Which is better: the curtain wall or the window wall? A lot of your answers will boil down to cost, and if that is the case than the window wall is a better priced product.
Installing a window wall rather than a curtain wall can save as much as 50% in overall costs. That is a lot of money when you are considering constructing or renovating a multistory building.
Window walls are desired for residential multifamily buildings as well as for office buildings and corporations. The window wall provides a home-like environment in an industrial setting. It provides high caliber features that help to improve the look and feel of the building.
Even office buildings are making the switch to window walls because they add a quality to the environment in which people work. They are a selling point for many buildings.
They are not conductors of sounds like you might find with curtain walls. The reason being is that each window wall unit is an individual unit, not a part of the entire building.
Because a curtain wall shares internal supports, sound can be passed from one unit to the next both horizontally and vertically. Add in a hundred units, and you have the potential for a lot of noise.
Window walls can also be used with ventilation systems because they are not part of a single building unit. These units are also water and leak resistant while being fully structurally sound. They not only provide natural light and views, but they also add to the building’s stability.
Vern’s Glass offers window wall components as well as other commercial glass pieces for storefronts, all glass entrances, and parts for window walls and other glass repair projects. If you have questions about glass for your Hesperia project, just call us. We are happy to provide outstanding service and answers to all of your questions.
- Vern’s Glass partners with top vendors such as United States Aluminum, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Arcadia, Inc., to provide a proven window wall system that will meet the specification for your low rise building.