Curtain Wall Windows
Curtain wall windows are an amazing choice as they let in lots of light and allow residents or visitors to see large swathes of the landscape outside. Technically speaking, a curtain wall is an exterior wall that is non-structural and therefore can be composed of nearly any material, including glass.
Many will recognize curtain wall windows as what you see on high-rise office or apartment buildings. However, a steel curtain wall window can also be incorporated into private homes and residences with stunning results.
For clients looking to enhance their project through the use of steel curtain wall windows, Euroline can deliver beautiful and high-quality services that are industry-leading. This design element is certain to improve your project by allowing in gentle natural light and creating an airy, open atmosphere, perfect for a modern lifestyle.
Why Curtain Wall Windows?
There are many benefits to incorporating curtain wall windows into your next architectural project. Even though curtain walls were initially designed for commercial projects, they are now reconfigured for a smaller scale of private estates and smaller commercial buildings as well, such as vineyards or restaurants.
Simply put, one of the key benefits to using curtain wall windows is how beautiful and aesthetically pleasing they are. Glass walls are large portions of windows, which are eyecatching from the outside, but hugely transformative when inside the room. It opens up the space, allows in large amounts of natural light, and creates an elegant transition from outdoors to indoors.
Many of the most exclusive and luxurious design and architecture firms are considering the environment and energy efficiency more and more often. Large curtain windows lessen the need for harsher, artificial lighting options and instead, residents can rely on natural light for large portions of the day. Modern, high-quality glass has the potential to also aid in the regulation of interior temperatures.
Curtain windows can be designed and produced in many different ways, which ensures that they blend seamlessly into the aesthetic vision that the client or designer has in mind. The steel can similarly be manufactured to achieve the client’s vision, including different color options and textures.
Whether your project is championing modern minimalism or the grand feel of a European estate, curtain windows are a perfect choice. They emphasize existing design elements and frame the space in an elegant, yet often subtle way.
Euroline Steel Windows and Doors: Your Extraordinary Choice
Euroline Steel Windows and Doors have been creating high-quality curtain windows for years, giving our team the expertise and experience needed to always deliver beautifully crafted materials.
We take the time needed to fully understand what our clients are looking to achieve through the use of curtain windows and other steel design features.
To see the types of luxury projects Euroline Steel Windows and Doors has been involved with, you can look through our extensive portfolio. For inspiration and ideas about how architecture firms use our steel windows and doors, we also provide information on these exclusive firms and projects.
Let’s talk about your window visions, contact us at 877-590-2741 at Euroline Steel Windows and Doors today!
Frequently Asked Questions
A curtain window wall system is a glass wall structure that is anchored to a concrete slab. Curtain walls are self-supporting and give the appearance of top-to-bottom glass on a building's exterior.
Curtain window walls are most commonly utilized on commercial buildings and are normally installed from the exterior of the building utilizing cranes or rigs.
The window wall systems are attached to the outside of a building's floor slabs and are physically hung on the sides of buildings—similar to how curtains do. They are non-load-bearing and span from slab to slab.
Curtain walls can be built from sticks or panelized. Stick-built window walls are delivered to the construction site and assembled prior to installation. A panelized window wall is built with prefabricated sections that are ready to be fastened straight to slabs.
A curtain wall, in general, attaches to the exterior of the slabs, acting as a curtain actually hung on the building and therefore non-load bearing. It stretches from slab to slab, and curtain wall systems are typically built in one of two ways: stick-built or panelized.
Stick-built wall components are delivered straight to the construction site and assembled there before being installed.
Panelized curtain walls are made of prefabricated parts that are assembled in a controlled shop setting. The modules are delivered to the job site ready to be secured to the floor slabs.
Buildings with a curtain wall system should have proactive maintenance. Inspections and cleanings should be performed on a regular basis, and minor faults should be rectified as soon as possible.
Exterior wall joints must be sealed between individual panels, windows, frames, exterior window walls, and any two or more components of the building envelope.
To function successfully with a pressure-equalized rainscreen—curtain wall framing system, spandrels, and shadow boxes must interface with neighboring construction and maintain the continuity of the air barrier and the rainscreen.