Glass curtain walls are a great way to maximize natural light in your building in Garner while adding attractive architectural elements. Curtain walls are commonly found in commercial buildings because they not only add natural light into a space that maximizes functionality, but they are also aesthetically attractive.
What is a Glass Curtain Wall?
Curtain walls are a facade of the building made solely of aluminum framing and an infill material to create an attractive architectural element. Designers and architects often will use stone, metal, or louvers, but, the most common option is the glass curtain wall, in which the aluminum framing is filled with custom glass panels.
Glass curtain walls are not structurally necessary for a building, but they do prevent the weather from coming inside and they do have to be designed to transfer energy from the wall to the main structure. Also, consideration has to be taken to ensure the glass is thermally efficient to prevent the building from being too hot or cold.
Installing a Glass Curtain Wall
A glass curtain wall is hung off the building’s concrete slab using special anchors rather than built into the structure. This is because it is a fully glazed wall of glass panels and is designed to cover several floors. For buildings that are several stories tall, a crane often has to be used to install them.
When you want a glass curtain wall installed in your building in Garner, our team designs and constructs the aluminum framing as well as ensures the right glass is being used. You can count on us to make sure our design aligns with the structural needs of the building while providing the aesthetic value you’re looking for.
Installing Interior Curtain Walls and Partitions
Glass curtain walls can also be used as interior components because they are non-structural. We can install glazed curtain walls to create individual offices, partition an open floor plan, or separate a lobby from the main area. The best part is that glass walls on a building’s interior still allow light to pass through and maintain the openness of a building while providing some privacy.
How Glass Curtain Walls and Window Walls Differ
There are some key differences when talking about glass curtain walls and full floor-to-ceiling windows. are the same thing. A window wall is built by placing glass between concrete slabs, using the slabs to support the structure. Because the concrete slabs break up the glass, the window walls are easier to install and customize, while the individual glass wall panels are easier to repair.
Additionally, window walls are used more often in residential architecture over glass curtain walls. This is because the concrete slabs between the glass in a window wall help to block noise and create a natural fire stop.
Why Choose Glass Solutions for Your Glass Curtain Wall Installation in Garner?
Glass Solutions is dedicated to doing the job right whether the task is a simple repair or a complex installation project. As a locally owned and operated glass repair and replacement company, we bring over 100 years of combined experience to our customers.