Curtain walls differ from most load bearing structural components. They’re built to span multiple floors, taking into consideration design requirements such as: thermal expansion and contraction; building power and motion; water diversion; and thermal efficiency for cost effective heat, cooling, and light within the building. Glass curtain walls create an amazing aesthetic appeal that enhances both commercial or residential architecture.
What Is a Glass Curtain Wall
A glass curtain wall is defined as thin, usually aluminum constructed wall, it usually spans multiple floors and contains in-fills of designer glass. The framing is attached to the building structure and is not load bearing (doesn’t carry the weight of the building). Glass curtain walls are aesthetic and can an elegant touch to your residential or commercial building.