BASS FOR STOREFRONT

Measure

  1. Verify whether new or existing storefront framing is standard center-glazed 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” or 2” x 4-1/2” storefront framing.  If not, contact Bacon’s Architectural SunShades to discuss.

  2. New Construction: If framing is new construction, mark your framing shop drawings and designate each opening receiving BASS units with a mark such as ‘A1’, ‘B1’, etc.

  3. Existing Construction: If framing is existing, sketch the framing elevation &/or take pictures for your records. Mark your framing shop drawings/sketches and designate each opening receiving BASS units with a mark such as ‘A1’, ‘B1’, etc.

  4. Measure each ‘tight daylight opening’ (D.L.O.) and record each opening’s width x height in inches.

 

Order

  1. With your purchase order, make a list of BASS units Mark, Quantities, D.L.O. Width, and D.L.O. Height.  Include shop drawings, sketches or pictures of the framing areas noting marked opening locations and send to Bacon’s Architectural SunShades.

  2. Bacon’s Architectural SunShades will draw and send to you BASS shop drawings with opening sizes, BASS unit sizes and details.  Review those BASS shop drawings, mark changes as needed, sign with approval signature and return for production.

 

Install

  1. Typically, BASS units are manufactured about 1/8” less than your D.L.O. width measurements and about 1/16” less than your D.L.O. height measurements.

  2. Use 1/16” shims on jamb/mulls and push the BASS unit all the way up tight, leaving a small 1/16” gap at the bottom of the unit for water/rain runoff.  Anchor the BASS unit at the jamb/mulls.  Use an anchor screw about every 2 to 3 feet apart as needed.  Touch up screw heads as needed.

 

BASS FOR CURTAINWALL

 

Measure

  1. Verify whether new or existing storefront framing is standard 2-1/2” curtainwall framing.  If not, contact Bacon’s Architectural SunShades to discuss.

  2. New Construction: If framing is new construction, send a copy of framing shop drawings and details.  Mark the drawings and designate each opening receiving BASS units with a mark such as ‘A1’, ‘B1’, etc.  Send 6” long pieces of your manufacturer’s pressure plate and cap cover to Bacon’s Architectural SunShades along with your shop drawings. Measure each ‘tight daylight opening’ (D.L.O.) your frames and record each opening’s width x height in inches.

  3.  Existing Construction: If framing is existing, sketch the framing elevations &/or take pictures for your records. Mark your framing shop drawings/sketches and designate each opening receiving BASS units with a mark such as ‘A1’, ‘B1’, etc.  Measure each ‘tight daylight opening’ (D.L.O.) and record each opening’s width x height in inches.  Cut off 6” pieces of existing pressure plates and cap covers and send to Bacon’s Architectural SunShades with your drawings.

Order

  1. With your purchase order, make a list of BASS units Mark, Quantities, D.L.O. Width, and D.L.O. Height.  Include shop drawings, sketches or pictures of the framing areas noting marked opening locations and send to Bacon’s Architectural SunShades, along with samples of pressure plates and cap covers.

  2. Bacon’s Architectural SunShades will draw and send to you BASS shop drawings with opening sizes, BASS unit sizes and details.  Review those BASS shop drawings, mark changes as needed, sign with approval signature and return for production.

 

 

Install

  1. Remove existing curtainwall cap covers.  Leave pressure plates in place.  While pressure plates are exposed, take time to confirm curtainwall condition and integrity.  Replace any gaskets as may be needed, confirm torque pressure on plate screws, clear out weep slots, add sealants, etc. to maintain curtainwall condition and performance per manufacturer’s designs.

  2. Extenders typically have verticals run through and horizontal butt to verticals similar to curtainwall members.  Measure and cut vertical extenders, place vertical extenders over pressure plates and screw into pressure plates with BASS extender screws.  Install new BASS cap covers.

  3. Measure horizontals and cut horizontals 1/16” less than the opening.  Cut slots in bottoms of extenders to accommodate drainage of horizontals (see drawings).  Place horizontal extenders over pressure plates and screw into pressure plates with BASS extender screws.  Install new BASS cap covers.

  4. Typically, BASS units are manufactured about 1/8” less than your D.L.O. width measurements and about 1/16” less than your D.L.O. height measurements.

  5. Use 1/16” shims on jamb/mulls and push the BASS unit all the way up tight against extenders, leaving a small 1/16” gap at the bottom of the unit for water/rain runoff.  Anchor the BASS unit at the vertical extender’s jambs/mulls.  Use an anchor screw about every 2 to 3 feet apart as needed.  Touch up screw heads as needed.

Developed and proudly made to order in the United States by Bacon & Van Buskirk, BASS are custom extruded and custom finished exterior aluminum applied SunShades for storefront and curtainwall and are shipped fully assembled and ready for installation.

We offer standard and custom mounting systems and custom design, extrude, finish and assemble applied SunShades to enhance existing buildings and new construction.

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