Curtain walls are glass and aluminum structures that act as exterior wall systems. They are non-load-bearing and offer multiple benefits to multistory buildings. Curtain walls are designed to span two or more floors. It is not uncommon to find a curtain wall that spans the entire side of the building. So what are some of the benefits of using a curtain wall in building designs? The following are the top three benefits for builders to consider.
Natural Lighting for Work Friendly Suites
Natural light is one of the big benefits and is often a selling point for property management firms to use when leasing units. The light is amazing. Because you are not dealing with traditional type walls, the curtain wall lets in plenty of natural light. The benefit to workers is that the natural light is easier on the eyes and shows colors that are truer.
There is also the benefit of a view. A curtain wall building offers a panoramic view. Every seat in the house is a corner office. The view is also something that property managers use to lease units. Put the view of the High Desert to work for you.
Air Tight Construction Boosts Energy Efficiency
Because of the way that the glass blocks fit their aluminum frame they provide an air tight fit. That fit helps to seal the building so that warm air is not lost during the winter and during the hotter months of the year; cool air is kept inside too. Choosing energy efficient glass also help to reflect UV radiation so that the building does not become an oven during summers. The energy efficiency that curtain walls provide help keep the cost of building operations as low as possible. It also means that tenants will be disturbed less frequently. Another selling point for renting units.
The sealant used during installation is also a moisture proof barrier. That means that rain and moisture will not enter the building so long as the sealant is intact. The sealant should be inspected periodically to make sure that it remains in good form. Manufacturers print installation instructions that must be followed by the glazing contractor to insure a water tight building and keep the warranty intact. The curtain wall offers a durable and protective option that helps in the prevention of water damage. Curtain walls construction uses materials that are resistant to corrosion. The sealant is designed to last making building maintenance lower in cost. It also means that tenants will be disturbed less frequently. Another selling point for renting units.
Vern’s Glass is an expert in all things glass. Their product line ranges from residential to commercial. They offer services such as window replacement or can help with curtain wall glass replacement too. When it comes to building maintenance Vern’s Glass helps Victorville and High Desert customers with window repair projects. They also help with glass repair projects, such as sealant inspection and repair. Vern’s Glass offers glass cutting and customization of window glass and frames. Whatever types of glass services needed for your building project, Vern’s Glass has a solution or a product. For all of your glass care and replacement needs, Call Vern’s Glass today.