Generally, the curtain walls represent the usual name for glass and aluminum facades whose stability is ensured only by the rigidity of their own shape, an elegant and accessible “coat” for any construction. In addition to the modern aesthetic appearance and the excellent sound and thermal insulation properties, the “curtain wall” type structures facilitate natural lighting and offer a wide panorama of the views from outside the building.
The combination of aluminum and glass results in modern façades that meet current requirements in terms of design flexibility and energy efficiency.
The curtain walls are upright – beam type constructions, made of aluminum profiles with a visible width of 50 mm or 55 mm. The depth of these profiles varies between 45 and 250 mm. They can be used both on the facades of commercial and public buildings and on residential ones.
The execution and installation time for the curtain walls is short, and their maintenance is relatively cheap and easy.
The structure can be applied on vertical planes, inclined (with a positive or negative slope), but also on roofs (illuminators and domes).
The curtain walls can be made in any RAL color range. They can be combined with composite material plates – BOND type – which leads to a modern appearance of the assembly and to perfectly flat surfaces, easy to maintain.
Types of Curtain Walls
Standard curtain walls
It is the most used type of curtain wall.
The glass is fixed with pressure caps, visible on the outside, in both horizontal and vertical direction.
The Standard system is the most economical and responds with the demands of the customers.
Semi-structural curtain walls
The exterior windows are identical to their interior correspondents.
In the end, the building will have a unitary and impressive appearance.
It is mounted quickly, since most of the operations are performed in workshops.
Structural curtain walls
The frames are attached by uprights and can be fixed or movable (with openings to the outside).
This system allows works with atypical and irregular shapes.
The system allows the installation of access doors.