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The Ultra Sun Advantage™

Why buy from Sun? What does Sun offer that is any different or better than the national name brands? Well, we call it the Ultra Sun Advantage™. This is a combination of product design, enhancements, features, options and services that, we believe, raise Sun above our competition.

Sun's products offer enhancements that improve durability and performance, as well as expanded compatibility with other Sun products. Our features and options extend the value of Sun windows and doors, allowing you to customize your selections to fit your wants and needs. Sun's services continually grow to supply our customers with satisfaction on every order and in all their customer support needs.

 The Ultra-Sun Advantage™ Includes:

Kentucky Crafted

Sun Windows are carefully crafted in Owensboro, Kentucky to provide high-quality, performance and value. Sun has been building windows since the 1930's and is a member of the elite WDMA Hallmark Certification Program which helps insure that our products are manufactured to the highest standards.

Kentucky Crafted
Regional Focus

Sun is a regional manufacturer that has chosen to limit our area of service to better serve our customers. This increases Sun's flexibility in providing the best possible product, in a timely fashion, at a very competitive price. Our regional focus also means that many of our suppliers are within our region. This can have a positive economic and environmental impact and lead to additional points for LEED projects. Sun is also supportive of our regional economy and the well being of our communities.

Regional Focus
Made To Order

Sun windows and doors are built to order, per the specifications of each individual project. They are not stock built and pulled from a shelf when an order is placed. This means you get the windows and doors that you want with the features and options that you select. You don't pay extra for this, it is our standard way of building products. Our turn-around time on orders is typically two weeks to most of our region. Some options require additional time for production and shipping to your location may also affect the timeline. Our quote system supplies notice of all extended lead time options to help you determine your schedule.

Made To Order
Durability

Sun windows and doors are constructed from materials that will provide long life. The heavy-gauge aluminum extrusions used for our SunClad exterior provides exceptional strength and stability to the product. All wood components are treated with preservatives to guard against decay and insects. Sun's Fail-Safe Water Management System effectively manages any water penetration within the product frames, sashes and panels, preventing damage from water that would otherwise become trapped.

Durability
SunClad™ 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. Plus, all SunClad products are designed with a Fail-Safe Water Management System.

• Superior Strength
• More Durable than Roll-Form aluminum, Painted Wood, Vinyl or most other composites
• Includes Sun's Fail-Safe Water Management System
• Incorporates Sun's Integral Nailing Fin, a permanent fin that is part of the frame
• High Durability Powder Coat Factory Finish

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Sun Clad Exterior
High Durability Powder Coat Exterior Finish

Sun uses high durability powder coating as the 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 provided 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 to offers a 30/15 year warranty respectively. Sun offers 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Finishes, 15 Metallic Finish and 6 Anodic Finishes. Additionally, virtually any color you want is available through Custom Color Matching. Powder Coating is also very environmentally friendly, with virtually no VOCs and no lead or chromium in any of the processes.

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Powder Coating
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 helps protect the insulated glass against seal failure and the wood interior of the window against deterioration.

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Water Management System
Beautiful Wood Interior

SunClad-Wood windows and doors feature clear ponderosa pine interiors. The interior is suitable for painting or staining as you desire. You can choose to have your window and door interiors without any finish (which is standard), so that you can paint or stain them yourself. You can also choose to have Sun paint the interior white as an option, or you can even have Sun paint them in your favorite Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Porter Paint or other color or stain finish. Just send us the color name and number to match. If you want something really special, Sun will even build your windows and doors out of a custom wood species. Just ask your Sun Representative about the details.

Wood Interior
Product Selection & Options

Sun offers a wide array of window and door products, options and configurations to help the customer achieve their dream home. Anything from a single window to a wall filled with windows and doors that will open-up their home and give the view they desire. Sun is ready to help make their dream a reality.

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Product Selection & Options
Energy Efficiency

All Sun products are designed and built to provide superior energy saving performance. Sun continually researches energy-saving technology and refines its products to provide the best possible performance and durability. The energy saving features built into Sun Windows and Doors saves you money on heating and cooling your home and, at the same time, provides a more comfortable living environment. A combination of our product designs, the materials we use and our manufacturing processes produce windows with outstanding air-infiltration performance. Our product air-infiltration ratings out-pace the industry standards and many of our competitors. Additionally, your may select from one of Sun's climate matched Low-E options to take advantage of the best glass configuration for your area.

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Energy Efficiency
Sun Insulated Glass

Sun has its own state-of-the-art insulated glass production facility, allowing us to produce the high quality insulated glass units for each order. Carefully monitored for quality control, glass testing and certification, to assure you that all Sun insulated glass units are produced to the highest standards. All Sun products use dual glazed insulated glass as standard. This is composed of 2 pieces of glass with a 1/2" hermetically sealed airspace between them. The standard insulated glass unit uses 2 pieces of clear glass. Tempered insulated glass units (both glass pieces) are standard on all door units. Triple glazing is available on some products. All Sun insulated glass units use the Duralite™ warm-edge glass spacer system (see Duralite™ below).

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Insulated Glass
Duralite™ IG Spacer

All Sun insulated glass units use the Duralite™ glass spacer system. Duralite is the only all non-metallic spacer system available. It provides superior thermal performance and its flexible properties insure a superior glass seal and excellent argon gas retention, the best in the industry. Argon is the inert gas used to fill the sealed air space of high-performance insulated glass units to improve their thermal performance. Duralite™ is one of the reasons we are able to provide a full 20 year warranty on our insulated glass.

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Duralite Glass Spacer
Energy Star Partner

Sun Windows, Inc. is an Energy Star Partner. This partnership gives Sun customers the assurance that we provide energy efficient products. By choosing Energy Star labeled windows and doors you can cut your heating and cooling costs, help make your home more comfortable and reduce air pollution all at the same time. Not a bad deal. In fact, your investment in Energy Star qualifying windows will pay for itself over time, and then the savings is money in the bank every year. And, you will be doing your part to help the environment at the same time. Energy Star labeled windows are twice as efficient as the average windows produced just ten years ago. This means a home with Energy Star windows will cost a lot less to heat and cool than the same home with ten-year-old windows.

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Energy Star Partner
NFRC Certification

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC's primary goal is to provide accurate information to measure and compare the energy performance of window, door, or skylight products. All Energy Star windows must be NFRC rated, certified and labeled for U-factor, Solar Heat Gain, Visible Light Transmittance, and Air Leakage.

Rating System
NFRC has established a voluntary national energy performance rating and labeling system for fenestration products.

The NFRC label rates:
U-factor, or how well a window keeps heat inside a building.
Solar heat gain, or a window's ability to block warming caused by sunlight.
Visible light transmittance, or how much light gets through a product.
Air leakage, or heat loss and gain by infiltration through cracks in the window assembly.

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NFRC Certified
WDMA Hallmark Certification

Sun Windows is proud to be a member of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) sponsored Hallmark Certification Program is designed to provide code officials, builders, architects, specifiers and consumers with an easily recognizable means of identifying products that have been manufactured in accordance with the appropriate WDMA and other referenced performance standards. The WDMA Hallmark is considered a mark of excellence among architects, contractors and other specifiers and is accepted industry-wide. WDMA Standards are referenced by HUD/FHA in their Minimum Property Standards and by many other government agencies in their construction specifications.

The WDMA Hallmark Certification Program is ongoing. Conformance of participating manufacturing plants is determined by periodic in-plant inspections by a third party administrator. The inspections include auditing manufacturer quality control procedures and processes, and a review to check that products are manufactured in accordance with the appropriate WDMA and other referenced performance standards. Periodic testing of representative product samples and components by a third party testing laboratory is also required. When all of the conditions are met, the licensee is authorized to use the WDMA Hallmark registered logo on the Certification Label as a means of identifying products that comply with all aspects of the applicable standards. WDMA itself does not certify individual product units; certification is on a per product line basis.

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WDMA Hallmark Certified
Green Window Initiative
Green Window Initiative

Green Window Initiative - Under Review

The FTC has released new guidelines for the use of Environmental Marketing Claims. See Guides For The Use Of Environmental Marketing Claims. In a voluntary effort to insure that we are in compliance with these guidelines, Sun Windows is currently reviewing our Green Window Initiative along side of the FTC guidelines. Once we have determined that all of our environmental practices are presented in a manner that complies with the FTC guidelines, we will resume the presentation of our Green Window Initiative, whose purpose has always been to inform our environmentally conscious customers of our efforts to be good stewards of our resources and the environment.

Thank you for your patience during this review process.

 

Green Window Initiative
More For Your Money

Sun believes that the customer should get more product for their money. Instead of investing in large promotions and advertising campaigns, Sun focuses on putting those dollars directly into the product in the form of higher quality materials, new product designs, incorporating new technologies, and continual refinement of assembly methods and processes. When you buy a Sun product, you are paying for more product, a better product, not a lot of advertising that makes you familiar with our name.

More For Your Money
Customer Service

But why choose Sun? What makes us any different or better than our competitors? Part of the answer is in our products and the other is in our service. We back-up our products with the services you need . . . from sales, to delivery, to warranty service, our friendly staff is here to assist you with your questions and needs.

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Customer Service
The Sun Warranty

All Sun products are covered by a Sun Limited Warranty. There is a warranty for SunClad Windows and Doors, one for SunVinyl New Construction Windows, and one for SunVinyl Replacement Windows. See each warranty for coverage details.

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Warranty
Sun's EZ-Quote Plus Quoting & Order Entry Software

EZ Quote plus™ is Sun's quote and order software system. This powerful application is a practical tool for producing accurate and efficient quotes and then turning those quotes into orders. EZ Quote plus is available to all Sun Dealers to help you increase your efficiency and profitability through Sun Window sales.

EZ Quote Plus
Sun Windows Online

Visit Sun Windows online to access in-depth information on Sun, our products and services. Go to www.sunwindows.com and discover Sun Windows.

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