North Star versus Sunrise

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spinkelman
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North Star versus Sunrise

#1 Post by spinkelman » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:16 pm

We need 2 replacement windows and are trying to decide between North Star (made in Canada) and Sunrise double hung large windows. Each is supplied by a different dealer/contractor. I can't find any reviews of North Star, but the sample window and screen system was impressive. Any help? The price is about the same.

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Re: North Star versus Sunrise

#2 Post by muttdog » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:59 pm

North Star uses a constant force balance and Sunrie uses a pulley system... just one reason for Sunrise being a beter window.

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Re: North Star versus Sunrise

#3 Post by Skydawggy » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:11 am

muttdog wrote:North Star uses a constant force balance and Sunrie uses a pulley system... just one reason for Sunrise being a beter window.
Please explain why the Sunrise pulley system is better than the constant force in the Northstar.

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Re: North Star versus Sunrise

#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:16 am

Unless one of the balance systems in your comparison is a spiral balance, I have maintained that the balance system should not really be a deciding factor.

Constant force and Block and tackle (new versions) are both good. One does not make for a really superior window in my opinion.

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