Bacon’s Architectural SunShades offers three attachment systems designed to mount onto or over your new or existing building’s aluminum storefront and curtainwall systems.

BASS fully assembled brise soleil sunshade units offer specific shading performance while giving you important daylighting and occupant vision.  Our BASS exterior horizontal louver sunshades extruded aluminum units are custom finished to match or contrast your building’s fenestration finish.

Three Attachment Systems




Storefront BASS is ideal for quick application on standard center-glazed storefront systems. Designed with small blades to keep initial costs low, the Storefront BASS units come completely assembled and mount quickly.

The Storefront BASS system effectively helps installing glaziers contain field installation costs.  Storefront BASS units are held just far enough off the exterior glass surface to prevent ‘rattle’ and allow for a positive water run-off to prevent dirt build-up and aid hose-cleaning.

Curtainwall BASS works well applied to standard curtainwall framing systems.  The economical BASS curtainwall mounting system is designed for commercial glazing companies to quickly measure and mount BASS units onto the new or existing curtainwall without deglazing/reglazing any glass or spandrel.  The small BASS blades don’t add much deadload weight and keep the curtainwall performing as originally specified.

Custom Mounted BASS is used for unique situations when our standard Storefront BASS and Curtainwall BASS systems won’t work.  Our engineers review the project settings and design custom mounted BASS SunShades as conditions warrant.

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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