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There can be a lot of unknowns between your spark of inspiration and its realized splendor. Wisconsin Solar Design would like to share some of the insight that we’ve gained over more than 40 years of experience.

Click the icons above for design & cost considerations along the way, or click the links at right for answers to some common and more specific questions.

Or, browse below and explore the possibilies.

We think you’ll find the information you’re looking for, whether it’s an initial question of feasibility, choosing one option over another, or clarifying LEED reporting.

If we haven’t answered your question, then just email us!

You can always ask for a quote, too.

On this page, architects and engineers will find details and shop drawings of built projects. Reference these for common glazed structure detailing, options at adjoining construction, “best practices”, or to flesh out your design and construction documents.

Please note that Wisconsin Solar Design is a custom manufacturer. These drawings represent standard detailing, along with a few specific examples, but WSD can work with you to meet your project’s specific needs.

If you would like CAD details for use in your project drawings, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Lastly, each section below includes associated, editable specifications.

Testing helps assure that building systems perform as expected. Laboratory tests can be performed on a representative sample of a building product, validating that system. Actual construction can be tested in the field, too, confirming that the ystem was installed correctly on your project and there are no oversights or surprises.

Such tests, whether in a laboratory or field setting, adhere to very specific, uniform procedures developed by testing standard organizations, such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). This enables architects and owners to compare products, apples to apples.

There are many tests that can be performed, many testing the same attributes. When stipulating testing for a product, it is important to balance thoroughness against cost.