Sun Clad Easy-Tilt Sash Kit
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Replacement Sash Kit
SunClad Easy-Tilt
Double Hung

Product Highlights

• SunClad Extruded Aluminum Exterior
• High Durability Powder Coat Exterior Finish
• Fail-Safe Water Management System
• Ponderosa Pine Interior
• Vertical Raise & Lower Sash Operation
• Tilt-In Sashes
• Cam-Action Sash Locks
• Finger Release Tilt Sash Latches
• Bullnose Profile Sash Lock Rail
• Positive Contact Floating Jamb Liners
• Spring Balance System
• Locking Tilt-Sash Balance Shoes
• Energy Efficient Performance
• Insulated Glass with Duralite™ Spacer
• High Performance Low-E Glass with Argon

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Sun's USA Easy-Tilt Double Hung window is also available in a Sash Kit to convert your old wood or clad wood double hungs to our new, energy-efficient windows.

Kits are available in three variations, depending on your application. Type 1 is for a Typical Shop Built double hung window. Type 2 is for SunClad Double Hung windows from 1990 to 1999. Type 3 is for Caradco, Lincoln, Betterbuilt, etc that have a pocket that will accept our snap-in jamb liner.

Each Sun Sash Kit includes two clad wood sashes with your choice of Sun High Performance Insulated Glass. You may also select from our Grille Options to accent your windows. A pair vinyl jamb liners with our spring balance system and tilt-sash pivot shoes will apply to side jamb pockets of your old frame. Retaining clips and screws are also include for Type 1 applications to secure the jamb liners in place.

See our measuring guide to determine the sizes you need for your application.

Upgrade your windows today and experience the improved energy performance and comfort that the Sun Sash Kit will provide.

 

Operation
Double Hung Operation

SunClad™ Double Hung Operation

SunClad™ Double Hungs feature a sash-over-sash design where both sashes raise and lower for ventilation purposes. Both sashes will tilt inward for easy access to the exterior glass surfaces from inside the room. This can make it easier to clean your windows. The bottom sash tilts in by activating the finger release latches and pulling the top of the sash toward you. The top sash does not have tilt latches, it will simply pull toward you. The positive contact floating jamb liners maintain constant pressure against the sides of the sashes. This acts as an air and weather seal as well as helps in the vertical operation of the sashes. The jamb liners also house the spring balance system. The tilting action of the sashes is achieved by the combination of a pair sash pins, located near the bottom of each side of the sash, and a pair of balance shoes located in the jamb liners. The balance shoes feature a locking action that supplies tension within the jamb liner track when the sash is tilted 90°. This feature is useful to help prevent the bottom of the sash from moving up or down while the sash is tilted for cleaning. It will also hold the shoes and springs in position when you choose to remove the sash completely from the window. Tilting and sash removal instructions are available under the Technical section.

Double Hung Operation
Exterior
Sun Clad Extruded Aluminum Exterior

SunClad™ Extruded Aluminum Exterior

SunClad™ is the name we give our heavy-gauge extruded aluminum exterior on our clad-wood products. Aluminum is highly resistant to the effects of weather. It does not rust like other metal. It does not rot or decay, warp or distort like wood. It does not break down chemically over time like vinyl or fiberglass. Our heavy gauge extruded aluminum will not easily dent like Roll Form aluminum wrapped over a wood sash exterior. It provides exceptional strength and long life for the product and it is the perfect surface for our High Durability Powder Coat Finish.

• Superior Strength - for the frame and sash
• More Durable - protects interior wood components
• Protects the Home better
• Fail-Safe Water Management System - weeps water from frame and sash components
• Integral Nailing Fin - permanent fin is part of the frame
• High-Durability Powder Coat Factory Finish

Sun Clad Exterior
Fail-Safe Water Management System
Water Management System

Fail-Safe Water Management System

All SunClad products are designed with a Fail-Safe Water Management System. The exterior perimeter of the glass is sealed against water intrusion. However, because aluminum, glass and wood all expand and contract at different rates, we design our Fail-Safe Water Management System to provide an effective drain path (to the exterior) for water to exit the glazing channel and sash structure. This prevents water or moisture from becoming trapped within the sash, which helps protect the insulated glass against seal failure and the wood interior of the window against deterioration.

Water Management System
Powder Coat Finish
Powder Coat

High Durability Powder Coat Finish

Sun uses high durability powder coating as the exterior finish of our SunClad products. It is tougher than conventional painted finishes. The powder is electrostatically applied to aluminum extrusions that have been washed and prepared in a multi-stage pre-treatment process. The applied powder is baked on to the extrusion which is ready for production shortly after leaving the oven. Our standard finish meets AAMA 2604 requirements and allows us to provide a 20 year warranty against peeling, flaking, blistering, cracking, checking and loss of adhesion and a 10 year warranty against chalking and color change. An optional AAMA 2605 finish is also available and offers a 30/15 year warranty respectively. Sun offers 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Colors, 15 Metallic Finishes and 6 Anodic Finishes. Additionally, virtually any color you want is available through Custom Color Matching. Sun's Powder Coating is also very environmentally friendly, with no VOCs and no lead or chromium in any of the processes.

Powder Coat
Rounded Profile Sash Lock Rail
Rounded Sash Lock Profile

Easy-Tilt Double Hung Rounded Sash Lock Profile

The sash lock rail on our Easy-Tilt Double Hung window features a rounded or "bullnose" profile. This distinctive feature sets the Sun Easy-Tilt apart from our competitors and adds a nice design touch to your room.

Rounded Profile Sash Lock Rail
Insulated Glass
Insulated Glass

Sun's Insulated Glass

All Sun products are glazed with Dual Glazed insulated glass. All of Sun's Hi-Performance Low-E Insulated Glass units are Argon filled and feature the Duralite™ warm-edge glass spacer system. Both dual glazed (using two pieces of glass) and triple glazed (using three pieces of glass) are available (depending on the product type). Tempered insulated glass units (both glass pieces) are standard on all door units. Sun manufactures these units in our own state-of-the-art insulated glass production facility, allowing us to produce the high quality insulated glass units for each order. This line is carefully monitored for quality control, glass testing and certification, to assure you that all Sun insulated glass is produced to the highest standards.

Insulated Glass
Duralite™ Warm-Edge Spacer
Duralite

Duralite™ Warm-Edge Spacer System

All Sun insulated glass units use the Duralite™ warm-edge glass spacer system. Duralite is the only all non-metallic spacer system available. This gives superior thermal performance and its flexible properties provide a superior seal and excellent argon retention. It is one of the reasons we are able to provide a full 20 year warranty on our insulated glass.

Duralite Spacer
Low-E Glass
Low-E Glass

Climate Matched Low-E Glass

Sun Windows offers Energy Saving Low-E glass that is matched to your climate. Select our Sun Advantage 270 Low-E glass if you are in a climate that has a mixture of both heating and cooling seasons. Sun Advantage 270 is a second generation Low-E glass that permits 70% of the sun's visible light while blocking 86% of harmful UV rays. Select Sun Advantage 366 Low-E glass if you are in a climate that has stronger cooling requirements. Sun Advantage 270 is a third generation Low-E glass that reduces the amount of the sun's visible light to 66% while blocking 95% of harmful UV rays. Both types use our Duralite™ Warm-Edge glass spacer and have air spaces that are Argon filled for an insulated glass unit that offers excellent thermal performance.

Low-E Glass
Reglazable Sash / Panel
Reglazable Sash & Panels

Reglazable Sash & Panels

All SunClad™ Wood products use interior wood glazing stops that allow for the reglazing of the sash or panel should the glass ever be damaged.

Reglaze
Lead Times For Options
Option Lead Times

Lead Times For Options

Since all Sun products are built to order, we offer a wide range of options for you to customize your windows and doors to meet your needs. Some of these options are part of the standard production flow while others are more specialized and may require additional time to produce. When a quote is created for your order, any extended lead times are indicated. This can assist you in planning your project and help you coordinate your workflow.

Sash Kit Types / Applications
Exterior Colors
Clad Exterior Color Options

SunClad™ Exterior Colors

Sun's High Durability Powder Coat Finish is available in 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Colors, 15 Metallic Finishes and 6 Anodic Finishes as well as in Custom Match Colors. You also have the option of using various color combinations to create a unique visual accent.

11 Standard Colors
Sun Windows "SunClad" products are now available in 11 standard colors. Our standard colors cover the most popular choices, are readily available and are all available at the standard price.
Colors: White, Vanilla, Beige, Sand, Bronze, Dark Bronze, Gray, Black, Sepia Brown, Red, Green.

Feature Colors and Metallic Finishes
Sun also offers 25 Feature colors, 15 Metallic finishes and 6 Anodic finishes. These special feature colors expand your options and offer greater possibilities for design accents. An additional fee, based on the color selected, is charged for these finishes. Color cards available upon request.

Custom Match Colors
Virtually, any color you want is available through our color matching feature. Give us a color sample to match or even an RAL* number and we will produce your windows in your own custom color. Additional fee applies.

Multi-Color Combinations
In addition to having your choice of almost any exterior you can think of, you can now choose to create custom, multi-colored combinations. As an example you may select to have the product sash in one color, the grilles in another and the frame (and or) brick mold trim in yet another color. By combining different colors with different options you can create unique exterior accents to give your home that extra-special touch.

Note: Due to the variations in color representation on computer monitors, the colors shown are for general reference only. For accurate color selection and matching, please obtain a color chart or sample swatch from your Sun Window Dealer or Representative.

Sun Clad Exterior Colors
Hardware
Hardware - Double Hung - Easy-Tilt

SunClad™ Easy-Tilt Double Hung Hardware

Easy-Tilt Double Hung hardware consists of sash locks, finger release tilt latches and a pair of positive contact, floating vinyl jamb liners that contain the sash guide tracks and spring balance system. The jamb liners provide constant, positive contact with the sash for proper sash operation and side air seals. The spring balances have locking pivot shoes that prevent the sash from slipping when tilted. The Easy-Tilt sash locks and tilt latches are recess mounted on the sash lock rail. The sash lock rail itself is formed from 5/4 stock and features a rounded or "bullnose" front profile. The exterior aluminum frame features an extrusion profile that conceals the edge of the vinyl jamb liner.

Hardware Colors / Finishes
SunClad™ Easy-Tilt standard hardware colors or finishes are White, Tan and Brown. Optional colors are True Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Chrome and Brushed Nickel. Optional colors / finishes are available for an additional charge.

Hardware Finishes

Jamb Liner Colors
The vinyl jamb liners are available in either White or Tan.

 

Sash Lock & Tilt Latch vinyl jamb liner with spring balance system Pivot Pin

Glazing Method / Type
Glazing Method - DH

Double Hung Glazing Method

Sun Double Hung products are glazed with Dual Glazed insulated glass. Two pieces of glass with a 1/2" sealed airspace.

Glazing Options
Glass Types
Glass Types

Glass Types

Most building codes now require thermally efficient insulated glass in windows and doors. Therefore, high-performance Low-E glass has become an industry standard. Sun offers a range of Low-E Insulated Glass units to match maximum thermal benefits with your region.

• ClimaGuard 63/31 is for regions that have both heating and cooling seasons.
• ClimaGuard 55/27 is for regions that require mostly cooling.
• Energy Advantage 63/31 and 55/27 add an additional Low-E surface to the their respective units for even higher thermal performance with the caveat that interior glass is coated and requires specials care when cleaning.
• Clear glass is available for specific applications where energy performance codes do not apply.

Low-E 63/31 Low-E 55/27
Low-E EA 63/31  
Glass Tints
Glass Tints

Glass Tints

All insulated glass units can be tinted. Tints available are: Bronze, Gray, and Reflective Tinted Glass. Tints are part of the glass, not a film. Never apply glass films to Sun insulated glass units.

Tinted Glass
Obscure Glass
Obscure Glass

Obscure Glass

All insulated glass units can include Obscure glass. Available Obscure textures are: Typical Obscure (P516) and Niagara Obscure (vertical waterfall pattern).

Obscure Glass
Tempered Glass
Tempered Glass

Tempered Glass

Most insulated glass units can be Tempered to meet glass requirements. Both pieces of the insulated glass unit are tempered. Most glass options (Low-E, Tints, Obscure) are available in tempered glass units.

Tempered Glass
Grille Types
Grille Types

Grille Types

SDL
SDL or Simulated Divided Lite, is an aluminum grille bar permanently applied to the exterior glass surface and a wood grille permanently applied to the interior glass surface. A black shadow bar is sealed between the glass. This simulates old divided lite windows without sacrificing the benefits of a single insulated glass unit. Available in 5/8", 1" , 1-1/4" and 2-1/4" (simulated mull) wide profiles.

SCR
Simulated Check Rail is a variation of our SDL using a wide 2-1/4" bar horizontally across a Casement or Fixed Lite window to simulate the look of a Double Hung window.

SM
Simulated Mull is another variation of our SDL using a wide 2-1/4" bar vertically. One or two of these can be placed in the center of a wide Casement or Fixed Lite to simulate the look of two windows joined together or two sashes side by side.

Wood Grille (Push-Pin style)
This removable wood grille mounts to the window interior. Grille clips with push-pin points slide in notches at the end of each grille bar to fasten the grille to the window. Removing the grille makes it easier to clean the glass. Wood grilles are available in 1" and 1-1/4" wide profiles.

Wood Grille (Surround style)
Also available is a wood surround grille that has wood frame around the perimeter of the grille. This inserts into the daylight opening of the sash and is held in place by an anchor pin.

GBG
GBG (Grilles Between Glass) are 3/4" contoured profiled aluminum grilles sealed within the insulated glass unit for no-maintenance convenience. Available in White, Vanilla, Beige, Sand, Bronze, Black, Green and Red colors. They are also available in two color combinations (one color facing the interior the other facing the exterior) of White/Sand and White/Bronze.

SDL

SDL

Wood Grille

Wood Grille

GBG
GBG
 
Grille Colors
Grille Color Options

Grille Colors

SDL Colors
All SDL options and variations are available using any of our SunClad™ Exterior Color options for the exterior grille bar. The interior wood grille can be finished using any of our interior finish options. The shadow bar is black.

Wood Grille Finish Options
Wood Grilles are available with any of our Interior Wood Finish Options: No Finish, Clear Poly, White Painted, or Custom Painted or Stained.

GBG Colors
Available in White, Vanilla, Beige, Sand, Bronze, Black, Green and Red colors. They are also available in two color combinations (one color facing the interior the other facing the exterior) of White/Sand and White/Bronze.

Sun Clad Exterior Colors
Grille Patterns
Grille Patterns

Grille Patterns

Sun's Grille systems (see grille types) are available in a various standard Grille Patterns or in custom designed patterns. View our Grille Pattern charts to see illustrations of our standard patterns. If you have a custom pattern, please submit a drawing to us and we will provide you a quote for your project. Please note that not all patterns are available in all grille types and sizes. Manufacturing limitations apply.

Grille Patterns

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Measuring Guide for Replacement Windows

Measuring Guide For Replacing Typical Shop Built Windows

Width Measurement

Measure the width of the opening from left jamb pocket (the deep pocket, not the face of the stop) straight across to the right jamb pocket. For units with jamb liners, you must first remove the jamb liners to gain access to the jamb pocket. Measure at three different points across the window (near the top, near the middle and near the bottom) and write down the smallest dimension. This is your Sash Opening Width for Sash Packs. It is the Pocket Width for Insert/Pocket Windows.

Measuring Width 1Measuring Width 2Measuring Width 3

Height Measurement

For Sash Packs:
Measure the height from the head jamb (top most recessed point) straight down to the point where the outside of the bottom sash touches the sill when closed (in line with the outside face of the sash). Check this height measurement at three points and write down the smallest dimension. This is your Sash Opening Height.

Measuring Height 2Measuring Height 3Measuring Height 4

For SunClad Double Hung Replacement (Insert/Pocket) Window:
Measure the height from the head jamb (top most recessed point) straight down to the highest point of the sill where the inside of the bottom sash touches the sill when closed (next to the outside face of the stool). Check this height measurement at three points and write down the smallest dimension. This is your Pocket Height.

Measuring Height for Insert Window 1Measuring Height for Insert Window 2

Dimensions Needed To Place Order

For Sash Packs: Provide the Sash Opening dimensions when ordering your Sash Packs.

For Replacement (Insert/Pocket) Windows: The measurements you took give you the Pocket Dimensions into which your replacement windows must fit. Due to the various methods of installing replacement windows, the installer must determine the actual unit width and height that they require to fit the pocket dimensions. Order your replacement windows using the actual unit width and height desired.

Energy Performance
Energy Peformance

Energy Performance

Energy Performance is reported as a group of values designated the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) to provide meaningful, comparative data for windows, doors and skylights. The NFRC has determined that these values represent the key energy performance factors when measured and reported in a standardized method.

These values are:
• U-Value
• Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
• Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)
• Condensation Resistance (CR)
• Air Leakage or Air Infiltration

U-values and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient are used by the EnergyStar™ Certification Program to rate windows and door products as Energy Efficient. Additional factors, especially the Air Leakage or Air Infiltration rating, are critical in the overall, actual energy peformance of the installed product.

For additional information see:

NFRC
EnergyStar

Clad Products Performance Values
Section Detail Drawings
Section Detail Drawings

Section Detail Drawings

Section Detail Drawings are available to assist the designer or specifier when integrating Sun products into their projects. These drawings provide basic sectional views and dimensions for our products.

Section Details
Powder Coat Finish
Powder Coat

High Durability Powder Coat Finish

Sun uses high durability powder coating as the exterior finish of our SunClad products. It is tougher than conventional painted finishes. The powder is electrostatically applied to aluminum extrusions that have been washed and prepared in a multi-stage pre-treatment process. The applied powder is baked on to the extrusion which is ready for production shortly after leaving the oven. Our standard finish meets AAMA 2604 requirements and allows us to provide a 20 year warranty against peeling, flaking, blistering, cracking, checking and loss of adhesion and a 10 year warranty against chalking and color change. An optional AAMA 2605 finish is also available and offers a 30/15 year warranty respectively. Sun offers 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Colors, 15 Metallic Finishes and 6 Anodic Finishes. Additionally, virtually any color you want is available through Custom Color Matching. Sun's Powder Coating is also very environmentally friendly, with no VOCs and no lead or chromium in any of the processes.

Powder Coat
UV Fade Protection
UV Fade Protection

UV Fade Protection

Put an end to the fading of your carpets, floors, drapes, and interior furnishings from the daylight coming through your windows. Sun products provide the ultimate in UV Fade Protection with the use of our optional ClimaGuard SPF™ glass. ClimaGuard SPF™ glass blocks 99.9% of all UV rays.

ClimaGuard SPF
Understanding and Controlling Condensation

Understanding and Controlling Condensation

This article describes the basic causes of condensation and provides some tips to help control its occurrence.

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Certifications & more
Certifications & more

Certifications & more

Sun Windows participates in various certification and testing programs to validate our product designs, components, and manufacturing processes. These certifications help establish how well-qualified our products are for our customers' applications. Additionally, Sun is active in other programs and efforts that help enhance environmental stewardship and the promotion of environmentally friendly products.

• Energy Star
• NFRC
• WDMA Hallmark
• Green Window Initiative
• LEED Points