Architectural Design Consulting
WPM has an experienced staff of window treatment professionals experienced in window project design and management who have a unique understanding of solar control, daylighting, commercial and residential window fashion design, and an overall grasp of all things that apply to a building’s fenestration. We assist our architect and design clients in selecting the products that are most appropriate for their projects, and then we provide all the dimensional and technical information necessary to complete their designs.
WPM has an established track record in designing and installing hundreds of significant motorized shade projects in both commercial and residential buildings. With technicians certified through Somfy, Lutron, MechoShade, Hunter Douglas, Skyco, and others, we can motorize both interior and exterior window treatments, and work with automation contractors to integrate the motorized treatments into a building’s automation system.
Division 12 Product Specifications
WPM writes detailed and well-defined window covering specifications for our architect clients that are building and product specific. Great care is taken to provide everything that would be needed to pass the window covering package along to those who will be constructing the building. WPM is always available to answer questions and make clarifications during the RFI stage, as well as meeting with contractors on site during construction.
Solar and Thermal Control
When considering heat gain through glass, WPM first determines if the problem being addressed is solar heat gain or temperature differential or both. If the problem is solar heat gain, then steps are taken to improve the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of the fenestration. If conducted heat gain (or loss) is the problem, then a product is prescribed that will improve the resistance to heat transfer or the “U” value of the glazing. WPM designs and installs static and dynamic systems that improve the energy performance of residential and commercial windows. These systems include fixed and operable exterior shading devices, window film, skylight shades, and fixed and operable interior window treatments.
WPM is a licensed window covering contractor that installs blinds, roller shades, draperies, shutters, retractable awnings, exterior window shading, and all types of motorization. Our certified installation technicians are experienced in commercial and residential applications, and have performed thousands of installations in Southern California for architects, contractors, interior designers, building designers, building owners, and facility managers.