The glass facade is a popular architectural style where the exterior walls of the building are made using perfectly uniform large glazed glass surfaces that are not interrupted by frames or any other supporting system. The two main types of glass facades are structural glazing and curtain wall.
Structural glazing is an architectural system where the external wall of a building is built with streamlined walls of glass that are attached using silicone anchored employing rods, cables and glass fins. On the other hand, a curtain wall is an outer facade of a building whose primary function is to offer resistance again natural elements and the weather.
There are numerous benefits to opting for a glass facade for your building.
Let’s have a look at some of the key benefits.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of a glass facade is its aesthetic appeal. Structural glazing offers architects the opportunity to experiment with innovative shapes and designs as the glass can be moulded into any shape or design. It is built in such a manner that the frame holding the glass together is completely hidden from the exteriors. This creates a smooth and uniform appearance.
When it comes to the interiors of the building, structural glazing provides an unhindered view of the exteriors and creates a sense of space. This is especially beneficial in office spaces where the area can feel claustrophobic when there are too many people.
- Light Structure
The materials used to set up a glass facade are light and reduce the weight on the foundation of the building. This is especially beneficial for high-rise buildings that put great strain on the foundation. This also reduces the amount of space used for the outer walls. Buildings with glass facades have approximately 8% more flooring space.
- Thermal Efficiency and Power Saving
The processed glass that is used to build a glass facade helps to keep the interiors insulated from heat and sound. This reduces disturbance from the traffic or exterior sounds. Similarly, setting up a curtain wall decreases the overall power consumption of the building. Not only does it reduce the load on air conditioning systems, but it also eliminates the need for lighting systems during the daytime. This makes structural glazing an energy-efficient and eco-friendly option.
- Low Maintenance
Although the initial costs of setting up a curtain wall may be high, in the long term it offers better cost-efficiency, as it requires minimal maintenance. It is also easy to install and can be set up in a shorter period of time when compared to other materials such as brick and cement. In most cases, cleaning the glass one a month will be enough to keep it clean and in prime working condition.
- Protection Against Extreme Weather
Buildings with structural glazing have better structural stability and offer protection against extreme weather conditions. It offers resistance and protection against extreme cases of sunlight, wind and rain. Over time, other materials tend to lose shape when exposed to extreme weather conditions. However, with a curtain wall, you can rest assured that the structure will remain strong and undamaged. Additionally, cases of water and air infiltration are minimal with glass facades.
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