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Sun Vinyl Series 57
Fixed Lite Window

Product Highlights

• Pure Virgin Vinyl Compound
• Welded Construction
• Fail-Safe Water Management System
• Integral Nail Fin
• Integral J-Channel & Brick Mold
• Energy Efficient Performance
• Insulated Glass with Duralite™ Spacer
• High Performance Low-E Glass with Argon

 

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Options
  • Sizes
  • Technical

The Sun Vinyl Series 57 Fixed Lite window is the companion, non-opening window to match our operating Series 57 windows. Use this window by itself or mull it to a matching operating window or special shaped window for a special combination unit. The Series 57 Fixed Lite is actually available in two profiles, one matches our Single Hung window, the other matches our Double Hung profile. Just order with the matching product to be sure you get the correct profile.

The Series 57 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. 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.

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
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.

Nail Fin, J-Channel, Brick Mold
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
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
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.

 
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
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 and Gray. 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
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
Fixed Lites - Widths 16" to 40"
Sun Vinyl Fixed Lite Window Sizes - Widths 16"-36"

Sun Vinyl Fixed Lite Window Sizes - Widths 16" - 40"

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.

Note: unit sizes have a tolerance of +/- .0625 per frame (unit) dimensions.

 

 

Unit Width

15 3/8"

19 3/8"

23 3/8"

27 3/8"

31 3/8"

35 3/8"

39 3/8"

 

RO Width

1'-4"

1'-8"

2'-0"

2'-4"

2'-8"

3'-0"

3'-4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Height

RO Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
32 5/8" 2'-9 1/8" 1228 1628 2028 2428 2828 3228 3228
    1230 1630 2030 2430 2830 3230 3630
36 5/8" 3'-1 1/8" 1232 1632 2032 2432 2832 3232 3232
    1234 1634 2034 2434 2834 3234 3634
44 5/8" 3'-9 1/8" 1236 1636 2036 2436 2836 3236 3236
    1242 1642 2042 2442 2842 3242 3642
48 5/8" 4'-1 1/8" 1244 1644 2044 2444 2844 3244 3244
    1246 1646 2046 2446 2846 3246 3646
52 5/8" 4'-5 1/8" 1248 1648 2048 2448 2848 3248 3248
    1250 1650 2050 2450 2850 3250 3650
60 5/8" 5'-1 1/8" 1255 1655 2055 2455 2855 3255 3255
    1258 1658 2058 2458 2858 3258 3658
68 5/8" 5'-9 1/8" 1260 1660 2060 2460 2860 3260 3260
    1266 1666 2066 2466 2866 3266 3666
72 5/8" 6'-1 1/8" 1268 1668 2068 2468 2868 3268 3268
    1270 1670 2070 2470 2870 3270 3670
Fixed Lites - Widths 44" to 71"
Sun Vinyl Fixed Lite Window Sizes - Widths 40"-71"

Sun Vinyl Fixed Lite Window Sizes - Widths 44" - 71"

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.

Note: unit sizes have a tolerance of +/- .0625 per frame (unit) dimensions.

 

 

Unit Width

43 3/8"

46 13/16"

54 13/16"

62 13/16"

70 13/16"

 

RO Width

3'-8"

3'-11 5/16"

4'-7 5/16"

5'-3 5/16"

5'-11 5/16"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Height

RO Height

 

 

 

 

 

32 5/8" 2'-9 1/8" 3628 4428 5228 6028 6828
    4030 4430 5230 6030 6830
36 5/8" 3'-1 1/8" 3632 4432 5232 6032 6832
    4034 4434 5234 6034 6834
44 5/8" 3'-9 1/8" 3636 4436 5236 6036 6836
    4042 4442 5242 6042 6842
48 5/8" 4'-1 1/8" 3644 4444 5244 6044 6844
    4046 4446 5246 6046 6846
52 5/8" 4'-5 1/8" 3648 4448 5248 6048 6848
    4050 4450 5250 6050 6850
60 5/8" 5'-1 1/8" 3655 4455 5255 6055 6855
    4058 4458 5258 6058 6858
68 5/8" 5'-9 1/8" 3660 4460 5260 6060 6860
    4066 4466 5266 6066 6866
72 5/8" 6'-1 1/8" 3668 4468 5268 6068 6868
    4070 4470 5270 6070 6870
Transoms
Sun Vinyl Transom Window Sizes

Sun VinylTransom 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.

Note: unit sizes have a tolerance of +/- .0625 per frame (unit) dimensions.

 

Widths 16" - 40"

 

Unit Width

15 3/8"

19 3/8"

23 3/8"

27 3/8"

31 3/8"

35 3/8"

39 3/8"

 

RO Width

1'-4"

1'-8"

2'-0"

2'-4"

2'-8"

3'-0"

3'-4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Height

RO Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
14 5/8" 1'-3 1/8" 1212 1612 2012 2412 2812 3212 3612
    1212 1612 2012 2412 2812 3212 3612
18 5/8" 1'-7 1/8" 1216 1616 2016 2416 2816 3216 3616
    1216 1616 2016 2416 2816 3216 3616
22 5/8" 1'-11 1/8" 1220 1620 2020 2420 2820 3220 3620
    1220 1620 2020 2420 2820 3220 3620
26 5/8" 2'-3 1/8" 1224 1624 2024 2424 2824 3224 3624
    1224 1624 2024 2424 2824 3224 3624
 
Widths 44" - 72"

 

Unit Width

43 3/8"

46 13/16"

54 13/16"

62 13/16"

70 13/16"

 

RO Width

3'-8"

3'-11 5/16"

4'-7 5/16"

5'-3 5/16"

5'-11 5/16"

             

Unit Height

RO Height

         
14 5/8" 1'-3 1/8" 4012 4412 5212 6012 6812
    4012 4412 5212 6012 6812
18 5/8" 1'-7 1/8" 4016 4416 5216 6016 6816
    4016 4416 5216 6016 6816
22 5/8" 1'-11 1/8" 4020 4420 5220 6020 6820
    4020 4420 5220 6020 6820
26 5/8" 2'-3 1/8" 4024 4424 5224 6024 6824
    4024 4424 5224 6024 6824

 

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
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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