Our Glass Solutions for Curtain Walls
Glass curtain walls help to maximize natural light in your building in Durham while adding attractive architectural elements. At Glass Solutions, we can install a glass curtain wall that is aesthetically appealing and functional at the same time. Our experienced team of commercial glass professionals is here to answer your questions and install your glass curtain wall efficiently.
Installing a Glass Curtain Wall in Durham, NC
A glass curtain wall is designed to cover several floors and is hung off of the building’s concrete slab using special anchors, rather than built into the structure. If your building is several stories tall, a crane is used to install the glass curtain walls.
When we install glass curtain walls in Durham, our team designs and constructs the aluminum framing and makes sure the right glass is being used for the fully glazed wall of panels. At Glass Solutions, we go the extra mile to make sure our design aligns with your building’s structural needs while providing the aesthetic look you envisioned.
Installing Interior Curtain Walls and Partitions in Durham
Glass panel walls can also be used as interior components because they are non-structural. They can be used for:
- Individual offices
- Partition on an open floor plan
- Separate a lobby from the main area
Glass walls on a building’s interior still allow light to pass through while maintaining the openness of the building and some level of privacy.
Why Choose Glass Solutions for Your Glass Curtain Wall Installation in Durham?
Glass Solutions has over 100 years of combined experience. We are a locally owned and operated glass repair and replacement company that is dedicated to getting the job done right. There is no job too big or too small. We take pride in providing our customers with professional work every time. Each member of our team is committed to 100% customer satisfaction.
Curtain Wall FAQs
What is a Glass Curtain Wall?
Glass curtain walls are a facade of the building made solely of aluminum framing and an infill material to create an attractive architectural element. While stone or metal can be used, the most common option is the glass curtain wall with an aluminum framing and custom glass panels.
Glass curtain walls are not structurally necessary but still have to be designed to transfer energy from the wall to the main structure. They also have to be thermally efficient so that the building is not too hot or too cold. Glass curtain walls also prevent the weather from coming inside.
What’s the Difference Between a Glass Curtain Wall and a Window?
There are a few key elements that set a glass curtain wall and a window apart.
A window wall is built by placing glass between concrete slabs, using the slabs to support the structure. Since the concrete slabs break up the glass, the window walls are easier to install and customize, while the individual glass wall panels can be easier to fix.
Window walls are often used more in residential buildings instead of glass curtain walls because the concrete slabs between the glass in a window wall help to block noise and create a natural fire stop.