Soft-Lite Barrington Windows Reviews

The Soft-Lite Barrington window is one of the entry-level vinyl window models offered by the company. While not considered a great window like the Soft-Lite Elements window, the Barrington is still one of our selections for the best "cheap replacement windows" on the market.

The Barrington window come standard with a constant force balance system, double weatherstripping, a simple exterior molding look, and a simple lock and tilt latch. Consumers can order the Barrington in an exterior white, brown, or beige. The same three color options are available on the interior as well.

The bottom line on the Soft-Lite Barrington window is that, while certainly not a star within the Soft-Lite roster of products, it is a good entry level vinyl window.

Review By Jim R. - Site Editor - Updated In 2023

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Soft-Lite Barrington Prices

Consumers can expect to pay $400 to $500 for the Soft-Lite Barrington fully installed. Cost factors include things like window size, glass package, available upgrades like grids, and the level and type of installation required. Comparable windows include Sunrise Essentials cost and Milgard Styleline prices.

-- Window Itself: $150 to $250 --

-- Installation: $75 to $250 per opening --

-- Window & Installation: $400 to $500 --

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Soft-Lite Barrington Windows Ratings

The Soft-Lite Barrington double hung using a three-quarter inch low E glass will deliver a .30 U factor, .31 SHGC and .57 VT or visible transmittance.

Upgrading to the Ultra glass package will reduce the U factor to .23, the SHGC to .27 and the VT to .45. These numbers are available to consumers on the website.

Soft-Lite Barrington Warranty

The Soft-Lite Barrington window includes a limited lifetime warranty and on the vinyl sash and mainframe, as well as a ten year warranty on the exterior foil laminate's, internal mini blinds and on all PVC coatings.

The warranty is transferable, although it does require a transfer fee and official notification to the company. In general, the Soft-Lite warranty is relatively strong within the vinyl window market. Some exclusions and limitations do apply so customers are urged to read the warranty and it's entirety.

Soft-Lite Barrington Reviews

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If you have a question about the Barrington or other Soft-Lite window series, ask our site editors, Jim and John, and they will be more than happy to answer any of your most pressing questions.

Barrington Windows Cost

Hey John, I'm sure hoping you can help me. I'm a total novice when it comes to window replacements. I'm replacing some 20 year old aluminum windows whose seals failed and are now cloudy.

The quote I got seems too high to me, but hoping you can help me with that determination. I was told they don't break down the labor vs material costs, so all I have is a total price of $5,555 for 6 windows. Here are the details, which are not the final measurements they will use, but what they use to price and contract.

Barrington Windows

2 windows are 71x35 (106 United Inches) Double Sliders

1 window is a 46x46 (92 United Inches) Picture Window

2 windows are 35x59 (94 United Inches) Double Hung

1 window is a Double Hung 70x35 (105 United Inches)

Insulated Frames and SASH. Argon Gas filled blocking 100% of Weather Hot and Cold (as per demo you witnessed)

Removal of old windows and haul off to dump.factored into window price.

Installation of new windows and clean up .factored into window price.

I am embarrassed to say I caved to some high pressure sales tactics, but have until the 25th of November to cancel. Any insight you have on pricing fairness would be so tremendously helpful!

Thanks in advance,

Zach - Homeowner - November, 2021

Website Editor's Answer

Zach, sorry I missed your deadline, last week is a travel week for me. I'm not sure this is such a bad deal. I wouldn't say it's a fantastic price, but the Barrington window is a solid performer. If you didn't end up going with these guys and would like to see my list of other good options, let me know and I will send you my list...

Editor John - November, 2021

Soft-lite Barrington vs. Pella 250 Series

John, thank you for your advice! I’ve decided to go with a local company with great reviews for the Soft-lite Barrington. I prefer the Soft-lite Pro, which is a better window, but it’s a bit over my budget and the thicker frame won’t blend in with my other windows. The Barrington cost me almost $100 less than the Pella 250 (I negotiated a $100 discount), and I’m confident that it’s a better window than Pella.

Paul - Homeowner - March, 2018

Website Editor's Answer

Paul, while I agree with your that the Soft-lite Pro is the better window over the Soft-lite Barrington model, it is still better IMO than the Pella 250. Good luck to you in your upcoming project!

Editor John M. - March, 2018

Barrington Softlite Double Hungs

This summer we replaced 17 windows. We used barrington softlite double hung. I live in Chicago land area. And now that its cold and windy all windows are leaking ice cold air thru upper window slide channel. What can be done to fix this problem.

Bob - Homeowner - February 20, 2017

Website Editor's Answer

Who installed it? I suggest you contact the window company who installed it and have them come out and take a look — if its install related, they should be responsible for it for at least the first year. If its the window itself, they should be able to order slide channels (if that's the problem) from soft-lite and get it refitted.

Your windows are way to "young" to be having issues.

Editor Jim R. - February 20, 2017