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Sun Vinyl DH54 Series
Tilt Double Hung
Replacement Window

Product Highlights

• Pure Virgin Vinyl Compound
• Welded Construction
• Fail-Safe Water Management System
• 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
• Weather Seals - all seam

• Custom Sized to order

 

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Options
  • Sizes
  • Technical

The Sun Vinyl DH54 Double Hung window features sash-over-sash design in a replacement frame system. The top and bottom sashes open for ventilation and tilt-in for easy cleaning of the exterior glass surfaces. The DH54 line features welded construction and pure virgin vinyl compound.

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. 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.

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

Virgin Vinyl Extrusions
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 Construction
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.

Fail-Safe Water Management
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.

Sash 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™ Insulated Glass 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
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.

Reglazable Sash
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.

Weather Seals
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.

Configurations
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.

Vinyl 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.

Hardware Options
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.

Window Opening Control Device
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.

Ventilation Stop Latch
Glazing Method / Type
Glazing Method - Vinyl Windows

Vinyl Windows Glazing Method

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

Dual Glazed Insultated Glass
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.

• Sun Advantage 270 is for regions that have both heating and cooling seasons.
• Sun Advantage 366 is for regions that require mostly cooling.
• Sun Advantage 270 plus adds a 4th surface i89 Low-E to lower the U-value and improve thermal performance.
• Sun Advantage 366 plus adds a 4th surface i89 Low-E to lower the U-value and improve thermal performance.
• Clear glass is available for specific applications where energy performance codes do not apply or thermal performance is not a concern.

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ClimaGuard 6331ClimaGuard 5527Energy Advantage 6331
Glass Tint
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.

Glass Tints
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.

Grilles Between Glass
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.

Grille 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
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.

Screens
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.

Vinyl Jamb Options
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

Structurally Reinforced Mulls

Sun uses a specially designed, internal, structural aluminum mull reinforcement to add strength and rigidity to mulled units. This provides for a stronger, more secure installation. After installation, Sun Vinyl mulled units will not flex in the window opening like most competitor vinyl windows with weak mulls. You will have superior protection against storms with high winds and other extreme forces.

Reinforced Mull
i Measuring Guide for Vinyl Replacement Windows

Measuring Guide For Vinyl Replacement 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

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

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

Energy Performance
Air, Water, Structural Performanc
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.

UV Protection
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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