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).