SunClad™ Extruded Aluminum Exterior

Protecting our clad wood windows and doors, while protecting your home.

SunClad™ Extruded Aluminum Exterio

SunClad™ Exterior

Extruded Aluminum with Integral Nail Fin

SunClad™ is the name we give our heavy-gauge extruded aluminum exterior on our clad wood products. 

• Highly resistant to the effects of weather
• Does not rust like other metal
• Does not rot, decay, warp or distort like wood
• Exceptional strength and long life for the product
• Protects interior wood components
• Protects the building in which it is installed
• Includes Sun’s Fail-Safe Water Management system
• Includes an Integral Nail Fin as part of the frame
• Finished with Sun’s High-Durability Powder Coat
• Many color choices

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SunClad™ Extruded Aluminum Compared to Roll-Form Aluminum Cladding and Painted Wood/Non-Clad

Sun Sash Extrusion Cut-away vie

SunClad™
Extruded Aluminum

Superior Strength
• .060 and .045 thickness
• Will not warp
• Structurally Tested

More Durable
• Protects interior wood components from weather damage
• Better Protection for the building in which it is installed

Water Management
• Extrusion provides a pathway for water and vapor to exit the glazing channel, preventing wood damage and premature failure of insulated glass seal

Powder Coat Finish
• Hard, durable, commercial grade, out-performs paint, environmentally friendly product and process

True Match Factory Finish
• The aluminum extrusions for both the sash and frame are the same material type, providing true color matching over the life of the product, colors start the same and weather the same

Roll-Form aluminum cladding on wood sash cut-away vie

National Competitor's
Roll-Form Aluminum

Little Strength
• .024 thickness
• Provides little to no additional strength to the sash or frame

Less Durable
• Dents easily
• Corner seams have weak weather seal
• Only moderate protection against weather damage

No Water Management
• The sash structure is all wood and water that penetrates between the glass and glazing channel becomes trapped, which eventually causes deterioration of the wood and premature insulated glass seal failure

Painted Finish
• Not as durable, not as friendly to the environment

Color Variations
• The color on the different cladding materials (roll-form on sash, extruded frame) can vary and have different weathering rates

Painted wood sash with vinyl glass stop cut-away vie

National Competitor's
Painted Wood/Non-Clad

No Strength
• Paint provides no additional strength to the sash or frame

Least Durable
• Least protection against weather damage
• Must be repainted regularly to continue protection

No Water Management
• The sash structure is all wood and water that penetrates between the glass and glazing channel becomes trapped, which eventually causes deterioration of the wood and premature insulated glass seal failure

Paint on Wood with Vinyl Glass Stop
• Not as durable, not as friendly to the environment

Color Variations
• The color on the different materials (paint on sash, extruded frame, vinyl glass stop) can vary and have different weathering rates