Glass Curtain Wall System
A glass curtain wall system is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non-structural, utilized to keep the weather out and the occupants in. When using glass curtain walls, an advantage is that natural light can penetrate deeper within the building. The glass curtain walls do not carry any structural load from the building other than their own dead load weight. Glass curtain walls are often part of a building envelope or comprise one part of a wall system. The curtain wall system is designed to resist air and water infiltration, absorb sway induced by wind and seismic forces acting on the building, withstand wind loads, and support its own dead load weight forces. Glass curtain walls are not only suitable for commercial applications, they also provide viable glazing solutions for residences.
Good At Isolating Air and Water
The glass curtain wall system is considered to be very suitable for preventing the penetration of air and water. Unlike window wall systems, they have fewer mullions, the structural elements that form the separation between each glass panel. Since glazed curtain walls have fewer structural components, there is less chance for elements to penetrate them.
When properly maintained and glazed, the glazed curtain wall system also majorly improves the thermal efficiency of any building. As an additional layer of material across the building, glazed curtain walls can maintain an optimal temperature inside and reduces the building's operating costs. Additionally, the extra glass reduces UV rays and helps prevent rapid deterioration or fading of items within the building.
Natural Lighting and Enhance The Appearance
If you want natural light but don't want to install large windows, incorporating glass curtain walls into your office space or home may be a good option. They help improve light penetration and reduce the need for artificial lighting, thereby reducing lighting bills. Moreover, the glass curtain walls give a clean, sophisticated, and unique look that is now associated with modern design.