid at $24K. And certainly wirth the difference with the higher priced CWS bids.

The EAS bid at $21.5 is interesting, but for me there is too much question about the quality of these windows and doors. I'd stick to something you know is a quality window and door, especially since you are going to be in there for another couple of decades. This is a pretty fair price for what is one of the best impact windows and door options out there.

Tim - Site Editor - from 2021



General Soft-lite Door Prices


Soft-Lites Quote vs. Storm Tight

I live in southern Florida and am in the market for hurricane impact windows. While I have 5 window openings, three are in need of two windows to fill the opening.

Storm Tight: $8825 (includes 1 bathroom window, 1 double hung , and 3 sliders)

Soft-Lites: $9100 (5 double hungs, 1 slider, 1 bathroom window)

CWS windows: $7800 (5 double hungs, 1 slider, 1 bathroom window)

Patti - Homeowner - from 2018





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