Window & Door 101

Putting in new windows or doors is a big investment, so here are a few key things we feel are important to understand prior to making your choices.

  • Be sure the products you choose are tested by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council). They are a third-party nonprofit that certifies window and door rating and labeling.
  • Consider the impact your existing windows/doors have on the beauty, value, and interior comfort of your home and what you want to achieve with replacement windows/doors.
  • Consider the following four things when you begin searching for replacement window/door options: energy efficiency, aesthetics, durability and maintenance. (See below in more detail)

Energy Efficiency

“Energy efficiency” is a manipulated and misunderstood phrase in the window and door industry. The fact is, not many manufacturers can provide you with the unparalleled variety of window and door designs that maintain best-in-class performance like Sunrise Windows & Doors. We began our company for this very reason; to design, craft and offer the best of both worlds — beauty and performance — like no other. So here is what you need to ask when comparing brands:

  • What is the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain and is it right for your climate? Sunrise has specially designed glass options for every climate zone.
  • How low is the air infiltration rating? Air seeping in around the window frame and sashes will impact the performance of your windows in a big way. The materials we build and insulate our windows and doors with provide the absolute lowest air infiltration available.


Your home is one of the most valuable investments you will make. Replacing your windows and doors not only adds value, but adds to your comfort and protection no matter what climate zone you live in. Sunrise windows and doors are designed to provide a lifetime of comfort, backed by a lifetime, non-prorated, transferable warranty.


Wood windows or doors often require scrapping, painting and staining to maintain their beauty. Our premium, high-tech vinyl windows and doors are virtually maintenance-free, inside and out, so they never need staining or painting. Plus they look like wood and sometimes BETTER than wood in that we can make the frame slimmer so you have more “viewing” area.

Our windows are also designed for easy cleaning. Many styles tilt to the interior, allowing you to stay safely in your home instead of climbing on ladders. Also, consider adding Solar Clean® to your windows, which allows nature to clean your windows for you with sun and rain.

Beautiful Design

Adding curb appeal and lasting style to your home is one big reason to replace old windows. Sunrise Windows and Doors offers a variety of styles and options to allow you to design a window that fits your home’s interior décor and exterior to a “T”. Consider adding grids, exterior paint, or Madera interior wood trim to bring an extra special touch to your home. Sunrise windows also feature a contoured mainframe that mimics the look of real wood windows, giving your home the beauty you desire, all while remaining maintenance-free.

Why Choose Sunrise?
When innovation meets artistry, great things happen

We take a great deal of pride in the quality of our products and the workmanship that goes into them. Our windows won’t just give you an amazing view—they’ll enhance the way you see the world around you.

See the Sunrise Difference
Custom designed & Crafted in The USA
Homegrown and handcrafted, from our family to yours

From using responsibly sourced materials to recycling vinyl and aluminum scrap created by our manufacturing process, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to make our products and processes as sustainable as possible.

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Lifetime, Non-Prorated, Fully Transferable Warranty
Comprehensive coverage to ensure complete peace of mind

Sunrise windows are expertly engineered and meticulously crafted to provide many years of reliable performance. However, if any part of your new windows does not live up to our quality standards, we’ll be happy to replace it.

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Our Happy Clients

I replaced 32 windows in my home with your windows, they are fantastic!! For the last 10 years have been putting in windows on remodels with a contractor friend of mine, and my Sunrise Windows are the best we've done. They lowered my energy bills both summer and winter and the style window I picked worked out perfectly with the window trim/molding that we put in. They look so nice and work flawlessly so far (6 yrs).

Ft. Collins, CO

I had all my windows and both doors replaced at the same time to my older (built in 1958) home by the folks at Sunrise and am very satisfied with the selection, service and installation! I’d recommend Sunrise to anyone renovating their older home.

Excellent windows with an excellent warranty. We have had 18 Sunrise Windows installed in our 95 year old home, over the years. Living room windows that were installed in 1997 (23 years ago) had a slight cosmetic issue that did NOT affect performance. Sunrise really stood behind their product and replaced upper and lower sash on all 3 windows. Highly recommended and if we ever move would use them again

Royal Oaks, MI

I had Sunrise Windows installed in my home in 2000. We started noticing some of the wood laminate on the windows started peeling. Sixteen years later, Sunrise honored their warranty and replaced every window. This is a stand-up company.

Temperance, MI

A company that honors their warranty! I had their windows since 1996 and the company still honors my warranty. Great windows. Great company. Thank you Sunrise!

Chicago, IL

After 30+ years in our home, we decided to re-side, and replace all of the windows. We chose your double-hung windows with a 12 over 12 lite configuration in each sash, and between the two panes of glass. We LOVE them! Our builder, Badgerland Exteriors, introduced us to them.  The ability to customize the grilles was huge, as well as our desire to minimize the upkeep. We just couldn’t have made a better choice.  I fear that all too often you only hear of problems and complaints from the consumer, and I am so pleased to pass along to you, our complete satisfaction.

Madison, WI

Installed 30 replacement windows and 2 sliding glass doors in Raleigh, NC. No leaks, no condensation, nearly perfect inside and out. Some windows were larger than 5x5 and still no problems. No more drafts and lower hvac costs. Real quality. Check with experts who engineer glass, as I did. They look great and visitors actually notice and comment. Just a happy customer. Nice job guys!

Raleigh, NC

I purchased Sunrise Windows last year for a house I was flipping. I believe the windows were a big reason the house sold for nearly 100% of the asking price. This is a great company. I would recommend this company's products to anyone.

Toledo, OH