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January 10, 2017

Sierra Pacific Expands Residential Design Possibilities with
New Architectural Wall System with Sloped Glazing

Sloped glazing offers dramatic use of expansive glass with sloped lines, while meeting today’s energy standards for heat loss and solar heat gain.

Red Bluff, CA (January 10, 2017) – Sierra Pacific Windows has expanded the design possibilities for the residential and light commercial markets with the introduction of its Architectural Wall System with sloped glazing. The dramatic sloped lines and expansive use of glass in these visually-striking systems are aesthetically beautiful, while meeting today's energy standards for heat loss and solar heat gain.

“The design possibilities are virtually limitless,” according to Sierra Pacific Vice President of Business Development and Customer Service Bob Taylor. “The sloped glazing technology allows builders and architects to push the design boundaries even further. Designers can make a bold statement by adding incredible views while adding more natural light to any residential or light commercial project.”

As contemporary design continues to trend higher, Sierra Pacific’s architectural wall systems are bringing new ideas to residential design. The trend-forward walls of glass with the squared lines of beams make an extraordinary design statement, while providing maximum daylight.

Sierra Pacific's architectural wall system is an engineering marvel with its all-wood interiors and, the vertical glazed systems provide load bearing structural integrity. The line is considered 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.

The advanced, highly-engineered wall systems easily incorporate Sierra Pacific aluminum clad wood doors, operable windows, and structural corner units. The vertical glazed systems are tested to ASTM standards for air and water infiltration, as well as structural wind-load performance.

Sierra Pacific Architectural Wall Systems offers sophisticated glazing systems for both residential and commercial applications. ViewMax glazing is offered for vertical or sloped installations in several styles. It’s available with multiple glazing options that meet a .28 U-value or better, and has earned a DP 50 rating.

Sierra Pacific Architectural Wall System features include:
  • All-wood interiors.
  • Load bearing(vertical glazed system).
  • Vertical and sloped glazing.
  • Can incorporate Sierra Pacific aluminum clad wood windows, doors, corner units.
  • Douglas Fir glue-laminated wood beams can eliminate steel beams.
  • Extruded aluminum exteriors in unlimited AAMA 2605 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 on the Architectural Wall Systems line, visit Booth #W3818 at the International Builders’ Show, or go to or call 800-824-7744.


Sierra Pacific Windows is a division of Sierra Pacific Industries, a family-owned forest products company. Based in Red Bluff, California, Sierra Pacific Windows is one of the largest manufacturers of superior quality, custom wood and vinyl windows and doors in the world. It is the only fully vertically-integrated seed-to-window window and door company, in which the company owns the forestland and manages the entire manufacturing and distribution process. Sierra Pacific Windows has a combined manufacturing production space of over 2 million square feet in California, Wisconsin, and Alabama. Its windows and doors are distributed via more than 600 nationwide dealers, distributors and company-owned locations.


SPI is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The company owns and manages over 2.4 million acres of timberland in California, Washington, and Oregon. Along with being a windows manufacturer, it is one of the largest US lumber and millwork producers. SPI is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers. The company’s forests are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. Sierra Pacific Industries utilizes nearly 100 percent of every piece of wood brought to its 18 sawmills and eight biomass-fueled cogeneration power plants.

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