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With their all-wood interiors and load bearing structural integrity, our new line of architectural wall systems is a distinctive upgrade over standard storefront glazing or aluminum curtain walls. In many cases, the system’s glue-laminated wood beams can even eliminate the need for steel beams.

Sierra Pacific’s energy-efficient wall systems are designed to offer architects more freedom to design on-trend with the expanded use of glass, clean straight lines, and transparency between indoor and outdoor living. It provides designers a way to make a bold statement, while adding more natural light to any residential or light commercial project.

The advanced, highly-engineered wall systems easily incorporate Sierra Pacific aluminum clad wood doors, operable windows, and structural corner units. They are tested to ASTM standards for air and water infiltration, as well as structural wind-load performance. Additionally, they meet today's energy standards for heat loss and solar heat gain.



Sierra Pacific Architectural Wall System features include:

  • All-wood interiors
  • Load bearing
  • Vertical and sloped glazing
  • Incorporate Sierra Pacific aluminum clad wood windows, doors, corner units
  • Douglas Fir glue-laminated wood beams can eliminate steel beams
  • Extruded aluminum exteriors in more than 75 powder coated colors
  • Extensive engineering documentation
  • Expert support every step of the way
  • 14’ vertical walls without support under certain conditions, higher with engineering
  • DP50 glazing system for residential or commercial
  • DP70 glazing system for commercial
 

For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office
530-527-9620.

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Architectural Wall Systems Catalog PDF File
Architectural Wall Systems Catalog
( 9 page pdf - 2 MB )
ViewMax Plus products include wood curtain wall, structural wood window walls, and load bearing window walls. They are available with multiple glazing options. With a DP70 rating, ViewMax Plus is ideal for commercial or residential use.

ViewMax Plus is an advanced pressure equalized glazing system. It equalizes air pressure between the window interior and exterior via individual, isolated glazing chambers with independent weep systems. ViewMax Plus products include wood curtain wall, structural wood window walls, and load bearing window walls. With a DP 70 rating, ViewMax Plus is ideal for commercial or residential use.

Vertical window walls can be built with either our ViewMax or ViewMax Plus glazing systems.


For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office
530-527-9620.





Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Sierra Pacific Windows offers sloped glazing with the warmth of a wood interior for the most extraordinary glass rooms you can imagine. Your design can include shed, gable or circular styles, as well as skylight framing in flat plane, ridge, hip or circular. Our ViewMax system is used for the sloped glazing, rated at DP50.


For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office
530-527-9620.



Glazing options have been simulated and certified by NFRC. Sierra Pacific Windows will assist you with glazing information and sizes. You will need to work with your local dealer or a commercial glazier to obtain the insulated glass.


For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office 530-527-9620.

Sierra Pacific Windows architectural wall systems are designed to appear clean and simple. But behind this simplicity is a time-proven system of highly detailed planning and production. All of our projects start with a hand-drawn sketch, but eventually move to our CAD department, where every joint and connection is specified. Once approved by the customer, the CAD drawings move to our plant where fabrication begins.

These photos show some of our more complex items: a barrel vault, hubs, skylights, and hip units. The joints require precise cuts with the laminated beams, and often compound cuts are needed. The connections may be reinforced with steel plates or custom fabricated brackets. Engineering requirements, driven by local codes for wind, snow, and seismic conditions, determine beam sizes and connection types. Preassembly in our plant is typical. This ensures that every component fits, and it allows us to double-check dimensions for the glass panels and cladding.

 


For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office
530-527-9620.

ViewMax

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 4 3/8" Post at 2X4 Adjacent Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 4 3/8" Post at 2X6 Adjacent Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 5 7/8" Post at 2X4 Adjacent Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 5 7/8" Post at 2X6 Adjacent Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section at Rafter to Ledger Connection at 2X Wall Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section at Rafter to Ledger Connection at 2X Top Plate and Roof Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Eave Miter with 4 3/8" Post and Rafter

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Eave Miter with 5 7/8" Post and Rafter

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Face Mullion with 4 3/8" Post and 3"X2 7/8" Mullion

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Roof Mullion with 4 3/8" Rafter and 3"X2 7/8" Mullion

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Roof Mullion with 5 7/8" Rafter and 3"X2 7/8" Mullion

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Sill Connection with 4 3/8" Post and Sill

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Sill Connection with 5 7/8" Post and Sill

ViewMax Plus

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 4 3/8" Post at 2X4 Adjacent Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 4 3/8" Post at 2X4 Adjacent Framing and Aspen Window

PDF Document DWG File   Horizontal Section Through 5 7/8" Post at 2X6 Adjacent Framing

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Horizontal Mullion & Glazing with 4 3/8" Post and Mullion

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Horizontal Mulling & Glazing with 5 7/8" Post and Mullion

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Header Connection with 4 3/8" Post and Header

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Header Connection with Aspen Window at 4 3/8" Post and Header

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Header Connection with 5 7/8" Post and Header

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Sill Connection with 4 3/8" Post and Sill

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Sill Connection with Aspen Window at 4 3/8" Post and Sill

PDF Document DWG File   Vertical Section Through Typical Sill Connection with 5 7/8" Post and Sill

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For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office
530-527-9620.

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For more information, please contact your local Sierra Pacific Architectural Consultant or call our California office
530-527-9620.

Westview Products was started in 1982 by a group of five professionals with a vision for a unique product, built upon the premise of quality construction and fine workmanship. That vision grew into a stable company with hundreds of success stories and impressive projects across the country. Over the years, Westview Products built custom sunrooms, window walls, monumental skylights and curtain walls for both residential and commercial clients. With an interior construction of select premium grade laminated wood beams and an exterior of a low maintenance aluminum glazing system, the product line gave Westview their niche in the market.

In 2004, a new product system was introduced, now referred to as ViewMax Plus. The glazing system allows for maximized viewing areas, while meeting the structural and wind loading design criteria of the building. Extensive testing for structural strength, air and water infiltration and wind loads opened the doors of opportunity to pursue many different styles and configurations that met the individual needs of their customers.

In early 2016, Sierra Pacific Windows purchased the assets of Westview Products and has had the fortunate experience of working side by side with three of the founding partners during a year-long transition. We are confident and excited about taking this proven product line to the next level through architectural specification and customized engineered designs. This wood curtain wall story began over 30 years ago, and now Sierra Pacific Windows will write the next chapter, taking this product to a whole new level. Stay with us and watch us grow!