Every window company tells you that they have the best windows, they are the most energy efficient, and you’ll save lots of money on your heating and cooling bill if you replace those old, drafty windows. Well, they are only partially true. Most new windows will save you money on heating and cooling costs, but they aren’t the most energy efficient.
That’s where Sunrise Windows come in. These windows have been tested time and time again and have been rated as the absolute best when compared to Anderson and Pella. Air Infiltration rates on a Sunrise double-hung window are .03 whereas Pella and Anderson come in at .30! Unbelievable!
When it comes to U-factor ratings, Sunrise again comes in lowest at .29. The lower the U-factor, the less heat and energy is lost through your windows. The next closest is Renewal by Anderson at .34.
So how does Sunrise do it and why haven’t I heard of them yet? Very good questions. First, Sunrise Windows do it in a variety of ways. Sunrise’s triple-weather-strip barrier provides 50% more weather-stripping than other windows. In addition, all Sunrise Windows feature fusion-welded frames and sashes that last longer and perform better. Fusion welding creates an impenetrable barrier that eliminates air and water infiltration and provides added strength where it is needed most. And finally, Sunrise Windows do not cut costs by slimming down the overall thickness of the insulated glass unit like many other companies. In fact, all Sunrise units are a full 7/8” in overall thickness to maximize the insulation power. In New Jersey with our wide range of temperatures, we need to make sure we have the best insulation our windows can provide.
Sunrise Windows are available but only a few companies are certified to install them. M&M Construction Specialist is a certified Sunrise Window installer, which means you receive the company’s Lifetime Non-Prorated Transferable Window and Patio Door Warranty. That means if any part of your Sunrise Window does not perform, Sunrise will replace it for free. Now that’s service!
And for all those who don’t believe the statistics listed above: Sunrise Windows are tested and certified to National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) standards. These are the numbers Energy Star uses to determine how fenestration products comply with their standards, and to categorize the products for the appropriate climate zones.
To learn more about Sunrise Windows, watch an informational video about their products, and how you can schedule your trusted NJ Window Contractor, M&M Construction Specialist, for a free in-home estimate.