Prevents solar heat gain at skylights and other window openings-especially over wide areas.
Architectural Products Product Innovation Award at Greenbuild 2015
Varies, as this is a custom product.
The amount of solar radiation on skylight glazing is very significant and much higher than the incident solar radiation on vertical glazing, particularly during the summer months. Using an exterior shading solution radically reduces heat gain and cuts glare, providing a more comfortable environment inside the building and reducing the air conditioning loads and running costs. Often, however, these areas are very large and difficult to cover with a shading system.
Draper’s Topspin retractable fabric shading system can be manufactured to almost 10'6" wide and can have draws in excess of 40' long.
The Topspin can be used on the interior or the exterior and can shade large areas of glazing. It can be installed on horizontal, vertical or sloped glazing and can also shade barrel vaulted skylights. It is therefore a very versatile shading system. The system can be manufactured with a wide range of fabrics and can be deployed and retracted as required. The design of the system, comprising a series of fabric panels connected to spring rollers, means that it is wind resistant and, even when covering large areas can be used in wind speeds of up to 38 mph.
Based in Spiceland, Indiana, Draper manufactures projection screens, AV mounts and structures, window shades, and gymnasium equipment. The family-owned and -operated business was founded in 1902 by Luther O. Draper and is owned and managed by his descendants. With locations in the United States, Sweden and United Kingdom, Draper ships products to dealers throughout the United States and more than 100 countries. To learn more about Draper, visit www.draperinc.com.