There are many things to consider when replacing your windows and doors, and the glass you select is an important choice. Glass affects the look of your home from the curb, how clear your view is from inside the house, the amount of light allowed into your home, and how comfortable you feel throughout the year. It can help you save money on heating and cooling bills and protect your belongings from fading. The climate where you live must also be considered. With the introduction of Latitude Glass, Sunrise now offers a range of glass packages so you can get the look and feel that is best for you.
Why Glass Looks and Performs in Different Ways
Years ago, windows were built with single panes of clear glass. They offered a view to the outside and helped to keep the weather out, but they didn’t keep you very comfortable. Now glass units are built with two or more layers of glass, usually with at least one Low-E coating. Low-E coatings improve energy performance and provide varying levels of clearness, reflectivity, and UV protection. High-performance spacers and sealants keep insulating gases sealed inside the unit. And depending on where you live, different combinations of these elements provide better performance. Latitude Glass provides many options so you can find the most energy-efficient replacement windows for your home, no matter where you live.
Our Latitude Glass packages offer different levels of each performance feature so that you can find the option that best suits your needs. Our custom glass packages include a variety of dual-pane and triple-pane options that can be mixed and matched based on your preferences. Your options include:
- Dual-pane glass options – We offer three different dual-pane options, all of which feature a 7/8-inches thick glass unit, the MAXEdge™ spacer system, and high-density argon gas fills. The three different dual-pane packages offered are Passive U, Ultra U Plus, and Omega 12, which feature an increasing number of layers of high-performance metallic shields.
- Triple-pane glass options – Our triple-pane glass packages are also 7/8-inches thick overall but add an additional panel of clear glass so that there are two chambers filled with high-density argon gas. The two packages available in triple-pane glass include AR90 and KR90, which can be combined with Thermal U Plus for some of the lowest U factors and SHGC scores of all of our replacement windows.
How clear would you like your view to be? How much light would you like to let into your home? How dark do you want your windows to look from the curb? Your answer to these questions will help determine which Latitude Glass package offers the right combination of features for your home. Latitude Glass is available from very clear (80% clear) to highly reflective (46% clear) in six different levels.
If you’re not sure which Latitude Glass package will best suit your needs, you can count on a Sunrise Authorized Dealer to help you out. Your local Sunrise dealer will be able to make recommendations based on your preferences and provide you with suggestions based on the climate and other factors related to the area you live in. No matter what, you can count on finding a Latitude Glass package that will perfectly suit your needs.
Cutting-Edge Energy Efficiency
With the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation, products are recognized as the latest in technology innovation for cutting-edge performance. Latitude Glass options that meet these stringent criteria are available for all zones and offer different levels of view clarity. If you desire the best performance, choose Sunrise ENERGY STAR qualified windows with Latitude Glass.
For more information about Latitude Glass and which glass option is right for your home, find an authorized Sunrise dealer near you.