I noticed the temp difference right away here in Nothern VA. The vinyl windows look great, it’s brighter in the rooms than before and we even had a chance to test out the self-cleaning glass. It rained all day yesterday and there isn’t one water spot on any pane of glass today. Sunrise windows are a top quality product.
A beautiful slim replacement window with good energy efficiency ratings. All windows function properly and are of good quality.
Windows have very noticeable air leaks on windy days up sides of bottom sash. Weather stripping does not meet at corners and may contribute to the problem. What good is a window if it leaks, regardless of what you pay? Locks seem a bit out of level and the tightness/lose-ness seems inconsistent.
We got prices from 8 different window specialist for 24 double-hungs. The Sunrise came in well below mid range on price but had a build quality and feature-set that were better than most of the higher priced units. The sales approach by Window Replacement Company was forthright and without pressure and the warrantee offered was above average. I even travelled 50 mi to their showroom before buying to assure myself I would not be disappointed. Unique feature of these windows is a multi-position lock leaver that also allows release of the lower sash to tilt for cleaning. Foam core and fiber re-enforcement of the sashes and the foam band added to the outer frame were among the features that distinguished this window from the others.
We purchased 7 regular windows and 1 bay window that was installed where we had a picture window. These replaced windows that were original to my 1959 house. They are great no problems with air leaks. I am pretty handy and installed them myself. With me doing the installing I made sure everything was sealed up nice and tight and added insulation where needed. I don’t think you can blame Pella if you had a bad installer.