Shading and Solar Control Solutions

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TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

Whether it’s a notion, a napkin drawing, or a CAD rendering, our designers will engineer the perfect solution. Working through a series of drawings, 3D printed prototypes, and full-size mock-ups, Draper brings your ideas to perfect fruition. Our custom abilities range from making small modifications to existing Draper shading systems, to one-of-a-kind design-build solutions.

OPERATION AND CONTROL

Draper shading systems are designed to work in any control scenario. From simple wall switches to manual bead chain clutch operation to remote operation, to sun tracking and building operating systems, we will design a control package to allow you to get the most of the shading systems’ capabilities.

A BROAD RANGE OF SOLUTIONS

Our variety of solutions, including roller shades, tensioned fabrics, solar shades, operable metal louvers, rack arm systems, and more, is second to none. And whether you need one or 15,000, we have the manufacturing capacity to get the job done on time.

A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

Our drive to innovate informs our approach to solar control solutions, and our interior processes. We are continually developing new manufacturing solutions to help us deliver you the highest quality products as quickly as possible.

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY

Draper is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and we have several LEED-accredited professionals on staff. We believe in buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. We offer PVC-free, Greenguard Gold, and cradle-to-cradle fabrics. We also recycle and use lean processes to reduce waste.

KNOWLEDGE

We’ve been manufacturing window shades since 1902. A lot has changed since then. We’ve spent millions of dollars on the latest computerized cutting and seaming equipment and training to produce high quality, high performing solutions. Our approximately 700 employees bring almost 8,000 years of collective experience to every project.

PRODUCTIVITY

The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics at Carnegie Mellon University looked at the impact of daylighting on productivity and recorded 40 percent gains. We’ll help you design an integral shading strategy to maximize these gains and minimize negative impacts of glare and heat gain.

SAVING ENERGY

Daylighting reduces the need for artificial lighting, and in the winter brings in solar radiation to help heat the building. The right solar control solution helps reduce reliance on HVAC in the summer by cutting solar heat gain, and in the winter by helping retain building heat on cloudy days.

THE PERFECT FABRIC

Draper offers an unmatched spectrum of beautiful and functional fabric colors and styles to solve any performance or aesthetic challenge. Woven mesh fabrics protect against heat, glare, and UV rays, while maintaining a view. Soft, translucent textiles offer designer appeal. Opaque fabrics eliminate visible light and provide privacy.

ONE-OF-A-KIND SOLUTIONS

Draper’s agile engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and relationships with global partners like Warema, allow us to provide the perfect solution—even if you’re the only one who will ever use it. We build each shading system for an exact fit and custom design with a choice of material, color, hardware, and operating mechanism. Draper develops solutions to solve complex daylighting problems.

QUALITY WORKMANSHIP

Our solutions are designed and built to endure the toughest conditions. We assemble, visually inspect, and operate every product before it leaves the factory to make sure it meets our high-quality standards.

COMFORT AND WELLNESS

Natural daylight promotes wellness but can come at a cost. A sensible shading strategy allows you to enjoy the benefits of daylight while mitigating glare and solar heat gain issues.

HOMETOWN VALUES=QUALITY PRODUCTS FAST

We’ve been manufacturing solar control solutions in Spiceland, Indiana since 1902. Our commitment to our community remains strong, and our domestic production ensures higher quality and shorter lead times than our competitors—many of whom have moved their manufacturing to Asia or Mexico.

DRAPER SOLAR CONTROL

Draper has manufactured custom window shading solutions for over 100 years. Our products reflect sunlight and heat, and reduce or eliminate glare. We offer flexible solutions for interior, exterior, and dual facade applications that allow you to control natural light, manage solar heat gain, reduce energy costs, and improve employee productivity and comfort.

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