DH57 Tilt Double Hung
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Sun Vinyl DH57 Series
Tilt Double Hung Window

Product Highlights

• Pure Virgin Vinyl Compound
• Welded Construction
• Fail-Safe Water Management System
• Integral Nail Fin
• Integral J-Channel & Brick Mold
• Integral Sash Lift Rail
• Vertical Raise & Lower Sash Operation
• Tilt-In Sashes
• Cam-Action Sash Locks
• Finger Release Tilt Sash Latches
• Spring Balance System
• Locking Tilt-Sash Balance Shoes
• Energy Efficient Performance
• Insulated Glass with Duralite™ Spacer
• High Performance Low-E Glass with Argon
• UV Fade Protection Glass Option
• Weather Seals - all seams

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The Sun Vinyl DH57 Double Hung window features sash-over-sash design. The top and bottom sashes open for ventilation and tilt-in for easy cleaning of the exterior glass surfaces.

The DH57 line features welded construction, pure virgin vinyl compound and an exterior frame that incorporates a built-in J-channel and Brick Mold profile. This makes it easy to integrate with siding while providing an additional trim accent.

All Sun Vinyl products provide excellent energy saving performance. Select one of our climate-targeted, Low-E insulated glass configurations to take advantage of Sun's best energy performance combination for your region. Choose ClimaGuard 63/31 for heating and cooling regions or ClimaGuard 55/27 for mostly cooling regions. All Sun IG units use the Duralite™ warm-edge spacer system, a non-metallic spacer that provides the lowest thermal conductivity and best gas retention of any IG spacer system. Upgrade your Low-E glass package to include ClimaGuard SPF glass for the ultimate in UV fade prevention. ClimaGuard SPF blocks 99.9% of all UV rays to protect your furnishings, window treatments, floors, carpets, rugs and more.

Sun Vinyl products never need painting and are designed to provide years of trouble-free performance.

Operation
Vinyl Double Hung Operation

Sun Vinyl Double Hung Operation

Sun Vinyl 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 sashes tilt in by activating the finger release latches and pulling the top of the sash toward you. The side jambs 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 jambs. The balance shoes feature a locking action that supplies tension within the jamb 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.

Double Hung Operation
Pure Virgin Vinyl
Pure Virgin Vinyl

Pure Virgin Vinyl Compound

Not all Vinyl Windows are the same when it comes to the quality of their vinyl compound. Sun Vinyl products use "Virgin Vinyl", which basically means it is all first generation PVC, without any recycled product added to its compound. This produces superior vinyl extrusion with improved strength and stability. Windows made from Virgin Vinyl will outlast windows made from cheaper PVC blends that include recycled product.

• Stronger Extrusions
• More Durable
• Greater Stability

Sun Clad Exterior
Welded Construction
Welded Construction

Welded Construction

All Sun Vinyl products feature fusion welded frame and sash corners. This minimizes air and water penetration at all constructed joints, while a stronger, more durable window than one that is mechanically fastened.

welded
Integral Nailing Fin, J-Channel & Brick Mold
Integral Nail Fin, J-Channel, Brick Mold

Integral Nail Fin, J-Channel & Brick Mold

Sun Vinyl products are designed with a nail fin that is formed as an integral part of the exterior frame extrusion. This provides for a very strong and stable installation. The nail fin can be scored and removed for mulling and retro-fit applications. The frame extrusion also forms a J-Channel and a simulated Brick Mold. This allows it to integrate with siding applications and provide a trim accent.

Nailing Fin
Fail-Safe Water Management System
Water Management System

Fail-Safe Water Management System

All Sun Vinyl products are designed with a Fail-Safe Water Management System. The exterior perimeter of the glass is sealed against water intrusion. However, because vinyl and glass expand and contract at different rates, we design our Water Management System to provide an effective drain path (to the exterior) for water to exit the glazing channel and sash structure. This helps protect the insulated glass against seal failure.

Water Management System
Interlocking Sash
Interlocking Sash

Interlocking Sash

All Sun Vinyl windows with operating sashes feature interlocking sash rails. This provides a better air seal and more security when the sash is closed and locked.

interlock
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 ClimaGuard™ 63/31 Low-E glass if you are in a climate that has both heating and cooling seasons. Select ClimaGuar™ 55/27 Low-E glass if you are in a climate that mostly requires cooling. 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
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
Reglazable Sash / Panel
Reglazable Sash

Reglazable Sash

All Sun Vinyl products use glazing stops that allow for the reglazing of the sashl should the glass ever be damaged.

Reglaze
Weather Seals
Weather Seals

Weather Seals

All operating windows incorporate weather seals at the sash seams to guard against water and air leakage when the window is closed and latched.

weatherstrip
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.

Configurations
Double Hung Configurations

Sun Vinyl Double Hung Configurations

Sun Vinyl Double Hung windows are available as single units or in mulled units up to 5 units wide. Individual units can be standard double hung style or as unequal sash height units known as Oriel and Cottage styles. An Oriel window has a bottom sash that is shorter in height than the top sash. A Cottage window is the opposite, with a bottom sash that is taller than the top sash. In each case, the sash height relationship is about 40% / 60%.

Double Hung Configuration Styles

Any combination of operating and fixed units can be joined into a mulled unit. Example: you can order a 3 window unit with a center fixed lite and a double hung on both sides. The individual units can be the same width or different widths. The main restriction is that the overall combined unit width cannot exceed 12' and the height cannot exceed 8'. Larger combinations may be mulled on site. Please note that mulled units are not designed to take the place of structural framing. In some instances it is better to order your units "aligned" but not mulled. This means that they will be built with the proper grille alignment to be installed beside or above each other, but the wall will have structural framing separating the units into smaller combinations or single units. More information on combination units is available under Mulls and Mulling.

Double Hung Configuration
Colors
Vinyl Color Options

Sun Vinyl Colors

 

Solid Vinyl Colors
Sun Vinyl windows are available two "solid vinyl" colors: White and Sand. These are the colors of the actual vinyl extrusions, not paint. Therefore, the exterior and the interior of the window are the same color.

Painted Exterior Colors
Sun offers two painted exterior color options on our White Solid Vinyl Window. You can have a painted exterior color of either Sand or Dark Bronze, while the rest of the window is white vinyl.

Note: The painted exterior color is factory painted, requires additional production time and an up charge. The exception to this is that our DH57 window has the Sand/White option in stock, so the production time is standard and the up charge for the color is much less.

Also 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 - Hung Windows

Sun Vinyl - Hung Window Hardware

Sun Vinyl Single & Double Hung Window hardware consists of sash locks, finger release tilt latches, and side jambs that contain the sash guide tracks and spring balance system. The spring balances have locking pivot shoes that prevent the sash from slipping when tilted.

Hardware Colors
Sun Vinyl hardware colors are White and Sand, matching the interior color of the window.

Sash Lock & Tilt Latch
Window Opening Control Device
Window Opening Control Device - Vinyl Double Hung

Window Opening Control Device - Vinyl Double Hung

Sun Vinyl Double Hungs have the option of having the sash opening limited by our Window Opening Control Device, also referred to as a WOCD. The device automatically limits the opening of the sash to a narrow opening, but it can also be by-passed or disengaged by an adult when more opening is wanted or needed.

Operation
1. The device is automatically set to limit the sash operation unless it deactivated by someone wishing to open the window. Open the sash and the WOCD stops it at the limited height.
2. To by-pass the limit, press the WOCD limiter inward. It is spring-loaded and part of the tab will protrude out from the surface of the device even in the by-pass position. Raise the sash upward and it will now continue past the limiter. Raise to desired height.
3. Closing the sash automatically re-activates the limiter.

Colors / Finishes
The WOCD is available in White. It is visible on the face of the side rail of the top sash.

WOCD
Ventilation Stop Latch

Ventilation Stop Latch

Simillar the Window Opening Control Devise, the Ventilation Stop Latch is used to limit how far a sash can be opened. As shown on the right, it is flush with the face of the top sash side rail in its inactive position. When activated, it keeps the bottom sash from being raised beyond its stop height. It does not automatically activate and does not meet the requirements for WOCD codes. However, it is useful in non-code applications and is less expensive than the WOCD.

Vent Stop
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 Low-E EA 55/27
UV Protection
UV Protection Glass

UV Protection Glass

Put an end to the fading of your carpets, floors, drapes, and interior furnishings from the ultraviolet light coming through your windows. Add ClimaGuard SPF™ to either of the ClimaGuard Low-E selections for the ultimate in ultraviolet protection. ClimaGuard SPF™ blocks 99.9 % of the UV rays, protecting your home interior from their harmful effects.

Not available on Energy Advantage Low-E options

ClimaGuard SPF
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

 

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 or Sand. They are also available in two color combinations (one color facing the interior the other facing the exterior) of White/Sand and White/Dark Bronze.

GBG
GBG
 
Grille Colors
Grille Color Options

Grille Colors

 

GBG Colors
Available in White and Sand colors. They are also available in two color combinations (one color facing the interior the other facing the exterior) of White/Sand and White/Dark 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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Screens
Screen Options

Screen Options

Screens are available for operating windows. Screens have aluminum frames strung with fiberglass screen mesh. The screen frame mounts into a screen track in the product frame. Sun Vinyl window screens use our standard charcoal colored fiber screen mesh.

Roll-Form Screen Frame
Sun's Standard Screen Frame is Roll-Form Aluminum in colors match our Vinyl Window exterior colors: White, Sand, Dark Bronze.

Packaging and Shipping Options
On Product - Screens can be packaged installed on the window (standard method).
Packaged Separately - Screens can be packaged separately from the window for an additional fee.

Screen
Jamb Depth & Extensions
Jamb Depth & Extension Options

Sun Vinyl Jamb Depth & Extension Options

 

Sun Vinyl new construction products have a standard jamb depth (thickness) of 1-3/4" from the back of the nail fin.

 

Jamb Extensions

For deeper wall construction interior wood extensions can be added to the jamb up to a total jamb depth of 6-9/16". These extensions are applied at the factory. The wood is finger jointed paint grade. It is available with no finish, primed or painted white.

Note: Jamb Extensions are available in 1/8" increments up to 6-9/16" total jamb depth.

Jambs
Mulls & Mulling
Mulls & Mulling Options

Mulls & Mulling

Product Combinations
Sun Vinyl Windows can be combined with companion products to form special feature windows or window combinations. Sun Vinyl same series products are designed so that they can be easily grouped together to form multi-unit configurations. These configurations can be as simple as combining two units together, side by side, to form a 2-wide unit, or as complex as combining multiple units of various styles and shapes to form a special feature window wall. Send us your ideas and we will help you configure your special combination.

Mulled Unit Restrictions
The maximum over-all size for a factory mulled unit cannot exceed 12' by 8' (vertical or horizontal).
Maximum units wide = 5
Maximum units high = 4

Mull Caps or Covers
Mull Caps or Covers are available for mulling windows on the job site. Includes mull caps or covers only. (Installation is not provided).

Mulls
Sun Vinyl Double Hung Window Sizes

Sun Vinyl DH57 Double Hung Window Sizes

Windows are available in a wide range of standard sizes listed in this chart. However, if you do not find the size you are looking for, Sun can make your windows in custom widths or custom heights to meet your needs.

 

 

Unit Width

 

19 3/8"

23 3/8"

27 3/8"

  31 3/8"  

35 3/8"

 

39 3/8"

  43 3/8"  

 

RO Width

 

1'-8"

2'-0"

2'-4"

  2'-8"  

3' 0"

 

3' 4"

  3'-8"  

 

Sash Width

 

1-8

2-0

2-4

  2-8  

3-0

 

3-4

  3-8  

Unit
Ht

RO
Ht

Sash
Ht

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     
32 5/8" 2'-9 1/8" 2-8 1614 2014 2414   2814   3214   3614   4014  
      1614 2014 2414   2814   3214   3614   4014  
36 5/8" 3'-1 1/8" 3-0 1616 2016 2416   2816   3216   3616   4016  
      1616 2016 2416   2816   3216   3616   4016  
44 5/8" 3'-9 1/8" 3-8 1620 2020 2420   2820   3220   3620   4020  
      1620 2020 2420   2820   3220   3620   4020  
48 5/8" 4'-1 1/8" 4-0 1622 2022 2422   2822   3222   3622   4022  
      1622 2022 2422   2822   3222   3622   4022  
52 5/8" 4'-5 1/8" 4-4 1624 2024 2424   2824   3224   3624   4024  
      1624 2024 2424   2824   3224   3624   4024  
60 5/8" 5'-1 1/8" 5-0 1628 2028 2428   2828   3228 E1 3628 E2 4028 E2
      1628 2028 2428   2828   3228   3628   4028  
64 5/8" 5'-5 1/8" 5-4 1630 2030 2430   2830 E1 3230 E2 3630 E2 4030 E2
      1630 2030 2430   2830   3230   3630   4030  
68 5/8" 5'-9 1/8" 5-8 1632 2032 2432   2832 E1 3232 E2 3632 E2 4032 E2
      1632 2032 2432   2832   3232   3632   4032  
72 5/8" 6'-1 1/8" 6-0 1634 2034 2434   2834 E2 3234 E2 3634 E2 4034 E2
      1634 2034 2434   2834   3234   3634   4034  
 

 Cottage Style

64 5/8" 5'-5 1/8" 5-4 162436 202436 242436   282436   322436   362436   402436  
      162436 202436 242436   282436   322436   362436   402436  
 Oriel Style
64 5/8" 5'-5 1/8" 5-4 163624 203624 243624   283624   323624   363624   403624  
      163624 203624 243624   283624   323624   363624   403624  
                             
      Egress Qualifications
Note: Egress Qualifications are based on Residential Building Code - BOCA: The National Building Code, Chapter 10, Section 10101.4 (1999) for buildings not exceeding four floors in height.
It is the responsibility of the consumer to verify their specific building code requirements. See our Dimension Sheets for Clear Opening dimensions.
      E1 = meets Grade Level exception only
      E2 = meets requirements for all levels
       
       
Product Dimensions
Product Dimensions

Product Dimensions

Sun's Product Dimension Sheets chart various dimensional characteristics of our products. These include the Unit Width & Height, Rough Opening Width & Height, Daylight Opening Width, Height & Square Feet, Clear Opening Width, Height & Square Feet, as well as additional Clear Opening dimensions for alternate hardware and sash removed. Select the Dimension Sheet for the product you are interested in to view the details.

Dimensions Sheet
Egress Information

Egress Codes

Egress codes exist to provide emergency access to living areas of the home. These standards establish minimum requirements for windows used in bedrooms and basements with habitable space. At least one egress qualifying window or door is required in these rooms. If the room has a door to the outside, then this covers the requirements. If it doesn't, then at least one window must meet the code requirements.

Code requirements vary, depending on where you live. You must check with your local code officials to determine your specific requirements. There several code standards that are typically adopted, but the final authority exists with your local officials.

To help you select windows that potentially qualify, Sun has created an Egress ID system for our Casement and Double Hung windows. Please note that the window opening must be unobstructed, therefore Awning windows do not qualify. We base this on one of the typical, national standards, BOCA: The National Building Code. These standards happen to match many of the other code standards, but some do vary in some of the specifications.

Again, please check with your local code officials.

 

BOCA: The National Building Code, Chapter 10, Section 1010.4 (2006)

Maximum sill height above the floor = 44"
Minimum net clear opening width = 20"
Minimum net clear opening height = 24"
Minimum net clear opening square feet = 5.7
Exception - Grade level windows - minimum net clear opening square feet = 5.0

Size Chart with Egress ID
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
Air, Water & Structural Performance
Air, Water and Structural Peformance

Design Pressure, Air, Water & Structural Performance

Physical Testing and Certification of the design performance of windows and doors is done to meet code and specification requirements. The products are tested and rated in accordance to 101/I.S.2/A440-08 Standard for Windows, Doors and Skylights. They are tested and rated for the following:

• Design Pressure
• Air Infiltration
• Water Performance
• Structural Test Pressure

Air, Water, Structural Performance
Specifications
Specifications

Specifications

Specification sheets provide the critical information needed to satisfy code and specification requirements for projects. They outline all the various aspects of the windows and doors and aid the specifier in determining the compatibility of the product for its use in the project.

specifications
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
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.

• View the article.
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 the qualifications of our products for our customers applications. Additionally, Sun is active other programs and efforts that help enhance environmental stewartship and the promotion of environmentally friendly products.

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

Instructions

Download these PDF formatted sheets for detailed instructions.

• Installation Instructions - Windows
• Reglazing Instructions
• Mulling Instructions
• Care & Maintenance Guide