First introduced in a Single Blade System for Curtain Wall, Kawneer’s Versoleil™ SunShades were designed to be the company’s next generation sunshade platform and a solution that made a dynamic and sustainable addition to its range of sun control products. One year later, Kawneer has continued to bring even more versatility to this platform and is pleased to introduce three new sunshade systems to the Versoleil™ line: the Outrigger for Curtain Wall and Storefront as well as Single Blade for Storefront. Pre-engineered for multiple curtain wall and storefront systems, these flexible sunshades offer increased aesthetic choices and more solutions for maximizing shading and energy-saving potential. Versoleil™ SunShades’ Outrigger and Single Blade Systems for Curtain Wall and Storefront applications incorporate easily into any building envelope, setting the industry standard for form and function.

Versatile Performance, Flexible Installation and Sleek Designs

Outrigger and Single Blade Systems deliver the unmatched breadth and depth of application that Versoleil™ SunShades are known for. Engineering of common parts and pieces allows for easy fabrication and installation, while a uniform attachment approach allows customers to quickly gain familiarity with installation practices regardless of system. To ensure performance criteria were being met, all systems were subjected to a rigorous testing regimen. The end results are durable, pre-engineered solutions that allow for efficient integration of Versoleil™ SunShades into the building envelope design and can withstand wind, snow and dead loads.

New Versoleil™ Outrigger System

Curtain Wall

  • Standardized design compatible with 1600 Wall System®1, 1600UT System™1, 1600 Wall System®5, and 1600 SS™ Curtain Wall systems
  • Pre-engineered 90-degree and 135-degree inside and outside corner options
  • Available in 30-inch and 36-inch outrigger depths
  • Revised mounting bracket design allows for shallow 1-inch deep curtain wall cover as standard, (optional deep cover also available)
  • 44 different outrigger and blade combinations available
  • Sleek blade designs including circular, airfoil, arch, planar, flare, wave, infinity, diamond and square

Storefront

  • Standardized design compatible with Trifab® VG (VersaGlaze®) 451/451T, Trifab® 451UT and IR 501UT framing systems
  • Available in 30-inch outrigger depths
  • 22 different outrigger and blade combinations available
  • Sleek blade designs including circular, airfoil, arch, planar, flare, wave, infinity, diamond and square

New Versoleil™ Single Blade System for Storefront

  • Standardized design compatible with Trifab® VG (VersaGlaze®) 451/451T, Trifab® 451UT and IR 501UT framing systems
  • Available in horizontal configuration
  • Modern aerofoil-shaped blades can be tilted at eight different angles in 5 degree increments ranging from 0-35 degrees
  • Available in various depths from 6 to 14 inches

When Versoleil™ SunShades are strategically placed, they allow for maximum daylighting while minimizing direct sunlight penetration and reducing solar heat gain. And, calculating the shading performance of Versoleil™ SunShades is easier with Kawneer’s Solector™ Sun Shading Estimator Tool. Designed for use early in the design phase, this tool can compare shading performance of two scenarios using Versoleil™ SunShades on a façade. In addition to increased sun control and energy savings, Versoleil™ SunShades can help earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®*) credits in up to three categories: Materials & Resources – Recycled Content; Energy & Atmosphere – Optimize Energy Performance; and Indoor Environmental Quality – Daylight and Views.

To learn more about the complete range of Versoleil™ SunShades, visit Kawneer.com or contact your Kawneer sales representative.

*LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council