The Series 57 Double Hung vinyl window features top and bottom operating sashes that raise and lower for ventilation and tilt inward for cleaning and maintenance.
Series 57 Vinyl Double Hung windows 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 of 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.
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Exterior-mounted screens are available to help keep out insects when the sash is open. See Screen Options for more information.
The standard jamb depth is 1-3/4”. A jamb depth of 4-9/16" is achieved with interior wood extensions. See Jamb Options for more information.
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Configurations include a standard 50/50 sash split as well 40/60 Cottage and 60/40 Oriel proportions. Double Hung windows can be mulled together for multi-wide units or with compatible-sized Fixed Lites.
Double Hung hardware consists of a sash lock and keeper, finger-release sash tilt latches, a spring balance system with locking-when-tilted balance shoes, and interlocking sash pivot pins or tabs. An optional ventilation stop latch is available as well as a window opening control device, also known as a WOCD.See Hardware
Sun’s new construction vinyl products have a standard jamb depth (thickness) of 1-3/4" from the back of the nail fin.
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.Jamb Options
Insulated Glass is the heart of the energy efficiency of windows and patio doors. Sun manufactures our insulated glass units to ensure the quality and performance of our Insulated Glass. Learn more on our Glass Options page.Glass Options
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• Widths = 19-3/8”, 23-3/8”, 27-3/8”, 31-3/8”, 35-3/8”, 39-3/8”, 43-3/8"
• Heights: Heights = 32-5/8”, 36-5/8”, 44-5/8”, 48-5/8”, 52-5/8”, 60-5/8”, 64-5/8”, 68-5/8”, 72-5/8”
Double Hung windows feature a pair of sashes, one hung above the other. The top sash is placed towards the exterior of the window frame, while the bottom sash is placed towards the interior. This allows them to pass by each other when the bottom sash is raised to open or the top sash is lowered to open. The checkrail is the meeting point where the two closed sashes overlap and seal against each other.
All Sun double-hung windows feature Tilt-In Sashes. This allows access to the exterior surface of the sash from the inside of the home or building. This can be helpful for cleaning or servicing purposes. Once tilted, the sashes can also be easily removed from the window, again for cleaning or servicing purposes or to open up access through the window opening.
When the sash is tilted to approximately 90°, the balance shoes tighten against the jamb track to help keep the sash stable in that position. This can help while you hold the sash in place. It will also keep the balance shoes in that position if you remove the sash.
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