From Draper’s Blog

Draper supports green building projects and takes sustainable design seriously. On our blog we post articles about how our products support green building, daylighting, shading, and other information about how to get the most out of the products and resources that are available to support an environmentally conscious build.

  • What You’ll Find in the New Solar Control Shading Catalog
    Nothing inspires the imagination of a potential customer like beautiful pictures of real-world solutions. That’s why our new Solar Control Shading Catalog is chock full of project photos. Besides great new images, here are a few things you’ll find in the new catalog: Streamlined Navigation You don’t want to waste ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-03-09By Terry Coffey
  • How Draper Supports Spec Writers
    Specification writers are really just doing what someone else tells them to do, right? Not hardly. Spec writers are responsible for putting together a specification describing the building and everything in it. They must consider and account for a plethora of technical details. The easier it is for them to ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-02-27By Terry Coffey
  • Icebreakers: Six Questions to Ask a Potential Supplier
    Beginning a relationship with a potential supplier should be about more than product pricing. Issues such as customer service, warranty, quality, and shipping schedules must also be considered. Before you even get to those issues, however, there are other questions to consider. Questions that get to the heart of what ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-02-23By Terry Coffey
  • How Draper Supports Interior Designers
    Interior designers just play with color and fabric swatches, right? If that’s your view, you need to rethink! They are extremely important to an architectural firm. They have a great deal to do with how a designed space looks and feels. The interior designer researches, plans, and manages the overall ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-02-20By Terry Coffey
  • Draper Goes Big with Cassette-Style Installation
    Very large window openings require extra-wide window shades. However, wider shades also typically mean larger, heavier headbox profiles that are more expensive and can be harder to install. That’s why we’ve introduced two new motorized shading solutions available up to 25’ wide with smaller, lighter profiles. The Motorized FlexShade® XL ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-02-16By Terry Coffey
  • How Draper Supports Project Architects
    What do project architects really do? Just some design work, right? Not so much. They typically are responsible for everything from balancing client needs, to coordinating with engineers and designers, to developing construction documents and specifications. All while they design the building. Draper has several resources to make the project ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-02-13By Terry Coffey
  • Coming to Grips with Battery-Powered Shades
    Are you still on the fence about battery-powered shades? Since Draper introduced the FlexShade® Recharge a year ago, many dealers and end users have embraced battery shade technology, but we do still get questions from people who are skeptical. What those people may not realize is that the Recharge uses ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-02-09By Terry Coffey
  • 2018 FlexShade Price List—Coming Soon!
    This week, Draper shade dealers will be receiving emails allowing them to download the 2018 FlexShade Price List. The new price list will take effect February 19 and there are several exciting additions. FlexShade® NEXD The next generation of the premium XD clutch is here and it’s available with cassette-style ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-01-23By Terry Coffey
  • Five Ways Graphic Shades Can Take Your Building to the Next Level
    Graphic window shades are more than just a fringe idea. They can be a relevant and unique part of your building’s presentation. And they can both encourage and inspire employees and potential customers. Here are just five ways you can use graphic shades to take your building to the next ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-01-09By Terry Coffey
  • Five Ideas Graphic Shades Can Take Your Building to the Next Level
    Graphics window shades are more than just a fringe idea. They can be a relevant and unique part of your building’s presentation. And they can both encourage and inspire employees and potential customers. Here are just five ways you can use graphic shades to take your building to the next ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2018-01-09By Terry Coffey
  • 2017 Was Our Best Year Ever
    As 2017 draws to a close, we have one item of 2017 business left. We want to say “thank you.” Thanks to our customers, dealers, employees, rep firms, and others, 2017 was the biggest and best year in Draper’s 115 year history! Here are some of the highlights: The Unveilling ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2017-12-29By Terry Coffey
  • Five Ways You Can Reduce Light Pollution
    Every year, more artificial light is flooding the Earth’s night skies, and scientists say that can be bad for the health and wellness of people, animals and even plants. That’s according to the results of a study that recently appeared in Science Advances journal. Also known as photopollution, light pollution ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2017-12-05By Terry Coffey
  • Four Times Draper Grabbed the Rebound
    What do Draper and Wilt Chamberlain have in common? We’re both great at rebounding! If you’re not familiar with basketball, a rebound is when someone grabs the basketball in the air after a missed shot. On this day in 1960, Wilt Chamberlain grabbed 55 rebounds in a game, still an ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2017-11-24By Terry Coffey
  • Draper Recipes for a Happy Holiday Season
    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season in the United States. One of the most important trimmings from now through the end of the year is the food. A few years ago, Draper employees put together a cookbook with recipes from members of the Draper workforce and their families. ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2017-11-21By Terry Coffey
  • Draper is “all in” at Greenbuild 2017
    “We are all in.” It’s the theme of the Greenbuild 2017 Expo, that has a goal of “transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings,” according to the show’s website. Draper shares that goal, and we will be demonstrating just how we accomplish ... read more
    From: Draper Blog – Green CategoryPublished on 2017-10-24By Terry Coffey